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Old 10-14-2009, 11:57 AM   #1
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Angry What happens when construction workers are lazy. . .

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Old 10-14-2009, 12:41 PM   #2
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Man that truly sucks. Glad you were able to keep it on two
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wow ... where's the picture of you with all the mud?
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:00 PM   #5
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That's strange that the sign would be so far beyond the actual end of the pavement. I wonder if someone may have moved it?

Regardless of the speculation, that sign was not where it should have been. I would take pics of the road asap, the damage to your bike, and get a lawyer.

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have you seen the kind of people doing road construction?????
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Well, the damages don't appear to be that bad. Forget the lawyer comment, but yeah... it sucks.
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That's strange that the sign would be so far beyond the actual end of the pavement. I wonder if someone may have moved it?

Regardless of the speculation, that sign was not where it should have been. I would take pics of the road asap, the damage to your bike, and get a lawyer.

Sorry, bro.
I've heard yuo can contact the construction company responsible for the stretch... if they don't want to pony up, then contact a lawyer. If the $ isns't too bad they may just pony up...
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I've heard yuo can contact the construction company responsible for the stretch... if they don't want to pony up, then contact a lawyer. If the $ isns't too bad they may just pony up...
I used to work for a huge construction company in Cali... if it would cost us more in legal fees that the person is asking, we'd pay up. If you even make a reasonable claim then they should pay up pretty easily
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I've heard yuo can contact the construction company responsible for the stretch... if they don't want to pony up, then contact a lawyer. If the $ isns't too bad they may just pony up...
my thoughts exactly....I have seen/heard of situations where contractors don't put the appropriate signage designated per construction plans and the end result is an auto accident, etc. I would find out who the contractor is for that job site and contact someone (after you get your pictures of course) in regards to paying to have your bike cleaned. Likely your bike is a SMALL portion of the road construction so they'll likely make the situation right. If not, have a lawyer serve them with a letter. That ought to change their mind.
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There were no signs of who was doing the construction anywhere, nor was there anyone present. I'll go back that way on friday and if someone is there I'll stop and have a chat, but my guess is someone moved the sign or something of the sort.
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There were no signs of who was doing the construction anywhere, nor was there anyone present. I'll go back that way on friday and if someone is there I'll stop and have a chat, but my guess is someone moved the sign or something of the sort.
I wouldn't talk to anyone on site...determine the jurisdiction of the road...wether it be county, TxDot, City, Etc. Since the work was being performed in the road (R.O.W.) the information should be public. From the plans, you can contact the engineering firm who sho give you the contractors name. Pretty sure somewhere along the construction, signs should be posted.
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That just sux. Glad u kept it together and didn't go down. That poor baby needs a really really good bath though.
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A lawyer, honest? If it had resulted in a crash, then yes. If that bike was at home on English roads, it would look like that all the time.
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That's strange that the sign would be so far beyond the actual end of the pavement. I wonder if someone may have moved it?

Regardless of the speculation, that sign was not where it should have been. I would take pics of the road asap, the damage to your bike, and get a lawyer.

Sorry, bro.
txdot isn't responsible, even if they put no signs up whatsoever....trust me
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see this thread for explanation:

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=98373
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A lawyer, honest? If it had resulted in a crash, then yes. If that bike was at home on English roads, it would look like that all the time.
haha. thats what i was thinking. pressure wash it?
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