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  1. hobie1dog

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    Yes, I'm bored at work today....so I did a search to see if anyone had a thread on what other hobbies people have on here, so list your other interests/hobbies you pursue. I have way too many:

    Enduro kart racing
    Trumpet playing
    Hi-Fi .... Audio/Video
    Fishing
    Boating
    Dirt Bikes
    Honda VFR 750's
    High Power Rocketry

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    no one interested?

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    HPR? !!! My kinda guy hobie! What's the highest impulse motor you've flown?
    Tripoli member?

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    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Not yet a member...just now getting back into gathering information on what I need to do first...we have a local Prefect in Charlotte and monthly launches about an hour 1/2 away.

    I want to eventually build a Sea Killer-full size- which would be 14 ft tall.

    20 years ago I worked with a guy at Owens Corning Fiberglas Technical Center who had a Phd in Propulsion and we set off rockets in our spare time. So I've only flown a G motor and that was years ago...... He went on to work at Edwards AFB at the Jet Propulsion Labs, and now is the Professor of Propulsion at Perdue University.

    I know I have to get a rocket that will do G, H, and I motors to get the Level 1 and 2 Certifications done, so I've got a catalog from Public Missles Ltd. and have the Miranda picked out as a good first rocket.

    I've got to get some other major projects out of the way before I can start on a rocket....too many hobbies.

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    Fishing/boating
    Surfing
    Kayaking
    Hunting
    Music recording

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    Photography snd Amature radio here.

    I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane.
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    High Power is a really expensive way to go! I dabbled in low power when I was a teen -- but back then even E and F class motors were hard to come by. Anymore I'm just an armchair enthusiast, but nothin' beats being at a launch! I envy your proximity to the launches. The distances to the Wisconsin and Michigan Prefects make trips an all day affair for me.

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    photography
    making wine
    playing guitar
    gardening
    cooking
    hiking
    camping

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    I love games.
    Poker, Chess, "BB in the hole" time killers, and I practice more than I play Cow Pasture Pool, and my Harley.


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    Mostly music. Drumming as my main instrument alongside with tinkering and trying out various other instruments. I even have a Mandolin!
    I also draw and paint every now and then.
    I go to concerts.
    I write poems and short stories whenever i am in the mood.
    Just the regular artistic fellar.

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    Ahh, I started out on drums....love to listen to Dave Weckyl, Dennis Chambers, and Billy Cobham.

    Check out Dennis Chambers at the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert

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    that guy is not of this world.

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    Aw crap.
    Since i'm posting this from my old broken laptop, i have no sounds here!
    Gotta put that up and let the beats flow though my brains at another time.

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    This video of Chick Corea doing the song, "Got A Match" has Guitar Superman Frank Gambale taking an unreal solo, and then Dave Weckl just eating a set of drums up. This will be too far out for 90% of the non-musicians on here, but most musicians should be astonished. Chick Corea is the mother of harmonic knowledge.

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    This is a video of laydown enduro kart racing at Road America, one of my other hobbies.
    This is the twin engine class, they are doing about 140 mph down the straightaways. Powered by twin 100cc 2-cycle Italian motors turning about 16K rpm.

    If you watch it to the end, there are several people who run off the track.

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    Cooking
    Reading
    Music
    Travel
    Beach
    Fishing
    Movies
    Live Vegas Shows, Plays
    Music
    Sex

    ...but not necessarily in that order.

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    You probably needed to talk to someone if reading was at the top of your list before sex LOL!

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    LOL Surfmac.

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    reading, numismatics, collecting,dogs,and pipe smoking

    and of course the normal things, family,etc...the above my Ashton

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    Reading,
    Woodwork (mainly turning )
    The art of the blacksmith
    Medieval recreation
    Books
    Music

    If at first you don't succeed you are running about average.
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    Martial arts
    Guitar (usually hard rock or blues these days)

    I also draw and paint with pastels. Here's a portrait I did of my wife a couple of months ago:

    Simon

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    Nice work Simon,

    So you're a kick ass rock and roll artist.

    Not too shabby.

