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Sep 5th 2018, 04:16 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Washington

  16' Tuono Factory, 15' Kawi Concours
542 Mt Baker

So, for those not in the know (such as myself). 542 to Mt Baker has been chip sealed from the snow removal equipment shed to the ski lifts above Heather Meadows. To add to this they are fog sealing as well, which if you have not yet encountered is an oily tar like goo that sticks to pretty much everything. They are applying the stuff quite generously as if there is a lake of it somewhere that they are tapping into. There are areas where it is shut down to one lane and you have to wait for the pilot truck to guide you through the work areas. Above the ski lifts to Artists Point is fine.
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Sep 5th 2018, 09:58 PM   #2
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
Thanks for the heads up. I was planning on going up there in the next week or two. I guess I will wait until next year.
Sep 6th 2018, 07:40 AM   #3
 
  Apr 2017
  Seattle

  DL650A
Gotta love chipseal. I have a big, black tar tattoo on my riding pants from fresh, still-smoking chipseal near John Day.
Sep 6th 2018, 09:09 PM   #4
 
  Oct 2017
  bellingham

Thanks as well. Hoping for a ride to the top before the chance is gone.
Sep 18th 2018, 12:34 PM   #5
 
  Jul 2016
  Fairhaven

  300 XC (too fast), Summit X (too fun), D675 (sold)
The same goo was spread on Chuckanut at both the north and south ends yesterday afternoon, got a lot of tar spray under my fender and a bit on my front header pipe and radiator. :|
Sep 24th 2018, 06:44 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Washington

  16' Tuono Factory, 15' Kawi Concours
Mt. Baker Highway is good all the way to Artists Point. Other than some gravel in the hairpins, it was a clear, dry and beautiful ride up to the top!
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