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Old 07-31-2012, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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watch out for road tar! slippery

Ran into an unforseen hazzard the other day. While on a ride on a hot day I came to a turn while riding thru town. There was a rather large area where the road tar was applied. You know the stuff. they usually put it down to fill in the cracks in asphalt roads. Well that stuff is extemely fluid when hot After we reached a stop another rider said both his tires slid sideways and he thought he was going down. yeah, that sounds real familiar

I'm now treating it like loose gravel!! Be careful out there friends

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Old 07-31-2012, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We call them tar snakes..... only YOU wiggle when you hit them, not the snakes.
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Oh yea, those tar snakes on hot sunny days are dangerous! Another one is wet manhole covers.
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Oh yea, those tar snakes on hot sunny days are dangerous! Another one is wet manhole covers.
Or big, wide painted stripes and arrows on the roadway when it's raining......right Steve?
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And the neighbor's 25 year old daughter that jogs in short shorts and a bikini top!!!
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And the neighbor's 25 year old daughter that jogs in short shorts and a bikini top!!!
Your neighbor's daughter?

Post pics, or it never happened!!!

My neighbor's daughter would make the Rooto-Rooter man gag....
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Your neighbor's daughter?

Post pics, or it never happened!!!

My neighbor's daughter would make the Rooto-Rooter man gag....
You're a bad man! Trying to get me to wreck or into hot water with the neighbors!
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Your neighbor's daughter?

Post pics, or it never happened!!!
I vote for pics... +1
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We call them tar snakes..... only YOU wiggle when you hit them, not the snakes.
Amen to that! They normally don't bother me, but about a month ago I happened to ride across some. Felt exactly like a flat rear tire. I actually stopped and checked my tire only to find out it felt as hard as needed to be. Figured it was the "tar snakes" and kept on riding. Been fine ever since, but it sure was kinda freaky.
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yeah that shit they fill in the craps with is bad news on a hot day,
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