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    Default Hobbies favourite pastimes, care to share ?

    Well I'm after booking a trip to Whistler, Canada. To go mountainbiking this summer.
    It's a ski resort first and foremost but during the summer it opens up the slopes to mountainbikes, you even get to use the ski lifts to get up to the top, so it's all downhill fun



    So anyone else mountainbike ? or what do you do, other than work

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    I did go mountainbiking a bit alright. Took a slop a little wide, got some nice air and was heading directly for a tree. All I could think of was, "I've wasted my life".

    Then CRASH.

    Don't ask me how I didn't break any bones. My old town halls took some pounding though, every day for a week I was expecting to piss blood. Thankfully it was nothing serious.

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    One of my pastimes is to read your posts Dave, I find some educational like this one I thought whistler was a painter FFS


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    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:...ersMother.jpeg

    Whistlers picture of his Mother lol
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    I build and fly model aeroplanes been at it since I was a kid.
    Oh I enjoy running as well.

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    I used to race motorbikes had a smash 2 years ago and stopped. Missed the rush especially at the start so on January got my race licence back had first race 2 weeks ago and next race is Sunday week. Also do a bit of cycling.
     little said is easy mended

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    My favourite MTB Quotes :

    When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman

    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash. ~Julie Furtado

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    Last summer, a younger guy I sometimes work with persuaded me to try surfing, something I hadn't done since a teenager.Great fun, tho more like body boarding and splashing around in the shallow end than proper surfing.
    Come in she said "I'll give you shelter from the storm "

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    im into Radio Control Aircraft(mainly Aerobatics) , Model Engineering, Photography


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    Visited Whistler/Blackcombe in 1997 - Second Best Off piste i have ever seen - real white-knuckle rides - was using 2 planks strapped to my feet usually ski 4 or 5 times a year - can't vouch for the MBking -

    Also addicted to golf as punishment for a previous life..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69patrick69 View Post
    im into Radio Control Aircraft(mainly Aerobatics) , Model Engineering, Photography
    Thats yourself and Fitzy into flying Model Aircraft.. A new club ??

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