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. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Midlands
    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.
     
  4. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

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

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  5. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    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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  6. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

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

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    I see he is wearing his helmet. But where is his miner's lamp?
     
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  8. Low Gear Guy

    Low Gear Guy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    I think your career has got into a bit of a rut.
     
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  9. dodgy

    dodgy Guru

    Location:
    Wirral
    The twitter thread has been entertaining, thing it really lit up when Chris Boardman retweeted it.
     
  10. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Midlands
    Looks like it has gone now?
     
  11. dodgy

    dodgy Guru

    Location:
    Wirral
    HAHA, indeed it has, they've been getting a right kicking over it.
     
  12. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    They've gone off to have a go at Badly Swiggings on his Twitter feed, make themselves feel a bit better.
     
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    snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Indeed, the people at Cheshire West provided great hilarity by failing to comply with the well proven advice to stop digging when you find yourself in a hole:biggrin:.
     
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