just about a perfect winter afternoon-
temp had risen to positive single numbers,
sun was shining brightly,
wind had tapered off,
roads (usually gravel/dirt/mud where i live) have finally
developed a nice fairly smooth layer of packed snow and ice.
hopped on the bike for a gently ride around the block.
well a couple miles from the house i get blown off the road
by a pack of snowmobiles flying by, zig zagging all over the
place, noise so loud- i almost didn't hear a car behind me
and i couldn't get the stink of their exhaust out of my
nostrils for about 5 min.