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Old 06-04-03, 12:17 PM   #1
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What other activities are you into?

I started racing BMX at age 11 and have always been involved with cycling in one way or another. However, I've always found other sports/activities that I enjoy and help keep my mind fresh. Plus, it's sometimes a good break from cycling.

I enjoy mechanics, so I bought a 1970 Chevy K10 Pick-up. It's a 4x4 and I'm planning on restoring it. I've already rebuilt the whole drivetrain and brake system. I installed front disc brakes and new rear drum brakes. All new(used) front and rear axles, new drive-shafts...etc.

I also spent a lot of time involved in water sports. I did a lot of water-skiing. I was very involved with Windsurfing for a number of years. I Scuba Dive. I surf. I love to sail. I'd like to try kite-surfing, but need to learn to use a stunt kite first.

The reason I bring this up, is that now, with my Wife and Son, I decided to buy a tandemn kayak. Picked it up last night. I can't wait to take it on it's maiden voyage this weekend.

I decided on an Ocean Kayak Cabo. Lime Green with blue hawaiian print seatbacks. The shop didn't have a set of matching paddles that I like, so they're on order. I'll post a pic when I get everything together.

So, what does everyone else do other than cycling?
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Old 06-04-03, 12:21 PM   #2
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I SCUBA dive too. I'd love to get into Kayaking.
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Old 06-04-03, 01:04 PM   #3
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i loves lots of outdoor sports.

hiking, camping, rock/sport climbing
kart racing, street racing
snooker, wind surfing, kayaking

and... MTB-ing...
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Old 06-04-03, 01:11 PM   #4
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When I'm not on my bike, I'm usually working at my computer. I'm one of the few people I know who's career is in computers, but don't mind spending extra time on them for fun, or recreation. Web design, A/V production, backend programming, I enjoy it all
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4x4 in my little Ranger, Photography (I love that), Video Editing (Mountain Bike of course), and building (MTB Stunts.. )

So more-or-less something to do with Mountain Biking. I got into photography and video editing when I was broken, or In Repair, and couldn't ride.. and then they just stuck. I gotta say, Biking is my life!



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Old 06-04-03, 01:12 PM   #6
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I got into photography and video editing when I was broken, or In Repair, and couldn't ride.. and then they just stuck. I gotta say, Biking is my life!
Im in the same boat as you right now with photography. I took a class this quarter on photography and it was fun. I have always had interest in it but never got around to trying it until recently. Now that my wrist is broken and I wont be able to start racing this year Im going to buy myself a vamera tommorow and photograph the races. I think it will be a good way for me to get into a new hobby and enjoy the outdoors at the same time while my wrist is gimped out.


Otherwise, I have snowboarded for 8 years, but I am loosing interest due to bad snow years and mountain biking. I am an avid outdoors person and love to backpack in the backcountry and camp in general. I also love fly fishing for trout, salmon and steelhead, as well as hunting for pheasant, quail and duck.

I would actually love to do any sport, extreme or not in the outdoors, but thats just a matter of time and money. Im not much of an indoor, or organized sport kinda guy, but I did play baseball for 12 years as a kid and was quite good at it.

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Old 06-04-03, 01:14 PM   #7
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With 2 dogs at home, I go "dog park-ing" a lot. I also play the didgeridoo, and like to beat on hand drums. Winter time I snowboard. Play soccer when I can. Some of my favorite things are: wandering aimlessly through the forest, climb trees, write, read, learn, volunteer at the humane society. Of course riding my bike is my very favorite.
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Old 06-04-03, 01:42 PM   #10
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i also plan on doing my first adventure race later this year.
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Old 06-04-03, 01:55 PM   #11
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Ice hockey 2 or 3 times a week, windsurf when it blows (very seldom in S. FL), scuba dive during lobster season, and darts / drinking when it rains. I think kite-boarding is the next thing because it takes less wind and just looks cool.
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I break more stuff playing soccer than I do mountain biking. Last night, I sheared two cleats off of my shoes.
Also like basketball, do a bit of reading.
Once I have the money for decent gear, I'll probably get into weekend backpacking, or maybe canoing (sp?).
Other than that, I enjoy almost anything outdoors.
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I'm a sports freak. I like watching sports (basketball, baseball, football, tennis, soccer, ...), but I'd rather be playing them. I also play a lot of Frisbee. And, of course, I wouldn't be here if I didn't mountain bike.

During the winter, I like to snowboard mostly. I also lift weights year round, in order to keep in shape.

When I'm not outside, I do lots of things on the computer. I graduated with a Computer Science degree, so I like to program. And last, but definitely not least, I love video games (probably too much).

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i'm just getting into biking, i used to hike alot, but not so much anymore.

like DiL, i work in computers, and would always be on mine if my wife allowed it.

and i read, alot.

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Family time...raising my kids and trying to keep them responsible, healthy (Biking!), hard working, respectable and obediant.
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summer... paintball, soccer, frisbee golf, biking (obviously), whiffle ball, nitro RC truck

winter... snowboarding, sledding, ice hockey,

indoor... scale model car building, building an mp3 player for my car, restoring a 75 kawasaki z1, PS2!!

actually... im too busy. i really dont have a chance to every sit down and finish any projects i start. most of them are in various stages of completion.

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Just gettin into mountain biking, but I also ride horses (jumping), and snowboard in the winter... any kinda outdoors stuff.. hiking, camping, etc..
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summer - backpacking, hiking, camping and canoeing, sometimes fly fishing.

winter - xc skiing, winter camping, sometimes fly fishing
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hiking and camping, photography, reading... want to start rock climbing too.
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oh yeah, i forgot photography. i love it. finally got a new lens so i can actually shoot again.

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I like to cook, brew beer, make hot sauce, play guitar, sew, snowboard, take pictures, and do nothing at all.

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i used to skate and paintball but once i found biking...it beats the hell outta those 2, i still snowboard in the winter and play guitar on occaisions
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I downhill ski in the winter (thats my main sport). I also race Nitro powered Radio controled cars ((1/8 and super 1/10). I like to build stuff out of metal or anything, i like to make and fiddle around with things. Im also into Air-Cooled Volkswagens(i'm restoring a 74 super at the moment) and i do a little Auto-X from time to time (also called Solo-2). I also just like to be outdoors hiking, climbing or playing around with friends...ect. Im on the computer a lot but i dont like to be, i use it to get information on the things im into, there are a lot of good deals and info online at the click of the mouse.

One last thing i like to do is, well.... nothing at all. somtimes it's great to just take a day off from everything and chill.


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You name it, I've done it.


Mountain biking is my primary activity, but I love to camp, swim, fish, party...


I'm also into computer a LOT... I'm a forum junky. A big chunk of my time is spent on the internet. When I'm bored and can't ride.. I'm in front of the computer.
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playing with my daughter and "playing" with my husband, softball, off roading with my husband in North Carolina, and finding every minute to steal some sleep....and of course, the bike forum.
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