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  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    Matt - now that (car) sounds like a LOT of fun! :D
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    I read a lot (sometimes in the pub), walk quite a bit (often to the pub) and take the kids out (you guessed it). Along with a full time job, daily chores, part time study for a PhD and cycling that doesn't leave much time.
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Surf-Matt wrote:
    Matt - now that (car) sounds like a LOT of fun! :D

    Front engine, rear wheel drive, 600kg, 270bhp, 0-60mph in sub 4seconds ........ it is :D

    Fuel consumption isn't great though !!!
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  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    MattC59 wrote:
    Surf-Matt wrote:
    Matt - now that (car) sounds like a LOT of fun! :D

    Front engine, rear wheel drive, 600kg, 270bhp, 0-60mph in sub 4seconds ........ it is :D

    Fuel consumption isn't great though !!!

    I don't think mpg comes into it with that sort of car :wink: Sounds completely bonkers to me!
    Ours has 286bhp but weighs not far off 1700kgs - oh well!
  • unscarredunscarred Posts: 208
    I keep snakes. So far me and the gf have seven - a corn snake, a royal python (the pretty one, my favourite, three brazilian rainbow boas and two boa constrictors. All babies at the moment, none of them more than three feet or so long.

    We also have an iguana, just for variety.

    Aside from that I od a bit of fund raising for charity, read a lot (mainly pulp sci-fi), go to the gym and tinker with computers. Many of these activities are accompanied by loud music.
    FCN 6 in the week on the shiny new single speed.

    FCN 3 at the weekend - struggling to do it justice!
  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    Jesus unscarred, I'd censored myself if I ever came to your house!!
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Surf-Matt wrote:
    MattC59 wrote:
    Surf-Matt wrote:
    Matt - now that (car) sounds like a LOT of fun! :D

    Front engine, rear wheel drive, 600kg, 270bhp, 0-60mph in sub 4seconds ........ it is :D

    Fuel consumption isn't great though !!!

    I don't think mpg comes into it with that sort of car :wink: Sounds completely bonkers to me!
    Ours has 286bhp but weighs not far off 1700kgs - oh well!

    Here she is :D

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    Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • unscarredunscarred Posts: 208
    Surf-Matt wrote:
    Jesus unscarred, I'd censored myself if I ever came to your house!!

    Haha, a lot of people say something similar! :lol:

    Honestly, unless you've got a bona fide phobia, you'd probably be fine. It's the idea that freaks most people out. Even my grandma was OK holding them when she visited!

    The rainbows are great cos they're mostly happy to just pretend your hand is a tree and then sit there doing nothing much.
    FCN 6 in the week on the shiny new single speed.

    FCN 3 at the weekend - struggling to do it justice!
  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    Matt - What a beauty! 8)
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    unscarred wrote:
    The rainbows are great cos they're mostly happy to just pretend your hand is a tree and then sit there doing nothing much.

    Poke them, make them do something...... pets are supposed to be entertaining :wink:
    Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Surf-Matt wrote:
    Matt - What a beauty! 8)

    cheers mate, it works for me :)
    Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,144
    As said somewhere above me, I mountainbike (not really cycling by roadie standards :wink: ).

    I like my photography, and just getting into motorbikes (road variety). Been playing around on my MX bike for a while though 8)
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  • unscarredunscarred Posts: 208
    MattC59 wrote:
    Poke them, make them do something...... pets are supposed to be entertaining :wink:

    If interesting is what you want then one of the boa constrictors are your best bet - they can be a little bit nippy, especially around feeding day. Very inquisitive, always exploring, usually looking for something to try and eat, and they can strike faster than you eye can follow!

    Or maybe the corn, he's just constatly trying to escape. He's come close a few times too...
    FCN 6 in the week on the shiny new single speed.

    FCN 3 at the weekend - struggling to do it justice!
  • maruschesmarusches Posts: 129
    listen to death metal

    obsession with tatts and piercings

    dress in strange goth clothes

    worship satan

    watch cricket......all true by the way
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
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  • Dave-MDave-M Posts: 206
    Nice one Softlad!

