Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Posting 'Training' Stuff . . . Surfaces 1

So posting about GRGR2 led to posting a vid, which reminded me of a couple of thoughts on riding that I've been meaning to post for a while.

They're both about looking for detail in road surfaces.


Ever notice dark 'splodges' in the centre of a lane, between the wheel tracks? Usually about .5m wide, and up to 1.5m long.

They're also usually just after a dip or bump in the road surface, harsh enough to jar any cars passing over so that loose drips of oil splash and stain the surface.

Not a lot you can do about the bump, not too much to worry about from the oil stain - but it'll give you some warning.

You may have seen this advice/information before?

If so, were you advised that the second bump/dip won't have the staining because all the oil will have fallen off at the first one?


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