WHY!!!??? That stuff was so strong, I'd get home with my clothes reeking of it! I didn't even sit next to her. And what do I get for being "good"?? Permanently sensitized, and megabucks out of pocket. No good deed goes unpunished, they say.
It makes social situations difficult or impossible, which is hard when it comes to group rides. I'd like to get more experience riding in a group at speeds higher than 8-9 mph, and to learn at least the basics of drafting. (While I'd like to learn, I also find the idea scary. But so were clipless pedals at one time).
But it's miserable for me to be riding close to another rider who is loaded with cologne, aftershave, perfume, or whatever. Exhaust fumes bother me, too, and -- of course! -- tobacco smoke. It's why I like to ride very early in the day, away from traffic and people.
I can't very well wear a filter mask while riding. It makes it too hard to breathe. I'm tired of wearing the dumb things all the time (except at home or while on the bike), but what else can I do? If I only put one on after becoming aware of something that triggers a reaction, it's "rude". People just don't understand this condition, which is a shame.
I've never heard of an organized bicycle ride for the express purpose of raising MCS awareness, and I myself lack the organizing skills/drive/energy to arrange for one. But such a ride might be a good idea.