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Old 17th May 2017, 01:54 PM
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Default Slippery roundabouts

After the spell of good weather the roundabouts are very greasy, front went on a roundabout today even tho i was going handy, luckily it only slipped a few inches and gripped again, fookin wake up call tho, you know - when your ass clenches onto the seat, your eyes nearly double in size and you forget to breathe for a minute.
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Old 17th May 2017, 01:56 PM
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only had that experience one frosty morning heading into work - freaky stuff!
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Old 17th May 2017, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: Slippery roundabouts

The coco in Wicklow are after splashing out and getting most of the major roundabout track blasted which makes some difference with grip
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Old 17th May 2017, 02:28 PM
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The coco in Wicklow are after splashing out and getting most of the major roundabout track blasted which makes some difference with grip
knee down practice place then
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Old 17th May 2017, 04:17 PM
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Make sure your tyres are fully inflated , it helps .
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Old 17th May 2017, 04:27 PM
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Make sure your tyres are fully inflated , it helps .
Yup, always do, weekly check, fook all helps when you get rain after a dry period, all the oil and scum that is down below the surface floats to the top , thats why it becomes so slippery, especially on roundabouts where all kinds of crap such as diesel gets spilled.
Need a good bit of rain (one good wet day while im at work should do the trick) to clear all the shit away.
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Old 17th May 2017, 05:03 PM
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Default Re: Slippery roundabouts

Big diesel spill from some yoke on the back road of Dublin Airport heading for Swords. Miles of it!
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Old 17th May 2017, 05:23 PM
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Default Re: Slippery roundabouts

Originally Posted by N11 EXPRESS View Post
The coco in Wicklow are after splashing out and getting most of the major roundabout track blasted which makes some difference with grip
tbf makes some difference..all the roundabouts in Wicklow / ashford were done.

Glen of the Downs was done about year and half ago and hasn't been a single crash that ive seen since...there was cars sliding off the road on that bend on a weekly occurrence
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Old 17th May 2017, 06:58 PM
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It's not that one on the old road outside Cahir by any chance?
That yoke used to be like a fekkin skating rink at the best of times.
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Old 17th May 2017, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: Slippery roundabouts

Originally Posted by Burt_Munro View Post
Big diesel spill from some yoke on the back road of Dublin Airport heading for Swords. Miles of it!
Did you inform Council or Garda?
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Old 17th May 2017, 08:56 PM
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chief do i recall you had an off in the not so distant past..? something about tyres not warmed up on a winter's day and she went..?
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Old 17th May 2017, 09:04 PM
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chief do i recall you had an off in the not so distant past..? something about tyres not warmed up on a winter's day and she went..?
Who ?, wasnt me anyway, last off i had involved a tractor and gravel and stupidity. few years ago.
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