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Time for another bumper crop of potholes, and instead of thinking there is one with my name on it, I've decided to name them first. Here's my categories for potholes:

Asphalt Acne: rough, rumbly surface, not too deep, just damn annoying
rip in the space-time continuum (long broken seam)

The Post-Hole: about 10 inches a round, but about 10 feet deep.

Crater Lake: a puddle with a nasty surprise, it may begin with Acne but degrade into Post-Holes or worse.

Humpback Whales: Those odd lumps at bus stops, the wheels create a big swale of pavement.

Broke Bike Mountain: Anytime Streets and San fills a pothole to create a mound.

The Rip in the Space-Time Continuum: long narrow trenches along the seams in the road.

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Very nice. I especially hate the Crater Lake ones.

I just had to replace a tire after my sidewall started breaking down from all the pot holes. Yuck.
I plowed right into a crater lake the other night. Imagine my suprise! (and soreness)

When ever I see an area strewn with potholes I refer to it as "Rommel's mine fireld" or simply a "minefield" but I like your classifications better.
I call most of them "shit, shit, shit, damn, crap, ass, damn"
Jon said:
I call most of them "shit, shit, shit, damn, crap, ass, damn"

Ha ha! Excellent.

I hate the cheese-graters -- the rough concrete patches left behind after someone cuts up the street to get access to the water main or other utility.

Also, heads up for a "bottomless pit" on Halsted, heading northbound and approaching the REI.
Hilarious list Anne.

Two of note are: Broke Bike Mountain on Chicago Ave northbound
and
a Humpback Whale at Church and Maple.

Both in Evanston
Longwood Drive south of 103rd has some nasty ones - Crater Lakes on moist days, with lots of acne and a few cheese graters further north.
I've been hitting some acne and post holes on Montrose as well as Addison, Lincolns been a bit better, but I still am not a huge fan.
Heads up on the massive pothole corner of Milwaukee and Augusta, be careful turning onto the bridge in traffic, its easy to not see coming around that bend.

I am going to call 311 today about this one.
I was excited to see that the city had patched the cluster of Crater Lakes in the eastbound lanes of Chicago Avenue leading up to the bridge. Those were nasty. How is the eastbound lane of Grand leading up to that bridge? I hit that in the dark one morning a few weeks ago when it was raining and was amazed I didn't trash a rim. The explosion of profanity was quite impressive, too.

There's a huge pothole on Milwaukee just north of Division, in the righthand northbound lane. It is sort of a combination Humpback Whale/Crater Lake--the hump disguises the abyss that's just beyond it. I think I saw a Mini Cooper trapped down in there on my way home from work yesterday.
another new name: "Mini Cooper Trap"!!!

Natalie said:
I was excited to see that the city had patched the cluster of Crater Lakes in the eastbound lanes of Chicago Avenue leading up to the bridge. Those were nasty. How is the eastbound lane of Grand leading up to that bridge? I hit that in the dark one morning a few weeks ago when it was raining and was amazed I didn't trash a rim. The explosion of profanity was quite impressive, too.

There's a huge pothole on Milwaukee just north of Division, in the righthand northbound lane. It is sort of a combination Humpback Whale/Crater Lake--the hump disguises the abyss that's just beyond it. I think I saw a Mini Cooper trapped down in there on my way home from work yesterday.
But what's the definition?

Anne said:
another new name: "Mini Cooper Trap"!!!

Natalie said:
I was excited to see that the city had patched the cluster of Crater Lakes in the eastbound lanes of Chicago Avenue leading up to the bridge. Those were nasty. How is the eastbound lane of Grand leading up to that bridge? I hit that in the dark one morning a few weeks ago when it was raining and was amazed I didn't trash a rim. The explosion of profanity was quite impressive, too.

There's a huge pothole on Milwaukee just north of Division, in the righthand northbound lane. It is sort of a combination Humpback Whale/Crater Lake--the hump disguises the abyss that's just beyond it. I think I saw a Mini Cooper trapped down in there on my way home from work yesterday.
There is a huge, very deep hole on Humbolt ave. right by the bridge near the field house, east side of the road. Some thoughtfull city workers put an oarnge cone in it. However, only the top four or five inches of the cone are sticking up out of this very deep hole.

there is another very deep hole at Division and Halsted. I think I saw a mole-man down in it.

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