Tarred and pebbled - Sutton Bank

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by John Heath, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. John Heath

    John Heath Guest

    North Yorkshire have it in for bikers.

    Someone else who frequents UKRM must have been one of the many bikers who
    got caught out by the sutton bank tar pit.

    About a mile of newly laid tar and loose chippings - on what must have been
    the hottest day of the year.

    Scores of us at the side of the road afterwards trying to get said tar and
    chippings removed from tyres. Squared off tyres have nothing in this. Ours
    had a wall of chippings built on them.

    I resorted to gunk and jet wash at a nearby garage. Stuff what it does to
    the tyres - I couldn't ride on the thick layer of tar that Id picked up. It
    was sliding all over the place.

    It took 50 miles for the tyres to feel 'right' again.

    By the way, does anyone know what effect 'gunk' does have on tyre rubber ?

    Maybe North Yorkshire Council will contribute.
    John Heath, Jun 13, 2004
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  2. John Heath wrote
    Fucks them up completely dunnit.

    Why not just go straight ahead and sue them? The bunch of thoughtless
    cunts that they are for repairing the roads in the first place.
    steve auvache, Jun 13, 2004
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  3. John Heath

    Porl Guest

    Sounds grim. Carry a disposable camera under your seat at all times. Take
    pictures. Send cleaning and tyre bill to council.
    Porl, Jun 13, 2004
  4. Porl wrote
    Yeah, fucking right on. Punish the cunts for fixing the road.
    steve auvache, Jun 13, 2004
  5. John Heath

    Porl Guest

    As Steve says, punish them for not signposting it. Then post the scraped off
    crap to him to fix his false teeth with.
    Porl, Jun 13, 2004
  6. John Heath

    deadmail Guest

    Or alternatively put it down to experience and get a life?

    **** it, it's happened to me and I simply scraped the tar and grit off
    the tyre; took about 10 minutes and cost nothing.
    deadmail, Jun 13, 2004
  7. John Heath

    Porl Guest

    Pardon me if I don't waste my time explaining my perspective again, Max
    Porl, Jun 13, 2004
  8. John Heath

    deadmail Guest

    Max Power?

    You seem to be taking umbrage because I have a different view to you,
    why is that?
    deadmail, Jun 13, 2004
  9. Porl wrote
    Good idea I reckon, you not wasting your time explaining the world from
    "your" perspective. Certainly if past experience is anything to go by.

    Brother Burnt is right, for once. Deal with it and move on.
    steve auvache, Jun 13, 2004
  10. John Heath

    sweller Guest

    It's a Simpson reference, the last resort of scoundrels.
    sweller, Jun 13, 2004
  11. John Heath

    Porl Guest

    Uh huh.
    Umbrage? Good lord, no. I find it amusing, and so you.
    Porl, Jun 13, 2004
  12. John Heath

    Porl Guest

    [hangs head]
    Porl, Jun 13, 2004
  13. John Heath

    deadmail Guest

    Thanks for the clarity. If it's a Simpson's reference it makes no sense
    to me since I watch little television.
    Well, I'm glad that I amuse you. It gives me a purpose in life serving
    my betters.
    deadmail, Jun 13, 2004
  14. John Heath

    Porl Guest

    I can see why you're so busy now.
    Porl, Jun 13, 2004
  15. John Heath

    deadmail Guest

    Is there no end to your wit?
    deadmail, Jun 13, 2004
  16. John Heath

    Porl Guest

    You keep setting them up....
    Porl, Jun 13, 2004
  17. John Heath

    Norman Guest

    As a North Yorkshire resident but non-biker I can sympathise with the
    bikers who drove into the tar and limestone chippings. Every summer
    the NYCC spread thousands of tons of this muck on the roads
    irregardless of the damage and potential danger it presents for cars,
    bikes etc. They spend just under £3,000,000 making North Yorkshire's
    roads safer by supposedly improving the surface grip. I have yet to
    find another county where you can find such attention paid to its road
    surfaces.It is unecessary as better road surfacing materials are
    available which produce a quiter and smoother ride.(Private contractor
    resurfaced A1 near Leeming producing lovely smooth and quiet surface)
    If chippings produce such a good grip why dont they spread them on
    airport runways.
    I would encourage anybody affected by the Sutton Bank chippings to
    write to:
    Mr Jeremy Walker
    Chief Executive
    North Yorkshire County Council
    N Yorkshire
    Email: mailto:

    and convey your feelings to him.


    Norman, Jun 14, 2004
  18. Uh huh.
    Umbrage? Good lord, no. I find it amusing, and so you.[/QUOTE]

    I take umbrage for me rheumatics.
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 14, 2004
  19. John Heath

    sweller Guest

    I was told degreasers have a detrimental effect on rubber, in the case I
    was discussing at the time it was seals, but as you washed it off I can't
    see a problem.
    sweller, Jun 14, 2004
  20. Good new word - I like it!

    Mungo \two sheds\ Toadfoot, Jun 14, 2004
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