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3/7/2010 9:33 AM

This off topic forum seems to need a little boost. You are all bike dorks obviously, but chances are good that you have other passions as well. What are they?
Are you a camera nerd?
Do you love a certain band entirely too much?
Are you a whiz chef in the kitchen?
What gets you excited when you're not shredding on two wheels?

Discuss. Maybe you share some great hobby with some other Vital members that you never knew about.



3/7/2010 9:41 AM

I just got a RC short course truck. Try to drain 2 batteries a day. Course design in the back yard takes up a fair amount of time too.


3/7/2010 10:10 AM

Rally cars. I sold my group 2 car but now I'm thinking about getting another one.


3/7/2010 10:32 AM

it took me about 30 min trying to think of stuff NOT on two wheels! snowboarding? i think i went once two years ago? its all DH, trails and moto it seems at the moment.


Redefining the grandeur of a canned ham

3/7/2010 10:38 AM

i like eating johnny's breakfast burritos after a quick, kooky surf on a sunday good!



3/7/2010 10:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2011 5:11 PM

XXXtreme sledding

and moto!


3/7/2010 11:41 AM

Nothing! Bikes all day everyday! If your not riding your bike you better be building trails!!!


3/7/2010 1:06 PM

Play guitar,snow board,kayak around the bay.


3/7/2010 2:39 PM

Moto, sowboard, paint, skate


3/7/2010 3:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2011 5:11 PM

mgolland45 wrote:

Moto, sowboard, paint, skate

lets see your paintings! i have no idea what i'm doing when i try, but i like to try occasionally. it's a fun to get messy and lucky once in a while.

from 2008

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3/7/2010 3:53 PM

scoot, technics (like ultimate legos), childrens bikes, doing anything involving flips and air and danger, as soon as i graduate im gettin a mx bike- cant now cause i live in a stupid residential area.


3/7/2010 4:02 PM

My problem is I've yet to find a sport that doesn't kick ass. Pretty much every sport is interesting to me. Even those little ice skating fruit cakes impress me. It's best for me to ignore a sport unless I have money to blow.

At the top of my list:
Kayak Touring





3/7/2010 7:20 PM

snowboarding, rock climbing, wakeboarding, skimboarding, and smoking crack.



3/7/2010 8:09 PM

Guitar Doin flips and shit Snowboardin


3/7/2010 9:14 PM

and keeping up with teh latest gadgets and science


3/7/2010 9:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2011 5:11 PM

playing the lottery
imagining what id do if i won the lottery (this takes up most of the school day)
trophy trucks/rally cars (only driving them though, watching other people gets pretty boring)
doing stupid stuff with scooters and kid bikes
playing old school halo 1 pc with my friends (7 years later and it still never gets old)
atv vs. mx reflex
competitive ping pong with the fam...


3/7/2010 10:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:18 AM

i do a wide range of hobbies, bellow are some that I'm taking up right now:



-photography (not biking, landscape and macro mostly)


-hittin' the gym (for fun, not to get ripped)

-song writing


-adding to my 412 item long bucket list

-acomplishing that bucket list

-partying (of course)


-wood carving

-working/making my own longboards

-graffiti/spray painting

-riding my longboard

-staring at clouds with friends

-yoga (once in awhile when i go to the gym)


-wasting time




-dirtbiking with friends (if i can borrow one of their bikes)

-building jumps/trails (small or big stuff, its all fun)

I've probably done each one of those thing once within the past 2 weeks.

its a lot for a 14 year old but none the less, its fun and it keeps me relaxed.


two wheels, one love.

3/7/2010 11:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2011 5:11 PM

Ancient Age and grape soda
The Book of Genesis, By R. Crumb


3/7/2010 11:35 PM

I'm getting a masters degree. I play rockband. Try to learn how to cook. The usual.


3/7/2010 11:56 PM


3/8/2010 3:03 AM

I can't afford any other hobbies - both time and $$


3/8/2010 5:36 AM

Photography, blasting back roads in my TypeR, reading to chill out, going to gigs, cooking (can't beat making a good meal, especially as i'm an ex chef). Spending time with my missus.


Long Live Camp Freddy

3/8/2010 8:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2011 5:11 PM

I need to find cheaper hobbies..
-My car(WRX with 336whp hoping for 350 before summer, then calling it a day)
-computer stuff(pretty crazy setup at home, windows home server and NAS that serve up my library of movies, mtb films I've ripped and TV shows)
-Video Games
-Snowboarding (went 6 times this season, first time in yearsss)

Trying to get into photography, but just don't have the eye/patience for it yet..


3/8/2010 8:47 AM

engineering takes up a lot of time usually... unfortunately a lot more than biking at the moment. other than that, lacrosse (field and box). there's gotta be a few more lax players out here, especially from out west.


3/8/2010 8:51 AM

bturman wrote:

XXXtreme sledding

and moto!

WTF turman, when did you get a moto? Getting to the track two or three times a week right now, are you track or trail guy?


3/8/2010 9:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2011 5:11 PM


-Off-road racing






But I mainly spend my time:




3/8/2010 9:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:18 AM

FCTRY wrote:

WTF turman, when did you get a moto? Getting to the track two or three times a week right now, are you track or trail guy?

Late November. I make it to the track ~twice per month, and occasionally make trips to Junction for some desert riding. I have yet to take it to the trails.

When daylight savings hits I plan on getting in a good 2 hour session at Berthoud once/twice a week after work.

Having a blast thus far. Still lots to learn/fine tune!


3/8/2010 9:26 AM

Um, not one mention of women or beer?!? Well I love both, and also dropping it steep and deep into untracked backcountry powder.


3/8/2010 4:43 PM

EC wrote:

Um, not one mention of women or beer?!? Well I love both, and also dropping it steep and deep into untracked backcountry powder.


but put a bong between the women and beer.


3/9/2010 5:47 PM

I am really into Cooking. I noticed how cutting food can be very similar to riding bikes (If you go too fast you can get hurt, but its really fun to go fast!), so I etched "PINNED" in my french Knife at work one day!

I am also into vegetable gardening, composting, anything culinary.

Side Note: If you don't watch "No Reservations" with Anthony Bourdain, you really should. He is the man.