As fate would have it, I found myself behind a tanker truck that must have just cleaned the floor of every chicken house in Southwest Missouri on Saturday afternoon. To make matters worse, we were going up a steep hill, at the speed of 4mph, (no exageration) and the truck was so full the 'contents' in liquid and semi liquid form, were spilling from the top of the tank, splashing a fine layer on the roadway.I was behind two cars and we were keeping our distance, but the road was being coated with a brown goo, that smelled just like chicken ----! So bad was the smell that my nasal passages were actually starting to hurt! Of course it was a two lane road, and the climb was about 3/4 mile long. I was able to creep up the the 1 foot wide shoulder to avoid the greasy stink fest, but the cars in front were giving off a fine mist of stinky vapor from their tires. Stopping was not an option as there was a trail of cars behind me, and the shoulder on this road is only 1 foot wide and then straight down.
Evenually Mr. Chicken Poop turned off, and we all went about our merry way.
Later that evening, when I went to ther garage, HOLY COW! It smelled like some one fertilized my garage with that same crap! My bike stunk so bad the cats wouldn't even come around! A trip to the car wash and 3 bucks later, the smell was gone, for now. I'll see what happens next time the bike gets wet., and the water rejuvinates the smell in all the little nooks and crannies that stuff went!
I better go check my jacket!