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06-02-2010 07:40 PM
AJCruzin light on the bars, reduce your speed, and no sudden movements. Also, different tires (brands) react differently.
06-02-2010 06:28 PM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by Ron_G View Post
So Saturday morning I was out riding when I came upon a road that had been milled for repaving. Well you know what that's like, the front tire tends to get pushed all over the place! A couple of times I though I might go down. I slowed down to about 25 mph and pulled over so that other traffic could pass but what I'd like to know is... Is there a trick to riding on milled pavement?

R
Yes, toss the pos Shinko tires and get Metzlers or Venoms.



KM
06-01-2010 11:15 PM
GIMPYRDR My wife was reading with me and reminded me that not all Texas county's spend money on asphault. They leave some as red clay. Now there's a difficult road to ride, especially when wet.
06-01-2010 10:36 PM
baldy Been on the southern roads a few years back and know what you mean. Up here in Maine you have to watch out for the potholes that can swallow a bike. Oh and the fairys that you hit while riding. lol
06-01-2010 08:47 PM
LibertyPilot
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Yeah bridges with grates are pretty bad and yesturday a friend and I took a ride down to the coast to go out on the fairy to Islesboro Island for some scenic riding and the fairy had grated ramps on an incline. I told her to hang on and just took it easy and steady. Luckilly it was'nt raining or wet.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! This is me biting my tongue, this is me biting my tongue. Thanks for the save Denny...
06-01-2010 08:46 PM
niterider Even our Texas roads are showing deterioration from the big trucks and the cold wet winter.
With this fallen economic times I don't see them repairing them back to what they were any time soon.
06-01-2010 08:42 PM
denny6006 I am far enough south that I understand what you are talking about ,plus we have 8 wheelers hauling 40 to 60 tons of coal that leave big ruts where they slow down up hills and at intersections and it is even worse after a rain that floats the oil up to the surface.



06-01-2010 08:31 PM
GIMPYRDR Ok, back to roads. You guys should join us in the south in late July thru Sept. "Ass-fault" roads turn to sponge with oil slicks floating on top during 100+ weather.
06-01-2010 08:24 PM
Ron_G
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Originally Posted by denny6006 View Post
man i hate to but you left this one hanging over the plate,i don't ride fairys,i believe you mean ferry.riding fairys is a mental image i don't want to have.sorry ,but feel free to have a chuckle on me anytime ,you deserve one.
lmao!
06-01-2010 05:08 PM
baldy OOPS! my bad. Guess I better lay off the pixy dust!! lol
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