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    Registered User Array Good old Pete's Avatar
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    Tar snakes

    Tar snakes are a nick name for the tar lines in the road used to patch cracked roads. They look black and a very slippery.

    To my point: We practice safety skills like thresh hold breaking, looking into the corners, one or more fingers on the clutch/ brake levers all the time ect..... I suggest riding on the tar snakes.

    For safety reasons, I practice riding on the tar snakes to become accustomed to the feel of it. Sounds dangerous eh? So is threshold brakeing in traffic.

    What I suggest is try riding on a short tar snake at a time, to further minimize the danger, try it at 50 km, on a quite road, in a straight line. ( I suggest Renfrew st. from 1 st. ave all the way down to mc gill st. cause it's wide and can be few cars)

    Why would I risk this your thinking? Have you ever accidently rode over one? Are you so paranoid of them in a corner that you freeze up when you see them?

    Then you know they upset the bike a far amount, I suggest you practice getting use to them in a controlled situation.

    Disclaimer: I'm not an Riding instructor! I've got 13 years riding experience only. Don't attempt this if you are not comfortable or competent on your machine pls ride safe!

    Finally If you have any constructive feedback I'd be happy to hear it.
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    I'd go and step on one first just to feel what they're like underfoot, especially on a hot day. That way you'll be prepared when your tire steps out.

    I stepped on one crossing the street once and I almost kissed pavement. They're like goo!

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    Hit the throttle while on one...lots of fun.

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    They can be slicker than goose shit. Nasty in the corners.
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    Tony... what a good reason to test them out eh?

    AGaIn everyone... be safe!
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    They're extra slippery right now 'cause of the summer heat.
    Not a motorcycle friendly way to patch up roadways.
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    shjt when i had a bike turning on them was pretty freaky
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    i have had a few rear wheel step outs but the odd one or two won't knock you off so long as you are prepared.

    good topic Pete... now get back to studying!
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    while you are on the subject of getting used to shit
    next time it rains make sure to ride everywhere throttle wide open.
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    westminster hwy westbound between shell and garden city...around there. right lane, position 1............nice LOOOOOOOONG ones there.

    not good for newbies .....like me!

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    I hate these fucking piece O shit tar snake thingys! I hit one on the way to Joeys, sure gave me the pucker factor REALLY quick!
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    Just watch out for some of the roads with as much tar snake as pavement or more. I know of a couple like this that you really DO need to pick your path or you'll be on so many snakes for so long that it's possible to go down.

    The Duffy lake road a couple of years back was also patched by a runaway tar snake nutbar. Something like a half dozen bikes, a car and one police cruiser ended up in the rather large ditch bordering a certain large patch of this goo over the course of a month or so. The highway department was sued succesfully and replaced all the bikes.

    But yeah, normally it's good to try a few so you don't freeze up like an iron bar.... or worse..... think you can't turn on them and run off the road for a lack of trying. Good topic
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    i hit one last year coming back from whistler..the big downhill left hander before squamish, it was hot, i was going a little over the indicated speed limit ;-) and the bike slid like 1-2 ft sideways while i was leaning..freaked teh shiat out of me... but it was strangely fun too...!!
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    Good post Pete. I've been practicing my turns on gravel corners on the Port Mellon road.
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    ....Holy snappin arseholes batman,Who was the idiot that came up with those friggin plastic/rubber train crossings?? they are like ice when the're wet

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