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    I try my hand at a lot of things. My wife's very supportive, no matter how off-the-wall or disconnected things seem. My daughter's into her second year of karate and her old man's trying to catch up!

    Simon

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    Pipes
    Cigars
    Woodworking
    Golf
    Amateur Radio

    cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.......

    martin
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    cool stuff....thanks for the pics. Pics always are more fun than boring text.

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    Hiking
    Concerts
    Writing badly
    Golf
    Collecting Middle Ages Daggers and Swords
    Reading
    Opera (just kidding)

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    Opera(just kidding)

    Well, I use to dislike it until I saw this video clip of the great Pavoratti performing the most popular Opera song Nessum Dorma. Watch it to the end and catch the facial expressions.

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    Rugby
    Shooting / Stalking / Sea fishing
    Brewing / Wine-making
    Slide guitar, Mandola (big mandolin - Irish tuning), Piano, and just getting lessons on the Uillean Pipes!
    Classic literature
    The history of Lincolnshire agriculture ("geek" I hear you scream!).

    Mausee, how are you getting on with that mandolin?

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    Simon, it's nice to see another artist here. I do oil paintings.

    Besides spending way to much time on the internet, I enjoy walking and cycling, weather permitting.

    I'm not very musically gifted, but I occasionally try to play my clarinet.

    I like photography, and I used to have a small darkroom for printing black and white photos the old fashioned way. Ah, the wonderful smell of photo chemistry!

    It's amazing how you can do without the necessities of life provided you have the little luxuries.
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    I'm not very musically gifted, but I occasionally try to play my clarinet.

    Check out Eddie Daniels, a true virtuoso, classical and jazz equally as good.

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    And this one too: He reportedly practices 8-10 hours daily when not performing.

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    This is one unreal display of virtuosity.

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    Oh, yes! Eddie Daniels is great!

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    Family and friends, riding my motorcycle, hunting, camping, fishing,
    recreational shooting, watching mma, drinking real beer, and the occasional
    partaking of a good Irish whiskey or scotch.

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    myork82...what motorcycle do you ride? Got Pics?

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    No pics on me right now, but I ride a red 2009 Kawasaki 900 Vulcan Classic. I enjoy the hell out of it, too. Wouldn't mind getting a bigger bike sometime down the road, but I'm happy with what I've got right now.

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    ahhh...jay....forget something?

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    bump for the newbies

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    hobie, which Honda VFR 750 do you ride? I used to ride a V45 Sabre, it was kick ass bike with a rock solid motor right out the door. Now I am a scooter man. I used to help a friend race enduros and sprint karts when I was a kid! I've always thought they were the pinnacle of racing - fast enough to make you wet yourself, inexpensive enough for many to afford, and when good drivers are competing together, the racing is as good as it gets. My brother used to race Sprints at Gilberts in Illinois. He tried enduros and did great at it, it was just more travel than my parents wanted to do.

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    hobie, which Honda VFR 750 do you ride

    well, I've had 3 of them, the first one was a red 97

    Last two were Pearl White 93 models.

    But now the 97...I converted it over to use the Honda CBR600 F4i race bodywork, built a new rear subframe, undertail exhaust using a 1 1/2 lb Micron Titanium muffler, Piaa headlights built into the front intake scoops, and knocked off about 60lbs of weight off the bike. Now my son owns it.





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    Those white '93s are nice looking bikes. Back in the day, I thought Hondas were a little boring. However, next to all of the bikes the Japanese are selling these days, it looks like a million bucks. My goal is to find a clean 93-95 Kawasaki ZX7 and restore it to like-new condition. That was and continues to be my favorite. I had a 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750 which was close, but no cigar.

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    Tried to edit my post to add the picture, but I was too slow, apparently.

    This was taken of me with the bike at North Central Motorsports Park. Wringing it out on the quarter mile was lots of fun on those street-legal Friday nights.

