Author Topic: Toot Hill pothole in Essex  (Read 1215 times)

Toot Hill pothole in Essex
« on: 04 June, 2021, 09:41:18 am »
Just a word of warning for the many London & Essex riders who do loops including Toot Hill.  I very nearly came a cropper yesterday on the descent of Banks Lane a couple of hundred yards short of the junction with Mount Road. 

There is a large pothole in the "racing line" almost totally disguised by a tree shadow.  I hit at 35mph and blew both tubes instantly and was lucky not to come off.  The impact was so violent it threw the gear indexing out of whack and I couldn't seem to correct so had to limp home with clashing & grinding all the way.  Today I'll inspect for frame/fork/rim damage. 

Could have been really nasty.  I'm normally a cautious descender for exactly this reason but this one got me without warning.



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Re: Toot Hill pothole in Essex
« Reply #1 on: 04 June, 2021, 12:46:54 pm »
Thanks for the heads up, and glad you survived unscathed. Hopefully its just the gear indexing issue on the bike.

I do like that road, especially ridden in the other direction towards Toot Hill. My favourite though is Berwick Lane. Can't beat a singletrack lane.

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quixoticgeek

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Re: Toot Hill pothole in Essex
« Reply #2 on: 05 June, 2021, 10:04:58 am »

report this with something like fixmystreet.com

J
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Re: Toot Hill pothole in Essex
« Reply #3 on: 05 June, 2021, 10:09:35 am »

report this with something like fixmystreet.com

J

Yep - did that straight away.
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