two 30" diameter potholes in the middle of the intersection at Chambers and Greenwich. I got out of the first one and went right into the second and over the handlebars. Bent the $hit out of my top tube and down tube - I am pretty sure my front wheel is toast as well - mavic cxp32 rim with a phil wood hub. Crap. I was following about 8' behind the car ahead of me and didn't see the potholes until the last minute.
I didn't get badly hurt just some minor scrapes. It turns out that the city protects itself against claims by having passed a law which states, in part that they are not responsible for damage or injury from potholes unless they have been notified in writing that the pothole exists and have been given a reasonable amount of time to fix it. I talked to a crossing guard who saw me wipe out then went to buy a disposable camera to take pics of the intersection, when I got back with the camera a truck and crew pulled into the intersection and started filling the potholes that I had crashed in only 15 minutes earlier. The foreman started making fun of me saying I would be an old man before the city paid anything and was laughing at me for taking the pictures...so I took his picture. Take that, Jack.
You can see the "before" pictures by clicking the link to FGG #1674 in my signature. I had only ridden this bike about 5 times. Occupational hazard - stupid year of the rooster.