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Offline 4Bikes

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Death Ridges
« on: August 30, 2011, 05:28:31 pm »
Pennsylvania is becoming fond of paving half of a lane of travel, I suppose to save money.  This often creates a ridge in the asphalt that parallels the centerline.  If the front or rear wheel touches the ridge, it has a tendency to push the bike left or right, and is especially unnerving  in the turns.  This is why I call them Death Ridges!  >:( Anybody else experience this?
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Offline Scott Bechler

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Re: Death Ridges
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 12:24:23 pm »
Same problem here in northern Virginia. I have an Interstate exit ramp on my commute that this was just recently done to. Pure genius! Another problem to watch for is traffic lights on a four lane divided highway. I never ride through the center of a lane at a traffic light due to the fluid droppings on the ground. But several of the traffic lights around here, will be deeply rutted in the right lane from the weight of loaded trucks. So you think your doing the right thing by riding to either side of center of the lane until a rut in the pavement sends you one direction of the other. I try to be in the left lane when going through these types of intersections.

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Offline Cap'n Bob

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Re: Death Ridges
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 08:24:30 pm »
Same here in NY.