Punctured and punctured

As of yesterday I intended to get up early this morning to watch the Tour de France, like I’ve been doing for more than a week, then pedal the Ogre up Old Redwood Highway to snap some photos of old farm equipment and vehicles just north of the intersection with Fulton Road.

I already had that in mind when I heard the big local news yesterday afternoon. Explosion at the Kaiser Permanente medical facility on Old Redwood Highway. I’ve only been to that facility about a million times in the last eight months while dealing with my bum arm. Anyway, a big tanker truck delivering liquid oxygen hit a wall and caused an explosion, injuring the driver. First responders feared the tanker had been punctured. That threatened to blow the entire tanker sky high, along with the big medical building and everybody in it.

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6 response to "Punctured and punctured"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 21, 2018

    Sounds like disaster was narrowly averted with the tanker! Apparently the driver suffered serious injury.
    Looking at videos of how old farm machinery operated, that stuff was downright dangerous!!
    Interesting photos, be neat to visit the guy when he is open and find out more about the equipment.
    The I&I antique tractor and gas engine club in Penfield IL puts on quite a show once a year, your brothers in law have probably heard of it, if not been there.
    Punctures are never a good thing, especially out of the road, Ive picked up numerous nails, screws and other assorted tire piercing objects — lots easier to spot on a bicycle — and maybe saved someone some grief — possibly me!

  2. By: Scooter Posted: July 21, 2018

    Quite the story, Bill. I hadn’t heard about this since I’m not really following any local news. Life’s much more peaceful up here in Canada right now.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: July 21, 2018

    As a wine expert, I’m a little surprised you didn’t consult me about a fine wine to pair with peanut butter and honey sandwiches. I’d go with something white and dry–I’m thinking Pinot Grigio. Swish this lovely varietel around in your mouth to rid your teeth of the peanut butter/honey/bread residue clinging to your teeth. Think of the pinot grigio as a mouthwash.

    Greg

    • By: Bikerdockeith Posted: July 22, 2018

      Most Pinot Grigio IS mouthwash.
      Cheers,
      Keith

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: July 22, 2018

    Congrats on hitting that staple/metal thing at exactly just the right angle and speed to get it embedded like that. You are a physics marvel 🙂

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