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Old 08-27-15, 08:58 AM
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Curious what you're doing for other hobbies outside of cycling. What do you do and does your cycling help your hobbies in anyway?

I trap shoot so cycling has nothing to offer there but I also play hockey a few times a week and there is a definite benefit from cycling.
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Old 08-27-15, 09:06 AM
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I sew so cycling benefits as I make the majority of my gear and I don't have to ride with advertising or team kit.
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Old 08-27-15, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Wolfhaven View Post
Curious what you're doing for other hobbies outside of cycling. What do you do and does your cycling help your hobbies in anyway?

I trap shoot so cycling has nothing to offer there but I also play hockey a few times a week and there is a definite benefit from cycling.
Cycling isn't a hobby for me, I virtually never ride just for exercise or fun, I'm trying to get by without using my cars at all.

Driving my cars for fun when not on my bikes is my hobby
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I sew so cycling benefits as I make the majority of my gear and I don't have to ride with advertising or team kit.
I'd be really interested in seeing some of your work, maybe some patterns? I've thought about sewing bike jerseys, you could use some interesting patterns.

As for hobbies, I garden, play music, play soccer, volunteer around my neighbourhood. Also, wrenching old bikes which is related to cycling but not exactly the same thing.
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Old 08-27-15, 12:29 PM
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Played a lot of tennis off and on, some dinghy sailing, a little hiking. Cycling helps any pastime that requires movement.

I used to play a lot of guitar and bass, now I play the ukulele (Jake not Tiny Tim).

A lot of my hobbies come and go and come back again. Riding and the ukulele have been pretty constant over the past 7-8 years.

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Old 08-27-15, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ShortLegCyclist View Post
Cycling isn't a hobby for me, I virtually never ride just for exercise or fun, I'm trying to get by without using my cars at all.

Driving my cars for fun when not on my bikes is my hobby
For someone not categorizing it as a hobby you sure seem to have a lot of extra bikes. I guess they are only for the different terrain and weather you encounter while not in a car?
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Old 08-27-15, 01:45 PM
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I'm not a swimmer, but I can swim and I'm not a runner, but I can walk. Add those attributes to my love of bicycling and it equals triathlons. After squaring things up with my prostate cancer I will go for my 3rd Ironman. Along with the boss lady I do 5Ks, 10Ks, 10 milers, half marathons and by myself marathon events.
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Originally Posted by Wolfhaven View Post
Curious what you're doing for other hobbies outside of cycling. What do you do and does your cycling help your hobbies in anyway?

I trap shoot so cycling has nothing to offer there but I also play hockey a few times a week and there is a definite benefit from cycling.
waka paddling


Waka is is an outrigger kayak. A great competitive team sport. Races are hard, normally around 20kms which take 2 hours, give or take, depending on tide, wind, waves& how well the crew are functioning.
Also play the tenor, known as an alto in the U.S., in two brass bands.
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Old 08-27-15, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolfhaven View Post
Curious what you're doing for other hobbies outside of cycling. What do you do and does your cycling help your hobbies in anyway?

I trap shoot so cycling has nothing to offer there but I also play hockey a few times a week and there is a definite benefit from cycling.
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Old 08-27-15, 02:11 PM
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Old 08-27-15, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bakes1 View Post
For someone not categorizing it as a hobby you sure seem to have a lot of extra bikes. I guess they are only for the different terrain and weather you encounter while not in a car?
Those bikes are distributed in five different cities in Washington, British Columbia, Illinois and Indiana in my defense, though, I don't have access to all of them at once.

And I have a good income, no wife and no kids, so no conscience to deter severe N+ 1 syndrome.
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Old 08-27-15, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolfhaven View Post
Curious what you're doing for other hobbies outside of cycling. What do you do and does your cycling help your hobbies in anyway?

Originally Posted by ShortLegCyclist View Post
Cycling isn't a hobby for me, I virtually never ride just for exercise or fun, I'm trying to by without using my cars at all…

Originally Posted by Wikipedia
A hobby is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time...

Generally speaking, a person who engages in an activity solely for fun is called a 'hobbyist', whereas a 'professional' generally engages in an activity for reward and an 'amateur' (from French for "lover of") does so out of personal interest in an activity…
I cycle for (fun) exercise, particularly via commuting, and consider it a lifestyle. I also enjoy posting to Bike Forums as a self-proclaimed “wordsmith,” enjoying the mechanics of composing, as well as the communication. Since I am at a computer most of the day at work generating reports, I might be considered a professional, and posting is a form of escape. A radio commentator, Dennis Prager once suggested that one should take a vacation everyday; not to physically “get away,” but do something different during the day, and that’s posting for me.

My (our) hobby/amateur pursuit during leisure time though is social ballroom dancing. After about eight years of lessons in the 1980’s my wife and I go out dancing once a week. A perfect Saturday is an early morning long bike ride, and dining out and dancing that evening.
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Cycling for fitness and recreation, but not in the rain (safety) or cold (asthma).
Do most of my own bike wrenching. Building up a Secteur frame now. It'll be the most modern bike I own.
Play mostly first wave instrumental Surf rock (Ventures, Astronauts, Chantays) very poorly on a Stratocaster, Jazzmaster or Jaguar with lots of reverb.
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I target shoot at a nearby range. No hunting though. None at all. Just shoot office supplies and paper targets.
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I used to run and lift weights regularly in my yoot, but due to a bad lower back I can't do either. I even have a hard time walking or going to the grocery store and pretty much have to use a shopping cart as a walker. I may try to lift some weights (no heavy stuff) over the winter months again, but if my back starts to hurt I'll quit. Just not worth it. Oddly enough, due to the nature of my injury, I can ride a bike provided I'm not too bent over. I really miss running.

I also used to read a lot, but it seems I have a lot of problems with concentration anymore. Watching a movie is about as involved as I care to get.

Now get off my lawn!
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I used to play in a men's league for hockey when I was flight instructing, then I blew out my meniscus, ACL, and MCL, and left that all together when I got my current job flying a private jet and rich people around. That's when cycling came into play. Now it's: boating, fishing, grilling, working out, hanging out with family and friends, and swimming.

Cycling is my main exercise so I take it pretty serious. Next year I'd like to go from the Tuesday group rides to Thursday, which is the advanced ride group averaging around 25mph and around 35-45 miles, then enter a race at some point.
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