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Thread: Fresh Tar & Chip really grinds my gears.

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    Default Fresh Tar & Chip really grinds my gears.

    I just donít understand Why. My street got a great coat of smooth asphalt just last summer, it was perfect. I just donít understand. I know at least one of the township supervisors rides a motorcycle. Wonder who decides this is a good idea? This sucks. A few weekends ago I found a really awesome twisty road through some farm country that went on for miles. Except, yep, fresh oil.


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    Ah, man, that SUCKS.
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    The local roads authority did that to the road outside my house last year. They laid a couple of miles of lovely smooth tarmac, like a GP track it was, and the best tarmaccing job I'd seen around here.
    A few months later they came out and dumped an inch of gravel chips along the entire length - with the start of the Covid lockdown the amount of traffic on the road was minimal and it took ages to be tamed into a semblence of order. Normally the traffic will flatten the chips into the base and sweep the excess off to the sides, but this time around... it wasn't happening.
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    Good thing I just put on a fresh new knobby 705 since I now have to go off-road before I can get on-road.


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    The worst thing about tar and chip is the piles of gravel they invariably leave in the roadway wherever they stopped the dump truck for whatever reason. If I see that it's been done I usually try to take a different road.
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    Flat-track practice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich82GS750TZ View Post
    Good thing I just put on a fresh new knobby 705 since I now have to go off-road before I can get on-road.

    nice drill work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cipher View Post
    nice drill work!
    Haha. Wish I could claim that. But alas ‘‘twas the previous highly skilled mechanic what made Swiss cheese of me baffles.

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    I rather like the "Fresh Oil" signs. Lets me know I'm truly out of the city.
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    At least your road gets some attention. My street is like a minefield! The one hole is so big, I named it Phil.😃
    Nice tire by the way👍
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