Have you ever seen a tire so shredded? This was my adventure this weekend. Saturday afternoon west bound I-80, 75 mph, fast lane. All of a sudden I think the guy in the lane next to me needs a muffler. Then, shit, why is the road so bumpy? Then, what the ? My car is shaking so hard it’s all I can do to get it over to the right lane. There’s been some road work so there is no shoulder and I’m blocking traffic in the right lane. I call 911 and am assured the CHP is on its way. After a few cars slow down at the last minute to avoid hitting me I realize it is not safe in the car. I walk down a ways and start flagging oncoming traffic away from my car as most cars are zooming by at 70-80 mph.
Fortunately two young men in two different trucks stop and help me out. While I’m diverting traffic, they put on the spare, and by the time the CHP finally shows up 15 minutes later, they are just finishing up. With a handshake and a smile they are on their way. Thank you gentlemen. Thank you for your help and for reminding me that we live in a great country where people will go out of their way to help a stranger.