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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Road side protections...

I know this has nothing to be with MV'S, but I think is an important question for all bikers.
Here in Spain there is a big social movement against the roads side protections goverment is using for the last 40-50 years and still. This protections are real "blades" for bikers and I would like to show on Spanish forums the protections on another countries...maybe this way someone feels embarased and starts doing something against this situation. For you to have a close idea of what I'm talking about I send some pictures and would apreciate if you send some of the ones instaled normally on your countries. Any coments will be apreciated.

Thank you so much.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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I know that MCN done a few articles about the same subject. However, I can't see things changing for the moment. Armco is certainly used for vehicles and HGV's etc. Obviously not that great for bikers on an off, but what other methods did you have in mind. Speaking about cars, vans, lorries and HGV, Armco offers flexability for motorists. However, concrete does not give in an impact. Modern day motorways are not bike friendly, holes, subsidence and large cracks. Not to mention bad tar banding and smooth surface where the tarmac has been removed. Combined with too much traffic and crap driving skills, its sheer madness!
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Those are the same thing used here in the States as well.

I agree with Sleazy its just not safe and I dont see things changing anytime soon.

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Those cable barriers work well for cars. But for us it's slice and dice. I always think of them , it keeps my cornering speed in check.
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I know in most European countries they are using extra protection, not changing the actual ones, but increasing them to the bottom. It is not the best solution but certanly they safe more lifes than the actual vertical "blades"...
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I know in most European countries they are using extra protection, not changing the actual ones, but increasing them to the bottom. It is not the best solution but certanly they safe more lifes than the actual vertical "blades"...
Somehow, I'd rather hit those than these below...Ortega Highway, Elsinore side, there is a massive cliff on the other side, but don't worry...You will be julienned into fine ribbons by the guardrail, and then your pieces will float gently back to earth like leaves.



This style is EVERYWHERE...Best strategy: Don't crash.

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We have the steel ropes in Australia - sort of works like a cheese cutter.


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