I used to golf, but cycling completely took that over. I work a lot, so I ride on my days off and run on work days to just try to stay in shape. The rest of my time is spent with my wife as our work schedules and weekends don't line up very well...
Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.
You're some busy folks!
Good to see some fellow shooters in the house. I like to make boom boom. Molon labe.
I'll add one I didn't see much of in this growing list ... collecting old bootleg recordings, specifically The WHO bootlegs.
SIR LYLE’S DIG
In 1950, explorer Sir Lyle Ashford wrote a famous letter to the Times of London in which he boasted of finding “…a bigger cache of treasures in Egypt than existed in King Tut’s tomb.” Two problems; Ashford was known to lie about sites and secondly, after that dispatch, no one ever heard from him again.
Over sixty years later, archeologist Gavin Beechman uncovers the entrance to an unknown burial crypt high above the Valley of the Kings. In the deepest chamber, Gavin makes a discovery that electrifies the archeological community. What he does not find are any artifacts, critically important clues to the nature of the tomb. He feels compelled to track them down, a hunt that will take him on a journey from Egypt to the quiet, country lanes of the United Kingdom.
Internationally known television correspondent Elizabeth Colino is confident the startling findings in the Middle East will provide the basis of an award-winning story, but is anxious about interviewing the man whose heart she broke. Following a news conference, Gavin refuses to share any information with Liz so she heads out on her own to fill in the details. She has the enormous resources of her network to back her up, but little expertise in the field of antiquities.
Will Gavin and Liz remain on opposite sides of the search? Who will uncover the truth first, and what will it tell them about ancient history?
SIR LYLE’S DIG will take the reader through Liz and Gavin’s emotional turmoil as they search for something that may never have existed and experience the apprehension of rediscovering what once did.
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The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. Christopher Morley
Sometimes I'll lash a putter and wedge to my rack and ride to a course 10-20 miles away and.... putter around for awhile (yes, I'm retired)
I tend to get preoccupied with one thing and neglect others, so I'm sort of a one-hobby-at-a-time guy. But in the past, it's been guns/shooting, hiking, photography.
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."
vintage audio (yes, an AK member as well)
archery & things that go bang
with my kids:
beating them at Uno
fixing everything they break
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Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
Some good stuff in here. Seattle Forrest, thanks a lot for the pics. My dad was a rock climber/mountaineer when he was my age, and so during my younger years he would take me to the high Sierras every summer. I even have an ice axe and a set of crampons that I haven't used in years! Time to dust those things off
So my list is:
Going out and drinking/socializing with friends.
You guys are making me seem so boring and unwordly with all of your hobbies!!! Haha. I do spend a fair amount of time on the bike however, averaging slightly north of 10hr/week on the bike per year. This does not include recovery time (foam rolling/stretching), maintenance time ect.
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
Other Hobbies include:
High End Audio
Used to be very active in the gym, not so much this winter
Trauma simulation for EMS training (attached photos are simulations)
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Lead, follow or get out of the way
Bicycling is a hobby to me since I don't race. I am also a hobbyist motorcyclist (mainly touring) kayaker, boater, fisher, gardener and cook. I try to make it to the gym a few times a week too. I use the word sport more sparingly than most. I always get a chuckle out of people who call road motorcycling and fishing a sport.
I'm a pretty active disc golfer (hence my forum name) and I play bass guitar in a few outfits around town. I'm also super jealous of Standalone's vinyl collection. Don't collect myself, but I love Jerry and Frank