Friday, April 3, 2009

Full Face Helmets and Spring


It is a known fact that life smells different when experience from a motorcycle. This goes for the good and the bad. Everything from roadkill to second hand smoke at stop lights to spring blooms smelled along the open road.

Spring is in full force here in the Willamette Valley. The magnolias, cherry trees, plum trees, daffodils and miscellaneous shrubs are all in full bloom. This is the start of allergy season.

They say if you don't have allergies before you arrive in the Willamette Valley, you will before long. I had allergies before but they were worse and for a longer duration. I still have allergies but they are mostly related to the grass seed industry that is so prolific in this area. Linn County is the grass seed capital of the world, but I don't mind as Troubadour works in the industry therefore it puts food on our table.

My allergies start mid May and run to about July 4th when the grass fields are cut down for harvest.

As an ATGATT motorcyclist, let me say yes, it is possible to blow your nose in a full face helmet while riding pillion. 

You haven't lived until you have sneezed in a full face helmet....... repeatedly ........with the visor down.

I'm just sayin'..........

-Au Revoir

"When you're riding lead, don't spit." ~Author Unknow

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