Today it was about 5 degrees celsius and I was sucking in lots of cold air with just a hin of pole cat road kill. I say this fact with a bit of sarcasm but I sometimes like this smell. the fact that when I ride my sense of smell gets an extra treat of being in use and a primary sensory experience on my bike is fascinating.
In a car you do not experience the sense of smelling your environment as you pass through it. On a bike you smell everything from distant BBQ smoking in a backyard grill to pies baking or beacon frying in a farm house kitchen on a cold morning. Today even the road kill was refreshing.