Thursday, July 8, 2010

Scent of a Ride

Definitely not the awe inspiring performance by Al Pacino but rather a pathetic attempt at a 40 mile road ride today. Below is the series scents that passed through my olfactory sensors while I enjoyed the first 34 miles and suffered through the last 9 (it was either uphill or rough chip-seal).

Euphoria of the adventure mixed with the damp morning air...clean non-metro area air mixed with a bit of sage...sheep poo...fresh cut hay (inhale many deep breaths, love it!)...sage...dead skunk...pizza in Newcastle...diesel exhaust...wet pavement from a rancher's sprinkler...hot asphalt...sage...despair...sweat...despair...relief...(little did you know despair and relief could be smelled)...dust of the fish hatchery parking lot where we parked the truck.

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