Freeway Q

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by oopa, Oct 22, 2012.


  1. oopa

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Just don't fixate on it and change lanes. You won't notice.
     
  3. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator
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    No, they will cause you no trouble. They are just there so blind drivers know where the line is. ;)
     
  4. KillermondoDude

    KillermondoDude Intellectually Sphinctered

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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
     
  5. oopa

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    They are like the painted lines on the freeway, except they are depressions in the asphalt.
     
  6. koorbloh

    koorbloh Je Fa Fa

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    they cause no trouble. promise.
     
  7. oopa

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    Good to know :). I will pay them no mind.
     
  8. ahhh...the good ole drunk bumps...:)
     
  9. KevinD

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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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  10. 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.
     
  11. mfrankpdx

    mfrankpdx Retired

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    On the other hand, almost anything can cause you trouble if you're white knuckling or stiff arming the bars.
     
  12. ironjoey

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    They usually aren't a problem. I'm careful of them in a rainy curve though
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. 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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