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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2016, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Other motorsports hobbies?

I'm sure a bunch of y'all have some other pretty cool motorsport interests. What else do you enjoy other than motorcycles?

I always joke if it has an engine I love it. Pretty true...two wheels, four wheels, a hull, on road, off road....love it all.

Cars have always held a big part of my heart. Definitely love/hate though. I'm drawn to drifting because it allows you to be creative and aggressive. Amazing feeling getting to know how a car feels at the extremes. But cars areally so damn expensive to modify and a pain in the *** to fix hah. There's the hate part. My track GTO rarely gets used and is the most expensive money pit I own. It lives on the track or the garage. Sometimes on the street, but not after I bent the coilover at the last drift event.

Then there is offroading where you constantly break stuff. Just part of the game. I used to think side by sides were dumb until my fiancÚ bought one. Holy **** they are incredibly capable. We took it to the motocross track and I was impressed with the suspension's ability to soak up so much even at high speed. Fascinating. Minus getting stuck in mud, navigating trails also has it's own challenges.

A recent, within the last few years at least, and also fascinating endeavor has been stand up jet skis. Never felt so sore from just riding something for the first time. Started running buoys this year and almost thinking about racing. They are similar to riding a motorcycle, but you can be so much more aggressive. A high side can hurt you, but not like on a bike. Incredible workout for your mind and body. I'd love to try some wave riding too.

I often try to ask myself which motorsport I like more and it's hard to say. Along with motorcycles they all have their pros and cons.
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I am also into cars, but I like bikes more. I do love my v8's. So many more people are into cars over here than bikes, which might be why I prefer bikes. Very hard and expensive to get into car motorsports where as bikes are a bit easier. I have raced mx, flat track and gp. I would like to have a go at motard.
I don't race anymore, under the thumb from the wife as I was made to give up with my 2 young children.
As for hobbies, fishing, water ski and I do like a nice cold beer.:+1:
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Love off road Jeep/Bronco trips. Might do the Rubicon
one day.
I do a lot of off shore fishing and our boat (partnership) has
twin Cummins diesels. Love changing the oil on it (8 gallons between
the both).
Just got back into flying after a 15 year hiatus (kids). Looking at a
Cessna 182 that has 4 other partners.

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I used to be big into RC airplanes and my Ex had a sailplane...but airplanes are definitely something with an engine I've never really gotten into. That and hovercraft


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I had R/C when I was growing up, I am sure
the electronics are much better now.

Flying is kind of an expensive hobby/sport but
I do a lot of fishing in Mexico, and a 2 hour flight
is equal to a 13 hour drive down there.
Plus no border wait.

Just have to show some photos of my first check out flight to Mexico in 15 years.
Gps route, cabin view and this granite face called the "Great Bull".



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The electric RC helis are where it's at these days. Not the quad copters, but the actual helicopters with pitch and such. You can geek out on those like no tomorrow. I learned on a nitro one many years ago, sketchy compared to today's stuff.


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I guess this song is a song to remember we all have a hobby somewhere, waiting for us to return.

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Love off road ...
I do a lot of off shore fishing...
Looking at a Cessna 182 ....
Seems we have a fair bit in common except living in different hemispheres.

I have a Landrover Defender, love the offroading stuff as well.
Have a Stabicraft 589 boat, love eating Tuna
Used to own a Cessna 182 when I lived in Botswana, I miss it.

As for other motorsport hobbies.
I dont have a helicopter, but that would be grouse.
Hovercraft would be awesome as well.
Im considering an electric bicycle for commuting to work. Am i insane?

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