Anatomy of a 6" pothole + pic & competition - oilrag
The car in front dropped a low profile alloy in it and jumped into the air - the sound of castanets followed as the drivers head hit the roof and his teeth went jibber-jabber, while his tongue played Russian roulette with the guillotine...

Well, would you wouldn`t you if you put one of those 2" tyres on 17" wheels in?

www.forumpics.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/pothole.jpg
(Link - to my own site - valid for one week)

Have you seen better - or rather worse? - perhaps one that actually rips the front wheel and drive shaft out - flinging it across the carriageway.

Actually, this pothole was seen on the way out on as B road at 9.00AM. Turned round and parked to take a photo, exactly as a Council official pulled up and sprayed the paint around it. I stood there with the phone waiting for him to finish and said `Good morning` as I took the photo.
Returning just over an hour later the pothole had not only been filled with tarmac (in a large square) - it wasn`t even steaming.

I wonder why so quickly ;-)



Edited by rtj70 on 09/02/2009 at 13:14

Anatomy of a 6" pothole + pic & competition - William Stevenson
Call that a pothole? Wouldn't even raise an eyebrow around Preston, where many such terrors await on dark nights when rain and car headlights conspire to wreck cycle wheels.
Anatomy of a 6" pothole + pic & competition - billy25
Er...whats the competition element?
Anatomy of a 6" pothole + pic & competition - Altea Ego
I win
www.cybersalt.org/cleanlaugh/images/02/busdive.htm

And it took longer than an hour to fill this one up.

Anatomy of a 6 - JH
Well Preston is only 10 miles from Blackburn and it's well known that there are 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire. Although it is said that they were rather small. :-)
JH

Edited by JH on 09/02/2009 at 14:35

Anatomy of a 6 - pmh2
www.panoramio.com/photo/2531642

not one to come across in the dark!


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Anatomy of a 6 - pmh2
AE - you have to concede on this one!

www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=41...4



Altho I have stuck to man made holes - things like the Rift Valley, or Colorado Canyon might qualify if you approach 'side on'?????


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Edited by pmh2 on 09/02/2009 at 16:53

Anatomy of a 6 - deepwith
AE, if we are talking 'bus in pothole' I think this beats yours - no photoshop involved here! ;-)

tinyurl.com/bgkdf9
Anatomy of a 6 - pmh2
Now keeping to things automobile -

The Lunar Buggy may have a problem with the largest crater on the moon, it is on the side we cannot see, and is named the South Pole - Aitken Basin. It is 2240km in width, and 13 kms deep. This is also the largest known crater in our solar system.




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Anatomy of a 6 - Altea Ego
AE if we are talking 'bus in pothole' I think this beats yours - no
photoshop involved here! ;-)
tinyurl.com/bgkdf9


Not fair. The trolley bus was blown into the hole by a german 1000kg bomb.
Anatomy of a 6 - Mr X
Not one of the Beatles better lyrics. You do know that it was referring to the Moors murders and later drew complaints for it's tastelessness ?
Anatomy of a 6 - oilrag
"Er...whats the competition element?"

A `mines bigger than yours` theme, as above but taken in the current `snow event` using YOUR OWN cameras - or phones.... too late now, I should have been more precise...

;-)

Anatomy of a 6 - JH
News to me Mr X. Apologies if it offended anyone given that info.

JH
Anatomy of a 6 - Mookfish
Not one of the Beatles better lyrics. You do know that it was referring to
the Moors murders and later drew complaints for it's tastelessness ?


Think you have been misled on that one

tinyurl.com/daccqb

It is from a daily mail article about there being 4000 pot holes in the roads of Blackburn.
Anatomy of a 6 - Hamsafar
This hole broke my spring and exceeded the design limitations of my car and I won £1200+ for suspension replacement from the Council in court for failure to maintain the fabric of the carriageway, although not shown, the whole road is crazed and cracked, and this previous patch repair has failed with material and water ejected onto the footpath...
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farm4.static.flickr.com/3310/3269256410_9b898e4f8a...g
farm4.static.flickr.com/3413/3268431481_5055acb039...g
Anatomy of a 6 - doctorchris
We need to invite the Romans back to build and repair our roads.
They're called Italians now, however.
Oops, this opens a whole new can of worms along the lines of "British jobs for British workers".
Anatomy of a 6 - gordonbennet
Came round the M25 today A12/127 section and near A1 junction there are some pot holes that could easily smash a car wheel in the inside lane mainly along the tracks where the truck n/s wheels run.

One hole which i obviously didn't alight to measure must have been a very vicious 6/8" deep at the lowset point and probably 12" wide by 24" long, truly the worst i've seen untreated on a motorway.

I managed to avoid most of them, but any souls scurrying about tonight in the dark and wet could easily come a cropper.
 

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