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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Old Stage Rd.....WTF?

Between Morris and Seneca. A friend and I finally got a chance to ride to SR this summer and we take that route. I know it's designated a truck route, but what's the deal with all the soft gravel patches sprinkled throughout? I sure don't remember that last few summers.

I s'pose it's cheaper than installing speed bumps....so much for that road...

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We noticed them on the Cage Day run. Someone needs to go out there with a broom.

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Country road. thats how they fix them, they didnt design those roads out there to be used for a track day for Sportbikes. thats what race tracks are for.




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I didn't say I was trying to rail the road. I'd at least like to be able to drive safely at the posted speed limit.

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on country roads, they call that "chip."

Chipping the roads is common in the fall/spring to fill in cracks, etc.


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Um....you'd need a huge broom as this was soft gravel across the whole width of the road for lengths of 50 yds or so....yuck...

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did they spray the fresh tar with it also? usualy they put down fresh tar, then load the salt spreaders with that gravel, and spread it on.

yup it sucks. A lot of the roads, down by where I work are down like this and it makes a disaster out of your vehicle.




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No tar, thank God....that would've completely sucked....

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Was out on that very road last weekend, the gravel sucked and I ran into tar and oil.Just past that r&r ranch... lookout for Bambi seems she's attracted to bikes lol

I can imagine it will be a good road once fininshed

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