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Offline Perazzimx14

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2018, 04:57:45 AM »
The company I work for does a lot of work with local food and beverage manufacturers in and around cental PA. Some plants smell good others not so good and other not at all.

It always neat to get into the plants ang see the machinery and process (bulk raw to final package) that make the goods. Its like "How its made" on a very intimate level.


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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2018, 06:51:15 AM »
If the timing is right, the King's Hawaiian factory just up the road has a wonderful aroma. I make it a point to ride by there regularly. Sometimes it just smells like north Georgia, other times it's bliss.


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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2018, 07:23:53 AM »
In the fall when the local wineries are harvesting and pressing grapes... the whole area smells like grape juice. It's a pleasant, but short phenomenon, it's here and gone in just a couple days.

While I've never experienced it on a motorcycle, for the obvious reason, in late February, early March when they're boiling maple syrup... that smell just lingers in the air. Dang it, now I want pancakes!
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2018, 07:44:23 AM »
The smell of cheap perfume the hookers wear at the local rest area and truck stop.

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2018, 07:45:35 AM »
QUOTEWhat smells good in your area?

Many things, depending on the seasons, but in general, it is the AIR!   :cool:

We have some of the highest quality and cleanest air in the USA! :thumb: :smiley:




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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2018, 07:48:08 AM »
years ago I could smell Castol R 10 miles away from Cadwell park race track.

Is that the smell you got with the old 2 stroke dirt bikes??? I love that smell! 

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2018, 07:49:48 AM »
Cheerios and Crunch Berries.

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2018, 08:22:52 AM »
Not this time of year but during the summer it's Mint (Spearmint?) growing in the fields :thumb:
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2018, 08:33:44 AM »
Around here it's the smell of Magnolias and Gardenias in the spring...and crawfish boiling.

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2018, 09:07:38 AM »
Just... the air. Pine and spruce and the river behind the house. The way the smell changes as the season progress, and different berries ripen and rot. Nothing smells quite like living in the woods.

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2018, 09:17:02 AM »
Around here it's the smell of Magnolias and Gardenias in the spring...and crawfish boiling.



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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2018, 10:31:44 AM »
My daughter went to art school in Milwaukee,in the warehouse district. The brewery's and heavy fog off Lake Michigan combined to produce what she termed, burning wet dog!!!
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2018, 11:11:42 AM »
Nut'n better then the sweet smell of orange blossoms, a real nose treat!  :thumb:
Soon the groves will be in full bloom, should last thru February. That's when we ride through the groves and bring home a  fresh picked  supply of those round orange juice containers ready for squeez'n.

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2018, 11:12:53 AM »
The smell of cheap perfume the hookers wear at the local rest area and truck stop.

Tex

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2018, 11:29:54 AM »
   Around Tucson some of the Mexican restaurants have a great smell of hot oil, chilis and cooking meat. Wet desert has a distinctive smell. In the spring I have the smell of Roses, Lantanas, jasmine and Orange blossoms, kind of like walking by the perfume counter.
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #45 on: December 07, 2018, 11:30:30 AM »

Here in The Arkansas Ozarks, all we can smell is pig shit and the newklar plant.

Y'all stay away.  nothing to see here.

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #46 on: December 07, 2018, 11:35:08 AM »
Here in The Arkansas Ozarks, all we can smell is pig shit and the newklar plant.

Y'all stay away.  nothing to see here.


If you can "smell" the nuclear plant, it's already too late ....  :embarassed:   :embarassed:   :shocked: 
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #47 on: December 07, 2018, 11:41:27 AM »
 The smell of manure/fertilizer from the many farms....the smell of  road kill as I ride past...blooming locust trees, hillbillys smoking weed on their front porch.....
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2018, 11:57:24 AM »
Yep, nothing like coming around the next curve entering the dead skunk area, only to be repeated another mile down the road.

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2018, 11:58:43 AM »
Cheerios here, too.  Smells great.
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2018, 02:52:44 PM »
Is that the smell you got with the old 2 stroke dirt bikes??? I love that smell!
Not just 2 Strokes the old 4 Strokes used it but it was hard work every thing had to be drained and cleaned between race meetings and could not be mixed with any thing else. I tried it in my TY 175 and it seized up.
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2018, 03:36:56 PM »
I remember a trip many years ago in the Gatlinburg tn. area.. vanilla at night when it was really calm. I don't ride at night any more, but if I did, I'd do that one again.. :smiley:
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2018, 04:08:01 PM »
One of my favorite riding memories was made long ago during a ride in California. My wife and I were cruising along Old Stage Road between LaHonda and Pescadero.  A wonderful road, and the weather was perfect. The scent of the Eucalyptus trees was unforgettable. I guess it's considered an invasive species in CA, but they had a unique scent, not unpleasant at all.

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #53 on: December 07, 2018, 09:00:07 PM »
Roasting chile.

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2018, 09:05:17 PM »
The smell of the windmill farm wafting over Hewins Park .
As they chop up a whiporwill  :thumb:
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2018, 02:56:05 AM »
Many years ago when I used to fly the mail from Anacortes out to the San Juan islands. During certain times of the year the air would be soft and still. I would take off on my first run about dawn and as I broke ground and turned towards the islands there would be the smell of the town waking up. Coffee, bacon, eggs, toast and pancakes. Wood fire smoke from chimneys, a little oak, some fir, ugh someone is burning hemlock. Diesel from trucks and boats. The unmistakable sea air as I headed to the islands, which had their own particular morning scent.
  After the morning mail runs I would take the company van into Friday Harbor and have a quiet breakfast. The smell of the salt air, coffee and hot fresh cinnamon rolls is unforgettable.

 Nowdays I can't smell a thing. Except the fragrance of my wifes hair, for some reason I can still smell that.
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2018, 05:13:09 AM »
Like Rick from WNY said, the smell of grapes in the fall.  For about 10 years I would ride from Massahusetts to Chicago in the third week of September.  As I-90 hung a left to get around Lake Eire, the smell of grapes hit me every time. I remembered that smell into the winter as a highlight of the ride.
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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #57 on: December 08, 2018, 05:17:30 AM »
years ago I could smell Castol R 10 miles away from Cadwell park race track.

Now THAT I can relate to.

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #58 on: December 08, 2018, 05:45:46 AM »
There is a local well known bakery in my hometown, simply known as Paul's.  It is located at the crest of Lee's Hill on Lafayette Blvd. a major commuter route in the mornings and on my route as well.  (Lee's Hill is named in memory of Robert E. Lee who was positioned on the top during the battle of Fredericksburg, that resulted in devastating defeat for the Union forces.  Lafayette Blvd. for Marquis De Lafayette who was a frequent visitor to our fair city via George Washington whose boyhood home is directly across the road my abode. Tons of history here for a small area.) 

Paul's is famous for their homemade donuts and bread.  As you crest the hill the smell of baking permeates the early morning air, most of the cars don't have the pleasure of the fragrance with their windows up, but on a bike you can get the full effect.  Must be the former cop in me that really looks forward to the smell of donuts in the fryer.......

   

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Re: What smells good in your area?
« Reply #59 on: December 08, 2018, 08:28:00 AM »
In North Queensland at the moment. Outside where we are staying there are numerous frangiapani trees. The smell of the tropics....

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