Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 02-10-05, 10:14 AM
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Hobbies

Besides being a roadie, what else do you do for enjoyment? I have a nitro rc stadium truck that I run up and down my street. Besides that it's pretty much family,cycling and work. Exciting stuff eh?
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Carpentry - mainly furniture.

Anyone wanna talk routers?!
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paint and draw
surf
climb
backpack
play with my 2 boston terriers and pug
lift weights
luckily i work about 25 hours a week so i have lots of time to ride and play. i own and run a childrens art studio
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Originally Posted by MacMan
Carpentry - mainly furniture.

Anyone wanna talk routers?!
how'd you go from furniture to computer networking?

If I'm not working, riding or hanging with friends, I'm reading. In fact, I read a lot more than hang with friends. me loves words.

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Originally Posted by LordOpie
how'd you go from furniture to computer networking?

If I'm not working, riding or hanging with friends, I'm reading. In fact, I read a lot more than hang with friends. me loves words.

OMFG that is funny as all hell!

I've done woodworking for years. My father is a sculptor and I grew up in an environment where art and shaping things with your hands was commonplace. He had a huge studio built off the house where he'd let me set up in a corner and do whatever I wanted. I can honestly say that creating a piece of furniture gives me more satisfaction than anything else I do.

The computer programming stuff pays the bills. I used to fart about with 'puters back in the Vic-20 days - always likes mathematics and it seemed to fit. I was doing a PhD in philosophy and dropped out. Started computer programming to re-pay student loans and the rest is sad history!
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Old 02-10-05, 10:52 AM
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Besides bikes??? Hmmm is there anything else?

As a divorced father, I spend every minute I can with my son doing a variety of things with him.

Other than being a Dad, water sports mostly.

Kayaking, Windsurfing, Surfing (not lately).

I love to go camping/hiking.

I don't read as much as I used to or want to.
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Basketball, play trumpet in a jazz band and orchestra, sketch acting and writing, work 45-50 hours a week, raise my two kids, etc....

It's a busy life!
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Beside cycling, trekking, climbing, running (no more, my knees!), r/c submarines, lifting weights, reading, traveling.

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Besides, working alot. I like working out, playing with my dog, reading, shopping (when I have the funds), hanging with friends, drinking wine, oh and I love to play host to parties.
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I'm a semi-pro jazz guitarist (which means I play background music in restaurants for a free meal ).
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I like to hike/climb in the winter and wakeboard when it's warm. I LOVE wakeboarding.
Recently I started acquiring old atc's and atv's and restoring them. It is lots of fun.
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I love sports, especially basketball. I do a lot more watching than playing since I started cycling, though. I spend a lot of time lifting weights (but I'm still a skinny little mofo).

I like to travel. I spent a summer in Honduras and a summer in Costa Rica. I'm always planning a new trip.

My girlfriend says I have to be "obsessed" with something to live. She's probably right. I only have 12 hours this semester and the weather has been crappy, so I'm getting pretty bored. I spent last year taking 18 hours a semester and applying for med school. I spent last semester applying to grad school. This semester I'm all out of stuff to do! The weather should be nice any time now, and I'll be just fine.
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Mine have mostly already been mentioned. It would seem we cyclists have much in common. They are as follows: piano/keyboard, project recording studio, computer programming, video games, and public interest TV.
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Martial arts but it's been suffering greatly when I got the cycling bug.
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Martial arts but it's been suffering greatly when I got the cycling bug.
I studied for six years, most of that time was with Miyama-Ryu Ju-Jutsu. I'm not doing it now cuz I haven't found a good school since moving here from S.Florida.

What art(s) do you study?
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besides cycling, I build model trains, and do precision target shooting-occasionally at damaged train models that I don't feel like rebuilding.
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Originally Posted by reich17
Besides being a roadie, what else do you do for enjoyment? I have a nitro rc stadium truck that I run up and down my street. Besides that it's pretty much family,cycling and work. Exciting stuff eh?
Yeah yeah - me to with the nitro truck http://www.jenkin.net/AJ.htm
I'm also keen on scuba, golf, fishing & play 7 a side soccer with my work buddies. Family with small kids though so all of this takes a back seat. I count another hobby as mechanical tinkering, hence our bikes are never left alone.
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Carpentry - mainly furniture.
Anyone wanna talk routers?!

YES!!!

I ride more now that all my tools are in storage due to the small apartment I'm in now (divorce) and the rest of the time is spent with my daughter. I really miss going out to the garage and building furniture. Bicycles are a lot like tools in that you can see the beauty in there function.

Routers..."Porter Cable" ...Tablesaw..."Powermatic 66".
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this is a toughie. my hobby in general is learning new hobbies. i started with RC sedan racing way back, and that actually spawned the painting business i have now. i also learned how to vacuum form plastics and have been messing with composites for the last couple of years since i got into RC airplanes(designed and built my own ducted fan jet). i also recently learned to weld. as for other sports, i raced motorcycles for 5 years in the early 90's. i have played tennis since i was a freshman in highschool and became a tournament level player when i was 22. i don't play competitively anymore, but i do still enjoy hitting around. i also play QB(albeit not well) on a flag football team. another "hobby" is shooting. i took a tactical firearms course, and have been through competitive driving courses, but have never actually raced a car. i travel to alot of events, though.
by trade, i am an artist. so i have a hard time considering anything associated with that as a hobby. as gratifying as it is at times, i do it for cash, not for fun.

my hobby is avoiding boredom at any cost.
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