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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Messed my road up

Heading home from work today and traffic was terrible in the 100 degree heat with heat index of 110. When I get about half way home I see traffic starting to crawl where it normally flows pretty good. Well damn, they scraped off the first layer of asphalt and left these huge grooves in the pavement. The grooves are 1/2 to 3/4 inches deep and are wavy. The bike's tires wanted to follow the grooves. So either the guy who drove the machine was texting while driving or eating his lunch. Guess I'll have to take the long way home adding another 30 minutes to my hour plus commute. Check out the video below and you will see what I mean.

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That bites! How far does it go?

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That bites! How far does it go?
About 2 miles. It has the bike doing all kinds of wobbling around, fast or slow speed. I was stopped at a light and asked one of the road crew how long and he said they were going to be there a few months.

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It looks like they’re scoring it up to re-pave. Hopefully in a day or two it will be a nice smooth surface but we can see how it would suck to drive that.


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I got on a road like that last week and they aren't fun to ride on, not to mention hard on tires. I remember when I was younger on smaller bikes and finding them nearly impossible to ride on. At least with the wider tires and weight of a cruiser it's not as bad. My little Rebel 250 would get tossed around so much that I had to slow way down.
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The main road to my house is that way, I've been going the back way for over a month because of it. Looks like they contracted with one group to take off the top layer, then other to re-pave it. It' been this way for well over a month. Really think they should make the driver , or the supervisor, or the machine that scrapes off the top layer ride a motorcycle. In my car it's not bad at all, but on the motorcycle it's scary.
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[Lesblank] Dagnabit! who told them then could repave MY road?! [\Lesblank]

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Every direction from my house is closed under construction. Sometimes i think i am going to get lost trying to find my way home. Cant tell you how many times i said shit to my self going thru mud puddles on the star in construction zones that don't drain.
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And they didn't ask permission? Unacceptable. Lease a trike for the summer?
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Heading home from work today and traffic was terrible in the 100 degree heat with heat index of 110. When I get about half way home I see traffic starting to crawl where it normally flows pretty good. Well damn, they scraped off the first layer of asphalt and left these huge grooves in the pavement. The grooves are 1/2 to 3/4 inches deep and are wavy. The bike's tires wanted to follow the grooves. So either the guy who drove the machine was texting while driving or eating his lunch. Guess I'll have to take the long way home adding another 30 minutes to my hour plus commute.
BUMMER! That wavy crap is the worst. Sorry to hear it. Tough time of year to get stuck in traffic on a bike.

I can sympathize. I was on my bike in 5:00 dallas traffic. Friday traffic is the pits! Stop and go on I-35 and the Bush. The temp was a 100. Don't know what it was out on the superslab surrounded by running engines, but it felt (and smelt) pretty damn hot. That's what I get for not paying attention to the time.
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