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I was wondering if anyone's been having traction problems on gritted roads. A mate down in the west country tells me there's a bit of local concern following a few spills and near-misses on recently gritted roads. He's raised the issue on the Chippenham Wheelers' forum and it's rung a bell with several people. They're wondering if there's a new kind of grit being used... I'm in Brighton and have only been out once on gritted roads this year so far...didn't notice anything untoward. But I thought I'd mention it, just in case.  

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tom_w [205 posts] 2 years ago
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Martin Thomas [381 posts] 2 years ago
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Don't you just hate it when people don't check to see if a topic's been covered before posting on a forum? Ahem...my apologies. And thanks for the polite nudge.

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dave atkinson [6251 posts] 2 years ago
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i've had a few sketchy moments but not on roads that would be likely to be gritted. mostly it's the combination of lots of leaves and a dry november meaning they're hanging around longer than they normally would

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William Black [193 posts] 2 years ago
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It's psycho slippy going out on Woodbury and Dartmoor at the moment. Somebody mentioned it was grit or the additives they put in the salt, I kind of like the bike slipping around a bit, keeps your wits sharp and makes road riding slightly more interesting!

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Martin Thomas [381 posts] 2 years ago
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You're a nutter! (in a good way, obvs)

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Owen Rogers [24 posts] 2 years ago
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It was so slippy the Sunday before last I'm still picking the scabs off my hip and trying to find time to replace the derailleur hanger on my new bike.