Pot hole city - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-10-2004, 07:48 PM   #1
Blue Crack Distributor
 
tiny dancer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: small town Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 87,189
Local Time: 12:03 PM
Pot hole city

With the weather being really nasty this year from snow and ice there are pot holes glore around where I live. There is this really big one about foot long and 15 inches deep. They can't be fixed until the temperatures hit above the freezing mark. I'm trying to be careful driving for they can do a real number to your car. Anybody else here that are hit with pot holes?
__________________

__________________
Into the heart of a child...
tiny dancer is offline  
Old 02-10-2004, 08:04 PM   #2
New Yorker
 
DiGi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: the mountains of southwest VA
Posts: 2,818
Local Time: 08:03 AM
in the DC area as well. All over the place. I swear I hit one the other day and I really thought that both the tires on the drivers side of my car were going to fall off and that my axles were going to be split in half.
__________________

__________________
DiGi is offline  
Old 02-10-2004, 09:22 PM   #3
I Serve Larry's Stick
 
~LadyLemon~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Akron
Posts: 7,392
Local Time: 08:03 AM

The roads in my town are completly wrecked as well.
__________________
~LadyLemon~ is offline  
Old 02-10-2004, 09:25 PM   #4
Blue Crack Distributor
 
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 07:03 AM
Michigan - Pot Hole Hell.
__________________
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 02-11-2004, 12:11 AM   #5
Blue Crack Supplier
 
dazzledbylight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: in the sound dancing - w Bono & Edge :D
Posts: 33,000
Local Time: 07:03 AM
NYC reporting-- on the way to the netcafe I avoided walking into 4 of them around 1 1/2 - 2+ feet in diameter, anywhere from ? 6 inches minimum to 10 + ins.

And sympathies to all our drivers zigzaging a bit when possible. otherwise- the jolts!

drive careful and I hope you *can avoid* repairshop bills! And ER bills for the walkers among us! *needs a 'fingers-crossed' emoticon*
__________________
dazzledbylight is offline  
Old 02-11-2004, 12:54 AM   #6
Blue Crack Addict
 
Liesje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: In the dog house
Posts: 19,557
Local Time: 07:03 AM
Re: Pot hole city

Quote:
Originally posted by tiny dancer
With the weather being really nasty this year from snow and ice there are pot holes glore around where I live. There is this really big one about foot long and 15 inches deep. They can't be fixed until the temperatures hit above the freezing mark. I'm trying to be careful driving for they can do a real number to your car. Anybody else here that are hit with pot holes?
Haha, those pot holes have nothing over Grand Rapids! Michigan uses the cheapest material to pave roads and highways and we pay for it, sometimes with our lives. Last winter, the radio station had a pot hole contest and the winner found one that went all the way through one of the bridges downtown! (I don't wanna know how he saw it in the first place...). In michigan we have two seasons: winter and road construction.
__________________
Liesje is offline  
Old 02-11-2004, 01:01 AM   #7
New Yorker
 
Ultraviolet Light's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 2,792
Local Time: 08:03 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by LarryMullen's_POPAngel
Michigan - Pot Hole Hell.


Our potholes eat SUVs for lunch and compact cars for dessert.

It's sad when you know you've entered another state because the road gets smoother.
__________________
Ultraviolet Light is offline  
Old 02-11-2004, 01:03 AM   #8
Blue Crack Addict
 
Liesje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: In the dog house
Posts: 19,557
Local Time: 07:03 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Ultraviolet Light

It's sad when you know you've entered another state because the road gets smoother.
and the speed limit goes down like 10MPH
__________________
Liesje is offline  
Old 02-11-2004, 08:36 AM   #9
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 17,927
Local Time: 07:03 AM
Yes, my neighborhood is especially bad. Potholes almost never get fixed because they're so far down everyone's priority list for funding. There was a story a few years ago about a neighborhood that had almost 100 on one street alone. The city wouldn't do anything, so they got a can of spray paint and numbered each one. Not only were they not fixed, the city charged those who did it with vandalism!
__________________
U2Kitten is offline  
Old 02-11-2004, 09:43 AM   #10
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 56,327
Local Time: 07:03 AM
ahhh life in a temperate zone... also known as the pot hole belt.

the casualty list for this winter on my vehicle would be one blow out thanks to a pot hole and one "frozen" break rotor, which i've never heard of before but apparently the damn thing froze and snapped

total winter costs... $150 for the tire, $425 for the breaks... $575 out the preverbial window.

oh how i can't wait for fking spring


and back to pot hole's... i do believe there's one right around the corner on jericho turnpike that's so big i sware you could find dinosaur bones at the bottom of the thing.
__________________
Headache in a Suitcase is online now  
Old 02-11-2004, 11:37 AM   #11
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Mr. BAW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Life's too short to drink cheap wine!
Posts: 12,336
Local Time: 05:03 AM
Pot Hole City ?????

doesn't rain or snow here but Los Angeles takes the award!!!

I wind up getting a front-end alignment once every 6 to 8 months due to those roads!
__________________

__________________
Mr. BAW is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com