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Black Ice article

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  1. Richard230

    Richard230 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Here is a link to a useful and scary article by Bike Bandit regarding the dangers of "black ice" and how to detect it. The blog includes a scary video showing nothing but cars skidding on ice, which is not all that helpful, unless you like to see cars skidding and spinning on ice.
    http://www.bikebandit.com/blog/post/black-ice-the-invisible-winter-threat
     
  2. wessie

    wessie Well-Known Member

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    Fortunately pretty rare in the UK due to widespread use of rocksalt. Most people I know who have crashed due to road conditions have been victims of mud left by farmers and construction traffic or diesel from vehicles with poorly sealed tanks. You usually smell the diesel before you see it.
     
  3. Jim Evans

    Jim Evans Well-Known Member

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    It happens here all right. It's mainly a problem when the ground is very cold : it won't happen overnight after a warm day. A heavy dew, clear sky, cold ground, at or below freezing: look out! It can just look like a wet road, so consider the weather before setting out, or wait an hour until things warm up.
     

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