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    Your other passions

    Outdoor activities, anyway; setting aside music, food, beer, etc. In the last few years, mountain biking has become the activity that I'll pick over all others when offered the choice. Most of the time, at least.

    My other favorite activity has to be skiing, and fortunately I don't have to choose between skiing and riding that often.

    Views don't suck, either.
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    One of my favorite runs:
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    I like XC skiing too. I have skate skis, touring skis, and big touring skis mounted with touring Telemark bindings. While I enjoy going out to skate some groomed tracks, I'd just as soon climb and descend the same hills I ride on my bike.

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    It takes a bit for me to overcome my initial resistance to taking a bunch of time out to go backpacking, but I have to admit that once I'm on the trail, I love it. Backpacking really was my first outdoor passion. Again, the views don't suck.

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    Although I don't own a raft, most of my friends are boaters and I've done a number of awesome multi-day floats. The spring runoff here can be pretty epic, too. That's why I like reading Mikesee's posts about packrafting with bikes so much.

    Grand Cayon camping:
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    I had a kayak for years, but I eventually sold it. I figured that when I was declining invitations to float in order to go ride, I could get some bike upgrades out of it...
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    Someday I'll buy an inflatable, though. IKs look like a lot of fun.

    For a day on the water, it's pretty hard to argue with tubing:
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    And the most basic passion is just spending quality time with my dog:
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    What about you guys? What else gets you going?
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    Mine is pretty much the polar opposite of the kinda fast pacedness of riding.

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    Started snowshoeing last winter. Not quite a passion, yet, but I hope to do much more this year.
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    i think we've done threads like this before but i'll play.

    music/radio.

    and chasing trains/taking photos of them in scenic locations.
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    My wife and Kids (where most of my time not spent working goes )

    Machining

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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    i think we've done threads like this before but i'll play.

    music/radio.

    and chasing trains/taking photos of them in scenic locations.
    Where was the train pic taken? Looks like UT, but could easily be anywhere in the CO, AZ, NM, UT area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog View Post
    Where was the train pic taken? Looks like UT, but could easily be anywhere in the CO, AZ, NM, UT area.

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    just outside of verdi, NV.

    when i have the means, i drive from SF to roseville, CA to have a look at UP's yard there.

    then, i usually try to locate an eastbound train in colfax, CA or alta and follow them into nevada sometimes. i've driven from SF to where US 395 meets the 80 and back to SF in one day chasing trains.

    i think this is the same train just after crossing the 395 in nevada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog View Post
    My wife and Kids (where most of my time not spent working goes )

    Machining

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    Machining what?

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    Skiing is my #1 but biking is a close second





    Even better, both in the same day
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    #1 - sailing/racing
    Mountain biking, powder skiing, scuba diving, hiking/snow shoeing, travel.








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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    i think we've done threads like this before but i'll play.
    My bad; I'm an infrequent visitor to the Passion forum so I miss a lot of threads.

    When I was growing up (6-12 years old) my family had sailboats on the Potomac and then the Chesapeake. Wrong 6 years of my life, I'm afraid. I was just getting into it when we sold it.
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    I've been hooked on snowboarding the past 2 winters, I'm impatiently waiting for the white stuff to start flying. Living within a dozen ski resorts 2 hours or less away I'll split up my weekends boarding one day then snowbiking the other. I used to get bored during winter, not any more

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    double post...

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    Corvettes

    More expensive than the bike hobby/passion. But not by much!
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    Photography, Trian watching......
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    Oh I forgot to mention equipment.......
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    Being a newlywed



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    My work, related to saving the environment



    aaaand light spelunking


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    Great idea, and great pics above.


    Mine is my daughter


    Firefighting. And my daughter.


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    Autocrossing/Road Racing

    Recent rear swaybar addition on a new chassis.

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    dbl post

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    I've been known to do some fairly dangerous stuff...





    ..luckily I made it and now I enjoy mellower outings with my family.


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    Traveling with my wife, coffee, beer, reptiles, Bike shop life, firefighting, long gravel rides, music/drums, and living life with a purpose.
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    Everything related to the outdoor!! ...kayaking...hiking...4wd...island hopper in Croazia...
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    I am passionate about my cats, and playing/singing guitar covers to my cats.




    I also really like posting pictures of my wife to the internet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JCostello View Post
    Photography, Trian watching......
    even though i live in san francisco, i got shots of the CSX, too...here's some geeps in the russell, KY hump yard back in 2010...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    Skiing is my #1 but biking is a close second
    Traitor.

