(All images: Will Shannon)
Bumpy roads, potholes and large cracks can make your relaxing bike ride somewhat more stressful, unsteady and a more than a little uncomfortable.
Swerving around holes can be dangerous and similarly, riding over them can cause it’s fair share of problems too. While the lumps and bumps are usually sorted by councils each year, not all get noticed.
The Street Plotter is a bike attachment that helps advertise the bumpy bits, making it easier (and more pressing) for the authorities to smooth things over so you can pedal in peace.
As you judder over a hole, the vibration causes the Street Plotter to fire a small glob of paint on to the road, marking the spot that needs fixing. As more riders bounce over the spot, splattering the problem area, the more obvious the road defect becomes. Not only will this raise awareness to the council to come and fix the problem, it will also highlight the spot for those that can’t ride over a hole without swerving off into a bush whilst uttering profanities (namely me).
Let’s get plotting.