Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Burgers and Beer

Fat Tire spilled all over the road. Oh the humanity!

Truck accidents spill burgers on I-15, drench I-84 with beer

Red meat and beer clogged major traffic arteries Tuesday, slowing the morning commute.

Motorists on Interstate 15 were impeded by a piles of hamburgers after a truck spilled a load of the patties, blocking the northbound lanes for four hours.

The driver of a tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of hamburger patties dozed off around 5 a.m., said Utah Highway Patrol trooper Cameron Roden. The truck driver's rig drifted to the left side of the freeway near 2300 North and crashed into a wall and an overhead sign, which ripped open his trailer, spilling hamburger over the north and southbound lanes of the interstate.

Motorists were detoured off I-15 and onto surface streets to bypass the meat.

UHP quickly cleared southbound lanes, but northbound lanes were not reopened until about 9:30 a.m., Roden said. No one was injured in the incident.

A second truck spill east of Morgan caused minor delays.

Before 7:30 a.m., a truck was heading westbound on Interstate 84 about a half-mile east of Morgan. The driver was traveling too fast for the snowy conditions there and lost control, Roden said.

The truck slipped off to the left, hit a guardrail, and flipped over on its side. The impact split the truck open, spilling Fat Tire Beer being shipped from Colorado, Roden said.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, and the truck driver was slightly dazed but uninjured. Troopers blocked the left lane and directed traffic around to the right side.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Just Like Riding a Bike

Hey! I rode my bike today!

I had fun. I got dropped. I still had fun. It was good to get out.

I got a call for OP on Saturday night wanting to know if I wanted to go for a ride. "Sure", I said. I was glad to have someone get me off the couch. I've been pretty sedentary during January, and it was time to get moving.

I took off around 9 AM, planning on meeting OP at his place at at 9:30. After arriving at OP's place, I found out that a Carney, Matt, and Nick would be in attendance. Oops. I hadn't trained for this. Sings, "One of these things is not like the other . . ."

I hung on for a while. It was good while it lasted.