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Old 10-04-2013, 11:19 PM   #81 (permalink)
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What I want to pick up or start in the future:
1. Motorcycles (cruiser type...not into the street scene)

7. Gun collecting (don't really have the space for it...maybe when I am older)
Scenes aside, I've been on cruisers (Harley Dyna Street Bob), super sports (R1, R6 and Ninja 250), and sport tourers (FZ6 and FZ1).

And cruisers are NOT the most comfortable overall motorcycle. I'd argue they're more of a "scene" than supersports in some cases. But the best all around bikes I've owned were sport touring. Upright riding position, GREAT power, large fuel tanks, etc...

As for gun collecting, just mount them on the walls?!? That's my plan. I've got a few Lee Enfields and a Swiss rifle from the 1800s that are going on the basement wall beside the snowboards...
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Scenes aside, I've been on cruisers (Harley Dyna Street Bob), super sports (R1, R6 and Ninja 250), and sport tourers (FZ6 and FZ1).

And cruisers are NOT the most comfortable overall motorcycle. I'd argue they're more of a "scene" than supersports in some cases. But the best all around bikes I've owned were sport touring. Upright riding position, GREAT power, large fuel tanks, etc...

As for gun collecting, just mount them on the walls?!? That's my plan. I've got a few Lee Enfields and a Swiss rifle from the 1800s that are going on the basement wall beside the snowboards...
Your definitely right on the motorcycles. I like the supersport category BUT knowing my "evil" side and how I like to go fast...I don't want any more of a risk than I have to. If I did get a supersport...it would be CBR600RR or Streetfighter 848. The cruisers appeal to me more...I like things that are old skool. I like the look of bonnevilles, cafe racer types and rat shop bobber type scene bikes.

For the guns...I can mount them on walls...BUT for collecting...I really would like to have a NICE gun case (preferably fine wooden teak or any high grade wood with a glass cover and felt lining. Really shows the "peace" (pun intended...haha) off in my opinion. Don't have the space or funds for this though.

Great to see we both have some common interests BRAHHH!!!! If you didn't live in CANADA and lived here in SOCAL instead...I would of invited you for a DRINK!!! Haha! Hang out and talk snowboarding, guns and motorcycles!!

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Old 10-05-2013, 12:32 AM   #83 (permalink)
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I will list what I do outside of snowboarding when time permits. Some are not sports to say the least...more like hobbies or interests.

What I do currently:
1. Road Bicycling (current bike is not a TRUE road bike by any means...its a hybrid and it works for the streets and fitness style of bicycling I do.)
2. DJing (trying to do weddings/birthdays when the opportunity arises)
3. Clubbing/Partying with friends (I need to definitely STOP this.)
4. Music Festivals/concerts
5. Skateboarding (strictly just cruising (no tricks anymore)...penny board).
6. Camping or hiking when I can (which is like 1 time a year...I want to do more camping/hiking)
7. Bass fishing (used to do it A LOT year round for 3 years...toned it down a bit this year cuz its PRETTY EXPENSIVE and I want new snowboarding gear/travels)
8. Shooting Range (sold a 9mm Springfield XD9...switching to .45 in 1911's.)
9. Jogging/Running if I am feeling up for it. (Used to do 30 miles a week...started getting injuries, so I stopped and picked up the road bicycling.)

What I want to pick up or start in the future:
1. Motorcycles (cruiser type...not into the street scene)
2. Horseback riding (LOVED horses since I was a kid...would love to do dressage and western/trail)
3. Traveling (mainly other countries...not so much the US)
4. Costume Making (I made a pretty legit DEADMAU5 head 2 halloweens ago...took so many random pics with so many random people!!! Shit was SICK!! haha. Planning to do another one this year hopefully.)
5. Music Production, song writing/creating
6. Surfing (skin cancer and sharks SCARE the HELL out of me though so I don't know if I will ever start this.)
7. Gun collecting (don't really have the space for it...maybe when I am older)
8. Swimming/yoga
9. Paddleboarding

THIS IS THE NUMBER 1 REASON WHY I DO NOT HAVE A GIRLFRIEND. TOO MANY HOBBIES TAKING UP MY TIME!!!

