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Old 11-06-08, 10:02 AM   #1
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Top 5 Hobby Thread (non-cycling)

List your top 5 non-cycling hobbies and discuss

Me, in no particular order:

Amateur Radio - not as much fun as it used to be - CW all the way, baby!
Dorky computer stuff (linux, networking, etc)
Flying - don't do it that often because of the cost
Guitar and Piano (and formerly trumpet as well)
Foreign Languages (Spanish and Portuguese)
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Old 11-06-08, 10:05 AM   #2
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Hiking- Havn't been in a while, but I still love being outdoors
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Photography, I need to get out and shoot more!!

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Old 11-06-08, 10:08 AM   #3
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Non cycling you say?

backpacking/mountaineering
playing the instruments
tinkering on motorcycles
listening to music
and.......that thing we're not allowed to talk about on BF
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Old 11-06-08, 10:18 AM   #5
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reading history of war
reading on how things work.
japanese manga and novel books

I like tinkering and constructing I guess.
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List your top 5 non-cycling hobbies and discuss

Me, in no particular order:

Amateur Radio - not as much fun as it used to be - CW all the way, baby!
Is there any other worthwhile mode? And, No, it is not a much fun as it used to be. When you have Extra Class Operators who can't even program their HT's or have no idea what an isotropic antenna is/isn't. Or think that lowering the reflected Power from their antenna will make them "louder".

So, my hobbies are

Amateur Radio since 1959.

Flying. Private Pilot SEL since 1977 but haven't flown since 2004. They tend to not let people with Heart Problems continue flying.

Photography. Very Amateur.

Dancing. Fairly accompished at it.

Music. I dibble at playing the Guitar and I love to sing. Karaoke is fun.


Cycling is my most recent hobby.
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Can this include the things I enjoy doing, but never seem to have time for?

If so:

Gardening
Hiking
Puzzles (all kinds)
Writing
Role Play Gaming

Cycling is definitely #1 though
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Drawing/illustration -easily my main hobby after cycling
Reading
Photography

Any other hobbies I list would be kind of grasping for straws, since I'm nearly always focused on bikes or drawing (mainly drawing bikes) or reading. I like photography but I simply don't do it that much anymore. In the past I've been interested in Origami, coin collecting, and even fresh water aquariums. I also collect German knives and, now, straight razors.
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I'd like to add learning how to play the ukulele and playing video games into the mix.
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Is there any other worthwhile mode? And, No, it is not a much fun as it used to be. When you have Extra Class Operators who can't even program their HT's or have no idea what an isotropic antenna is/isn't. Or think that lowering the reflected Power from their antenna will make them "louder".
RRR and an Amen, brother. I got my first ticket back in 1987, and finally upped to the Extra (w/ code) in 1999 or so while I was in college. I am a little rusty because I only have 20m and it kinda blows right now, but I'm hoping it'll pick up soon and I can get going with it again.
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Old 11-06-08, 11:08 AM   #15
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Fred Flinstone

Dan Tanner

Homer Simpson

Archie Bunker

Dagwood Bumstead


Oh, wait - you said hobby
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