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bratton 06-17-09 12:15 PM

I smell like crap.
 
Seriously. I don't know what was going on today. Between counting garbage trucks and dump trucks I gave up after being passed by 20 of them. Sometimes I couldn't help but hold my breath for extended periods after they blew past me. :twitchy: And I was only out for 35mi/2hrs! :cry:

riff 06-17-09 12:23 PM

:roflmao2:

Kind of how I felt - seeing the expression on my husband's face, after coming home from a long early season ride - past the freshly laid manure in the fields!

kayakdiver 06-17-09 12:26 PM

http://www.baronbob.com/YuleDooLite-darkpoopcandle.jpg

coasting 06-17-09 12:37 PM

try getting stuck behind a manure spreader flinging poo everywhere.

bratton 06-17-09 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by coasting (Post 9118246)
try getting stuck behind a manure spreader flinging poo everywhere.

That is not anecdotal, I hope?

coasting 06-17-09 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by bratton (Post 9118253)
That is not anecdotal, I hope?

unfortunately, yes it is. for at least a mile, poo droplets blowing off the truck, smeared all over the road and flicking up from my front wheel. my throat felt like it was burning and the taste of the air was appalling. i do not recommend it.

adam 06-17-09 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by coasting (Post 9118373)
unfortunately, yes it is. for at least a mile, poo droplets blowing off the truck, smeared all over the road and flicking up from my front wheel. my throat felt like it was burning and the taste of the air was appalling. i do not recommend it.

Have been there once myself and was able to stop quite quickly and run the other way... but it did get me for a short while. Horrendous.

the_drain 06-17-09 04:05 PM

dude.

if i was riding behind a truck and getting sprayed with crap...i would've stopped and took a break.

way to keep at it. :-)

KiddSisko 06-17-09 04:44 PM

A few years back, a weekly gig had me driving home around midnight every Friday night. The route was along a major freeway west of Los Angeles (405), up the Sepulveda Pass and down into the San Fernando Valley. Almost without exception, I would be driving along with trucks hauling what smelled like raw sewage. Possibly it was sewage sludge from a local water treatment plant being transferred to another processing facility. We were obviously on the same schedule. It was just awful, and I couldn't do a thing about it because many of them continued driving that route for at least an hour.

And now, my life tip of the day: As I've gotten older, I tend to tolerate more of the aesthetic inconveniences that used to irritate me to no end while driving. Slow moving trucks and buses, plus the smell of deisel exhaust no longer sends me into a fit of disdain. Not that I enjoy it, but I now see them as services without which our lives would be less convenient.

coasting 06-17-09 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by the_drain (Post 9119593)
dude.

if i was riding behind a truck and getting sprayed with crap...i would've stopped and took a break.

way to keep at it. :-)


either it is grit and determination or obsessive compulsive disorder.

kyriefurro 06-17-09 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by coasting (Post 9119849)
either it is grit and determination or obsessive compulsive disorder.

The two are not mutually exclusive ;).

rusto 06-17-09 06:02 PM

Nothing worse than accidentally traversing a freshly dropped trail of garbage truck "juice".

DScott 06-17-09 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by KiddSisko (Post 9119789)
A few years back, a weekly gig had me driving home around midnight every Friday night. The route was along a major freeway west of Los Angeles (405), up the Sepulveda Pass and down into the San Fernando Valley. Almost without exception, I would be driving along with trucks hauling what smelled like raw sewage. Possibly it was sewage sludge from a local water treatment plant being transferred to another processing facility. We were obviously on the same schedule. It was just awful, and I couldn't do a thing about it because many of them continued driving that route for at least an hour.

And now, my life tip of the day: As I've gotten older, I tend to tolerate more of the aesthetic inconveniences that used to irritate me to no end while driving. Slow moving trucks and buses, plus the smell of deisel exhaust no longer sends me into a fit of disdain. Not that I enjoy it, but I now see them as services without which our lives would be less convenient.

And I thought the tip of the day was going to be that you rolled up your windows. ;)


Maybe you guys ought to talk with these folks, then: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=552882

Grumpy McTrumpy 06-17-09 06:56 PM

I'd rather swallow bugs. I often do anyway.

big john 06-17-09 08:34 PM

In 1990 I was touring with some friends and we went to a place called Cave-in-Rock on the Ohio River. On the road into 'town' we were passed by many coal trucks. By the time we stopped we were covered in coal dust and looked like minstrals, or something.

KiddSisko 06-17-09 09:57 PM


Originally Posted by DScott (Post 9120415)
And I thought the tip of the day was going to be that you rolled up your windows. ;)


Maybe you guys ought to talk with these folks, then: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=552882

I so wish that worked. Nothing seemed to work. It was just a really shttiy drive every week.

DScott 06-17-09 10:04 PM


Originally Posted by KiddSisko (Post 9121404)
I so wish that worked. Nothing seemed to work. It was just a really shttiy drive every week.

What a way to end the day! :twitchy:

Maybe you stumbled onto a secret night-soil factory?


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