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8 minutes ago, Omobono said:

I rode my motorcycle on the TT course as far as Ballacraine  on Friday  the Ralumac  surface is dangerous, and the ridges cauused by the overlap of the edges  tends to make front tyre weave and try to follow the raised overlap , what it will be like at 140MPH is anybodies guess , trying to cut corners  by basically covering the road surface with a slurry  is not the way forward , even the old tar and small granite chippings were a  better  solution than  this  , the roads are a disgrace , and everywhere drains and gullies blocked , I am just waiting for the wall to collapse into the road by the Union Mills pub , the water has been running over the stone wall for over a week and its on the way to Ellerslie depot  so all the highway workers and boss's must see it , 

I can only think that it's an 'underlayer' for a tarmac surface?

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12 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

That Ralumac is odd stuff . I dealt with a fatality at Churchtown in early 2017.the surface had just been put down, and you could literally put your hand under it and lift it like a carpet. God knows what it must be like after a few heavy winters.

There was a temporary speed restriction put on that area following that incident over concerns about the surface, too IIRC?

The surface is still there, in fact time and traffic seem to have smoothed it out a bit, at least where the vehicle wheels pass over it. 

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On 11/6/2021 at 7:04 PM, Omobono said:

I rode my motorcycle on the TT course as far as Ballacraine  on Friday  the Ralumac  surface is dangerous, and the ridges cauused by the overlap of the edges  tends to make front tyre weave and try to follow the raised overlap , what it will be like at 140MPH is anybodies guess , trying to cut corners  by basically covering the road surface with a slurry  is not the way forward , even the old tar and small granite chippings were a  better  solution than  this  , the roads are a disgrace , and everywhere drains and gullies blocked , I am just waiting for the wall to collapse into the road by the Union Mills pub , the water has been running over the stone wall for over a week and its on the way to Ellerslie depot  so all the highway workers and boss's must see it , 

Can't see it if you are not looking!

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39 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

Its not a race track, its a road.

and after 2 years of large sections having little or no attention anyone thinking of certifying it as fit to race on must be mad, i wouldn't want it on my conscience. 

i wonder if the mountain road will take as long as the prom to surface, somehow i think not.

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Lots of the course between Ballacraine  and Ramsey has been surfaced with bagocrap and it’s awful.

Take a run from Kirk Michael towards peel for a couple of miles on the new surface there to remember what a proper road actually feels like.

They can do it, it is just a shame they don’t do it every time and then keep on top of the basic maintenance to give the surface a chance to stay in good condition.

There is a huge amount of work required to get the roads up to standard for the TT to run next year.

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Ralumac has its advantages. It's also relatively cheap, it would appear? Interesting that it's specified for "residential" and "less busy roads"? Like the Mountain Road and Glen Helen?

 

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1 hour ago, Non-Believer said:

Ralumac has its advantages. It's also relatively cheap, it would appear? Interesting that it's specified for "residential" and "less busy roads"? Like the Mountain Road and Glen Helen?

 

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So a bit like fixing a leaking roof with some of that paint on bitumen..........................

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