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Old 01-25-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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Grrr...tar snakes everywhere

Just a little heads up:

Went on a little ride out to CRR at lunch today and there are tar snakes all over the place.
In all of the turns, in the straights, the entire way from start to end.
Hitting the tar snakes mid-turn =

For all of you who plan to go out there, be careful.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:11 PM   #3
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Just a little heads up:

Went on a little ride out to CRR at lunch today and there are tar snakes all over the place.
In all of the turns, in the straights, the entire way from start to end.
Hitting the tar snakes mid-turn =

For all of you who plan to go out there, be careful.
OK, I'll bite...WTF is a tar snake?
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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whats with all the hype over CRR? really nothing that great
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:20 PM   #5
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SGT USMC 0311 -

See here: Google Images search for "tar snakes"

GREEN600 -

I was on my lunch break and wanted to go somewhere relatively close with low traffic. CRR fit the bill.

BTW, the tar snakes out there are parallel with the road, not perpendicular. That's what made it really sucky.

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:23 PM   #6
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not to mention the dump truck which shat all over us as we were leaving. boooooooo!!!
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:49 PM   #7
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That road is officially f******. Everyone rides the out of that road because it is so close to town. BE CAREFUL! Those things are like patches of ice when it gets warm out. I almost went down last year when driving 30 mph and barely leaning through a turn in brazos bend state park because my rear slipped on one.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:58 PM   #8
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havent you guys think it might be intentional? it appears someone or some ppl dont like bikes there anymore


what a coincidence dont you think?
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No, if that was the case, then RR wouldn't be so nice...and smooth....and curvy...and fun...dammit I wanna go ride now..
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Just a little heads up:

Went on a little ride out to CRR at lunch today and there are tar snakes all over the place.
In all of the turns, in the straights, the entire way from start to end.
Hitting the tar snakes mid-turn =

For all of you who plan to go out there, be careful.
Tell me bouti an, t saturday it freakin ruined my ride, I was in a turn and just felt my front tire slip **... Then after that, I couldn't even look through th turn. All I kept doing was just looking at the snakes

Then finally told myself ok, just ride the turn...BAM! rear tire slipped twice *double *...
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havent you guys think it might be intentional? it appears someone or some ppl dont like bikes there anymore


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No, if that was the case, then RR wouldn't be so nice...and smooth....and curvy...and fun...dammit I wanna go ride now..
wait till the gravel, chunks of rock, etc....start getting thrown out there, once the locals take matters into there own hands. Been done before.
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we hit CR like 4 weeks ago and found the tar snakes mostly on the first couple of turns, Bevo and I had no issues at all but Pachuco said he almost ate it on that first turn.

This sunday on our way to RR on some parts of 359 they also laid down tar snakes everywhere but once we got to RR it was beautiful as usual!
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tar snakes are all in your head. we fly over them at the track all the time.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #14
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1. I saw road crews making repairs so it's not the general public laying them down

2. I don't think it makes your tires slip. The snakes are not perfectly flat so your tire is just moving around like they do when you are on grooved pavement.
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1. I saw road crews making repairs so it's not the general public laying them down

2. I don't think it makes your tires slip. The snakes are not perfectly flat so your tire is just moving around like they do when you are on grooved pavement.
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i didnt feel my tire slip at all, it felt more like going over a very small speed bump
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yeah the ones perpendicular to the road are not a problem, but the ones parallel to the road caught my tire and unsettled the bike quite a bit. kind of scary for a n00b like me.
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yeah the ones perpendicular to the road are not a problem, but the ones parallel to the road caught my tire and unsettled the bike quite a bit. kind of scary for a n00b like me.
Wait until you get on grooved pavement
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tar snakes are all in your head. we fly over them at the track all the time.
the OP has 1-3 months experience(and probably no MSF cert). . .what did you expect!?!? Take it to the track rookies!!!
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i didnt feel my tire slip at all, it felt more like going over a very small speed bump
Sure you get a bump when you get in and out of them but when leaning and turning at 60+ mph, this little bump can cause a slide in my dual sport with trail tires. I was lucky to wear my brown pants last Saturday morning...

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