Well Maintained Roads

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  1. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    #1 Bikerman, Jun 10, 2021
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2021 at 11:09 PM
    OK here's an idea, how about you post pictures of the excellent roads we have here in the UK, that we are privileged to have to pay £93 a year to use.
    I thought I'd start the ball rolling with some local roads round our way, to be fair the council have diversified, and put circles round the holes, this is so you can play hop scotch, while you wait for a tow truck if your suspension should give up. IMG_20210610_152808.jpg IMG_20210610_152909.jpg
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  2. andyc1

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    They done that one year on the road I live on, but they only marked the worst holes. That night I went for a walk with a big can of yellow paint and marked loads more holes for them... a few weeks later the whole road was resurfaced :grinning:
     
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  3. Bikerman

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    Brilliant idea, I'm off to B&Q. :p
     
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  4. Wessa

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    wtf mate…. There are loads of examples around here as well.
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    Yes pathetic here the same. At the same time they are spending thousands on the m4 to install signs and camera's. Its a joke. I was over in Northern Ireland couple of weeks ago and it was a pleasure to ride on the roads there.
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  6. Jadorff

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    we pay a fuel tax for roads here, how do you pay the 90 pound in rego fees or a fee on its own
     
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  7. Bikerman

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    VED, vehicle exise duty. Pay on line, or at the post office. That give you legal access to ride on what laughingly passes as a road. I've been on better roads in the Australian outback.
     
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  8. andypandy

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    You can report pot holes to your local council online. You need to tell them what road they are on and where so "outside 20 Acacia Avenue Anytown" for example. They will then get repaired. Once they have been reported, the local council becomes liable for any damage/accident claims. A couple of years ago me and the wife drove down a few local roads and made notes of the positions of about twenty pothole locations. They all got repaired. Thing is, the next winter, most of the repairs just crumbled away.
     
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  11. Bikerman

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    We know the chap who lives within 150 yards of the Hop scotch play area, and according to him, he emails the council every day. Yesterday, bodge it and scarper road maintenance crew turned up again to do a not worth doing patch up job. They'll be back again in a few months time to bodge it up again. Not their fault I know.
     
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  12. alfie

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    Fix my street is a good way to report appealing road surfaces. Being retired I spend many happy hours photographing pot holes and reporting it.

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  13. johne

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    Bring back the Romans! ;)
     
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  14. OsteKuste

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    Here in the ‘States I’d have to look for a third or fourth tier road tucked away in a remote mountain valley here (Tennessee) to get a road that bad! Shocking how the councils there don’t mind taking your money, but let things like that go. Mind you, here isn’t much better as far as the aging infrastructure. We recently had a huge bridge closure on one of the major interstate bridge crossings over the Mississippi River, the inspection revealed imminent failure and the inspector demanded immediate closure, not later, not some convenient time, but as they stated, “this is about to fail, get traffic off it now!” If it had collapsed and sent people into the water, I guess someone at the Fed level would have offered thoughts and prayers, whatever that is worth!
     
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  15. Dave49

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    I like your last sentence. 'Thoughts and prayers' also seem to appear in abundance every time some nutter goes berserk with an automatic weapon. They never seem to do much good though. I think the power of prayer is rather overrated in these situations.
     
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  16. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    Not to derail a thread, but the reliance on praying for anything has never been my style. Never. If anything the way our forefathers prayed to the likes of Odin, Freya, etc. then went out and made their own destiny splitting skulls and sailing into the unknown seems like what we need more of these days. I dare say the “modern” human couldn’t be bothered to do much of anything these days that is an inconvenience. Sorry, rant over.
     
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    Not sure I agree that splitting skulls is 'what we need more of these days.' Although come to think of it, I can suggest a few candidates...
     
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