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    Chief Rocka Array JaK's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Good old Pete View Post
    Just a bump of an older and constructive safe riding post.
    It's supose to get real hot this week.

    yup yup..

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    we hit some out of osoyoos a couple weeks back ... yah felt my bike go squirrley and slowed it down started picking my lines based off of snakes not the apex. freakin sucked.
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    They're just as bad when the temp drops.

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    Frig I hit one coming down Chilliwack mountain the other day, All most bought the farm..

    Woke me up a bit that for sure.. I always knew to avoid them, but kinda never worried about them. After hitting one and feeling the ass of the bike slip around I will make a point to stay clear of those little bastards

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    I remember riding round a long right sweeper, with a snake that zigzaged from right to left all the way round. Add in a load of rain and P.O.S. D207 tyres and i was sliding all over the place .... Would have been better if someone had poured diesel over the road
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    They are everywhere in Prince George, I think it's turning into, " Hey I think I see a patch of Road underneath the tar anacondas "

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    Whach u talkn bout Willis Array smokedvw's Avatar
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    Just like riding on fresh painted cross walk or a cross walk in the rain but I wouldnt suggest practicing on a corner i almost ate it, luckly it was short so the tire caught after it slipped down and rode off the paint


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    Whach u talkn bout Willis Array smokedvw's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkydiveSonic View Post
    P.O.S. D207 tyres and i was sliding all over the place ....
    Those tyres blow, i had them and nearing the end if i stepped on the gas coming out of the corner they would slightly slip, constantly


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    Swivel on it Array SkydiveSonic's Avatar
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    Bumpity Bump.

    Thought I'd bring this back as a reminder to everyone and a warning to the newbies amongst us. Nearly managed to tuck my front end twice riding up 91 tonight past the truck stop. Those things are dangerous in the wet - be careful around em.
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    I ignored this thread the first few times around...but reading it now made me think of the opinion posted by someone here (I think I might have applied a "me too, me too," post) that those with dirt riding experience may have an easier time of acclimatizing to poorer road conditions, due to their experience with traction loss/gain/loss/gain/loss/gain.

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    Registered User Array Subcon's Avatar
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    Highway 3, westbound leaving Osoyoos is nasty. It's right around the spot you want to really open it up with the long sraights and beautiful sweepers. Then the tar snakes appear in the corners, and it feels like you are hydroplaneing. I'm sure the fact that Osoyoos commonly has 40+ degree weather doesn't help

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    Darth Tator Array pan7eraboyca's Avatar
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    Good thread to resurrect!

    The tar snakes (never knew they were called that) are freakin brutal on the 91 South of the Alex Fraser bridge. A little bit of water and they are like ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pan7eraboyca View Post
    Good thread to resurrect!

    A little bit of water and they are like ice.
    No, it'snot (please look for the phonetic pun: the typo is a hint)

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    'Busa girls, God love 'em Array Argyle's Avatar
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    yup we hit them last night...almost slipped out on the Busa... I think we should petition a ban on these things... or they should add some sand or gravel... to add some grip

    If I go down on one of these things ill sue highways all the way... repair the road with new asphalt instead of using bandaids..... you cheap mo fo's

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    They don't seem to repair roads properly at all round here. There's two pot holes on canada way / 10th ave that have been repaired a couple of times in the past 3 weeks and they're back to the original situtation of 2 x 7 inch deep holes in the road. Doesn't help that the roads in Canada are so thin either.
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