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post #1 of 13 Old 08-03-2006, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Made a rookie mistake and almost paid for it dearly :shock: Went into a turn downshifting before I started to turn. when I let the clutch out to give it alittle gas the back tire slid on a man hole cover :shock: I recovered quick, didn't panis luckily buit Wow did that get my attention :!: I have been paying closer attention now for sure.

Anyone else do anything like that?
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post #2 of 13 Old 08-03-2006, 04:40 PM
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That nice reflective paint they put on roads can give a similar scary experience, especially when wet....from what I hear.
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Oh don't ya just love those manhole covers, not! There is a busy street here where I live. It has three manhole covers stagger spaced across the curve. Its impossible to miss running over any one of the three. :shock: I always slow down and give respect to that curve.

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That nice reflective paint they put on roads can give a similar scary experience, especially when wet....from what I hear.
Paint on the road is double thick and two times as slick. You don't want to lean into a turn on it. :?
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Paint on the road is double thick and two times as slick. You don't want to lean into a turn on it.
Ahh, so I'm not the only one who has done...er...I mean...heard about this problem.
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Kind of reminds me of that joke about the pirate and his brown pants! :lol:

You were wearing brown pants, weren't you?
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Get some experience in the dirt, a little slide won't even faze you.
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Just a heads up, That Double thick reflective Stripe paint is reflective due to the application of micro GLASS BEADS. Slippery when wet is an understatement :shock:

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Just a heads up, That Double thick reflective Stripe paint is reflective due to the application of micro GLASS BEADS. Slippery when wet is an understatement :shock:

A coworker just dumped his bike on those glass beads. A new
stripe had been painted on a 25 mph curve, but the crew hadn't
cleaned up the excess glass bead material. He's OK, but his bike
got banged up pretty bad. He scooped some of the stuff up
as evidence and it's incredibly slippery. Clean up should be job
one when they're using that stuff. They're going to get someone
killed by leaving that crap all over the place.

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