OUT OF EVERYTHING ABOVE...SNOWBOARDING WAS AND STILL IS MY NUMBER 1 LOVE!!! I miss the STOKE cuz all the other stuff above took me away for about 2 years...trying to get back into it HARD this year!!!
Here are some pics of my other interests/hobbies.
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Here are some pics of my other interests/hobbies.
Okay the deadmouse head is awesome... Would be a sweet Halloween costume. I've been told I'm going to a masquerade in a few weeks and want to go as the phantom of the opera. Gotta see if I can find/make the outfit somehow.
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What I want to pick up or start in the future:
2. Horseback riding (LOVED horses since I was a kid...would love to do dressage and western/trail)
Just a little warning... only riding now and then will end up in a lot of pain. Your buttocks need to get used to the saddle. Forget trail without being used to sitting in a saddle for hours; you won't enjoy the second day
If you aim to get decent at dressage, you won't have time anymore for most of your other hobbies. Riding less than 2 times a week won't suffice to build up/maintain the muscles needed; take 2 weeks off and you'll recognize.
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Just a little warning... only riding now and then will end up in a lot of pain. Your buttocks need to get used to the saddle. Forget trail without being used to sitting in a saddle for hours; you won't enjoy the second day
If you aim to get decent at dressage, you won't have time anymore for most of your other hobbies. Riding less than 2 times a week won't suffice to build up/maintain the muscles needed; take 2 weeks off and you'll recognize.
Oh yes. Horseback riding is awesome and highly addictive, but you need to do it at least 2 times per week to (a) develop skills and (b) avoid being sore. But it's so worth the investment. I didn't start snowboarding until after I quit horseback riding (long-ish story), but obviously some people can manage to do both and then some (e.g., Neni ).
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I thought I had replied to this thread at some point in the past? Maybe there's another one? In any case, since it's been resurrected . . .

I work out regularly, kayak, surf & boat when I visit my family in FL, hike, swim, travel. At this very moment I'm trying to motivate myself to throw my kayak on my car and go paddling. (I'm motivated to kayak, just not so motivated to *get ready* to kayak right now.)
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Oh yes. Horseback riding is awesome and highly addictive, but you need to do it at least 2 times per week to (a) develop skills and (b) avoid being sore. But it's so worth the investment. I didn't start snowboarding until after I quit horseback riding (long-ish story), but obviously some people can manage to do both and then some (e.g., Neni ).
I'm in the stable 5 times a week (during the green season 3 times ground work, in winter more hacking) for the other days I've a girl who takes the horse out. During snowboarding season, spending the weekends on the mountain, I horseride Mo-Thu evenings, and Sun evening after comming back from the mountain I just lunge or do liberty dressage. That time of the year, the flat gets only cleaned - if at all - superficially (question of priorities ) and I only manage to see those friends who are either in the stable or on the mountain. No couch-potato evenings, no going out or similar. Again, question of priorities. Family claims, we're anti-social Dec-March
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Okay the deadmouse head is awesome... Would be a sweet Halloween costume. I've been told I'm going to a masquerade in a few weeks and want to go as the phantom of the opera. Gotta see if I can find/make the outfit somehow.
I bet you can do it. I believe in you All it takes is some determination, innovation and hard work.

I didn't know I could do that Deadmau5 head. About 2 months before halloween...the idea popped into my head. I started looking up tutorials online. I saved the tutorials I liked best and took the best ideas from each one. Than...I started to buy and research ALL the supplies needed. Started getting this, getting that and before you know it...I had a Deadmau5 head for halloween.

You can't see it...but...there are/were a lot of FLAWS. There is also a crack in the jaw line of the mouth that I covered up. Pieces of glue here and there. When all was said and done...I believe I spent close to $300 including supplies, gas, labor, parts and tools.

Too bad after that 1 halloween party the head started to crack in other places too...So I had to TRASH all my hard work

This year...If I do it again...I am going to make it stronger with Better materials, better construction/design and hopefully EYES that light up with LED.

Also want to make a Capt. Jack Sparrow costume too. That might be next year. We'll see.
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I'm in the stable 5 times a week (during the green season 3 times ground work, in winter more hacking) for the other days I've a girl who takes the horse out. During snowboarding season, spending the weekends on the mountain, I horseride Mo-Thu evenings, and Sun evening after comming back from the mountain I just lunge or do liberty dressage. That time of the year, the flat gets only cleaned - if at all - superficially (question of priorities ) and I only manage to see those friends who are either in the stable or on the mountain. No couch-potato evenings, no going out or similar. Again, question of priorities. Family claims, we're anti-social Dec-March
Wow Neni!! How do you do it?? Snowboarding and horseback riding all at the same time! I wish I could do that!

I believe I could do it, If I really put my effort and time into it. Time is something I definitely have.

$$$FUNDS/MOOLA$$$ thats a whole 'nother story! I know how EXPENSIVE horses/lessons can be...especially living here in the US in CALI. I kind of told myself that I am gonna have to sacrifice some other stuff and really figure out what it is I WANT MOST.

If money was no issue...I would try and do everything on my list...I know its impossible FUNDS wise so I am trying to weed out what I like best and keep those and quit/sacrifice all the other ones.

I do look at dressage videos and it is definitely something I would try and get good at if I do pick up horseback riding.

Thanks for the input.
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