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Old 06-20-2009, 09:22 PM   #1
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what just happened?

I just want to know what the happened to me ? I went out for a lovely stroll and came to a stop light. it turned green and as i am looking forward to where my bike is going all of a sudden i am looking up at the sky and i see my bike sliding to the side of the road. I was going for a fact no faster than 8 mph. extremely off, I go back to that same spot to see what i slipped on and saw nothing but a line of tar filler which is referred to as "tar snake" if im not mistaken? I know for a fact that it was a slip and not a lack of control by myself but my question is this. Is that tar they fill roads with supposed to be a potential hazard for losing grip? Yall can make fun of me and have comments on how I am a newbie but i dont care. I just want to make myself more aware of taking turns or corners with "tar snakes" to look out for.
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
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if tar snakes get damp they can be very slick.
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sucks to hear, but yah filler/sealer is slick
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:25 PM   #4
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:38 PM   #5
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Dang. You okay? Everything on the streets can be slick. They fill in holes in my neighborhood with fine gravel. but there is no warning, just going into a turn and theres a gravel patch.

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Old 06-20-2009, 10:32 PM   #9
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I just want to know what the happened to me ? I went out for a lovely stroll and came to a stop light. it turned green and as i am looking forward to where my bike is going all of a sudden i am looking up at the sky and i see my bike sliding to the side of the road. I was going for a fact no faster than 8 mph. extremely off, I go back to that same spot to see what i slipped on and saw nothing but a line of tar filler which is referred to as "tar snake" if im not mistaken? I know for a fact that it was a slip and not a lack of control by myself but my question is this. Is that tar they fill roads with supposed to be a potential hazard for losing grip? Yall can make fun of me and have comments on how I am a newbie but i dont care. I just want to make myself more aware of taking turns or corners with "tar snakes" to look out for.
maybe ur angel wanted u off the bike i think they push us off when they see fit or to save u from something worse thats why u cant explain it.. 2 cents
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:38 PM   #11
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maybe ur angel wanted u off the bike i think they push us off when they see fit or to save u from something worse thats why u cant explain it.. 2 cents
I think his tire probably slipped on the tar snake. They can be slippery as , be careful on roads that have lots of them (1488) or the next time your angel pushes you off your bike you might be leaned over at 65.
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Man I've heard that those things are slippery, and I've ridden over them, but I've never felt anything odd.

Was it wet out when you slipped?

So are these slippery even when it's hot out?
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Man I've heard that those things are slippery, and I've ridden over them, but I've never felt anything odd.

Was it wet out when you slipped?

So are these slippery even when it's hot out?
idk, there are certain things I try to avoid riding over, as I was told back when I took MSF.
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it's tar. duh. but on a nicer note, also paint lines are slick also just because it's paint.
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it's tar. duh. but on a nicer note, also paint lines are slick also just because it's paint.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:18 AM   #17
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it's tar. duh. but on a nicer note, also paint lines are slick also just because it's paint.
Have you ever experienced tar in any of it's forms when it's hot?

Paint is slick, but we kinda expected that.

Tar snakes are slick when wet, but how about when it's hot out?
Like it has been lately? Still slippery? I just don't get how tar sitting on the road in 95+ degree heat can be slippery?
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it was a sunny day..hadnt rained in days and probably 93 to 94 outside...i figured it was some gravel collected at middle of intersection but nothing was there but that tar snake. ill just have to look harder...i cant really do anything about this mishap. just bad luck i guess
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Tar snakes are slick when wet, but how about when it's hot out?
Like it has been lately? Still slippery? I just don't get how tar sitting on the road in 95+ degree heat can be slippery?
yep, can be slippery, or very gummy. depending on compositions, climate, location. it can be like this for months if not more.
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