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Post  Littledel Sun Jun 17 2012, 22:09

Well the chap came to pick the thundercat up today :( gona miss it. Now onto another point/rant. what the hell is this "re-surfacing" that there doing. Did the councill pay a company that lays gravel drives? Looking at the mess on the road it would be plausable. For a car it's dangerous,for a bike it's damn near fatal. Go slow enough to be safe the car behind trys to park on the pillion seat. Stick to the ruts made by car driver isn't always the best road position for a bike. As for junctions where the gravel builds up jeeez. If a bike,god forbid fell off or worse. Could they claim off the council for doing such a piss poor job. The irony of the new surfaces road leading into Stretton, near where I live is the sign by the side of the road which reads "think bike,look twice". Now hipercrit springs to mind there. My thought upon reading the sign shouldn't you be leading by example?
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Post  Rosco Sun Jun 17 2012, 23:07

I guess that's the cheap way of doing it.
Roughcasting for roads Neutral

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A dirty part of me. Not the only dirty part though......plenty of competition there.
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Post  Seacat Mon Jun 18 2012, 06:11

There is a legal requirement that the highways are maintained to such a state that they are safe for all road users. If you have come off due to the amount of "residue" left on the road after re-surfacing then you should he able to claim from the authority that is responsible for that stretch of highway. You will need photos (and i suggest lots of them) especially of the areas where the gravel gathers i.e. at the side of the road and corners /bends. I have read this somewhere,possibly the MCN pages. Do a Google search and you may find the detail you are looking for (it may have been in rude magazine where i'd read this). Failing that there are plenty of good solicitors that specialise in this type of claim. There is one group who are all bikers and i think that they advertise in RIDE magazne. Good luck!!
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Post  ellie Mon Jun 18 2012, 07:48

Rosco wrote:I guess that's the cheap way of doing it.
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Couldn't part with my cat. It's like a part of me.
A dirty part of me. Not the only dirty part though......plenty of competition there.

But your bike is the 'Inspector Gadget' of all bikes...
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Post  Dean-J Mon Jun 18 2012, 08:51

I had this rant a few weeks back on another forum, and i have to agree with you, its friggin ridiculous. how they can justify the potential damages/injuries to bikers against the cost of running a roller over the top to flatten the grit in is beyond me. Sooner or later someone will die as a result and maybe then they will go back to the old way of doing things!

That said, the worst thing to do on gravel is to panic.Super light grip on the bars and the bike will pull itself through, Just dont go too quickly!

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