The Smell of Freedom

So, after spending a month riding my motorcycle around, I’ve come to the conclusion that a great part of the enjoyment of riding comes from the fact that you can actually smell things on your journeys, rather than just the stale air of a car.

There’s not a lot to smell, in general, but those serendipitious moments when you catch a whiff of something and it brings forth pleasurable thoughts…… Lets just say it’s a welcome break from the daily grind. Of course, you also get diesel and manure in all their glory, but I’m convincied it’s part of the reason people ride, most of them blissfully unaware that their mind is selfishishly using them.

There’s the thought of the week from Heather’s guest author.

3 Responses to “The Smell of Freedom”


  1. 1 Memere

    Hi Barney, O Great Guest Author!

    Enjoyed reading your post. It is nice to catch a whiff of a pleasant scent while riding.

    As I ride my bicycle in the late summer, I look for blackberry patches and will stop for a ‘taste of freedom’.

    Safe riding!!

  2. 2 Carrie

    So funny that you mention the impact of smell. I was just talking about it on my site the other day! And I know exactly what you mean!

  3. 3 Uncle Rick

    Having rode motorcycles for over a 170,000 miles, I can say you can smell and see much better than being in a cage.

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