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Old 05-20-03, 07:05 PM
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What do you do to relax (besides ride)?

How do you wind down?
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Old 05-20-03, 07:29 PM
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To me, riding is not a relaxation, rather it is a hard work, especially if there is not much time, it is hot outside (LA 79 F today) and lot's of traffic which makes a ride pretty stressful.

Sitting at the computer or reading a nice book is a good relaxation to me
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Old 05-20-03, 07:32 PM
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i Used to watch comedy..lol but i have been so wound up between riding and running lately.. if i sit down for too long.. i fall asleep
yeah i know, exciting personality
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Originally posted by Inoplanetyanin
Sitting at the computer or reading a nice book is a good relaxation to me
Indeed. My brother, who lives in Duncanville Tx (of The Rocky Horror Picture Show fame, by the way) and I often test each others' mettle with a few games of Quake III: Arena via internet.

And nothing beats a good book.

But a leisurely peddle through the neighborhoods is a great way to relax. No timetable, just easy rolling.

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Old 05-20-03, 07:46 PM
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practice the drums, play video games, go to the shooting range, walk around the neighborhood w\my wife, surf the net, listen to music, take a drive, meditate, bowl...
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it is hot outside (LA 79 F today)
OMG!! South Texas here, I just pray for a sub 95F day! (Praying may help until mid-june, then it doesnt help at all, heh)

For relaxation besides riding, online games, trips with the wife, archery.

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Weightlift, powerwalk, watch a little of the tube. Read a news magazine, sing in choir at the church. Work. Sleep!!
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You are looking at it.
I am also building a Tubo minivan and two stroke cafe bike with a Yamaha RD 400
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Hmmmm... Getting a full body massage once a week usually does the job.
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Yamaha RD 400? Weren't those at one time referred to as widowmakers because of the torque or something?
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Checkin' out the Forums, natch!...then reading, yard work, leisurly riding with my SO. Actually even my other rides are relaxing for me, it's my time to myself.
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I also do this kind of stuff, Steel wire brazed together. This was for an auction. Took about ten hours.
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MKRG, they might have beencalled widowmakers because twostrokes tend to make power rather suddenly. My last RD(Stolen) was highly modified and would pick the front wheel off the ground in the first four gears any time it hit about six thousand RPMs. Kinda spooky in a turn.
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Bikeforums is one. Playing piano, music listening, and home improvement are others. Reading is great, but my required technical reading cuts severely into my recreational reading time.
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Two S words- sleep and spa....

There are some cheap spa places in town that I can haunt on the days when I need a severe chill. I love the sleep rooms in one spa- so quiet.... I get there in the morning and don't leave until late afternoon.
 
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Do some resistence training, cook (I am such a good cook I have to ride bike or I would wiegh 300lbs ) a good soak in the hot tub, a really good IPA or glass of red wine and when I really need to wind down I stay way from the political discusions forum on this site for a couple of days hmm got to go one of my IPA's is calling me later
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Visit internet bike sites and lust over new bikes, TV, tell my kids "No you can't have any more money."
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food and BF and girls ....I also like to cook some days, and I would weigh a huge amount if i didnt do between 300 and 400kms a week.

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i like running.... it's a great escape.
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I collect Motorsport Collectibles.... (Andretti, Carroll Shelby's Cobras, Formula 1, Sports Car, Indy Car, Books...)





I also follow Formula 1, Champ Car, IRL (now that Andretti Green Racing is a part of it), Sports Car, & World Rally.

My wife and I love good music, and movies, as well.

Now; that I have my Hardrock Comp, I am really looking forward to riding, and hitting some trails.

I also; really enjoy my MAZDASPEED. It's a great car for the driving enthusiast, with incredible handling, and really good power; that fits my needs perfectly!

Oh! And yes; I am a connoisseur of fine beers.

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Inhaling Solder fumes while listening to music.

Forums, and reading are right up there too.

79 degrees farenheit? geez thats a cold spell.


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