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    Simon, thanks for the picture, those were sweet bikes as well. Nice leathers

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    bump for the new members to respond, let's see em guys

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    i'm big into art. i paint these canvases that sell really really well around town. i also do some spraypaint work (mural type stuff - on walls). i've also done some logos here and there. i'm a computer programming major, but i'm pursuing a career in web design or something similar.

    other than that, i'm a Lord of the Rings & Harry Potter fanatic, i like poker nights, Brain Trust meetings (where me and a few guys sit around, smoke pipes and talk books, theology, whatever), and good hibachi. also, i LOVE to shag. for you northerners, it doesn't mean what you think - it's a type of dance...mostly to beach music.

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    I actually am addicted to crochet, but i love hiking through the mountains, tea, pipes, antique restoration and collecting, reading, ballet, and @ dunedain, OPERA IS FRIGGIN AMAZING. lol!

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    reading
    history
    archaeology
    radio (amateur)
    birds

    cobs, old briars, and burley
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    Reading, mostly history and biographies because you just can't make this stuff up.

    Fly Fishing, it's sort of a zen activity for me.

    Motorcycles, I now own a little BMW F650GS single cylinder (thumper). Just got a new Corbin seat for it. My next bike? Either the BMW GS1200 (because it goes anywhere) or the Ducati ST3 (because...it's a Ducati)Cost, as always, will be the deciding factor so I may be riding my little bike for some time.

    Music, love jazz and classical but all types have some appeal for me (except rap). Lately I've had an urge to learn to play the ukulele, much to my wife's dismay.

    Avoiding yard work (need I say more?)

    Oh yeah, Pipes!

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    Hey Caliguy,
    Hobie and I both ride, I have an 03 Fat Boy and I'm not sure what his are.
    Oh yeah its spelled crap music... the "C" is silent.

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    I still like to shoot now and then, but my favorite past time is chasing girls on my bike

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    pstlpkr> A Fat Boy is a sweet ride. Seems a few of us ride. We'll have to organize a pipe/bike rally somewhere smoke friendly.

    Vegas, baby, Vegas! You can still smoke there, right? I mean it wouldn't be much of a sin city if you couldn't fire up the briar.

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    Reading: all over the board here...sci fi, fantasy, historical fiction, history to name a few

    Bit of a Civil War buff

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    I fix electronics on the side, I read more than I should with the time I have, I restore estate pipes (new hobby), I collect iPods, and I like to take the boat out on the lake!

    Mason jars and bale top jars, mason jars and bale top jars.... that is all!

    "There’s truth in the statement that pipe tobacco will never be any less expensive than it is today, so think of your cellar as a cost averaged investment" - G.L. Pease
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    I fix electronics on the side

    i'm a pretty big geek myself, but i can't seem to fix my dad's ipod. completely bricked - won't turn on, etc. he thinks it's hard drive issue, i am thinking power. any ideas? i'm going to put it in freezer for a few to shrink HD and hopefully get data off. anythink else i should try?

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    Does it turn on when it is plugged in? If it was a hard drive issue it would turn on you would just see a sad ipod face. If it doesn't turn on when plugged in you probably have a loose or broken wire, and if it does than you need to replace the battery. Replacing the battery is easy, I can walk you through it. Hope this helps, message me with any other questions!

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    awesome - does not turn on...so my suspicions are (hopefully) correct! i'll DM you if needed - thanks again!

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    Glad I could help!

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    Lots of riders here!

    In my college years I owned a Honda 500, a straight four. Nice ride and if I was going to get another bike I'd look for one like that. Later I had a Yamaha 750, two-stroke V (I don't remember model names or numbers) and though it was a larger bike and a decent ride, it never matched the Honda.

    No more bikes. I also used to do a lot of backpacking and hiking and running and cycling and stuff like that. But I have two little kids now (and a wife!), so that takes a lot of time and energy with not much left over for hobbies. But... I do keep at the photography (not just of the kids). I prefer film, have a darkroom and love old-school and simple cameras. TLRs, rangefinders, Holgas, things like that. I also do a lot of pinhole photography and have built a number of my own cameras (nothing fancy, mind you). Pinhole is about as basic and simple as you can get.

    I also enjoy backyard astronomy and have recently forayed into solar astronomy with a dedicated set-up. The Sun is dynanic - every day is different and beautiful and I just love it.

