What else are you 'into'?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by andyw, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    What other hobbies or interests do you have?

    I am restoring a Mk3 Mini (images on my flickr) and i formed and run Surrey Paranormal, a ghost hunting group which is huge fun and very interesting.
    http://www.surreyparanormal.co.uk
     
  2. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I was actually thinking of starting a "what other hobby" thread. Never got around to it.

    I've been getting into astronomy the last year. I thought photography had its headaches and expenses...boy was I wrong.

    I've been bowling in leagues and tournaments for about 15 years. I was averaging about 200 up until the last year. Now its down to 190. Lots of distractions this year.

    I also in the spring and fall fly stunt kites. I've only gotten a little better with it. Like any hobby, it takes time and practice.

    I also hike in the spring and fall. My gf and I do day hikes. Usually we do one or two day hikes around the local area, and then once a year we like to do a small trip somewhere and do day hikes. Last year we did some hiking around the Gatlinburg/Smokey Mountain area. The year before that we did some hiking in North Georgia. This is one reason I ended up liking the mFT format is that the gear is more portable. Many of my hiking pictures turn out really well, but being limited to the cameras I was using, I couldn't print say larger than 8x10. I have a few pictures I'd love to make bigger, but just won't work.

    Dj
     
  3. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    BMW Airhead Bikes

    just a couple - don't ask me how many I have got, (had)

    1973 - R60/5
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    1984 R80 mono
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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    There's a few things.
    I am VP & chairman of the board for Friends Of The Forgotten.
    We are an organization for the Pow/Mia issue.
    I am a founding member of the Warriors' Watch.
    This is a troop and 1st responder support group.

    For fun I play bluez guitar in a few bands.
    I love my Harley's, oh yeah...my wife also.
    Shooter
     
  5. Chow Monkey

    Chow Monkey Mu-43 Regular

    I do some music making but hardly have time for it.. Furthermore I get more and more interested in filmmaking..
     
  6. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    What's a Harley, (*), but I suppose it's fine as your wife loves it!!!


    (*) = something without brakes?
     
  7. deckitout

    deckitout Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Essex UK
    I am a Biker, also enjoy cooking and computer games, enjoy working out as well, my new light weight kit will travel well on the bikes


    <a href="http://deckitout.smugmug.com/Gallery/Places/8403904_AJ6AU#590820086_9nRva-A-LB">http://deckitout.smugmug.com/Gallery/Places/black2/590820086_9nRva-M.jpg"></a>

    <a href="http://deckitout.smugmug.com/Gallery/Places/8403904_AJ6AU#580471068_XKSYi-A-LB">[img]http://deckitout.smugmug.com/Gallery/Places/hdr/580471068_XKSYi-M.jpg"></a>
     
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  8. Chow Monkey

    Chow Monkey Mu-43 Regular

    Nice bikes..
     
  9. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    rice burners!
     
  10. Bluebird

    Bluebird Mu-43 Rookie

    14
    Jan 29, 2010
    Me I'm into hill walking during winter, golf spring through to autumn, used to do loads of flyfishing. Broke my ankle late Nov so won't be right for a couple of months. Thinking about buying a sit on top kakak.
     
  11. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    Did you get involved with the 'American Chopper' bike that Paul Senior and Paul Jnr did on the telly?
     
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  12. sebastel

    sebastel Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Jan 18, 2010
    not your business
    i used to ride motorcycles too - until my time got consumed by the most important thing in life, family. with riding less than 6000 km per year i decided to call it a day (but maybe i'll return to riding later?)

    anyway, here is a pic of the motorcycle i enjoyed riding most.
     

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  13. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    You mean Paul from TDPRI?
    No, I didn't. I'm "The Snowman" over there.
    We helped with the POW/MIA bike a few years ago.
    Shooter, aka- The Snowman
     
  14. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Ain't nuttin' like a Sporty....
     
  15. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    I meant Paul Teutel from Orange County Choppers?
     
  16. robperks

    robperks Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Dec 15, 2009
    Ventura, Ca
    Right now, family first, and therefor work as well, construction management at this point.

    Other things taking up my time:
    My bikes are pedal powered :tongue: and do not ask how many are in the garage

    Inparticular I like steel road bikes that can go any where any time, and maybe even haul stuff. I do not really draw a line between my road and "mountain bikes".

    When the surf is good I am out in the water.

    I write with fountain pens, shave with a brush and soap, drive a VW TDI, and love to cook. A man of many niches, all with their own accociated clan.

    Rob
     
  17. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 30, 2009
    Texas
    My wife's bike.


    p794640970-4.


    My old bike.


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  18. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    There's a lot of bikers on here! I used to be obsessed with motorbikes when i was in my teens until i borrowed my brothers 50cc moped...scared the c*** out of me and put me right off!:blush:
     
  19. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    another one of my "babies"

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  20. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    I used to surf, and sail but skin cancer has chased me from my
    outdoor pursuits. Now I spend more time on the computer
    either playing around with images or using Adobe InDesign to
    publish my GF's Democratic Newsletter..... :)

    Oh yea... I'm a major movie nut....