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New paint on road = SLICK!

Old 05-22-2014, 10:13 AM
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Default New paint on road = SLICK!

Hey guys I wanted to put up a post about what happened to me yesterday so yall dont run into my problem. I was riding home last night and the road just got fresh paint lines on white and yellow... I went to pass someone and I woa... it was plenty dry but still scared me proficiently haha just some heads up yall take care and ride safe
Old 05-22-2014, 10:53 AM
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Old or new, paint in the road will change the available traction significantly. Philly has overdone the whole crosswalk lines so every corner I take is much easier than I can normally do.

Or traction control starts flashing like it's Christmas
Old 05-22-2014, 11:00 AM
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I don't understand why they don't add a bag of sand to the paint.
Old 05-23-2014, 12:25 PM
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Happened to me on older paint when it was about 50 degrees out. Spun the rear tire and I rode it out sideways for a bit. I've been on enough mountain bikes and dirt bikes so it was natural, but after the fact I said "well that was interesting" haha
Old 07-29-2015, 09:14 PM
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New paint, old paint, don't matter.....stay off it all.
Old 01-13-2017, 02:52 PM
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I was riding my 900ss in the rain recently, greasy roads following a dry spell,, got forced onto a white line and the whole bike squirmed like I had ridden onto ball bearings, this was riding in a straight line, not accelerating etc, reasonably new corsas fitted, unbelievable just how little grip there can be on road markings.
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