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Old 05-14-2007, 07:50 AM   #1
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18 wheeler blow out

I was riding down to the west side of Houston on 45 and a 18 wheeler had a blow out 2 cars in front of me did not see it just heard it then had to drive around all the rubber it was all over the road. wow the joys of Houston riding. I just hope iam never next to one when it blows that would suck
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:55 AM   #2
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It's that time of year, so your going to see more and more of that stuff.
I had one do the same thing right in front of me last year going to New Braunfels, 80 MPH on I-10, lot's of traffic
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glad your okay,
stay away from them big rigs.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:05 AM   #4
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That would be devastating
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Yea I try and stay away from 18 wheelers for that reason alone.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:10 AM   #6
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:10 AM   #7
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glad your okay,
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Right, stay away from the big rigs and always try to keep a buffer zone with several options for evasive manuvers open at all times.

sorry dont mean to preach- Glad your ok.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:13 AM   #9
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it sounded like a gun are a car back firing thank for MSF course
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Once on 290, I was next to an 18-wheeler in my truck when his rear tire busted. Thank goodness it was his inside one (dually) and it took a few yards for everything to actually start flying out on the side, enough time for me to get ahead. The sound was numbing though.

Another time, again on 290 in my truck, I smelled burnt rubber and didn't know where it came from. Saw an 18-wheeler in front of me and thought 'no way' and just stayed back. Sure enough, a bit of smoke and next thing, saw stuff flying all over the road.

I am glad it hasn't happened on the bike yet *knock on wood* because it was nasty both times and I am glad you are okay.
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I saw one myself yesterday. It was on an orange 18 wheeler and the inside trailer tire blew out on 45 also. Looked pretty hairy!
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Pre Summer Heat + Weak/Bold Tires = ??

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I saw one myself yesterday. It was on an orange 18 wheeler and the inside trailer tire blew out on 45 also. Looked pretty hairy!
must have been a Schnieder truck. Just a reminder to you all, these tires hold 100-140 psi and are equivalent to a 1/2 stick of dynamite blowing up. They have killed a few drivers just from blowing up while they air them.
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Pulling my travel trailer going to lake conroe this past easter, I-45 north around woodlands and about 65mph feel this vibration, look in the mirror and see one of my trailers driver side tire blow out. Glad no bike were behind me then.
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