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JacK of all trades
12-05-2006, 05:24 AM
Apart from you Know Who, what other interests does everyone have??

I'm Bike Barmy, (the engined variety). I hope to be purchasing a new one soon.
I bought a copy of Biketrader and had it sat around for a few days, then it fell off the ironing board onto the floor. I picked it up, looked at the page that had opened and there she was, the bike of my dreams!!!!.

It is nothing flash, just a second hand Aprillia. It just had something about it, maybe it's looks, the V twin engine, colour, I don't know.

Of all the thousands of bikes in there, that was the one for me. I knew I had to have it and would do anything, by hook or by crook to get my hands on the beauty. I'm normally a patient bloke but I cannot wait for this one.........

I've just phoned up now, got the guy out of bed and put a deposit on it I wanted it that badly!!!!

J

Kelsey
15-05-2006, 12:41 AM
I'm really into equestrian sports. I train at three different barns, have two competition horses, and ride four to six others for other people. I do show jumping, but would like to eventually get into combined training. That takes up most of my free time.

Besides horses, I like to write and try to write a little bit every night.

ryan
15-05-2006, 02:14 AM
poker...more specifically, texas hold'em. it's both a serious hobby and a secondary source of income.

i also loathe people who say they're really into poker and they either never play for money or cant even tell the difference between the flop, turn, and river. :icon_conf

Swordsman
15-05-2006, 02:53 AM
neuter cats

marine
15-05-2006, 06:24 AM
reading, writing, walking, taking photos, and watching movies. Of course the first 4 activities imply having music on.
Reading is what I like the most

Liam
15-05-2006, 06:53 AM
Aviation.

I'm a weekend pilot opting down the General Aviation path, meaning I don't need a full pilots license to fly without an instructor present, so long as I remain below 10000 feet and only use visual flight rules. At some point in the near future I would like to convert that to a proper commerical pilot's license with multi-engine, aerobatics, and formation flying endorsements- and further down the track - airline transport jet endorsements. I'm currently involved in the Ozzy737 project: a full scale simulator of the flight deck of the Boeing 737-800. Last weekend was the initial test of the simulator software and after a few minor hiccups everything is now progressing as planned.

kingdumbass
15-05-2006, 07:55 AM
Stand-up comedy....
I usually get paid for it, which would disqualify that activity from being considered a "hobby", but since the amounts I get paid are often less than what I spend on gas to get to the damn club, I say it should count. I also used to be a huge video game freak, but ever since I stopped abusing amphetamines, I just can't seem to get interested in them.

Actually, that statement could apply to a lot of things for me -- like surfing internet porn, which I used to do all night, every night. It's been months since I checked out my old online haunts.

Um...I still like...the occasional trip to the movies. A good book now and then is nice. Er...I like...watching the squirrels outside my window, and...um...sleeping.

hasselbrad
15-05-2006, 01:05 PM
Stand-up comedy...both as a fan and a performer.
I write screenplays. I have finished one and am about 130 pages into another.
History.
Golf.

BrunoJA
15-05-2006, 01:06 PM
That's pretty sweet, Liam. :)

fandekeira
15-05-2006, 04:03 PM
stand up comedy,handball, be with my friends, watching movies...

Liam
16-05-2006, 06:27 AM
That's pretty sweet, Liam. :)

Bloody oath it is. There will be a website for the project very soon and the link will appear in my signature, so keep your eyes peeled.

once_dreaded
16-05-2006, 11:33 PM
Reading (my fav book is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, just re-read it for the millionth time, okay...not the millionth but enough times that I've lost count)
Writing poetry and songs
Entertaining my friends
Singing Karaoke
Dancing

Ranman
16-05-2006, 11:43 PM
Reading (my fav book is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, just re-read it for the millionth time, okay...not the millionth but enough times that I've lost count)
Writing poetry and songs
Entertaining my friends
Singing Karaoke
Dancing
Wow! Can you sing some song you wrote for me and entertain me while you dance?

Swordsman
17-05-2006, 12:12 AM
Shit, he just crushed all your hobbies boners.

Jacoby
17-05-2006, 12:37 AM
I have two hobbies.

Browsing the KKW and Crying.

Katielondon
17-05-2006, 01:00 AM
im very passionate about music and am in a band although were just starting out and writing mostly, we havent played anywhere yet, so mostly singing, i also like keeping fit and try to go running every day, oh and i love animals.

Ashley
17-05-2006, 01:08 AM
Guitaring, writing screen plays, doing improv acting, sports, anything outdoors.

Bait
17-05-2006, 04:39 AM
Nice bike...I'm getting my permit in 2 weeks :)
Then my parents are getting me a bike for college...I can't wait. (looking into a Gsx-R or R1)

My hobbies (most of which are sports):
skiing/snowboarding, golf, working out, playing paintball, water skiing and jet skiing, and i guess partying and searching for adrenaline rushes (been sky diving twice, looking into base jumping as a summer hobby).

