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Fishy morning commute...(14 posts)

Fishy morning commute...suedehead
May 15, 2003 8:27 AM
so i was riding to work and i went up the east side (of Manhattan), as i was making my way through the fulton st. fish markets i went right through a puddle of FISH MUD. which flew all over my bike and myself.

in the elevator on my way to work (with the bike in the elevator)... what do i smell.... FISH!

that fish mud was potent. so when i got in the office i cleaned it off and it still smelled and others could smell it too! and they sprayed it with lysol!!! my poor bike.

actually pretty funny...! just thought i'd share!
My smell pet peeve is the "garbage juice" from the trucks. (nm)onespeed
May 15, 2003 8:41 AM
You got a whiff from my helmet not garbage juice (nm)bigrider
May 15, 2003 9:42 AM
Mine is the oppositeBonked
May 15, 2003 9:56 AM
There is nothing I hate more than being tired, hungry and generally dead near the end of a long ride and having to smell BBQ. Makes me want to knock-off whoever is cooking it and eat it all myself!
LOL! I ride through there almost every afternoon...velocity
May 15, 2003 10:21 AM
on the way home from work after it's closed. In addition to the fish mud, the market's road surface is sh*tty so I usually ride in the street and get onto the MUT after passing the market.
Washington DC Commute Smells Like Sewage...Fez
May 15, 2003 10:47 AM
Two popular commuting routes here in DC smell like sewage.

One stretch of the Capital Crescent Trail always greets riders with a foul sewage smell (probably dumps right into the river?) and my sense of smell also tells me the Rock Creek Parkway and Beach Drive area has another sewage drain going into the creek.

At least we don't have to literally ride thru it and splash it upon ourselves.
Beware of slip-streaming a cow truck!Hereford Flyer
May 15, 2003 11:13 AM
Struggling home into a 30mph headwind with 10 miles to go - a nice slow moving cow transporter comes chugging by. So stick it in the big ring and tuck on in behind - now spinning along at about 30'ish.

Next thing the truck starts to go up hill and out pours a torrent of liquid cow sh*t from the trucks floor - luckily it missed me barr a few small splashes.
Ended up riding home into the headwind after all.

Maybe that should be "beware of sh*t-streaming cow trucks"
Liquid?Fez
May 15, 2003 11:17 AM
LOL! I thought cow pies were semi-solid. Some travel-stressed cow must have had the runs.

Where was this?
Liquid?maddog
May 15, 2003 11:39 AM
they solidify after sitting in the sun -

at least nobody can say, "maddog, you don't know sh**"
well, the cows have to pee too.rufus
May 15, 2003 3:15 PM
and with them doing both in a small floor space, well, you can guess what happens.
Liquid?Hereford Flyer
May 16, 2003 1:10 AM
Location was Hereford, UK.

As Rufus says it was diluted by the other stuff.
were they hereford cows?rufus
May 16, 2003 2:34 PM
well, i guess technically, if they were cows from hereford, then they'd be hereford cows. ;) but you know what i mean.
Actually vents from sewage pipe leading to Blue Plainscommuterguy
May 16, 2003 9:28 AM
This has been an issue for the well-off homeowners along the MD and DC side of Potomac. Sewage from as far away as Dulles airport goes to Blue Plains (south end of DC on Potomac) for treatment. Sewer gas is primarily methane, which is explosive and can't be allowed to build up in pipes. Vents in sewer pipes are supposed to have filters or other means of keeping hydrogen sulfide and other nasty smells from bothering people. Lots of protests, lawsuits, etc., whoever is in charge of the sewer is supposedly fixing the problem.
Annual fish kill washup on Chicago lakefrontrollo tommassi
May 15, 2003 12:06 PM
EEEEuuuuuuWWWWwww!! Piles of them, late spring...alewives I think? Sometimes it's so bad I have to hold my breath from Fullerton to Oak St.(1 mile?) Can that be considered exercising in an anaerobic zone?