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Old 02-06-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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Anyone going back to an old love?

As I count down the days to retirement, I'm getting this strong desire to get back into motorcycling. I grew up with bikes, but haven't had one since about 1995. I found my old leather jacket in the basement closet and I can still get into it. I'm dreaming of the day trips, destinations and carefree riding I can do again.

What old hobby/interest are you getting back to?
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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Here **I** thought you meant something completely different. YIKES
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #3
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Well, there is something in Colorado...fffffffftttt! ahhhh! pass.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
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Perhaps, but her husband might not look too kindly at that!
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:44 PM   #5
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Seriously... I did radio controlled airplanes as a teen. I am still planning to do that again. Building is half the fun.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #6
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Well yes, actually. I was thinking about going back to golf after the old bod gives up in triathlon (swim/run/bike).
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #7
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No Wayyy.

My wife would take more than half of everything I own. And then where would I be. Sayonara RE
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:59 PM   #8
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DH has had a Harley for 25 years. He says this will be his last one. I enjoy his week long road trips way more than he does.

I want to learn to play piano again. I gave it a whirl a few years ago, but it was very frustrating - I expected it to come right back and it didn't.

And, I want to start sewing again.

And doing more gardening....
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #9
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As I count down the days to retirement, I'm getting this strong desire to get back into motorcycling. I grew up with bikes, but haven't had one since about 1995. I found my old leather jacket in the basement closet and I can still get into it. I'm dreaming of the day trips, destinations and carefree riding I can do again.

What old hobby/interest are you getting back to?
Before I retired, I thought I would resume some hobbies and interests from years ago.... but in the 3+ years since I retired, I guess I have just been too busy enjoying life to do that.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:36 PM   #10
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I am a serial hobbyist. I find I really enjoy something for a whole, then move on to something new. Although there are similarities between my interests, rarely will I expect to tread the same ground.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:38 PM   #11
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I am a serial hobbyist. I find I really enjoy something for a whole, then move on to something new. Although there are similarities between my interests, rarely will I expect to tread the same ground.
Boating, for example?
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:43 PM   #12
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Now that you mention it....
Getting ready for that happy day tomorrow.
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We actually have revived several long-dormant friendships in the last few years since er-ing. Reconnecting has been so special.
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I have an old guitar in the closet I had planned on using again when I retired. Played some when I was a teenager but not much since. My dog encourages me to leave it in the closet.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:33 AM   #15
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I have an old guitar in the closet I had planned on using again when I retired. Played some when I was a teenager but not much since. My dog encourages me to leave it in the closet.
In a perfect world, I would love to learn how to play a guitar as I certainly have the time. But in reality, I know I would not put the effort in it takes and get frustrated easily. I have seen others try and fail to follow through, and I would be no different unfortunately.
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Once racing and training (hard) are no longer possible I'm looking forward to stamp collecting. I always loved stamps when I was a kid and I think it will be a lot of fun to dust off the old binders.
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Bought the bike (Suzuki C90T in the avatar) four years ago and enjoy it immensely when the weather is decent, but admittedly I wouldn't have done it if I hadn't stumbled into a job that easily paid for it

That and renewing an interest in photography I gave up in 1983 because of the expense of film/processing. Digital is definitely an improvement there - once one has paid for the camera and software mistakes and experimentation don't cost anything.
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Old love's are now old. As for hobbies, I have way too many.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:39 PM   #19
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I haven't ridden a bicycle in probably 30 years. And despite the Lance Armstrong media frenzy, I have decided to (slowly) take it up once again. I don't ride fast nor do I ride far, but it is very enjoyable. And if I don't wreck and seriously injure myself, or get hit by a car, I think it will prove very healthy for me.

Also want to revisit playing tennis as the weather warms up. DW was a champion tennis player in her early college days.
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Hobbies... sheesh... too many to list... Jack of all trades, master ...........

Stamps, coins, hiking, biking (bikes and bicycles), canoeing, sailing, guitar, uke, recorder, piano, harmonica, cars, four languages, psychology, news junkie, computers, trivia, professional swimming, history, recycling goods, toys, photography, limnology, astronomy, writing (poorly), traditional country music,
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