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What's Your Secondary Sport?

Old 06-11-10, 11:26 AM
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What's Your Secondary Sport?

We just picked up our first kayaks at Dick's Sporting Goods and are excited to get on the water on Saturday. Bicycling and kayaking seem like complementary sport pursuits. A little time with my wife doing something adventurous is going to be good. What else are you into, sports wise, besides bicycling?
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Old 06-11-10, 11:28 AM
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Kayaking sounds like a lot of fun, I really want to try it one day.

I play basketball for fun, and make sure to get lots of skiing in during the winter.
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I thought it would cost more to get into it, but we got these Potomac 100 ES for $199 each on sale. We may end up giving these to our kids and upgrading next year, but it's a good way to get started.
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Old 06-11-10, 11:39 AM
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This should be a short thread -- so many of these guys do nothing else but eat, sleep & drink cycling.

Myself I like to mix it up on the basketball court, you know, a physical sport.
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Loud, fast, aggressive, pissed off heavy metal drumming. For more than 30 years now, part of my life. People are always surprised how fast one can move a pair of bass drum pedals.

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Cycling is my secondary sport. God invented snow, chair lifts, mountains and gravity for a reason. Skiing!

Secondary summer sport though is hiking.
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Old 06-11-10, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Macster View Post
This should be a short thread --
How could it not when the target physique for this sport is skinny, skinnier, & OMG!

That won't help you in most sports other than horse jockey.
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I wish cycling were a little more like sea kayaking. When you're paddling on the ocean, there are no stoplights, no traffic, and nothing to distract you from concentrating on a full, sustained effort.

When you get far enough out to sea, it gets deathly quiet. So quiet it makes your ears ring. I've gone out paddling to take a little break from humanity, and then caught myself paddling furiously in the direction of another kayaker, after just an hour alone.
The main problem with ocean kayaking is all your landmarks are so far away that sometimes it feels like you're working, working, working and not getting anywhere. And spending all day in that deafening silence can sometimes encourage your inner voice to start saying scary things like, "What if I'm paddling into a freakish current and am actually going nowhere?" "And what if I paddle myself into exhaustion and never make it to shore?" Such things sound silly in an internet forum or a cocktail party conversation, but they can become terrifyingly plausible when you're alone on a colossal, featureless, two-dimensional plain sitting in a little coffin-sized craft.




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Cycling is my secondary sport.
Rowing is my primary sport:
I have terrible hand/eye coordination -so nothing involving a ball.
I am relatively tall at 6'04" (193cm).
I have big lungs.
I have a big heart.
I find the hard work necessary for pursuing excellence a reward in itself.
I like going backwards.
I like boats.
Chicks dig rowers. Well, maybe not, but I was fooled into believing it when I was first introduced to the sport.
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Surfing.

Although, I never get the chance anymore.
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It changes from time to time. It's been golf, bowling, and a few other things. Currently it's skeet. Talk about an expensive sport. The gun, ammo and fees add up quick. Triple every thing since my wife and 14 yr. old son are shooting too.
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Originally Posted by RomeRider View Post
Bicycling and kayaking seem like complementary sport pursuits.
cycling and kayaking go together like penaut butter & jelly. i've had my little boat for nearly two years now and it's getting to the point where if i'm not at work or sleeping, i'm either on the bike or in the kayak. i try to get out on the river 3 times a week during paddling season (late march through early november in chicago).

i've also had interest in becoming a runner, but with two bad knees and reconstructive meniscus surgery, my doc has expressly ordered me NOT to take up running, ever. so that's out of the equation. swimming also interest me a lot, but i don't have easy access to a free public pool and gym membership fees are anathema to me.
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How could it not when the target physique for this sport is skinny, skinnier, & OMG!

That won't help you in most sports other than horse jockey.
Rock climbing is my primary sport.. cycling keeps me busy and in shape when i'm not climbing.

Strength to weight ratio is also very important
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Originally Posted by Bostic View Post
Loud, fast, aggressive, pissed off heavy metal drumming. For more than 30 years now, part of my life. People are always surprised how fast one can move a pair of bass drum pedals.
\m/

For me? Kayaking and hiking. Bought kayaks a couple of years ago, and while it's not as easy to just get up and go as it is with cycling, it's still a sublime activity.

Next weekend I'm doing a 3-day, 30-mile hike through the White Mountains in NH. Likely will be one of the highlights of my summer.
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Originally Posted by Jakedatc View Post
Rock climbing is my primary sport.. cycling keeps me busy and in shape when i'm not climbing.

Strength to weight ratio is also very important
Roshampo? I think I remember that crater. I got a nice knee bar inside while everyone else just muscled up.
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nothing I can barely afford cycling.
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Cycling.

I mostly run.
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yea dan.. i got a bit of a knee scum but all it did was leave a bruise 1 hung onsite attempt.. couldn't get it to go the rest of the week. there is an intermediate crimp to make that move less dynamic too. such a nice route though.
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