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tar patches on road.

hey guys, you know on roads where they fill in and seal cracks with tar? has anyone crashed from doing a sharp turn and going over these tar spots? theres alot of it in the turns of this road i ride alot and some of it is bumpy and some of its not but its all pretty slick feeling. I was just wondering how many, if anyone, has lost it because of these.

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Tar "snakes" are dangerous as all hell. I have read stores of riders going down because they hit one in a corner and either low or high sided as a result.




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ive never had problems. but i guess it would depend on how fast and how much of a lean you have...
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I was hitting some corners a few days ago, I wasn't quite drag knee, but I was as low as I can go, and I hit two of those in the same corner. It was like having a fist size rock come under my front tire. It felt like my front tire just left the ground and the front end had no traction for that second I was on the snake.
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Just wait 'til the "dog days of summer" and there's a crispy coat riding atop a dangerous ooze of slick liquid beneath.



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About a year ago, I hit one at the apex of a pretty sharp corner, carrying lots of speed. Lost traction on the front, but regained once I drifted all the way out to the shoulder. Scared the crap out of me.



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Yeah they really suck, Ive hit them in unexpected areas before and found myself 2 feet farther out on the corner in a hurry.



Worst thing is one of my favorite roads is now covered in them, it flooded and cracked a couple weeks ago and they COVERED it in tar. Bastards....
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For the first few yrs of said tar snakes it is rather touchy when riding a bike, but by the years on they seem to be of the past for probably a maze of grit has come from the cages & given them decent grip to us on bikes.
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Hate em when they are hot or wet. Slippery as hell. One or two is not bad bt when they make a web of them on a corner, oh chit!!
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...One or two is not bad bt when they make a web of them on a corner, oh chit!!
Yeah, I hear ya. I call those a Tar Octopus.




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