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Measuring the depth of potholes.

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by snorri, 8 Mar 2018.

  1. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

  2. I got a job after university measuring the depth of potholes. It wasn’t a career I had planned on, I just kind of fell into it.
  3. Rocky

    Rocky A Scotsman abroad

    Here's a picture of @Markymark on the job (so to speak)

  4. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    I tend to use my axle to measure the holes around here - if the axle is lower than the surrounding tarmac it is a big one. Since the recent bad weather my bunny-hop technique has been tested.
  5. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Über Member

    East Devon
    Everyone knows how high a tin (of tomatoes) is.

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  6. Drago

    Drago Guru

    The chap pictured is doing it wrong. By using a short level, he is measuring a smaller pot hole using a datum point from within a large pothole. This will give a lower figure that if he had taken that datum from the level of the road surface itself.

    50mm, near as dammit 2", seems a helluva deep level to still not require corrective works, particularly as over the eyars people have sued successfully for damage or injury from irregularities as small as 1/2".
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  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    That's what the feedback comments say, but the council aren't listening.
  8. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Bang on!

    Was it meant to be a full-time job or were you just filling in?
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  9. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    I see he is wearing his helmet. But where is his miner's lamp?
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  10. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    And your career has never matched those early heights.
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  11. Low Gear Guy

    Low Gear Guy Active Member

    I think your career has got into a bit of a rut.
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  12. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    The twitter thread has been entertaining, thing it really lit up when Chris Boardman retweeted it.
  13. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Looks like it has gone now?
  14. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    HAHA, indeed it has, they've been getting a right kicking over it.
  15. Smeggers II

    Smeggers II Legendary Member

    I dont know how deep but I do know how much .... £140.00*

    *New tyre the other day :sad: