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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:33 pm 
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Hey all,

I was curious what other sports interest you...after all, you can't ride ALL the time, can you?

I personally engage in a few others;

- rock and ice climbing
-whitewater kayaking

One activity that is really pulling the strings of desire hard is BASE jumping. I'm about a hair's width away from buying a kit and less than that from being divoriced for it :P

Here's a few pics to get things rolling...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:39 pm 
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I play a bit of tennis and squash . ( raquet ball in your country ) .

You should go to my hometown in france , we have the highest bridge in the world .


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:59 pm 
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Rody- you really are the man!! :shock:


that bridge in France is amazing!! Had a slideshow with a stack of photos through the build. Thats one place I have gotta go and see. :)

Other sports? Played a bit of golf, used to dabble at squash, used to sail, ummmm. struggling now. Tried kyaking a few times, but lacked a bit of adreneline for me - though those drops may change that!!
You won't get me near cliffs. Afan scares me :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:04 pm 
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Driving over that mad bridge in June in the Supra dontchya know on the way to Spain on a roadtrip. Dont worry tho - there will be a bike in the back of course for a spot of poootling in the sun :)


I play squash (almost) regularly but that competes with drinking heavily which Im actually getting quite good at :(


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:07 pm 
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A former me was well into climbing and kayaking. It was my career for a while but that's what probably killed my interest - too much of a good thing every day means the last thing you want to do at weekends is more of the same!

Now I engage in full contact DIY, competitive-level house duties and amature home accountancy. I'm so rock and roll.

BASE jumpng is something I'd LOVE o do! Might even inspire me to get my rack out again!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:18 pm 
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That is a long way to drive to Spain .
I always fly home , much quicker and cheaper .

Will invite you for a brew if I am there .


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:20 pm 
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Its only top of Spain - camping trip :) Stopping off at mates villa in the centre of France for a week. 400 quid petrol here we come :(


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:22 pm 
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And motorway .

it is free from Clermont ferrant , but you will have to pay for the bridge


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Rody,

that's pretty cool.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:31 pm 
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Rody, you are into some fun activities. In the Uk we like to multi task in that mountain biking here could also be considered a watersport!
I also climb but mostly indoors in the winter. Climbing is great because there are loads of shiny anodised widgits :wink:
How about snowboarding? I love my (retro ?) 94/95 Burton Air although I mainly ride my Omen now.
I also enjoy target shooting and my Fulton P14 Target rifle could be considered an "other retro project".


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