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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2021, 05:26:13 pm »
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Yep... but on tar it is even worse. :thumleft:

Americans refer to that as black ice. It's really dangerous!
 
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2021, 05:39:05 pm »
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Yep... but on tar it is even worse. :thumleft:

Americans refer to that as black ice. It's really dangerous!

In Europe, Black Ice is different, its like an invisible layer on the tar, you literally cannot see it or stand on it, its lethal.  :biggrin:
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2021, 08:03:11 pm »
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Yep... but on tar it is even worse. :thumleft:

Americans refer to that as black ice. It's really dangerous!

In Europe, Black Ice is different, its like an invisible layer on the tar, you literally cannot see it or stand on it, its lethal.  :biggrin:

And they throw salt on it. Poor Nissans.
 

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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2021, 09:12:33 am »
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Yep... but on tar it is even worse. :thumleft:

Americans refer to that as black ice. It's really dangerous!

In Europe, Black Ice is different, its like an invisible layer on the tar, you literally cannot see it or stand on it, its lethal.  :biggrin:



I can confirm that!  :eek7: :( :snorting:
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2021, 11:42:32 am »
And the Fins don't understand what all the fuss about driving on ice is about.
Alcohol is essentially nature’s Leatt Brace – with it, you might not be able to move worth sh*t, but you can take a slam or two and be no worse for the wear.
 
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2021, 12:17:38 pm »
And the Fins don't understand what all the fuss about driving on ice is about.
The Fins also teach rally style driving at driving school, I would venture to say they all know how to drive properly on ice. :biggrin:
 

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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2021, 01:05:58 pm »
And the Fins don't understand what all the fuss about driving on ice is about.
The Fins also teach rally style driving at driving school, I would venture to say they all know how to drive properly on ice. :biggrin:

With proper tyres.  :sip:
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2021, 01:46:01 pm »
And the Fins don't understand what all the fuss about driving on ice is about.
The Fins also teach rally style driving at driving school, I would venture to say they all know how to drive properly on ice. :biggrin:

With proper tyres.  :sip:
What happens to the 'Proper Tyres" in the "in between" seasons? Ice on some sections, and no ice on others?

Must make a mess of the studded versions 'n non-iced tar sections.  :patch:
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2021, 02:08:45 pm »
And the Fins don't understand what all the fuss about driving on ice is about.
The Fins also teach rally style driving at driving school, I would venture to say they all know how to drive properly on ice. :biggrin:

With proper tyres.  :sip:
What happens to the 'Proper Tyres" in the "in between" seasons? Ice on some sections, and no ice on others?

Must make a mess of the studded versions 'n non-iced tar sections.  :patch:

They are not studded, just a different compound, over there (say Austria) you have a set of steel rims with winter tyres on, your tyre place stores them for you for half the year on an agreed date you go in and the put your alloy wheels on and store the winters until next year.

Winter tyres are not a legal requirement, but your insurance isn't valid without winter tyres, insurance is a legal requirement. Got Ya.  :biggrin:
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2021, 09:43:21 pm »
They have winter tyres and summer tyres.
In the far North where I work you swap between them at the change of seasons. Winter tyres are soft and studded (you also get non studded ones, but not advisable there), but they wear extremely quickly and the studs wear grooves in the tar in summer. we also use chains once off the main roads.

There is no difference in the speed limits, or the speeds that they travel between summer and winter, and the roads can be up to 50cm deep in compacted snow and ice.


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