Life on the road has it’s challenges. Heavy traffic, crazy drivers, bad weather, wildlife, debris in the road and many other hazards to watch out for. You really have to pay attention when your driving something that weighs over 20 times as much as the average car. No matter how hard I try, I can’t avoid everything, and sometimes my tires take a hit.
Have you ever fired a gun at a range? Remember how it sounded with ear protection on? That’s the same sound you hear when a tire explodes. Truck tires are extremely strong, but when they let go it’s quite an event! Yesterday I heard that sound, looked in my mirrors and saw chunks of rubber flying, cars swerving to avoid them, and dirty looks as they passed. As if I did it on purpose! Here’s the aftermath!
Not much left! All in all, pretty minor problem. An hour later, back on the road! Just in time for this picture.