    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Double post.

    WTF is going on with MTBR?
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    I dont do too much of these anymore... need to get out and ride instead.

    Small time wood working/tinkering.












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    Astrophotography Hack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    even though i live in san francisco, i got shots of the CSX, too...here's some geeps in the russell, KY hump yard back in 2010...
    Palms springs west bound at the Amtrack station. Congress Az pevine line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    even though i live in san francisco, i got shots of the CSX, too...here's some geeps in the russell, KY hump yard back in 2010...
    Sorry cant get both photos to load at the same time.nothing like 20,000 hp roaring by. Well maybe ripping down some single track.
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    "nothing like 20,000 hp roaring by."

    you got that right!!! especially when you get autoracks crossing a double diamond. there is NOTHING like that sound...

    NS coke train heading SOUTH through pickaway county, ohio when i was there visiting grandma for her 100th...
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    My granddaughter


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    Alaska is hard core man, you can't just go up there unprepared!
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    This is a very good thread, no more contributions?

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    I have a few myself. My family is my #1 passion. Jeeping being another. Golf is another passion I really enjoy.
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    I am the ultimate tinkerer. It seems like I have dabbled in all of yours. The one that keeps coming back is a raging desire to sail. I have a Hobie 16, and want a 32' or larger in the marina sooooo bad. I was a Track Welder for BNSF for about 5 years. You train watchers used to make me smile. We'd be out there in the middle of nowhere grinding and welding, sweating, grunting, cussing.....and some trainspotter would just randomly drive by. It is a passion I found hard to understand, but there are a bunch of you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    Machining what?

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    I love making stuff for my bikes. I also teach machining and engineering for the local Tech College and my students always ask me why I am making such and such. The standard answer: "because I can!"

    I work part time at a small job shop where I make lots of aerospace and automotive parts as well.

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    My quest to create the perfect pinto bean



    Fishing the Black Canyon of the Gunnison



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    Catching or raising my own food



    Hanging with my Wife and Critter


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    Equally addictive...

    I pretty much had to shut myself down once I filled up this room. The hard part about guitars is that they don't really wear out or go out of style so it's really hard for me to sell any of them. I just have to decide which one to play at any given time
    fishbucket: I REALLY like the woodwork pix you posted! That's one skillset I truly admire...
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    Quote Originally Posted by miniman868 View Post
    I am the ultimate tinkerer. It seems like I have dabbled in all of yours. The one that keeps coming back is a raging desire to sail. I have a Hobie 16, and want a 32' or larger in the marina sooooo bad. I was a Track Welder for BNSF for about 5 years. You train watchers used to make me smile. We'd be out there in the middle of nowhere grinding and welding, sweating, grunting, cussing.....and some trainspotter would just randomly drive by. It is a passion I found hard to understand, but there are a bunch of you guys.
    I also work for a railroad, I think when you work there the last thing you want to do in your free time is spend more time at the railroad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miniman868 View Post
    I am the ultimate tinkerer. It seems like I have dabbled in all of yours. The one that keeps coming back is a raging desire to sail. I have a Hobie 16, and want a 32' or larger in the marina sooooo bad. I was a Track Welder for BNSF for about 5 years. You train watchers used to make me smile. We'd be out there in the middle of nowhere grinding and welding, sweating, grunting, cussing.....and some trainspotter would just randomly drive by. It is a passion I found hard to understand, but there are a bunch of you guys.
    I grew up sailing, teaching sailing and racing on anything from single-handed one-designs (Laser's were always my favorite), day sailers, cruisers to off-shore rigs. I was either driving or out on the pointy end (Bowman) . . . I hated being out there, but I was the smallest and most agile usually. It was loads of fun but takes up far too much time and I have little to no desire to own my own boat. If I were to buy a boat, however, it would be a single-handed skiff for sure.
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Anything in the outdoors. Camping, hiking, biking, snowboarding, anything that gets me away from the city for a bit. I haven't had enough chances in the last year and a half though. My girlfriend got hurt at work last August, had a bunch of restrictions about activity and finally had surgery this July. Hopefully in a month or so she will get an all clear from her doctor.

    Side note: If you ever get hurt at work and have to deal with workers comp you're better off killing yourself. All the stories she's told me of her experiences at the work comp office have been awful

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    I love most anything outdoors.


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