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Potholes

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:52 pm



With the extremely cold, long winter we experienced, our roads are a mess.

This is a local road (incidentally, the road on which Cyclemax is located - about 5 miles south of where I took this video). It was in rough shape last year, but now it's barely passable. I would not attempt to ride my bike on this road. Potholes are everywhere! I regularly see potholes that are big and deep enough to damage a car...and take out a bike. Watch where you're riding, and be careful...






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Re: Potholes

Postby scratcho » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:02 pm

Our tax dollars at work.

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Re: Potholes

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:48 pm

that's beyond bad....

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:25 pm

we have the same problem here in Tennessee on i40 east and west and i75 north and south. I was on i40 when I had to take my ride to the veterans hospital on the 3rd of this month, and while trying to change lanes, (@70mph) I had to dodge some potholes that were right at the center lane expansion joints. they had to be about 3-4 inches deep. some of them are over 4 feet in length. thank god I was able to see them before I ran into them. that could have been very nasty.

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Re: Potholes

Postby Happytrails » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:14 pm

Be cautious of the gravel and sand as well. The rains have washed much of the salt away here but lots of gravel and sand at nearly every street corner and stop signs.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:15 pm

Happytrails wrote:Be cautious of the gravel and sand as well. The rains have washed much of the salt away here but lots of gravel and sand at nearly every street corner and stop signs.


spent a few winters up in Allentown and northern NJ, I remember what it was like.

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Re: Potholes

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:18 pm

They are pretty hard to see at night.. I hope they fix them up quickly...

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Re: Potholes

Postby redial » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:27 pm

Depending on who owns the road, (ie city, county, State) I would send the video to them, with a note saying: "that as this has been brought to your attention, you will be liable for any damage done to my vehicle as the result of travelling on this road, from this day forth," You should get Cyclemax to also send a letter to the owner of the road, and say they are loosing business because of the state of the road. It may get some action, sooner, rather than having to pay to fix people's cars. This works in our neck of the woods.
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Re: Potholes

Postby crock4 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:49 am

I'll be up there for a few months the middle of June. I hope they get some of the mess fixed by then as I always try to stop by Cyclemax. Shade Tree in Middlefield was another favorite stop. I hated to see them close. I know for you folks that live there potholes are a big issue, but I hope the road crews are busy beavers in the next few months.

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Re: Potholes

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:09 pm

redial wrote:Depending on who owns the road, (ie city, county, State) I would send the video to them, with a note saying: "that as this has been brought to your attention, you will be liable for any damage done to my vehicle as the result of travelling on this road, from this day forth," You should get Cyclemax to also send a letter to the owner of the road, and say they are loosing business because of the state of the road. It may get some action, sooner, rather than having to pay to fix people's cars. This works in our neck of the woods.


The main problem is that this road is a city AND county line. The east half of the road (the one that's REALLY bad) belongs to Strongsville, in Cuyahoga county, the west side of the road (the one that's bad, but not nearly as bad) belongs to Lorain county.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:27 pm

are you saying that one half of that road is one county and the other half is another county divided by the center line of the road?

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Re: Potholes

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:00 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:are you saying that one half of that road is one county and the other half is another county divided by the center line of the road?

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Correct.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:33 pm

huh, that's unusual. question, is there something on the books in your county's road department in where both counties share,(tax dollars) the cost and maintain that road as neighboring counties?

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Postby bstig60 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:53 am

We have our share of Potholes in California. The powers that be are more interested in putting bike paths than they are in fixing the roads. I have been all over the country and CA has the worst roads in the nation and highest fuel taxes.......
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Re: Potholes

Postby jeffers » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:33 am

Hey guys... Get this! The other day I was driving down route 21 between Masontown and Uniontown, PA, and could NOT believe my eyes!!!! There were about 6 PENN DOT workers sweeping off the median at an intersection?????? Why sweep that off?? No one drives on that!!!!! those 6 guys could have been patching the potholes that busted my rear shocks!!!!!! DUMB*SSES :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:08 am

jeffers wrote:Hey guys... Get this! The other day I was driving down route 21 between Masontown and Uniontown, PA, and could NOT believe my eyes!!!! There were about 6 PENN DOT workers sweeping off the median at an intersection?????? Why sweep that off?? No one drives on that!!!!! those 6 guys could have been patching the potholes that busted my rear shocks!!!!!! DUMB*SSES :shock: :shock: :shock:


they don't want anyone crossing the street and falling down and getting hurt at that intersection and suing the city for neglect lol.

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Re: Potholes

Postby jeffers » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:56 am

:lol: Funny part is, this is not an intersection where people cross. It's one of those ones out in the country. Next time I'm through there I will take a picture of it and post it.

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Re: Potholes

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:11 am

that's a shame. its not like they have nothing better to do. maybe they want to pick it all up and reuse it for next season? lol.

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Re: Potholes

Postby jeffers » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:03 pm

They say that recycling is the way to go :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:19 pm

jeffers wrote:They say that recycling is the way to go :lol: :lol: :lol:


yeah, but some things shouldn't be recycled :lol:.

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Re: Potholes

Postby Sidcar » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:12 pm

If you want potholes come to the UK, you need to sound your horn and turn on your lights when driving through some of them.

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Re: Potholes

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:43 pm

Sidcar wrote:If you want potholes come to the UK, you need to sound your horn and turn on your lights when driving through some of them.

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lol, no thanks, ours are bad enough deal with. hey, be glad we're not in the olden days where they used to have cobble stone streets.

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Re: Potholes

Postby ram11397 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:55 pm

Pot holes are so bad here in RI i ride over in CT lol and they are not that great either!!!!

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Re: Potholes

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:39 pm

im sure yours up north are a lot worse than our are down here in the south east.

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Re: Potholes

Postby Kevin Ball » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:00 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:
Sidcar wrote:If you want potholes come to the UK, you need to sound your horn and turn on your lights when driving through some of them.

Sid


lol, no thanks, ours are bad enough deal with. hey, be glad we're not in the olden days where they used to have cobble stone streets.

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We still have cobbles here in Plymouth, a few roads still laid with 18th century ones and our loony council have laid new ones at the west end of the City centre




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