And POW, there went the tire

Friday, March 05, 2010

Riding down I 80 in Wyoming today, 60 mph or so, I blew a steer tire; It was fairly non exciting, more frustrating than anything, as I was past the truckstop by 13 miles and had to wait on the service truck;
Any who dont know, losing a steer tire can be rather dangerous, especially on a semi. I was blessed today as to be on fairly dry road, and lightly loaded and no head or sidewind blowing me at the time.
Otherwise, there have been no stressful events lately. We got a car a month ago, which was stressful enough, but mom is happy so I did good!
Son having some issues with his driving partners, is home driving a dump truck while the powers that be make up their minds.
Still working on the laptop situation..found a place to geta used one, just a matter of the cash available; Girls r all doing well in school. Older one turning 16 in April..I dont know if I'm ready for either of them to be 16.. it's a dad thing.
She will probably be out with me in April after her birthday for her semi -annual ride. Little sis isnt the road warrior, and may not go this year, but I need to get home more nyway, income permitting;
Better run folks..this is Wyoming and its just March and as I came in i was trying to S___ on me(the white flaky stuff).
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  • BOVEY63
    So glad you and your truck made it through the blow out as well as you did. I had a blow out on my van last week, but was still in town and driving below 30 mph. The jack didn't want to work in the 13 below zero temps, the local officer brought one from the city garage and then a mechanic who stopped told me the spare was flat. The officer brought my son to school and me to work. The next day my nephew came by to bring in one or both tires to be fixed. The flat tire was beyond help and the spare wasn't flat after all (don't think I'll recommend the mechanic). My nephew put it on and we were on our way. Luckily the temps went up so the mile walk home and back to work the next day wasn't so bad; and was a good addition to my fitness tracker.
    2757 days ago
    Glad to hear from you, was hoping you were still agoin.
    I used to blow front tires on my straight truck, had to run too much weight there to scale it. Go about 90 miles then kabluey. Went to oversize tires, still didn't help. A little known Italian tire maker, at least in the USA. came out with steel belted tires, I started running them and it took care of the trouble. That was a long time ago. Of course you've guessed the tire company by now, Michelin!
    Hang on tight, you never know when there agonna blow!
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    2757 days ago
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