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A warning to all
« on: 24 June 2014, 04:12:56 PM »
After a heatwave that's lasted a month in some places in the UK, the roads are dryer and grippier than they've been for a long time at the moment. However plenty of people don't realise a lot of that grip comes from the enormous amount of rubber laid down onto the tarmac from vehicles, combined with the fact that any oil, diesel or other spills soak into the warm tarmac almost instantly so don't prove a problem.
 As soon as your local roads get that first sprinkling of rain after being hot and dry for so long all the rubber, oil and crap is washed out of nooks and crannies and lifted to the surface. The first few rainy days after a long hot spell can turn roundabouts into ice rinks and make the roads slippery as hell, so don't just treat them as the 'normal' wet road last time you rode it.
Be safe out there guys!

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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #1 on: 24 June 2014, 05:23:27 PM »
Good call Fizzy. It catches a lot of bikers out this!
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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #2 on: 24 June 2014, 09:01:16 PM »
yep, even spun a maestro many years ago after a long hot dry spell and the road was only just damp.

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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #3 on: 24 June 2014, 09:56:46 PM »
Yep good timing too, it was fresh in my mind as the heavens opened earlier ;)
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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #4 on: 24 June 2014, 11:34:17 PM »
A good reminder :thumbup

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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #5 on: 25 June 2014, 12:34:12 AM »
yea good call
some riders can smell diesel but I cant unless the roads awash with it  :(
Its just a ride

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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #6 on: 29 June 2014, 11:09:37 PM »
So don't just treat them as the 'normal' wet road last time you rode it.
Took me ages to get from the bike shop on the way back... I was like a granny in the corners.

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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #7 on: 04 July 2014, 05:33:32 PM »
Just to reinforce what's been said here, I nearly wiped out on the way home from work due to first heavy rain for weeks.

Smooth wet roundabout after a dry spell, and 1/2 worn Bt021's = front end slide that changed the colour of my underwear! Even my foot came off the peg and slammed into the tarmac (luckily I was going slow). It was like I'd just hit ice :o

Be careful out there guys, the outcome could have been very different.
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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #8 on: 05 July 2014, 12:48:41 PM »
Well done Fizzy, some hazardous conditions in this regard this weekend around here.

Front tyre is now getting pretty bald, so can't risk riding this weekend, what with the damp/greasy roads, but booked in for a new one next Wednesday.

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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #9 on: 17 July 2014, 01:53:50 PM »
As someone of mature years with a significant number of grandchildren, I wonder if I could trouble you for your advise on the best way to suck eggs...

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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #10 on: 17 July 2014, 07:02:57 PM »
Every days a school day Paul, your never too old to learn!
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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #11 on: 15 August 2014, 09:05:07 AM »
Every days a school day Paul, your never too old to learn!


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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #12 on: 15 August 2014, 09:08:34 AM »


Every days a school day Paul, your never too old to learn!

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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #13 on: 15 August 2014, 09:36:51 AM »
Theres nowt rong wif mi speling u cnuts :P
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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #14 on: 24 August 2014, 08:50:51 PM »
Good info.Another potential hazard,which a lot of people don't think about at this time of year,is wheat/grain spills,usually on bends in the road,from full tractor trailers at harvest time.i'd guess the effect when banked over in a corner would be akin to riding over marbles :(.
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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #15 on: 27 September 2014, 01:53:14 PM »
Leaves are well underway in Scotlandshire. We have had loads falling for about two weeks now. Good advice though, very dangerous wee things.

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Re: A warning to all
« Reply #16 on: 27 September 2014, 03:22:53 PM »
D'ya think u could call the train companies please??
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