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There is a a lot of construction on the highways surrounding my house and my way to work.



There is a lot of major road construction and repair. In Ohio that involved milling the road that leaves deep, uneven grooves in the road.



Any suggestions on how to ride on roads in this condition?
 

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Just let the bike go with it, it is not as bad as it seems and fighting it will just make you tired.
 

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Might I say CAREFULLY ? Yes it will want to folllow the grooves . Let the bike sort of make its own path with you just nudging it in the direction you want . Be exrta carefull if you have to change lanes and new lane hasn't been cut down yet. Sometimes that lane change can be 4-6 inches difference . Also be ready for the abrupt end of the milling.
 

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Part of the problem I see is that the mill lines do not always hold a steady line in the lane of traffic.
 

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I find no significant difference unless there is loose stuff.. a bit noisey maybe... and those elevation changes take a toll on the bike and the body... but just the cut/milled grooves are not an issue for me..

Edit: after reading exavid's comments.. I thought I would add that I am on Eiii's also... rides fine.. just got back from a 200 mile ride with a couple miles in construction areas on "milled road"
 

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Depending on how deep the grooves are, and how much they want to move the bike around, I will slow down a bit. I don;t like being in a situation that I feel I could loose control, so I ride within my comfort zone - if the cagers don't like that, they can always go around when possible, or slow down behind me until I can pull over to let them by.
 

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Bike...and Dennis wrote:
deradler1 wrote:
Any suggestions on how to ride on roads in this condition?
Wheels down has always worked best for me.
:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1: well spoken:action::waving:
 

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I find that sometimes a little more or less speed helps. There is a sweet spot on mine around 45-48. jay
 

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OK,

Went for a ride with my wife today and we went over some of the roads that have been milled for construction.

Took the middle line at 50 to start and had to slow down for traffic and changing speed limit down to 45 mph.

It felt better at the faster speed and was OK once I got the feel for it.

Thanks to everyone who weighed in.

As usual, your insight and suggestions have been very helpful and have made me a better rider.
 

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OK,

Went for a ride with my wife today and we went over some of the roads that have been milled for construction.

Took the middle line at 50 to start and had to slow down for traffic and changing speed limit down to 45 mph.

It felt better at the faster speed and was OK once I got the feel for it.

Thanks to everyone who weighed in.

As usual, your insight and suggestions have been very helpful and have made me a better rider.
 

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Different tires behave differently on grooved pavement, bridge gratings and tar snakes. My 1500 used to wander all over the place when it had Dunlop E2s. On Dunlop E3s it ignores all that stuff.
 

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That might explain it. I just put on a set of Elite IIIs.
 

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I agree with exavid about different brands of tires handling differently on the grooves but my experience with the E3's was the opposite of his. Mine wandered more with the E3's than it does now with the Avon Venom X's.
 
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