Tar Snakes 2

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HunterSon, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Holy crap! Leaving work today it was 5 degrees out and the tires were cold. Pulled on to East White Hills Road into a mess of fresh tar snakes.

    You wouldn't know my bike was Indiana Jones there was so much wriggling, squirming and wobbling.

    I had to throw out a perfectly good pair of 'Looms when I got home!

    Be careful out in the asphalt jungle....
  2. versys Rob

    versys Rob Active Member

    I had exactly the same situation yesterday on top of Patrick Street. Felt like I was going to loose my bike. I didin't immediately recognize that it was the tar snake. I actually got off to check tire pressures. Those things are dangerous. I did warm my wife about my "me undies". Not gonna toss out a $30 pair of underwear!!!! If any of you have not had the opportunity to try "me undies".... oops. that is for another forum!!!!!
  3. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    The cracks on the intersection at the end of my street was just "repaired" using this method. I will try not to be aggressive in the corner.
  4. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I contacted the city of St. John's last summer on this issue. There should be a rule in place to limit the amount of crack sealing per square foot....and if the cracks exceed this, then repaving should take place. Pouring buckets of tar on the road is not the answer. I've taken pictures that showed large sections filled with tar, and it looks like tar patches rather than crack sealing. The city answered and said that the street pics that I send them were on a list to be repaved this summer. So in actually fact the money they spend on crack sealing was a complete waste of money just to save the road for 12 months. My immediate suggestion was to if nothing else, put a sign in these areas warning of 'slippery roads'

    If you see a bad section filled with tar, contact the council.
  5. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

  6. cberry

    cberry Member

    Hmmmm. Tar Babies and Florida sun, now that's a combination I can live without! I would not have thought they would have been dangerous at 5 degrees. Thanks for the education.
  7. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Holy crap! Those pictures show pure incompetence.
  8. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Ha ha....we do get a couple of days a year when the temps affect these tar snakes and makes them pretty slick. The rest of the time we have to look out for ice on the roads, lol!
  9. cberry

    cberry Member

    Have a nice ride today Wayne. Our BMW Club ride is tomorrow morning and I think we might get rained out.
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  10. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    He's a video on lane positioning. Hope it fits with this thread...

  11. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    I would guess they get a bit slick in the rain too
  12. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    Those pics make them look like abstract art. Worth millions if they were hanging in a gallery.
  13. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    “Tar Snakes, what are they good for? Absolutely nothing, say it again.”
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  14. pizzaman

    pizzaman Member

    Just another reason to be on 3 wheels (sidecar geezer!)

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