Clearing Crap out of the Road
August 17, 2009 at 6:17 pm #3309SafetyFirstParticipant
I know we’re bikers, not the city DPW or the state DOT.
But if you are on a road that’s popular with bikers, would you consider moving an obstacle off the road or a curve?
Case in point, there were some chunks of broken asphalt in middle of a state highway near me that sees some bike traffic. How they got there, I don’t know. It was in the opposite direction, so I put a note in my head to watch out for it on the way back the next day. The next day, to my surprise, the chunks were off the road.
I think the main key is safety.
I’m not saying to give a full emergency brake after swerving around a tire remain on the interstate so you can get it out of the way, but on a country road with low traffic, if it can be done quickly, why not?August 17, 2009 at 6:29 pm #21714MunchParticipant
Do it all the time… matter of fact when Hurricane Floyd blew through here I was on a state road with a hand full of others cutting and clearing a fallen tree that had crossed a major truck route. On my bike…yes I have stopped several times to get dangerous stuff outta the way, limbs, turtles, road gators etc.
Absolutely though safety is number once consideration.August 18, 2009 at 2:51 am #21745owlieParticipant
The troopers up here regularly drag crap out of the road. Even if you don’t stop, you can always put in a call.August 18, 2009 at 6:21 am #21751zeppelinfromledParticipant
There was a big piece of plywood with some screws in it on the road a couple weeks ago. It was in the other lane (opposing direction), but I turned around to move it out of the road. No one was next to it with flat tires, but I figured it was easy enough for me to throw it off the road.
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