    Also like camping, walks, mountains, skiing etc...not forgetting beer, PC and TV!

    I'm only hear as I ruptured my ACL doing similar but on more modern bikes!

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  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    nice one Dave.. :)

    looks like AMCA..??
  • Dave-MDave-M Posts: 206
    Yep, good old AMCA.

    Started up again last year after 11 year layoff aged 37. Had a great year nearly made it back to Experts.

    Started this year with a 3rd, 2nd and rupured ACL in race 3! New kit, new bike, new boots, helmet, goggle etc! Hoping to get back on it again in April next year.

    Enjoying cycling a lot now as I can't do much else, but really staring to miss it. Even going to meetings and watching my mates race can be really tough!
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    2009 Specialized Rockhopper
    2009 Quintana Roo Seduza
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    Dave-M wrote:
    Yep, good old AMCA.

    Started up again last year after 11 year layoff aged 37. Had a great year nearly made it back to Experts.

    Started this year with a 3rd, 2nd and rupured ACL in race 3! New kit, new bike, new boots, helmet, goggle etc! Hoping to get back on it again in April next year.

    Enjoying cycling a lot now as I can't do much else, but really staring to miss it. Even going to meetings and watching my mates race can be really tough!

    I haven't really done much this year - couple of twinshock events and that's it. Will be at Farleigh in Sept for the classic MXdN. Building a new (old) bike at the moment and hoping it will be ready in time....

    Are you the same Dave M that posts on adtrip..?
  • Dave-MDave-M Posts: 206
    That's me, although on here more now....although I expect that to reverse in the new year!
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  • sicknotesicknote Posts: 901
    I use to play pool a lot ( almost every day of the week ) but have not for years ( played for London ) but now got back to Karate and now also teach as well as train myself.

    Also work for myself.
  • vinnnvinnn Posts: 62
    When not cooing over road bikes I'm a systems administrator of Linux and 'big iron' Unix servers and data storage systems, I'm also an advocade of open source software and open technology standards.
    Outside of the heavy geekdom I'm a veteran connoisseur of death/extreme metal, grindcore, D&B and experimental electronic music.
  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    What do I do that isn't cycling?


    I annoy and irritate people on internet forums ( although I do not limit myself to the internet) :twisted:
    Want to know the Spen666 behind the posts?
    Then read MY BLOG @ http://www.pebennett.com

    Twittering @spen_666
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    spen666 wrote:
    What do I do that isn't cycling?


    I annoy and irritate people on internet forums ( although I do not limit myself to the internet) :twisted:

    Utter rubbish!
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

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  • Jake151 wrote:
    I play bass guitar

    Me too! Here's my custom bass, esoteric rack and prototype custom cab:

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    And here's a prettier production cab:

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    And my band: http://www.myspace.com/thereluctantmusic

    (I also write most of the songs and sing lead though I've decided to stop doing the latter asap...)

    Alex
  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    What do I do that isn't cycling?


    I annoy and irritate people on internet forums ( although I do not limit myself to the internet) :twisted:
    Want to know the Spen666 behind the posts?
    Then read MY BLOG @ http://www.pebennett.com

    Twittering @spen_666
  • Hello

    I climb (rock), surf (badly) and kayak/canoe. I also do yoga. I also spend an inordinately long time in my bath reading magazines. Which is where I am heading now :D .
  • nolfnolf Posts: 1,287
    Work. Extra work. Reading books on strategic management.
    Stalk forums.
    Listen to classical music and immerse myself in "culture" so that I can contribute to conversations between ridiculously posh people.
    "I hold it true, what'er befall;
    I feel it, when I sorrow most;
    'Tis better to have loved and lost;
    Than never to have loved at all."

    Alfred Tennyson
  • 211dave112211dave112 Posts: 125
    biking/hiking/caving/camping/surfing/festivals for the outdoors.

    guitar/synth/recording/reading/sex for the indoors (mostly!)

    partying for all places.
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    Computers, abit of gaming, I also like building computer that are fancy and light up, then overclock and overvolt them.

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