Friday, June 15, 2012

Road Surface

Yup, I've been looking at YouTube clips of bikes on Mulholland Drive again :)

Watching this near-miss compilation, I noticed that almost half of the rear tyre slides happen just after a change in the road surface.  The road goes light-grey to dark-grey to light-grey again, and the tyres don't seem to like that at lean.

Take a look and see what you make of it.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, kind of interesting. Most looked to be on the same corner, though I guess it could also just be that is the point in the bend that people screw up, but the correlation does look enough to warrant more research.

    It makes sense too really - a change in road surface that may involve a little raised section or drop, and a change in grip properties.

    Some of those near-misses were a bit scary too...