Good thread to start up MN. My need for speed in the winter is satisfied by a 500 Venture sled (when we have snow). Downside to the "Bee-Hive" is it only gets 10 MPG, I have to trailer it out of town to the fields (too cheap to Register it for legal trail riding), and can't use it to visit peeps unless I carry extra fuel.
My favorite pastime during Scoot Storage Season is boinking the Old Lady.
Right now I recently bought a guitar and amp and going to try and learn. I was a band geek in HS so I am not new to music just new to string instruments.
Also I am going to attempt to re-learn to roller skate since my daughter is wanting to learn (4 yo) and it helps to have some one out there with her for inspiration. I have not been on a set since I was 10-12 year old so If I make it threw with out having to go to the ER I will call it a success.
I used to be an avid ATV rider but I sold it a few years back and never got me another one since I now have to haul one somewhere to ride. I used to be able to leave from my house and ride for hours.
1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 (First Bike)
2004 Vulcan 1500 Classic (First Big Bike)
2007 Vulcan 1600 Meanstreak (Love Affair)
1999 Yamaha 1100 V-Star Custom (Right Price at the Time)
2008 V2K Classic (Favorite Vulcan)
2014 HD Ultra Limited (Bells and Whistles)
Who would have thought I would grow up to become "Spatially Educated" and play Connect-the-Dots for a living.
Firearms! Having interest in a gun store that sells NFA stuff, customers regularly let us take their new toys out to the range to try out. I certainly can't afford a lot of those! And for our own stuff, it is just fun shooting suppressed firearms at exploding targets - it just never gets old!
If I can't get out to do that, then it's laying around watching the duh-screen, and checking the weather report every hour or so ... hey, you never know!
__________________ Jerry "Old Bear" Barker Clarksville, TN
Americas Guardians PS MC
Tennessee Long Rider "Black Magic" 2011 Vaquero
When I can't get out to ride do to weather, I'll like to play guitar, and go to an indoor shooting range. I find both to be great stress relievers (even my wife likes to fire a few rounds, and she's good at it).
"Freedom is Loving what you do, and the ability to Pursue It!"
Unfortunately most all of my hobbies are fair-weather activities. Camping, hiking, backpacking, bike riding (non-motorized type), Miata driving, and my son is getting me into skydiving - may be getting too old for that, though!
For me its Backpacking. I dont just wait for the non riding season of which is very short here in Central Va, I actually combine the two activities when I can Nothing better than riding to a trailhead with the backpack strapped to my back and heading off into the wilderness for a few days and then returning for a nice ride home on the bike.
Its gonna be 65 here in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. Been callin my ridin buddies and we are headed out for a ride on Saturday. Eat your heart out all you northern riders.
During the off season I like to hunt, rabbit hunting is my favorite followed closely by deer & the rest of the samll game, & perfecting reciepes for them too. I raised tropical fish for nearly 30years, African cichlids to be specific. I've had as many as 15 aquariums set up in the house at one time. The largest I had was 300gal. @ 8' long. Lately wrenching on my Meanstreak installing the stuff I got for Christmas.