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LOL!! Thats too funny!


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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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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? :rolleyes: :p :D

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? :rolleyes: :p :D

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

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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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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.... :D


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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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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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I know today when I hit the thick white one while coming to a stop my front did lock up. Stupid yellow lights and crosswalks.

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