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post #1 of 22 Old 09-24-2018, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Is Fresh Pavement Slippery

My favorite twisty bit of road was just repaved. The beautiful smooth pavement looks inviting but I can't get past the thought that it is now slippery.

So what is the collective wisdom?

Fresh pavement slippery or not?

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Fresh pavement is the grippiest. The tiny edges (pips) in the surface haven't worn smooth yet. Make sure there isn't any loose gravel.

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Fresh pavement is the grippiest. The tiny edges (pips) in the surface haven't worn smooth yet. Make sure there isn't any loose gravel.
Not to be confused with fresh oil on pavement, which is how lots of roads are refurbished. That, and tar snakes.

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Not to be confused with fresh oil on pavement, which is how lots of roads are refurbished. That, and tar snakes.
Yes, oil and chips not good but milling and paving very good.

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I have no science to quote but... new asphalt always makes my right hand twist harder.
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good to know, just being paranoid I guess.

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Many moons ago I had a track day at the national motor sports centre. The main buzz about the timing of visit was that it had been recently re-surfaced...but would have time to 'weather' in nicely.
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No need to assume that it's going to be slippery (or great, either).

Treat it like you would any surface change. If it looks different than what you've been on, slow down a little, test it out, and decide from there.


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No need to assume that it's going to be slippery (or great, either).

Treat it like you would any surface change. If it looks different than what you've been on, slow down a little, test it out, and decide from there.


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An alternative school of thought is that if you go All The Gear... you might as well use it.
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My experience with new asphalt, great in calif. sucks in latin america, the mix isn't consent, a little more tar in the mix and it's like a big tar snake, keeps you on your toes,

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