- Other Hobbies
Gardening urgh. It is guaranteed to give me back problems. So bad is it, that Mrs S has banned me from doing anything digging related, or anything that involves prolonged bending down such as weeding, planting up.
I get to play with power tools (mower, hedge trimmers etc) and a rake! Somehow a rake doesn’t play havoc with my back. Oh yes, and I can prune trees too (as long as I am firmly planted on the ground)!Posted 4 years agouphillcursingSubscriber
Was primaraly a windsufer till about three years ago. Used to fly slope soarers too as a secondary.Posted 4 years ago
About this time i started getting frustrated at the usual sub optimal conditions and hitting a massive plateu because of this. As an aside I also started getting shoulder pain.
BMX had been my thing till Beer and Birds and whilst I always had a bike i never actually got it out of the garage more than once or twice a year till then. As a good friend once said to me Windsurfing and Bikes are a good mix as one is bloody awfull in good conditions for the other.
I think the gliders filled a need to tinker and create. I was always loathe to buy anything off the shelf. However, making a frame is the latest thing on my mind. I have a thread about it somewhere. Not forgotten, just waiting till I get time to put some thought into it.footflapsSubscriber
I barely ride bikes any more bar commuting to work. Fitness wise I’ve got into Olympic Lifting over the last year, it’s like a cross between gymnastics and weight training, takes about 3 years to master the two lifts! Other than that, photography and endless DIY / gardening projects.Posted 4 years agocrankboyMember
Good weather gardening growing veg taking over my neighbours neglected garden.
Bad weather making a mobile to go over my sons cot using Airfix and Revell world war 1 aircraft accurately made and detailed so far he has 7 models to it and I am about to start on an airco DH2 . Google that if you have the slightest interest in model planes.
Also getting back into night rides .Posted 4 years agoalpinMember
i was talking to a friend about this the other day….
GF says i go on a lot about bikes, but that is because that is my hobby here in Gerrmany.
back in the UK i used to fly my kites (kiteboarding) three or four times a week and would ride perhaps once a week.
living near the coast (lots of consistent wind) and having a large field behind the house meant that it was easy to grab my kite and board and get a massive adrenaline fix for a few hours. here in Bavaria there just isn’t enough wind often enough, and that coupled with a lack of suitable sites means i haven’t had the kites out for over a year.
and there hasn’t been any snow this year to enable me to do this:Posted 4 years ago
I’m a lapsed hobbyist. Stuff I’ve done semi-regularly over the years are:
Computer (console) games,
Watching TV / movies / listening to music,
Probably a bunch of other stuff I’ve forgotten.Posted 4 years agocheese@4pSubscriber
I have gone back to climbing after 10 years only MTBingPosted 4 years ago
Just indoor bouldering so far due to lack of partners for ropes
The upper body has re-shaped it’s self quite nicely after a few hard months. Increased grip and core has helped me to haul away on the singlespeed.
I have noted that cycling for years has made my lower body much less flexible for bouldering.
Oh yes, regular hiking is good for weight lossslowjoMember
Windsurfing…..looks like the optimal conditions thing does for us all in the end. The trouble is, as you improve you only want windier sessions. Whereas once I was glad to get out on the water, whatever the wind (freestyle on my old -poly- Fanatic 370 when there was no wind, Lightning World Cup Race when it was force 2 to 4), it got to the stage where I only wanted to sail my short boards and then it had to be my wave board plus big wind then alas, I got bored sitting on the beach when the wind didn’t blow…or rather blow enough. I gave up. My Sunset Slalom is still in the shed…..’just in case’ I really ought to just dump it.Posted 4 years ago
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