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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?

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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?

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You just have adjust accordingly. It is like riding a dirt bike across a plowed field. Just go with it, don't fight it too hard.
 

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Its more fun after they put the oil down, feels like you are using a steel plated shoe too...lol...
Once was enough, I never want any more of that...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
 

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X on the just go with it. some of you might not know this, but Michigan's roads are under perpetual construction. so this is nothing new to me :)
 

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X3 Don't fight it, it may wander some, but it shouldn't go down. At least mine never has.
 

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+1 Ruger

I have noticed better control over grooved/milled roads since I put wider tires on my bike. Dunlop D404 110/90-19 on front and 170/80-15 on back.

Same here with the road construction.
 

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x4 on the roll with it. it feels bad but its ok. you should try a steel drawbridge in the rain. those of us in the dc metro area remember the old woodrow wilson bridge.
 

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Yeah just try to stay with it, don't use any large inputs - throttle, steering, or breaking. I cross 3 open grate bridges on the way to a buddy's and get the same wondering feeling. Its sucks eggs in the rain. You're bike will be fine just no sudden or big moves.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.;)
 

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OOPS! :doh: my bad. Guess I better lay off the pixy dust!! lol
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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...
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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?

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

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