Back on the bike

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from blog August 23, 2005

I was unable to commute to work by bike for the past few weeks. After a couple days back in the saddle I realize how great the smells are on the bike commute. The highlights now are probably pretty similiar to the highlights I mentioned in an earlier post, but here’s how it stacks up now:

  1. various clareodendrun trees on Lincoln
  2. the general smell of wet morning mist
  3. the dairy plant by the river
  4. the dusty cement plant by the river
  5. the river itself

It makes me wonder how to communicate to Elliott about smells. How do you teach someone to appreciate smells?

2 Responses to “back on the bike”

  1. Ryan Says:
     August 25th, 2005 at 12:46 pm
     I have to clarify for John that the dairy plant by the river smells like MILK, not like COWS, so it actually *does* count for a great smell.
  2. Bob Says:
     August 26th, 2005 at 2:32 am
     Milk wasn’t the first thing that came to my mind, either.
     With Elliott, why not try first with some obvious big smell items, like a flower, a strawberry, a cow… and try to get him to mimic you smelling them? That’s what I’d do.