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Offline Vince

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Resent Oxley Issues
« on: January 11, 2019, 05:03 »
Found on Faceslap for any locals planning a ride, first pic is a long sweeper that the tar was recently done has melted on. The next pics are of the repairs, both are far from bike friendly.

https://netrider.net.au/threads/oxley-road-surface.258615/#post-3458983
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 05:07 by Vince »

Offline markQLD

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Re: Resent Oxley Issues
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 11:28 »
Snap!
https://motorbikewriter.com/melting-tar-claims-first-crash-victim/

Unfortunately this good country of ours is now being managed and controlled by a bloody lot of bloody wankers!
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Offline Paul H

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Re: Resent Oxley Issues
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 11:48 »
If it's anything like the UK, there will probably have been a 20:1 ratio of health and safety bods all watching over a few blokes working from the lowest bidder, doing the job to the lowest standard they can get away with.

We don't often suffer from melting tar, but the pot-holes here are now beyond a joke. Making riding for pleasure a different proposition - glance at the scenery at your peril! 

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Re: Resent Oxley Issues
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 13:22 »
Rode through a particularly challenging bit of road in WA's south a while back. I warned the group before we went through that the local shire had a habit of leaving loose metal the same colour as the road surface where they repaired potholes, and yep several braking areas before tight corners were covered in loose bluemetal.

Riders have already died on WA roads because of this shit but some local shires just don't seem to care.
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Offline Andy J

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Re: Resent Oxley Issues
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 20:22 »
Crap road maintenance is a problem the world over. The DOI (or their contractors) in the IOM are notoriously good at doing a bad job at the drop of a hat. Currently we have a 30mph restriction on the New Castletown Road at Richmond Hill which is expected to last until end of March as they f**ked up the horrible practice of ‘surface dressing’ leaving a patchwork quilt of chipped and unchipped road surface...perfect for unsuspecting bikers.. >:(
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Re: Resent Oxley Issues
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 21:24 »
I suspect some riders feel discouraged from reporting such conditions because the authority's response is often to do nothing other than lower the speed limit.
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Offline JW

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Re: Resent Oxley Issues
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 22:25 »
The RMS NSW specifications for roadworks require the new or repaired sections to be swept of loose gravel and no more than 40 loose stones per square meter left on the surface. Still enough to make a bike squirm on a tight corner.
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Re: Resent Oxley Issues
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 02:22 »
Looks like they covered it in sand....  motorcycle council of nsw all over it talking to local council and cops.
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