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Offline slomogadgie

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Terrible Roads (How do they get away with it?)
on: May 28, 2013, 01:01:25 PM
I just thought I would post this. Went out on a wee run today and came across this beauty (NOT!) for a road surface courtesy of my local road department. I pay road tax for 4 vehicles and only drive them one at a time......it really annoys me that the councils get away with this rubbish work.
You can see in the photograph a ridge across the road on a bend and at a junction. The ridge is about 2-3cm deep and is loose chippings. It goes on for a few feet and I think it might be a repair to a trench or something. Luckily I was taking my time so managed to get upright before crossing it!!!!!

Any roads near you that should be posted and shamed.
This is the back road to Blackhills from Peterhead.
   
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Re: Terrible Roads (How do they get away with it?)
Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 01:18:08 PM
Its bad enough Slomo but you obviously never toured in Ireland!!!
Car tax on a 2 litre car is now €700 euro a year ( that's a pre 2008 car, its less after 2008) and we have much much worse surfaces. If I posted photos I would use up all the available space on the Forum. No one accountable here, just "we are broke stories".
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Re: Terrible Roads (How do they get away with it?)
Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 01:18:44 PM
Sorry, but that road is sheer luxury, compared to the average Belgian road. Personally, I can`t be bothered, I ride an allroad.
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Re: Terrible Roads (How do they get away with it?)
Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 01:24:10 PM
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Re: Terrible Roads (How do they get away with it?)
Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 03:01:18 PM
*Originally Posted by Allroadtoad [+]
Sorry, but that road is sheer luxury, compared to the average Belgian road. Personally, I can`t be bothered, I ride an allroad.

I agree, and I can know! Sometimes I think I'm driving in Africa.   :087:

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Re: Terrible Roads (How do they get away with it?)
Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 05:20:29 PM
I've driven in angola and Kazakhstan so I know a bad road when I feel one lol. There's something different when you expect poor roads in other countries though. I didn't expect it on my doorstep though ;)   I was in Ireland last week and thought the roads were ok to be honest. Some poor repair work here and there but nothing too bad ;)
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Re: Terrible Roads (How do they get away with it?)
Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 07:09:34 PM
I don't know if that makes you feel any better, but thats pretty much what I assume every minor road is like around Turkey. I know its not ALL like that, but assuming they are is what keeps us alive in here  :002:
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