Crap substitute for asphalt. Municipalities like it because it is cheap and requires less maintenance than gravel. Traction is lets say interesting. When fresh it is horribly slippery. After it cures, it can feel like asphalt but if you push hard, the stones roll and it feels like gravel.
I know of several groups that do exactly that...they will hold a safety meeting prior to the ride and have all participants sign a waiver...no safety meeting and no waiver, no riding...personally, I prefer riding alone or with my hubby when he's not working...
You rode on it, you just didn't know it.
Yeah probably now I know the description. I remember a few back roads around Cambellford that looked like smaller evenly spread gravel but it didn't move, even had a yellow line in the centre, it was kinda weird.You rode on it, you just didn't know it.
Cheap township chewed up miles of it around here last fall and turned it into giant mud potholes.
Still miles of chip&seal to the south and west of here and you can really um shall we say make good time on it!
Depends how recently they laid it, it's mostly vehicle traffic that packs it down. Then with age it washboards, potholes and heaves and the township tries to fill the holes with a shovel full of cold patch which is a stupid idea. Eventually there are corners that have more shovels full of cold patch then chips&seal.Chip and seal roads are dangerous? I thought it provided more grip because the "chip" digs into your tire more.
We have a road association and a lake association at our cottage and due to potential litigation issues both have had general liability and directors issuance for years at a cost of about $1,100 per annum for each policy.Feel free to take a page from the cottagers book. I don't know if anything has changed.
There used to be cottagers associations with boards of directors and VIPs etc. They planned events, small regattas Christmas in July parties and spoke up for lake issues, rights etc.
By being part of an official organization a board member could be held liable for injuries at a regatta, a libelous statement in a news letter etc. Insurance was needed and wasn't cheap.
That's always been my experience on it, but hey, to each their own. There's other riders out there who are mortified of anything less than hot asphalt in August, thinking that riding in any other conditions is "taking your life in your hands".Chip and seal roads are dangerous? I thought it provided more grip because the "chip" digs into your tire more.
It would be nice if the lawyer that pushed forward with a frivolous suit could be sued.We have a road association and a lake association at our cottage and due to potential litigation issues both have had general liability and directors issuance for years at a cost of about $1,100 per annum for each policy.
Anybody can sue you for anything and a waiver they might have signed may help you at some point but it does not prevent a lawsuit, nor does it help avoid the cost of defending a frivolous lawsuit. People don't realize that meeting with a lawyer to review the lawsuit, going through discovery and then just 1 day in court to have a bogus lawsuit dismissed can cost you $20,000 - $25,000 and there is no guarantee that the plaintiff will have funds to pay your legal expenses if the judge awards you costs. If you actually have to go through a full trial then legal costs could be $35,000- $45,000 for a 2 - 3 trial.
So yes, absolutely, if you set up a ride and someone wipes out and is injured they may elect to sue you. They'll say you were riding too fast, choose a dangerous road, had no regard for the experience of the riders, you had no training as a leader., were negligent etc ....... whatever they can to make you liable and collect off of you.
Lawyers can be sanctioned, by the court, for bringing frivolous actions. It's rare, but it does happen.It would be nice if the lawyer that pushed forward with a frivolous suit could be sued.
If you got a judgement against the plaintiff I am told the the judgement never goes away. The plaintiff will never own a house, own a decent car, have RRSPs, collect an inheritance or keep all of his pay check. I don't know how hard it is to follow the loser and if it's worth it.