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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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Dirt Roads

Ok so my cousin which has a 2wd S-10 pos. Had to take a detour because of an accident. Well he tried to go down Day rd in Monroe County. Needless to say he was late for work and I got a call to go get him. Now I can understand the roads being rutted up because of the recent weather. But my god I drove down two tracks up north in better condition then these roads.

If you don't have a reason to travel the back roads then don't.

By the way the other thread about Heiss rd. Well there is about 15 tons of gravel piled at the intersection. Also they have about 300 tons spreaded out down the road. So it looks like Monroe County is repairing that road. I went by it today on my way home from Monroe.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #2
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #3
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Yes backroads suck really bad right now, my buddy lives 3 miles down a dirt road and threre the shittiest i have ever seen.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #4
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Thanks granholm.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 07:49 AM   #5
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If you remember, Day Rd, back in '01 is where 3 high school kids drowned cause there was major flooding and the drove into a creek unknowingly. It can get very bad out there.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 07:50 AM   #6
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dirt roads by me SUCK right now
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Old January 9th, 2008, 07:51 AM   #7
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I did about 60mph down waterford road today. Its kind of funny to think this day in age, that I drive down a dirt road on my way to work.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 07:55 AM   #8
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the dirt roads by my house are awesome right now. there is one that has a clay bed and its nice and gooey. did you and your cousin file for the proper permits?
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Old January 9th, 2008, 08:54 AM   #9
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Whats funny is that all the way up north in Midland county we have like three dirt roads.
All of which are in pristine condition.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 09:06 AM   #10
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The dirt roads by my area are OK right now. I was in Carelton Monday night helping a friend and there was 6 stuck cars on his "street".Some of the people that live there said it's this way every year for the last 20 years!Cool thing was anyone with a 4x4 was helping out "unstickin" all the Sedans. I volunteered to crawl under a Taurus to hook up the snatch strap,mud in the middle of the road was about 6-10" deep! Shit looked like wet concrete.Didn't get much work done on his house cause we were playin in the mud!
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Old January 9th, 2008, 12:37 PM   #11
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If you remember, Day Rd, back in '01 is where 3 high school kids drowned cause there was major flooding and the drove into a creek unknowingly. It can get very bad out there.
I remember that. I am not quite sure where exactly that happened on Day rd either. But my cousin didn't even make it 30 ft from Tuttle Hill.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #12
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i live on a dit road and drive down many every day but i have few rear wheel drives also :chiefwoohaw:
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Old January 9th, 2008, 01:02 PM   #13
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I did about 60mph down waterford road today. Its kind of funny to think this day in age, that I drive down a dirt road on my way to work.
Last year they were paving some roads in Wakefield, the paper said that they were choosing which ones to pave based on traffic and houses/businesses. One road that got paved is pretty new (like less than 5 years old), has 3 houses on it, and is a dead end, not much traffic there (one of the head honcho's at the city lives there). Another road has exactly one house on it, and he happens to work for the city.


My road has 4 houses on it, has been around forever, and has never seen blacktop. They said they'd consider it, assfucks.

So now I'm left with the only unpaved road in town
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Old January 9th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #14
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dirt roads by me SUCK right now
Why does Oakland County have so many dirt roads.


my road sucks right now
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Old January 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM   #15
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When I was a kid, we had to move out of our house (on a public dirt road) for a week one spring because it was impassable. Granted, neither of my parents had a 4 wheel drive, but the road was deep mud and ruts for almost a mile.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #16
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Why does Oakland County have so many dirt roads.


my road sucks right now
whoever is in charge of our roads rode a very short bus to school. i cant tell you how many un-nessecary lights have been installed in the past five years. for example, the one at snell and rochester ussually sucks, and the one the just installed on teinken by the bridge.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #17
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back roads in Monroe county get this way every spring. Last spring was really bad for about a week. people were leaving their cars on the main roads and walking home! They didn't like us 4 wheelers making the ruts bigger!
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Old January 9th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #18
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I used to live on Sherman road just southeast of Milan and it was nasty every spring. Everything south and east of Ann Arbor is nothing but sand and swampland. The problem around my old house was the ground would freeze deep, then thaw from the top down. There were ruts 18-30" deep during the worst spring I lived there. Luckily I had the ZJ on 36's by then and still had to put it in 4wd to get to my house. Not many people made it down the road until the road beds thawed completely and the water could soak down into the ground.
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