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post #1 of 7 Old 03-01-2012, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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A rant

Would just like to say "Thanks" to the road crews in my county for patching the roads with hot asphalt topped with loose gravel shoveled on top of the asphalt. Almost lost my bike with the pucker factor when I ran up on these "patches".

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-01-2012, 12:17 PM
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They used to do that on the back country roads in NC. It would drive me crazy.

They put this gravel mix down and leave it for awhile until they come back and spray it with tar. It is slippery as all get out without the tar to hold it together.

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Thanks for reminding me that this is the normal repair procedure around here. Gotta watch out for that.

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They used to do that on the back country roads in NC. It would drive me crazy.

They put this gravel mix down and leave it for awhile until they come back and spray it with tar. It is slippery as all get out without the tar to hold it together.
Yep, I've definitely experienced that. They've done it on the only road I can find near my house with some decent bends too

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I'd call them if I were you. The road department around here started putting gravel along the shoulders of the country roads. I guess it is so that drivers have a little extra room to weave? Anyway, the gravel was all over the roads. I called the road department because of a similar issue to the original post, and they actually sent out a sweeper to sweep up all the roads I complained about.

Sometimes I think most people just don't think about motorcyclist and the hazards we face. I think it is our job to be as safe as possible, but also to help educate.

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Originally Posted by chevy5seven
Would just like to say "Thanks" to the road crews in my county for patching the roads with hot asphalt topped with loose gravel shoveled on top of the asphalt. Almost lost my bike with the pucker factor when I ran up on these "patches".
Those sticky little rocks hurt with no wind screen

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