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Old 07-23-2008, 01:41 PM  
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Default My driveway sucks!

So, I have a really bad driveway. It's semi gravel, mostly dirt, ruts and even exposed bedrock in some places. When I bought this house it was already in very poor condition, but I wasn't overly concerned because I drive a 4x4 truck. Well, now I've been bitten by the motorcycle bug, and even with almost no riding experience I know there is no way a street bike can handle this drive without destroying the bike or myself. It's a long and mostly uphill drive, and paving is not currently an option (I don't have an extra $20k sitting around)...

So any ideas or pointers on how I might be able to get my driveway back to a decent enough condition that I could get a bike up and down it safely? I've already rented a bobcat twice and re-graveled it, but it drains so poorly most of my efforts have been in vain.


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Old 07-23-2008, 06:34 PM  
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sounds like you need some one who does dirt work professionally to come take a look at the problem and help you assess how to get the drainage done properly. Another idea would be to rent a road grader and use it to cut and move dirt as necessary. a picture or two may help us give you better advice.

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Old 07-24-2008, 05:23 AM  
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trade in that bike for a beemer gs :-)
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:01 AM  
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Recently I helped a friend who had a similar situation.

We borrowed an old BobCat Skid Steer, graded the driveway and added several truck loads of gravel. It looks pretty good now and is a whole lot more drivable. As hondadrv24 stated considering drainage is very important.

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Old 08-04-2008, 01:36 AM  
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pics would help

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