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Smelling drugs

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Bazzer, 16 Nov 2016.

  1. Bazzer

    Bazzer Much to do and not enough hours

    During the warmer months pretty much every journey home I get the smell of marijuana from one or more cars, particularly on my commute through Salford and its suburb Eccles. Now the colder nights are here and car windows are more likely to be closed, I'm still getting it on about 50% of my journeys.
    Anyone else get this on their commute?
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  2. Reiver

    Reiver Astronaut

    Middle Marches
    hot boxing ?
  3. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    Lots. Flatbed Transits are a regular source of backdraft.
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  4. OP

    Bazzer Much to do and not enough hours

    Seems to split pretty evenly with van drivers and car drivers IME.
    It just struck me more tonight as I had left the environs of Eccles for Flixton and at one point there smell was overpowering.
  5. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Its rampant, but with the chances of being caught at virtually zero what can you expect?

    Not just from cars either - there are certain places where it stinks pretty much every time I cycle past.
  6. Phaeton

    Phaeton Veteran

    Oop North (ish)
    Every time I walk from the office into Sheffield centre I smell it
  7. shouldbeinbed

    shouldbeinbed Rollin' along

    Manchester way
    Yeah, in and about Manchester too.
  8. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Barmy in Barming
    There's not a week goes by on my commute that I don't smell da spliff man.
  9. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    I just mentioned skunk elsewhere (in a dental surgery thread). It seems to be everywhere these days. I am almost as bothered by 'skunk drivers' as I am by 'drunk drivers'. The stoned teenagers hanging about local streets seem barely capable of even speaking, let alone driving safely.

    A couple of weeks ago I saw a young couple walking down the road with their small son whizzing along on a micro-scooter in front of them. He hit a bump on the pavement and took a heavy tumble. He burst into tears and was crying for help but his parents didn't react at all and just slowly meandered up towards him. Mum passed a spliff to dad and then the smell of skunk wafted over to my side of the road. I don't care (within reason) what parents get up to once their kids are safely tucked up in bed in the evenings but being stoned stupid in the middle of the day and neglecting your responsibilities ... I felt sorry for the child and wondered what chance he has when he might never even know what it is like to have a clear-thinking parent there 'in the moment' with him!
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  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Same here when I was commuting, lots of vans, but all sorts of cars from crap boxes to expensive stuff, to family cars. Every day, multiple times. Usually worse Monday mornings and Friday nights. Boils my wee wee.
  11. OP

    Bazzer Much to do and not enough hours

    I didn't think my journey experiences were unique, excepting of course those here who also cycle around Manchester/Salford, but I take comfort, if that is the right word, that others elsehwere in the country experience this too.
    Must admit it does p*** me off, particulalrly when I think what non smelling substances might be in other drivers' bloodstreams.
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  12. In the summer I was following a couple of lads on MTBs that were clearly smoking some quality weed, it took me nearly 3 miles to get past them !!
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  13. Its almost constant in London. Virtually every set of lights give off a smell of gear.

    Must be something in the red bulb.
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  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I don't smell them, but I do try and inhale given the chance.
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  15. I'm currently in Amsterdam. Even the tramps smoke it here!
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