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Old 01-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #81
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Bird watching and cycling. Usually not at the same time.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:02 PM   #82
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I just finished reading through this whole thread because I need ideas for indoor hobbies that could capture my imagination and hold my attention when it's cold, snowy and yucky outside.

Even though they were not specifically mentioned, going through the exercise got me to come up with computer wargaming, crystallography, and microscopy.

Anyone into any of those 3? Anything you would like to share?

Thanks!
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:25 PM   #83
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Anyone else play Strat-o-Matic baseball? I've been in the same local Raleigh NC league for 25 years. For background:
Strat-O-Matic fans have played game for 25 years - Toledo Blade
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Ive always enjoyed golfing. And since I retired I bought a older travel trailer and we added camping to the list. Another new hobby that I started last year is flying.

Back in my working day's I just didn't have the time to do much. Now I'm making up for the lost time.
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Anyone else play Strat-o-Matic baseball? I've been in the same local Raleigh NC league for 25 years. For background:
Strat-O-Matic fans have played game for 25 years - Toledo Blade
I have been playing Strat baseball off and on since 1973, a lot in the 1970s and 1980s, took most of the 1990s off, and returned to the game in 2006 (though not in FTF league play).
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One of my hobbies is flying kites, but just as an amateur. Here's an 80 year old deaf man, who has taken the sport to a new level. The video is over 5 minutes... to see the man who's doing the flying, go to the 3:40 minute point. Nice music. Best at full screen.

"Romancing The Wind" - Ray Bethell - YouTube
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #87
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1) I'm a distance runner (former high school and college runner and I've run 5 marathons (26.2 miles) and two ultramarathons (a 50 miler and a 40 miler up a mountain and back down)) and countless other distance races ranging 5 kilometers on up. I still run, but not anywhere near as much as I did before I turned 40. Both of my kids are successful runners in school, and I enjoy watching them. I also coach a summer track program for kids in grades 3-6.

2) I'm a musician (keyboards mainly but guitar also). I've played off and on in bands (blues and classic rock) for 25 years.

3) Since others said "investing" I'll throw that out there too as I'm definitely interested in it.

4) I like to solve Rubik's cubes and other like puzzles.

That's it pretty much, though I can see adding bird watching to that list when I do have more time. My parents are big birders, and I learned a lot from them growing up. I can see wanting to hike around and look for birds as long as they are in warm weather climates.
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