Katielondon
17-05-2006, 12:43 PM
to the guys getting bikes, can i just say please be really really careful, i lost my dad because of 1, and he was a good experienced bike rider but it can happen, im not 1 of these people that now hates bikes because of it but please be careful and dont go beyond your limits ok? :)

Ranman
17-05-2006, 12:50 PM
Don't listen to her Bait. You go get that bike and lose the helmet.
They're for wussies anyway. and pay no attention to the speed limits
they don't apply to you

hasselbrad
17-05-2006, 01:14 PM
Now that our post count is public, I guess I have to add post-whoring to the list. :)

Mandy
17-05-2006, 02:37 PM
I'm obsessed with music, and I'm constantly producing tracks...and slowly getting better at it each time. I used to have a lot of hobbies but they're all pretty much overcrowded with music now.

SHIZON
17-05-2006, 05:04 PM
I am from Canada and I absolutly love to fish. We have freshwater trout and salmon that run from the lakes to the rivers to spawn. Always very fun. I also love to modify my car I will post some pics if I can find any. I think I have one as my avatarr so you can check it out.

Bait
17-05-2006, 07:24 PM
Don't listen to her Bait. You go get that bike and lose the helmet.
They're for wussies anyway. and pay no attention to the speed limits
they don't apply to you


Fucking right!

fuck the gixxer my dad told me to quit being a bitch and he said I'm getting a turbo'd hayabusa(hayabusas being the fastest production bikes from the factory and depending on the turbo able to push out 600-900hp in a 550 or so pound bike not including rider)! wheelies from 40mph to 150 and going 210 on the freeway weaving in and out of traffic! I can't wait.




and to katielondon I understand where you are coming from. My friend got a liter bike (1000cc engine) for his first bike (I still dont know how he managed to get the store to sell it to him) and he did a stoppie (like a wheelie but you do it when you stop so back wheel comes up) and he flipped into the intersection and got run over by a lifted truck that didn't see him on the floor. Now he is dead because of his own stupid mistake.
I know my limits from previous riding and I'm taking advanced riding courses during the summer with a friend. As long as you don't do anything stupid and you know how your bike performs you should be pretty safe (disregarding other drivers)

Katielondon
17-05-2006, 09:06 PM
Fucking right!

fuck the gixxer my dad told me to quit being a bitch and he said I'm getting a turbo'd hayabusa(hayabusas being the fastest production bikes from the factory and depending on the turbo able to push out 600-900hp in a 550 or so pound bike not including rider)! wheelies from 40mph to 150 and going 210 on the freeway weaving in and out of traffic! I can't wait.




and to katielondon I understand where you are coming from. My friend got a liter bike (1000cc engine) for his first bike (I still dont know how he managed to get the store to sell it to him) and he did a stoppie (like a wheelie but you do it when you stop so back wheel comes up) and he flipped into the intersection and got run over by a lifted truck that didn't see him on the floor. Now he is dead because of his own stupid mistake.
I know my limits from previous riding and I'm taking advanced riding courses during the summer with a friend. As long as you don't do anything stupid and you know how your bike performs you should be pretty safe (disregarding other drivers)




thats what i mean, its usually other road users etc that cause these horrible accidents just please be aware of how stupid some of them can be and make sure you wear protective clothing, also after going on the back of the ones my dad had i know just how fast they are and the temptation for young guys to get on them and think thier valentino rossi must be rather hard to resist, i in no way said dont get a bike as i knew how much enjoyment my dad got from his just be careful when you do :)

Ranman
17-05-2006, 09:14 PM
Don't listen to her Bait, You go for it buddy
Protective clothing? you don't need it, it for the fags
T-shirt and shorts, thats all you need
and remember no helmet

Ashley
17-05-2006, 10:35 PM
Now that our post count is public, I guess I have to add post-whoring to the list. :)

I just noticed that. I've been here from the start and still only have 500 something. But I'm not a post-whore.

I'm trying to take up frisbee golf, or frolf as I like to call it, but I haven't had time to really get into it.

once_dreaded
17-05-2006, 11:28 PM
Wow! Can you sing some song you wrote for me and entertain me while you dance?

*AHEM* well I suck at singing...I mainly do Elvis cuz I can pull it off BUT I can entertain the hell outta you LOL

dave
18-05-2006, 03:11 AM
Fucking right!

fuck the gixxer my dad told me to quit being a bitch and he said I'm getting a turbo'd hayabusa(hayabusas being the fastest production bikes from the factory

Back when my twin sons were about 18, Alex bought a GSXR-750 which was, at that time, the world's fastest production bike. Now, I bought my first bike when I was 15, and I've owned one ever since. (Well, mostly.) I took the kid's bike out and going uphill on Montgomery Blvd. down in Albuquerque I found that that bike would go from zero to over a hundred in less than a city block. The very next day I borrowed enough money to take both boys to Keith Code's "California Superbike School". They got out on the track and drove their hearts out. Went as fast as they could. Around that track. (Wearing leathers with steel rods in the arms and legs just the same as the Pros wear...) Then, after a full day of learning how to really go fast, they got out on the tracks to attempt to break the track record. They were 45 seconds slower than the rankest Professional Racer... They are now 36 years old, and lived through it. They had the fastest bikes, but they didn't have to do those stupid streetlight to streetlight races that kill so many kids.