    Other things - I read. A lot. Physics, philosophy, cosmology, neuroscience, etc. And I do some occasional woodworking. Built a boat several years ago, a lapstrake Merrimack skiff - just a small rowboat. Now I'm busted back to bookshelves and random house repairs.

    One common thread is that I like to keep things simple and low-tech. Film, not digital. Rowboat, not a power boat. Manually operated telescopes, no motor-drives, no computerized object locators (not yet, anyway, I may cave on that score). Actual books, no e-readers. (These are all just personal preferences - no judgements, and I'm no purist.)

    I like to keep the experiences as direct as possible and I think pipe-smoking dovetails in with that quite nicely.

    Nice to meet some folks to share the puffing with, even if "virtually".

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    Pipes
    Reading
    Cooking
    I'm an instrumental band director in high school
    and am a professional musician so..
    Playing gigs
    Teaching jazz improvisation
    Babysitting my grand dog Mingus,an 85lb 2 yr.old English Lab that belongs to my
    acoustical bass playing son.
    Playing trombone,acoustical bass,composing.
    Concerts,primarily jazz.
    Tea
    Greatest joy is playing gigs w/my two sons,one plays trumpet and the other plays bass.

    Funn

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    Funn: Glad to have more musicians on here. Post up some pics of your gigs for us.

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    Love to hobie1dog but I haven't perfected the technique yet.
    I'm on Face Book though with several shots of a couple of bands I lead
    and my Grand Dog.

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    Pictures are always welcome as all this text is BORING. My original intent was to get people to post up pictures of their hobby related items for us to see.

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    @hobie1dog will do, sir. sorry if my post is a bit long, but i do a lot of different types of art...and since 90% of the time i'm not in school, eating or sleeping, i'm doing some form of art - i wanted it represented well

    here's some of my art:








    i painted the following on the walls of an office at a local web company:



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    Besides smoking I also indulge in reading, stargazing, hiking, and keeping up with politics. I play guitar (still an amateur) and listen to music daily.

    "If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world."
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    Shooting (mostly IPSC pistol)
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    I enjoy reading history, both fiction and nonfiction books, especially military history. I enjoy natural history and being outdoors hiking, canoeing, or just sitting...with a pipe.

    Musically, I enjoy classical, big band, celtic, and rock. Kinda all over the place. There is nothing more relaxing than listening to music...with a pipe.

    There is only one decent dog breed to own, a St. Bernard, everything else pales in comparison. "Boomer" is my fith companion and he's never complained about "room note".

    Here is a picture of Boomer in action mode...he is moving so fast he's just a blur.

    Besides collecting Danish pipes, I am a firearms collector. I collect military rifles and pistols from 1890-1960. I shoot some highpower competitions and enjoy recreational shooting, some blackpower and some Ar-15 ,but I'm not a hunter.

    Here are a few rifle/pistol pictures I had handy...

    This is a Swedish Model 94/14...I hope I look this good when I'm 100 years old.

    This is a 1943 Finnish Civil Guard M-39.

    This is a 1945 Winchester M1 Garand, a 25th wedding anniversary gift from my wife.

    This is a West German Walther P-1, dated 1959...my birth year.

    This is a 1939 Mauser P 08 with its matching numbered holster.

    This is a 1978 Colt Government Model 1911.

    I hope you enjoy the pictures.

    "America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." - Claire Wolfe
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    I love the 2nd Amendment.
    Very nice pictures.
    Boomer is a little hard to see.
    It's always tough to see what going on in those action shots.

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  65. hobie1dog

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    Love all the pics ...you da man

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    Should get Boomer some tranquilizers he looks way too excited there!!

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    bump for the new members to do a show and tell of their hobbies for us. And all newbies are encouraged to go to the beginning of the thread and read all the posts.

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  68. abecox

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    I enjoy reading, video games, and the outdoors. So, 2 out of 3 seem to go well with the other hobby of mine!

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    writing is my other big hobby. when i'm at college i have little time for other things, but when i'm at home i paint warhammer miniatures, cook stuff and play a mind numbing ammount of video games.

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    Some most excellent looking firearms mlaug.

    Besides relaxing while smoking, I would say stargazing and reading are right up there

    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are small and crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
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