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What smells good in your area?
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:33:32 PM »
Being out in the environment and not in a cage, riders are very aware of our senses, especially the sense of SMELL. Here in South Central, if you ride in a certain area, you can smell...

Twizlers (red licorice) A manufacturing plant in west Lancaster puts out the sweet smell. I've smelled it 12 miles away!
Kelloggs Corn Flakes -A manufacturing plant in north west Lancaster puts out the fresh corn flake aroma. Makes me want to stop for milk!

In York County, You can smell Potato Chips at various location and Stauffers chocolate cookies at another location. 

Any good aromas in your region?
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 06:37:59 PM »
Lots of new mown hay in the right time of year. Go south into Arkansas you get the wonderful aroma of poultry farms  :thumb:
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 06:48:41 PM »
Here in the spring, there are many varieties of night blooming wildflowers.  Honeysuckle, jasmine, more I cannot name. Further south we have the beginning of the Piney Woods. Nice natural scents.
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 06:53:44 PM »
There is a tannery across town. I would call the smell" memorable", "not good"  but it comes nowhere near what it was in the '60s. I'm trying to think of a good smell around here with the dairy and hog producers as well as the pet food factory, I'm coming up short  unless you count the mayfly hatch that smells sort of like fish. Nope, not many good smells from here :grin:
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 06:55:20 PM »
 Pizza ?

 Seriously , like Shorty said , all kinds of wonderful smells in Eastern OK , the dogwood tree in bloom are nice .

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 07:30:05 PM »
Just a 1/4 mile outside the City Limits south of Traverse City is the Saralee Baking Company. A jaunt through town with the right breeze and it's Cherry Pie :)
established as Chef Pierre was bought out by SL about twenty-five years ago.

a ride through the tunnel of trees (maples) at the right time of year and it's sweet maple in the air or a ride along Lake Michigan in a spring rain....has it's own smell...in a very good way
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 07:41:37 PM »
low tide,  and the  B&M Baked Beans factory nearby. 

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 07:49:00 PM »
Cilantro and green onions in the fields.
Citrus in bloom.
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 07:52:38 PM »
Patchouli.
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 08:05:35 PM »
There is a tannery across town. I would call the smell" memorable", "not good"  but it comes nowhere near what it was in the '60s. I'm trying to think of a good smell around here with the dairy and hog producers as well as the pet food factory, I'm coming up short  unless you count the mayfly hatch that smells sort of like fish. Nope, not many good smells from here :grin:
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 08:22:32 PM »
Tones spice factory in Ankeny IA, nice aroma.
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 08:24:46 PM »
Where I live now. The Pacific ocean, Girls in cut off shorts wearing Hawaiian Tropic (while Im stopped at the lights), extremely good coffee.
 
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 08:39:27 PM »
I used to live just east of a KRAFT factory in Springfield, Mo. on Thursday the entire neighborhood smelled like the cheese powder that comes in the blue box of mac & cheese. An invigorating scent indeed. :wink: :wink:
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 08:46:59 PM »
Three things come to mind. In the early morning and the right time of year are clover fields and fresh cut alfalfa fields. Third was in the industrial district of Denver going by a huge indoor marijuana growing facility, guessing it to be a facility of 50,000+ ft.  :evil:
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 08:49:23 PM »
Last weekend with Paul Brooking in the Victorian high country.
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 09:04:32 PM »
Last weekend with Paul Brooking in the Victorian high country.
Passed two Yamaha RZ 500's going the other way, damn two strokes..
Love the bastards.. :kiss: :thumb:


Oh yes, nothing like the aroma of Golden Spectro out the rear end of a BULTACO  :azn: :azn: :azn:
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 09:06:50 PM »
Last weekend with Paul Brooking in the Victorian high country.
Passed two Yamaha RZ 500's going the other way, damn two strokes..
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2018, 09:49:26 PM »
These  lil cigars I smoke, Captain Black Sweets, taste good too!!
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2018, 09:56:21 PM »
When I lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas I was a half mile south of the local Campbell Soup Factory.    You could always tell what the soup de jour was.

Around Texas I like the smell of wild onions cut by lawnmowers.   The smell of the ocean as you approach a coast.   A BBQ joint.  And I really like that fetid smell of the bayous—always love crossing over a swamp bridge.

Around Colorado and New Mexico, nothing beats the smell of green chilis being roasted.
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2018, 10:37:09 PM »
 The smell of the windmill farm wafting over Hewins Park .

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2018, 10:43:47 PM »
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2018, 10:44:53 PM »
When I lived in San Diego, I used to enjoy just taking a leisurely ride through some of the ethnic neighborhoods and smelling the food.  Ethiopian, Somali, Mexican, Vietnamese, a good barbecue place, some others.

Now I live in NH, and fall smells nice, winter smells crisp, maple sugar weekend smells amazing.

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2018, 11:18:00 PM »
Freshly mown hay or grass (though not as much this time of year)
Salt air from the nearby water
Smoke from my fireplace as I ride home
Grilling meat as I ride home
First cup of coffee in the morning
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2018, 11:21:29 PM »
I go 20 miles west to Bisbee Arizona for some interesting smells...There are a couple of coffee roasters in downtown old bisbee that put out a wonderful smell. Reminds me of when my Cuban grandmother used to roast coffee beans on the stove in a big cast iron pan, always turning the beans with an old wooden spoon, to roast them evenly.
  The smell of creosote bushes in the sonoran desert after a summer rain is like nothing else.
Bisbee is also known as one of the last "Hippie Havens" in the USA. You can sit on a bench in the park in historic downtown  Bisbee, and smell the dank , and somewhat  pleasant odor of cannabis being smoked, on a regular basis.
Brings me back to the 70's!   :thumb:
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2018, 11:48:59 PM »
The smell of freshly brewed Espresso Coffee  in the morning
Especially after a few beers the night before with Huzo at the Blue Duck Inn on the Alpine Way



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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2018, 01:25:01 AM »
Here in Lancaster County PA I live in an area mostly populated with Amish.  The most diSTINKt oder in the air is that smell of manure from the local farms. I was out for a ride the other day and my nostrils were getting polluted with this horrible aroma. When I returned home and opened the garage door I was greeted with one of my favorite smells. It was the pleasant aroma of my lovely wife baking Christmas cookies.

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2018, 03:44:15 AM »
The smell of dead kangaroos while travelling up to Wangaratta with Huzo and Paul Brooking.
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2018, 04:19:32 AM »
The smell of freshly brewed Espresso Coffee  in the morning
Especially after a few beers the night before with Huzo at the Blue Duck Inn on the Alpine Way



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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2018, 04:22:01 AM »
The smell of dead kangaroos while travelling up to Wangaratta with Huzo and Paul Brooking.
The bad news is Wyno, that I had a vindaloo at the Indian restaurant the night before...
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2018, 04:51:07 AM »
years ago I could smell Castol R 10 miles away from Cadwell park race track.

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