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Old 04-21-2014, 08:10 AM   #16
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Hell, I'd go just to se what's up.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:49 AM   #17
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:05 AM   #18
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those signs are like a Siren song. I can't resist them, no matter how much I try. I often end up turning around, but I still went.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:50 AM   #19
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Road closed, no outlet, not a through road, bridge out, no winter maintenance beyond this point etc just make me think "oh yeah, we'll see about that!" I've had to turn around at times but also found a way through at times also. If my map and/or GPS say it's a through road I'm probably going to go see.
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:06 PM   #20
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My reply on p.1 is about public roads. I enjoy closed roads.

Mud season is the exception. I stay off any road marked "closed for mud season" or even any dirt road with a temporary "road closed" sign during this time of year. The residents/users/owners may well be using the road occasionally but as little as possible until it firms up.

As the owner of a dirt road I see how much damage a careless or rowdy driver can cause. I don't want to be that person.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:11 PM   #21
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My reply on p.1 is about public roads. I enjoy closed roads.

Mud season is the exception. I stay off any road marked "closed for mud season" or even any dirt road with a temporary "road closed" sign during this time of year. The residents/users/owners may well be using the road occasionally but as little as possible until it firms up.

As the owner of a dirt road I see how much damage a careless or rowdy driver can cause. I don't want to be that person.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:27 PM   #22
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Sign says road closed, means adventure ahead!
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:00 PM   #23
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:16 AM   #24
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Applies more to street riding/driving, but a lot of insurance companies won't cover you if something happens while travelling on a road that has been temporarily closed by authorities. This was implemented mainly due to people disregarding weather induced closures.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:23 AM   #25
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Do you see a "Road Closed" as a stop/re-route signal or a "pause then go suggestion"?

Unless I am running late and in a "cut my losses" mode I can't help but react with a "maybe for most people, but I am more likely than not going to be able to find a way through" reaction. I'd guess my success rate is at least 50%, either just weaving around obstructions (potholes, half jack hammered road, or maybe a shallow creek bridge out/under construction (happens a fair amount in MO).

Sometimes it's truly impassable so I turn around.

I know it's shallow but I feel badass when I do make it through!

I do not go when I see workers active on site.

Do you go or turn when you see the sign?

In the east here, often if the roads are state highways the detours will keep you on state highways. Knowing that I usually go past the sign up to where the work is done, then back track to the first county road to left or right and work my way around it - kinda fun, especially with a dual sport being able to do any kind of road surface. There are enough little back roads you usually get around fairly easily and quickly.

Most anything that is cut up here is often bad enough it would take a good trials rider to go from side to side.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:07 PM   #26
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In the east here, often if the roads are state highways the detours will keep you on state highways. Knowing that I usually go past the sign up to where the work is done, then back track to the first county road to left or right and work my way around it - kinda fun, especially with a dual sport being able to do any kind of road surface. There are enough little back roads you usually get around fairly easily and quickly.

Most anything that is cut up here is often bad enough it would take a good trials rider to go from side to side.
Ohio's known for rebuilding bridges during the summer, but the detours are well marked and usually only a few miles longer.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:10 PM   #27
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Road was totally open with a brand new freshly paved patch near the top of the pass.



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Old 04-22-2014, 01:34 PM   #28
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Signs and What They Mean

Road Closed - a challenge not to be passed up
Pavement Ends - speed up
No Outlet - you've found a new riding area
Bridge Out - a chance to cool off
Improved Road - they've taken out the fun
Drivable Trail - they've put the fun back in
Forest Road Travel At Your Own Risk - the fun really begins
No Winter Maintenance - probably no summer maintenance either
Winding Road Next 12 Miles - Yee Haw!
You Should Have Seen It Before They Made The New Sign PC
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:58 PM   #29
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I once went around one of these signs on a forest road. Ran into some pretty pissed off sheriff deputies that were either investigating something or looking for someone. They didn't find my presence funny at all. After a short lecture I was told to fuck off. :p

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Old 04-22-2014, 04:52 PM   #30
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So, bomber. How much did that closed road cost you in fines?
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