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Old 10-22-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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Freeway Q
Hey fellas, I'm new around here. While driving my car down the freeway I noticed that between the left and right lane, going the same way, there are these short depressions behind the painted short lines. I don't quite know how to explain it, so I hope you guys know what I'm talking about. They can feel very rough, going over them in a car when changing lanes.

My question is: Can these be trouble for bikes? Especially in the rain?

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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Just don't fixate on it and change lanes. You won't notice.

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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No, they will cause you no trouble. They are just there so blind drivers know where the line is.

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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Are you talking city titties? Or the WAKE THE FUCK UP YOUR DRIVING ON THE SHOULDER cut outs??

answer to both is not really

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:48 AM   #5
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Are you talking city titties? Or the WAKE THE FUCK UP YOUR DRIVING ON THE SHOULDER cut outs??

answer to both is not really
They are like the painted lines on the freeway, except they are depressions in the asphalt.

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:56 AM   #6
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“ Quote:
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They are like the painted lines on the freeway, except they are depressions in the asphalt.
they cause no trouble. promise.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:00 PM   #7
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Good to know . I will pay them no mind.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:16 PM   #8
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ahhh...the good ole drunk bumps...

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #9
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The, "Drive By Braille," system!
The cut-outs have (or should have) reflectors in them: great for driving at night in the rain.




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Old 10-22-2012, 12:35 PM   #10
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From what I remember, they are used to inset the reflectors so they sit below the surface of the road and they don't get ripped off.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:51 PM   #11
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On the other hand, almost anything can cause you trouble if you're white knuckling or stiff arming the bars.

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #12
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They usually aren't a problem. I'm careful of them in a rainy curve though

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:55 PM   #13
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Personally the carpool logo bumps are more troublesome in the rain, if you're not hitting it dead on your back tire is pushed around a little.

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Old 10-22-2012, 07:20 PM   #14
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he is talking about the depesions that alow things to be placed there but not scraped off whe a snow plow plows the road

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