Best tarmac in the UK?
not in the new forest, fo’ sho’ – splash and (pebble)dash round here
every time they “resurface” a road it’s like friggin paris-roubaix for a month after, then shit for a couple of years before the car wheels wear in a lovely smooth line
… then resurfaced 6 months after that first appearsPosted 4 years ago
Will it be more or less forgiving than a Mmmbop with Fox 32s, a Pave carbon seatpost & 2.3 Slicks? Because I’m not a masochist.
Actually I agree about pavements being better. More fun and less cars!
I do have a theory that a lot of road wear is because cars have got so much heavier.Posted 4 years ago
I’d be tempted by one of these road bike things if we had lovely smooth german tarmac. But there’s very little round my way. It’s bad enough on my slicked up ragley.
So where is the loveliest, smoothiest flowing tarmac around? What’s the longest stretch of this loveliness? I’ve tried talking to roadies about this but they seem to prefer to talk about ‘data’.Posted 4 years ago
I would disagree overall: Compare a Fiesta or Polo now to 20 years ago. They are huge! Then you’ve got a lot of things like the RR Sport – old one was 2.5 tons.
I’ve seen signs in a few car parks saying ‘no vehicles over 1520kg’ …obviously written in a different age. You’d be out of luck there!Posted 4 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
It’s one of those roads that was built for no real reason, so never has any traffic on it. I used to think Southbound was best, but looking at that view I might give Northbound another go. Both the KTM and the Abarth are sublime over it. On the katoom you can hang over the bars & feel like you’re flying through the forest.Posted 4 years agolemonysamMember
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Haworth&hl=en&ll=53.836544,-2.017804&spn=0.004109,0.009903&sll=55.310151,-2.655853&sspn=0.000498,0.001238&oq=hawor&t=h&hnear=Haworth,+West+Yorkshire,+United+Kingdom&z=17&layer=c&cbll=53.836584,-2.018013&panoid=DpyudxMCJrkcWiedxzOQNA&cbp=12,136.62,,0,8.78Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
I thought I recognised that road lemonysam, but there’s a very similar one West of there that I rode a couple of weeks ago that goes past Widdop Reservoir. Straight after a killer climb, it’s very fast because it’s slightly downhill and great fun because it’s swoopy and devoid of cars. Seem to remember it was smoothish too.Posted 4 years ago
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