19 Sep Tar Snakes at Cool Springs, Arizona
I never knew these “lines” on the road were called “tar snakes” but I learned, since we were with a group of bikers on The Ride for the Relay. My buddy Gary explained that these lines where the pavement has been mended with asphalt are called “tar snakes” – and they are quite dangerous for motorcycles. Especially in the hot summer months when the temperatures climb and the tar becomes soft. They have to be very careful negotiating this stretch of roadway leading up the east side of Black Mountain from Cool Springs to Sitgreaves Pass on one of the last remaining sections of the old Route 66.