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hubgearfreak
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other hobbies.

Postby hubgearfreak » 22 Jul 2008, 3:08pm

are you good folks that populate this virtual space so mad keen on cycling that you have no time for hobbies, or are we a diverse bunch that covers every interest in britain today.?

for starters, i like to grow the worlds hottest chilli peppers and later in the year will make sauces & pickles from my crops. none are ripe yet, but here's some of last years.

what do you like to do apart from cycling?

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Postby lauriematt » 22 Jul 2008, 3:12pm

i run! am a member of a nearby running club and also go out with people in our village too

i enjoy gardening and dog-walking too with my black lab

i enjoy practical projects...but other than with the bike i dont get my hands on much-else
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Postby yakdiver » 22 Jul 2008, 3:17pm

I've got a a kayak

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lauriematt
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Postby lauriematt » 22 Jul 2008, 3:25pm

numbnuts wrote:I've got a a kayak


pedal powered???

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Dee Jay » 22 Jul 2008, 3:28pm

I sing.

I read.

I do Pilates.

I walk. (Used to run, until wrecked femur/patella problems caused by motor-bike accident in my youth put paid to that, which is kinda what brought me to cycling.)

I cook and bake. I do lot of preserving, too.

(Hubgearfreak: I used to make a wonderful smoked chilli sauce.)

I eat.

I eat food made with chillies!

I would like to get back to dancing salsa. Or maybe learn jive or ceroc.

I also love going to the theatre and cinema and gigs.

Ummm .. think that's about it.

eta: Your chillies look wonderful, Hubgearfreak!
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Postby workhard » 22 Jul 2008, 3:29pm

play squash badly a couple of times a week outside the rugby season
referee Rugby Union slightly less badly - three times a week during the season
play electric bass in a band and in church

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Postby zenzinnia » 22 Jul 2008, 3:31pm

Photography - I find it goes well with cycling too (except the squables for my wages between one hobby and the other!)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zenzinnia/

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Mick F
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Postby Mick F » 22 Jul 2008, 3:46pm

Tinkering.
Clocks.
Chainsaws.
DIY.
Gardening.
Listening to Mark Radcliffe and Liza Tarbuck. That stupid Steve Wright is back now - can't stand him!
Boozing: beer, wine, gin and tonic, Harvey Wallbangers, or anything I can get down my throat!
Food: lots of it, either cooked or raw.
Ironing.
Mick F. Cornwall

lespaul

Postby lespaul » 22 Jul 2008, 3:48pm

Car detailing, photography, guitars and cycling are my main hobbies in no particular order, all expensive though :roll:

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Postby thirdcrank » 22 Jul 2008, 3:51pm

Birding (as in 'not twitching')

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Mick F
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Postby Mick F » 22 Jul 2008, 3:54pm

lespaul wrote:Car detailing .....


What is "car detailing"?
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Postby kwackers » 22 Jul 2008, 3:57pm

Woodwork, model engineering, CNC, running, astronomy, microscopy, motorcycling, microlighting, electronics, kiting & buggying, reading

I love hobbies, probably got too many. But I do like to move around them :wink:

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Postby grim » 22 Jul 2008, 3:57pm

I read, play banjo and i trampoline.

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Postby PW » 22 Jul 2008, 6:22pm

Beer, stone circles, cricket, though i don't play much these days. Used to do a bit of judo & scuba diving in my youth.
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Postby reohn2 » 22 Jul 2008, 6:36pm

grim wrote:I read, play banjo and i trampoline.


Not at the same time I hope :shock:

For me,Bird watching,Photography,being a bit arty farty,having a good laugh :) ,reading.