Friday, July 04, 2008

it oughta be a law

gator shedding damage

Small rant on an otherwise great weekend going in LA Quinta. No big rigs should ever be allowed to use retread tires, especially when crossing the desert in 115+ heat. Ever.

Yesterday in the opposing traffic one such truck shed his skin and went flying across the freeway, at me. It went right over the concrete divider and whacked my front bumper. Nothing to but watch it come at me as the outbound traffic I was jammed. Damn.

The noise was loud, scared everyone in the back seat who were watching a movie rather than the road like I had too. if I didn't have more important things to do with a hundred bucks than pay a comprehensive deductible.

If they don't ban them in CA they could at least require a serial number on the tread that would show even on the marks as it skids across your car!

Rant over. Time for brekkie. Then it is an afternoon in the pool doing a rotisserie impression.


Travis (♀) said...

I'm glad you're okay, Fraz! I had a friend in a Z3 who had a similar encounter with an entire big rig tire. Yikes! Have fun roasting today.

Anonymous said...

Scary... glad that you and the family are okay. This could have been a lot worse than getting the bumper fixed. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

frazgo said...

Thanks Travis and Irina. It cooled off today only 101 when we ran out to lunch opposed to the 116 when we arrived.

I love the desert this time of year. The after lunch siesta is over and now it is pool time again.

Watch my flickr set if you want to visit La Quinta vicariously.