You see, when you buy something like that Aprilla, you have a sense of having the meanest bike in the neighborhood... But, the truth is, that bike is a lot faster than you are.

So, take it from an olde farte... You have no clue when a Volkswagon is going to run a stop sign in front of you and you are going to have to lay it down to live through that experience... I left a strip of rubber on the side of that Volkswagon from back to front... That old broad didn't even stop to see if I was still alive. She floored it to get away. Cars are not your friends.

These same things apply to bicycles. Most bicyclists die because people make a right turn in front of them. People in cars don't even see bicycles. For Motorcycles, it's the left turn in front of you (lane changes, they pull out to go around someone and don't realize that you are there) that's so dangerous.

I have an unwritten rule, don't drive beside cars if you can avoid it. Get out in front as soon as you can, and stay out there. Or, if you're in a city and can't do that, fall back. You need enough space to put it down on its side and get off it. It's only a bike... The stuff you carry around inside your helmet is so much more valuable than that bike.

BUT, rule number one is NEVER put a second person on that pillion pad behind you. That person on the back will die when you put the bike down. They don't have handlebars to hang onto. And if you really loved them, you'ld either let them drive, or provide a bike for them to ride. The person on the back always dies. Imagine what happens when the bike goes down. When you land on top of the person on the back, you live, she dies. Do you want to live with that? (I'll bet you dollars to donuts that you skipped the phrase "let them drive"... Shows just how selfish you really are when you get on that bike. It's just a bike. She'll eventually get past her "motorcycle guy" phase and become a really great woman, providing she lives through the experience.)

It breaks my heart to see a child (pre-amputee) on the back seat of a motorcycle. Their tiny feet get caught in the spokes. Guess what happens next. NO Children on the back.

Katielondon
18-05-2006, 12:15 PM
Back when my twin sons were about 18, Alex bought a GSXR-750 which was, at that time, the world's fastest production bike. Now, I bought my first bike when I was 15, and I've owned one ever since. (Well, mostly.) I took the kid's bike out and going uphill on Montgomery Blvd. down in Albuquerque I found that that bike would go from zero to over a hundred in less than a city block. The very next day I borrowed enough money to take both boys to Keith Code's "California Superbike School". They got out on the track and drove their hearts out. Went as fast as they could. Around that track. (Wearing leathers with steel rods in the arms and legs just the same as the Pros wear...) Then, after a full day of learning how to really go fast, they got out on the tracks to attempt to break the track record. They were 45 seconds slower than the rankest Professional Racer... They are now 36 years old, and lived through it. They had the fastest bikes, but they didn't have to do those stupid streetlight to streetlight races that kill so many kids.

You see, when you buy something like that Aprilla, you have a sense of having the meanest bike in the neighborhood... But, the truth is, that bike is a lot faster than you are.

So, take it from an olde farte... You have no clue when a Volkswagon is going to run a stop sign in front of you and you are going to have to lay it down to live through that experience... I left a strip of rubber on the side of that Volkswagon from back to front... That old broad didn't even stop to see if I was still alive. She floored it to get away. Cars are not your friends.

These same things apply to bicycles. Most bicyclists die because people make a right turn in front of them. People in cars don't even see bicycles. For Motorcycles, it's the left turn in front of you (lane changes, they pull out to go around someone and don't realize that you are there) that's so dangerous.

I have an unwritten rule, don't drive beside cars if you can avoid it. Get out in front as soon as you can, and stay out there. Or, if you're in a city and can't do that, fall back. You need enough space to put it down on its side and get off it. It's only a bike... The stuff you carry around inside your helmet is so much more valuable than that bike.

BUT, rule number one is NEVER put a second person on that pillion pad behind you. That person on the back will die when you put the bike down. They don't have handlebars to hang onto. And if you really loved them, you'ld either let them drive, or provide a bike for them to ride. The person on the back always dies. Imagine what happens when the bike goes down. When you land on top of the person on the back, you live, she dies. Do you want to live with that? (I'll bet you dollars to donuts that you skipped the phrase "let them drive"... Shows just how selfish you really are when you get on that bike. It's just a bike. She'll eventually get past her "motorcycle guy" phase and become a really great woman, providing she lives through the experience.)

It breaks my heart to see a child (pre-amputee) on the back seat of a motorcycle. Their tiny feet get caught in the spokes. Guess what happens next. NO Children on the back.




thank you,glad to see someone else offering good advice:)

barrington
18-05-2006, 01:11 PM
Fact One: Nobody ever died using Photoshop.
Fact Two: I don't have a bike but still get all the girls because I can photoshop a Blue Whale's penis onto my HOTorNOT profile.

:D

Hazzle
20-05-2006, 01:13 AM
Base Jumping
Shark Wrestling
Bull Fighting
Crocodile Hunting
Wasting time on the internet.

4/5 of the above are untrue.