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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-20-2000, 08:06 PM
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LOL!! Thats too funny!


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-21-2000, 02:00 AM
 
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is it just me or does the paint on the race track seem to be a lot slicker than the paint on public roads?

when i go to the track everytime i ride over one or the red & white area on corners i slide all over.. but i rarely slide on paint lines on the street.. even during "spirited" street rides.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-21-2000, 03:09 AM
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I've never been on a track before, but the road lines they have around here are slick as chicken shat, especially when the roads are cool. Just this past Sunday, I just nicked the solid yellow line in a curve and both tires stepped out on me. Whoa Nellie!

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pete:
I've never been on a track before, but the road lines they have around here are slick as chicken shat, especially when the roads are cool. Just this past Sunday, I just nicked the solid yellow line in a curve and both tires stepped out on me. Whoa Nellie!

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Pete, why are you hitting the yellow line. Is the power getting to you?

Around hear it just depends on where you are. Some of the paint is slick and some of it is as sticky as the pavement it is on. I hate the big arrows painted at intersections... those are usually slick with oily gunk.



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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RCjohn:
Pete, why are you hitting the yellow line. Is the power getting to you?

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Power? Sorry, I forgot to mention that I was on my Huffy when this happened.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-21-2000, 05:10 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SpeedPhreak:
is it just me or does the paint on the race track seem to be a lot slicker than the paint on public roads?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think it depends on the track, here in Arizona the paint on the Firebird track is not bad. If I remember correctly, willow was very slick though.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-21-2000, 07:24 AM
 
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i guess its just like n e things else.. there are always variables.. temp, surface type, cleanliness, when the paint was laid, etc.. ive just never experiance really slick street paint & never had traction on a track.

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I think I found your problem....


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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-21-2000, 10:40 AM
 
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I am sure that the lines on the sreet are equally as slick as the lines on a track. I know that the lines on the roads around here (Montreal) are slippery, as I often get the back wheel spinning when I change lanesd and cross a line. You are just not going as fast, or on the brakes or throttle as hard, when you are on the street. When you are on a track, you are using a lot more of your tires' traction, so when you cross a line, you are WAY beyond the traction the painted line can provide. Most of the time when you cross a line of the street, you are probably not asking for more traction than the line can provide.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-21-2000, 11:04 AM
 
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I was talking to some guys from the UK on another board and they said some of the tracks over there use a special product for lines and markings that is actually grippy. I don't remember what it was called though. Anybody here from the UK that knows what I am talking about? (I obviously don't)

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