hooli – Member
Before anybody says the cycle, I do a weekly night ride, sometimes 2 depending on who in our group is out but even this starts to lose its appeal when it gets properly muddy.
All the same to me. It gets proper muddy in summer too depending on the weather. Mud doesn’t stop play. Nor does night.
Resorting to road or turbo is what makes it less appealing to be on a bike in the winter. May as well sit on the sofa if you’re just riding as a chore 😛
Best bit is when it gets cold enough for frost. Crisp frosty trails are awesome. Like summer dust. Snow also if fresh.Posted 4 months agoCoyoteSubscriber
Another one for running. Resisted for as long as I could but eventually succumbed. Started off and 10 mins was an effort. Two and a bit years later I’ve done 3 half marathons, numerous 5 and 10Ks and an extreme obstacle course.
Parkrun on a Saturday morning would be my advice, caters for all sorts. There should be one near you.Posted 4 months agoeddiebabySubscriber
Photography. My typical bag without a long zoom but with a tripod, 2 flashes remotes, 4 lenses and filter sets weights in at 12.9KG.
Which is the same weight as my Jekyll 😯
Imagine carrying your bike for an entire day out walking in the country. Keeps you fit enough.Posted 4 months agomahaloSubscriber
badminton is a good shout. i play squash in the winter, couple of friendly games and a team match per week. the team night doubles as a bit of a night out too. biking is reduced to a night ride, plus the steady year round saturday morning spin.
i pretty much hang up my racket in summer and just ride!Posted 4 months agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
I spent the last 3 winters working away from home. Too often the hobby was eating junk food and watching crap on the hotel TV. Or going to the pub.
I’ve now got this winter at home most nights. Trouble is, by the time I’m in from work, sorted dinner and assisted in getting our duaghter to bed there’s no time left for hobbies. Oh, and the house is being turned upside down because of building work.
But when the women of the house like to relax in front of eternal cooking programmes (and yet don’t cook), then I might buy an Airfix kit and find a dust free corner….Posted 4 months ago
I feel like taking up a new hobby to stop me sitting on the sofa eating junk food and watching rubbish telly as the evenings draw in.
What do you guys do in the winter to keep busy?
I spotted a badminton club on the way home from work the other day, tempted to give that a go.
Before anybody says the cycle, I do a weekly night ride, sometimes 2 depending on who in our group is out but even this starts to lose its appeal when it gets properly muddy.Posted 4 months agoaracerSubscriber
Has anybody mentioned indoor climbing yet? That’s one of my current indoor sporting activities, the other being roller skating. If you get into doing things with a group/club like I have then going home first isn’t a problem.
Also went to a board/card games evening in a local pub last night – if you’re interested in that sort of thing there’s probably something similar in your area (and whilst some there were into D&D and that sort of thing it was all just normal not too involving fun games last night). First time I’ve ever been to a specific event like that and I’d definitely go again (and not just for reasons mentioned on another thread!)Posted 4 months ago
Yes, climbing is on the list of things to check out as is squash if the badminton club doesn’t work out.
Going to the gym is a last resort as I really don’t enjoy it. Could possibly be tempted to swim though.
Dancing and drums fall under the category of no rhythm so sadly not an option for me 😉
Thanks for the suggestions, lots to look at.Posted 4 months ago
+1 on Photography. Though at night it’s going to be night photography. Astrophotography perhaps? 😀 (I’d love to get into that, except for light pollution so need to drive to somewhere remote that isn’t dogging central 😉 ).
Problem with photography is it can get as expensive a hobby as bikes 😀Posted 4 months ago
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