I fell off last night cos of a pothole.
Was heading back from work and was on the last straight home.
Was dark but had some good lights on.
Car pulls out of a side street on left to turn right down same road Im on.
S/he prob should have let me go as I had to slow down.
As car was in my path (it slowed down to double check traffic coming from left), I was unable to see the pothole that the car was on top of.
Car pulled out, and I hit pothole at around 15-20kph.
Hands come off bars, hit the deck with my right knee and bike goes flying.
The car in question did pause, but then wizzed off.
Car behind it and some peds came to my aid, and got my bike onto the sidewalk.
I couldnt stand up for about 10min, but eventually freewheeled home.
Ok. So not the end of the world but im a bit pissed off, especially cos im not going to be able to ride for a good couple of weeks.
Bike is fine - front wheel needs a bit of truing but no bad damage other than grips.
Im alive - Ive had knee problems before so im def out for a couple of weeks (riding wise).
Im back at work today - although had to take tram (walk to tram was painful/took ages) and I work behind a desk, so im fine to work.
It would be unfair for me to blame the driver, as if the pothole was not there, I would have avoided crashing.
So - im not after sympathy, I was after a contact to let them know about pothole.
I walked past pothole this morning and its not a small one. Its around 15in deep, and around 30x30in size.
Seeing as im back at work, I have not visited a doc, no idea who witnessed it, bike is fine, I assume theres no point in me even thinking about compensation, right?