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Old 05-07-05, 12:40 AM   #1
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What is your other hobby/passion besides bicycling?

For me it would be guns. I have quite a collection, mainly of the assault variety - AK, FAL, etc. I do enjoy buying and riding different bikes from BMX to mountain, and firearms is a similar interest.
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Old 05-07-05, 01:01 AM   #2
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My occupation is zookeeper/tourguide/Nature Club leader. Since work has a habit of following me home, literally, I guess you could say animals are my hobby as well.

I also collect '78's and do quite a bit of writing, both on message boards and novels and poetry.

I'm a member over at SickthingsUK and I'm a huge Alice Cooper fan. That's where I've been spending most of my time, lately.
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Old 05-07-05, 01:19 AM   #3
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I have a collection of Ultraman toys that I've had since I was a kid. I still add a couple of new figures to the collection every year. I like it when I unexpectedly happen upon a shop that sells Ultraman action figures, it's neat.

I guess that's hobby, something that I enjoy for the sake of enjoyment.

My other hobby is spoiling my 2 cats.
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Old 05-07-05, 01:31 AM   #4
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I autocross my 26 y/o Porsche 911. I'm my own pit crew too.
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Old 05-07-05, 01:41 AM   #5
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guess..movies, music, and scuba. We do like to go to plays, but aren't any theaters nearby.
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Old 05-07-05, 02:14 AM   #6
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Old 05-07-05, 09:49 AM   #7
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Old 05-07-05, 09:53 AM   #8
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Flying. But that's damned expensive (you think bikes are an expensive hobby - look into getting your pilot's license!!). Worth it, but when the cash flow gets a little light, it's the first thing that's curtailed.

I want to get into wood working. At the moment, my current home is too small to set up a shop, but I'm hoping to move off base this summer and have room to put something together.
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Old 05-07-05, 10:12 AM   #9
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Old 05-07-05, 01:29 PM   #10
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Old 05-07-05, 01:32 PM   #11
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There are other hobbies?
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Old 05-07-05, 04:36 PM   #12
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I gotta ask. Why is this considered foo? Seems like a general cycling related discussion to me. I think foo implies that it is well........."foo." I don't think this is. Just my 2 cents.

Pretty much the rest of my life is devoted to family, coaching little league, yard work,computer time, work and sleep.
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Old 05-07-05, 04:51 PM   #13
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Old 05-07-05, 04:52 PM   #14
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Old 05-07-05, 05:27 PM   #15
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I gotta ask. Why is this considered foo? Seems like a general cycling related discussion to me. I think foo implies that it is well........."foo." I don't think this is. Just my 2 cents.

Pretty much the rest of my life is devoted to family, coaching little league, yard work,computer time, work and sleep.

I started this in Gen Cycling and a mod moved it to Foo, so...
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I started this in Gen Cycling and a mod moved it to Foo, so...
Yeah, I know. Just wondered why?
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Old 05-07-05, 06:16 PM   #17
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Not to be a thread killer but, there is thread already on this topic.

But I love the outdoors, be it camping, hiking, sailing whatever I just love it. Im doing kilimanjaro this summer which I am really siked about. I alos love the drums, been playing about 4-5 years now. I love to cook, that ive been doing since I could walk, thatll never leave, infact I am probably going to go to culinary school (GO CIA! ) I also like alot of hands onthings, like fixing things, taking random things apart, putting them back together etc.
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Old 05-07-05, 06:47 PM   #18
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thread exists, but I like being offtopic so here we go:

computers. I like pushing hte limits and seeing what I can come up with. I used to overclock, once I achieved nearly a 200% OC on air I decided I hit hte limits...nobody ever came close....so now I go for quiet perfomance, and aesthetics. No flashy lights, no gaudy windows...just good ole brushed aluminum, some dremel work, and maybe a CF panel or two. Chrome shoppe screwed up my grille and left a deep gash in it, so I have to wait for more honeycomb mesh to come in to give it a second shot...at least they were cool enough to pay for a whole sheet of material. By the way, that's for my air intake...right now I can fit my entire arm in that opening...

That's about a majority of my time. The rest is on my bike, either riding or ebay-lurking for parts. If you see a guy with a definate non bike sounding name snarfing cmapy, that's me
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Old 05-07-05, 07:02 PM   #20
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I'm with you Austin, but not military/ assult - Had enough of that in military. REALLY into accuracy. Enjoy buying an older sporting arm, clean it, work up a load, put 5 holes in a qusrter at 100 yards. Then usually trade/sell it off.
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Old 05-07-05, 07:45 PM   #21
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I'm with you Austin, but not military/ assult - Had enough of that in military. REALLY into accuracy. Enjoy buying an older sporting arm, clean it, work up a load, put 5 holes in a qusrter at 100 yards. Then usually trade/sell it off.

I just like the smell of gunpowder. "Assault-type-looking weapons" (not truly assault because they can't fire full-auto) why? Because of some Walter Mitty thing, I'm sure.
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Old 05-09-05, 02:39 PM   #22
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For me it would be guns. I have quite a collection, mainly of the assault variety - AK, FAL, etc. I do enjoy buying and riding different bikes from BMX to mountain, and firearms is a similar interest.
Making Furniture, prefer to use hand tools. MAking new cabinets for the motorhome right now, very different as you work to light weight?!

Going to head off soon and take a welding course as I want to build a bike - really build a bike!!
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