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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 11:07 AM
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I spoke to the Sgt of the Motor pool for our county and he said watch out for the hot tar. He went down on a chase and stopped riding.

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 12:41 PM
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How about the steel bridges like the Chicago Skyway and the Louisville bridge over the Ohio R.
Very squirly when wet. But oh yeah I forgot, I don't ride in rain or snow anymore.

Still bad when not wet.

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Took a shortcut thru a development awhile ago and the roads were literally covered with those crack patches. Handling got all squirrelly and I truly thought I was gonna wreck. Actually stopped and got off the bike because I thought I had a flat tire or two. Didn't realize it was those 'snakes' till I stepped on one.
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how about old wood bridges when wet have to slow a lil ha
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 07:35 PM
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Hit some tar strips last week on a long quick bend and it started understeering like a cage!

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how about old wood bridges when wet have to slow a lil ha
Or steel grate bridges!
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..and those foot-wide steel expansion strips on bridges, especially if they're on the curved ramps...

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Actually stopped and got off the bike because I thought I had a flat tire or two. Didn't realize it was those 'snakes' till I stepped on one.
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As i'm knew to riding and had luckily avoided rainy days for the first couple of months, I didn't realize i needed to watch out for those snakes. But i got a little surprise the first ride in the rain. They are very slick when wet. haven't noticed any problems with them in the heat (and it gets damn warm her in SE OK), but i will watch out now.


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I think the guy that puts those tar snakes on the road should be forced to ride a motorcycle!

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