What's your activity hinterland?

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What's your activity hinterland?

Postby Jonty » 21 Jan 2011, 5:03pm

What other activities or sports do members engage in as well as cycling? These days I swim a bit, do short walks and weight-train twice a week as well as cycling. Occasionally I go trout fishing.
In the past I ran, played squash, went hill walking and a bit of climbing, played badminton and occasionally tennis, canoed a bit, and went wildfowling
although not all at the same time. I also did a bit of boxing.
The activities I miss most are hill walking and running.
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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby Jonty » 21 Jan 2011, 5:09pm

I forgot about my allotment!
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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby snibgo » 21 Jan 2011, 5:25pm

I walk, mostly around the village these days. Yesterday I went out for the first time since August without crutches. Yippee!

But motorists now see me as a fair target for close shaves. Boo. (My village doesn't have pavements.)

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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby ferrit worrier » 21 Jan 2011, 6:04pm

I venture forth underground in the old mines up at Alderley Edge. I've been "Ferritin" arround down there for nearly 20 years

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me about 2003 about to abseil 70 ft down No1 shaft


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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby Jonty » 21 Jan 2011, 10:48pm

ferrit worrier wrote:I venture forth underground in the old mines up at Alderley Edge. I've been "Ferritin" arround down there for nearly 20 years

number one shaft.JPG


Malc


I couldn't do that: slightly claustrophobic. That's why I like hill walking, running, cycling.
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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby glueman » 22 Jan 2011, 9:26am

Say hello to the Wizard but watch out for the morthbrood while you're down there.

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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby Mick F » 22 Jan 2011, 9:44am

Walking to the pub, driving the community bus, sitting and typing on my laptop, cooking, opening wine bottles, turning the key to start the car, feeding the cat ............

Logging, collecting logs and wood for the fire, clearing the jungle that is our garden, DIY .........
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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby groveller » 22 Jan 2011, 9:56am

[quote="Mick F"]Walking to the pub, driving the community bus, sitting and typing on my laptop, cooking, opening wine bottles, turning the key to start the car, feeding the cat ............

Logging, collecting logs and wood for the fire, clearing the jungle that is our garden, DIY .........[/quote]
Squashing wet newspaper? :wink:

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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby reohn2 » 22 Jan 2011, 11:11am

and artistic leaf creations :mrgreen:
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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby ferrit worrier » 22 Jan 2011, 12:08pm

glueman wrote:Say hello to the Wizard but watch out for the morthbrood while you're down there.


Can't quite remember was that the "Wierd stone of Brisingamen, or The moon of Gomrath"? :lol:
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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby al_yrpal » 22 Jan 2011, 12:10pm

A bit of golf. Dabbling with painting. Allotment. Designing and making things. Managing and driving the Community Bus. Walking the Chilterns with the Mrs who doesn't cycle. Tinkering with Classic car and organising our village 'shed' club.

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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby yakdiver » 22 Jan 2011, 12:16pm

sea kayaking, cycling,snorkelling and fishing
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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby groveller » 22 Jan 2011, 2:11pm

Used to x c ski, a fair bit of paragliding and a lot of running, until (a lack of money) and a back problem put paid to some activities.
But thankfully I can still ride the bike :D

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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby gentlegreen » 22 Jan 2011, 3:11pm

In my late 30s I reserved cycling for my daily commutes and most weekends used to visit local "gatherings of 100+ people, at which amplified music was played ('wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats"), for several hours of power aerobics. I was 5 stone lighter and stupidly fit back then ...

In the 10 years since my 40th birthday I've only attended such events a couple of times and found they were no longer to my taste.

I can't do "exercise" per se. My ideal arrangement would be to have the option of alternating cycling to work, with swimming there - sadly that's not an option for geographic reasons. :(

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Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Postby Jonty » 22 Jan 2011, 4:15pm

I'm impressed. What an active, interesting and community-minded lot you all are!
jonty :)