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Hartside gravel rash

Postby Mac » Thu 06 Jul, 2017 9:41 pm

Sections f the Hartside Road between Alston and Melmerby and a section on Alston heading to Whitfield have just been 'dressed' with gravel today. They don't seem to have done any repairs and just spread grit, to some purpose that's beyond me, other than to ruin one of my favourite drives. Best avoided for a while I think.
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Re: Hartside gravel rash

Postby SCTony » Fri 07 Jul, 2017 4:09 pm

I hate it when they do that.. so dangerous!
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Re: Hartside gravel rash

Postby Ricardo » Fri 07 Jul, 2017 9:23 pm

SCTony wrote:I hate it when they do that.. so dangerous!


true.. especially on a bike - its a scottish thing as well... its cheap to spraty tar and dump gravel and let the vehicles stamp it into the top. However.... once its done and the gravel has gone it makes the road super grippy - which of course gives amazing grip, but fair wears your tyres...
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Re: Hartside gravel rash

Postby Hippo » Mon 10 Jul, 2017 4:17 pm

I remember having to drive away from Langdon Beck at 20mph in the Caterham behind P Middy...it was dreadful, totally destroyed the paint on the wheel arches :eek:
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Re: Hartside gravel rash

Postby P Middy » Tue 11 Jul, 2017 8:13 am

Hippo wrote:I remember having to drive away from Langdon Beck at 20mph in the Caterham behind P Middy...it was dreadful, totally destroyed the paint on the wheel arches :eek:


Oh THAT'S why you were lagging behind... :lol: ;)
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Re: Hartside gravel rash

Postby SCTony » Tue 11 Jul, 2017 10:14 am

P Middy wrote:
Hippo wrote:I remember having to drive away from Langdon Beck at 20mph in the Caterham behind P Middy...it was dreadful, totally destroyed the paint on the wheel arches :eek:


Oh THAT'S why you were lagging behind... :lol: ;)



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