• 11 Jul 2008 /  Motorcycling No Comments

    This is the first in a series of short posts about why I ride. Just the little things that make it enjoyable and worthwhile.

    One of the things I’ve noticed is that smells are immediate and powerful. When you’re in a car, you might pass a guy grilling steaks and 30 seconds later a little bit of the aroma sneaks through the vents. On the bike, it all happens much faster. I’ll smell the freshly cut grass from the person mowing before I pass them. I’ll get a hint of those burgers on the grill with enough warning to slow down and pull in the driveway and pretend that I know them.

    Of course, this is a double edged sword, I’ll also smell that skunk and the garbage truck in front of me, but you take the good with the bad.

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    Posted by Mike @ 9:40 am

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