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    (Motorcycle) Spring is offically here and the sun is starting to stick around...

    ...which means my weekends become infinitely more interesting.

    Here are a couple shots from last weekend, the first time this year that I've been able to get my 2016 Yamaha FJR1300 out on the road for a decent, long ride.

    Anybody else have seasonal hobbies/activities?

    fjr_beaverpond_forum.jpg

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    Last edited by RonClinton; 04-05-2019 at 01:22 AM.

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    In my younger (aka thinner) days, seasonal activities were hiking in the spring/summer/fall, and snowshoeing in the winter. Diving was a year round activity - you may or not be surprised at how many people were ABSOLUTELY AMAZED that I would go diving in the rain. Let that sink in for a minute (no pun intended.)

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    I enjoy hiking. Now that I am fully healed from two hip replacements I may be able get back into it this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I enjoy hiking. Now that I am fully healed from two hip replacements I may be able get back into it this summer.
    Yeah, healed hips would be good for that.

    I'm going to go on a hike this Saturday. My employer has a hiking club that is starting up on Saturday - they're going to do some local trails every other week that progressively get longer and harder with the ultimate goal of summitting a 14,000 footer at the end of August. I'm having a hard time imagining that because to me, that's Rainier and that's not a weekend warrior hike. But the mountains here are different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Yeah, healed hips would be good for that.

    I'm going to go on a hike this Saturday. My employer has a hiking club that is starting up on Saturday - they're going to do some local trails every other week that progressively get longer and harder with the ultimate goal of summitting a 14,000 footer at the end of August. I'm having a hard time imagining that because to me, that's Rainier and that's not a weekend warrior hike. But the mountains here are different.
    Need to practice hiking at elevation. It is very different and can kick your but.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    - you may or not be surprised at how many people were ABSOLUTELY AMAZED that I would go diving in the rain. Let that sink in for a minute (no pun intended.)
    Okay, now that’s pretty funny...I’m sadly not surprised, but still amused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    you may or not be surprised at how many people were ABSOLUTELY AMAZED that I would go diving in the rain. Let that sink in for a minute (no pun intended.)
    Not surprised at all, live near the ocean and whenever it rains I see tourist running for shore. Been 11 years and it's still ridiculous to me every time I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Need to practice hiking at elevation. It is very different and can kick your but.
    That's what tomorrow will be the start of. I'm still just trying to get used to elevation. Being in Colorado before at a max of four days it wasn't so bad (plus it was work conferences which means you didn't do much physical activity) but now that I live here I'm still trying to adapt. Running isn't too bad - but damn, take the stairs at work to the third floor kick my ass every day.


    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    Okay, now that’s pretty funny...I’m sadly not surprised, but still amused.
    I'm sure I had a WTF look every time I was asked about this. I get wondering about diving at night, but the rain . . . some people are a little slow.


    Quote Originally Posted by One eyed cat View Post
    Not surprised at all, live near the ocean and whenever it rains I see tourist running for shore. Been 11 years and it's still ridiculous to me every time I see it.
    They may not like getting wet. Or they're gremlins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    In my younger (aka thinner) days, seasonal activities were hiking in the spring/summer/fall, and snowshoeing in the winter. Diving was a year round activity - you may or not be surprised at how many people were ABSOLUTELY AMAZED that I would go diving in the rain. Let that sink in for a minute (no pun intended.)
    I get out of the pool when it rains.

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    The only summer activity I enjoy these last two years is not having nightly panic attacks. That's usually a big plus. Other than that, it's just getting outside. Swimming and hiking--nothing extreme, we have a few state parks that I like to bring the kids to and they're very manageable as day trips.

    I always wanted to get a motorcycle. That looks like a sweet ride, Ron!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I've always wanted to ride but never have learned. It's a bit of a bucket list item for me and I'm very tempted to give it a go once my truck is paid off.
    I’ve ridden since I was ten years old, it’s as much a part of me as anything I do. I really can’t imagine life without one in the garage.

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    I always wanted to get a motorcycle. That looks like a sweet ride, Ron!
    Thanks, Jeff, this is my third season with it, and I am really enjoying it. It’s my first bike that’s more sportsbike and not a cruiser-style bike (like what a Harley looks like)...it’s been a lot of fun experiencing this type of bike and wringing out what it can do. Also has more power than any of my previous bikes…an in-line four-cylinder, the thing has around 145 hp… I think that’s more than our first few cars had!

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    It's time to get back outside on my bike. I've been mostly using the indoor trainer since the end of November due to all the cold/rain/wind we've had since then.

    I have 20,581 miles on this one so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    The only summer activity I enjoy these last two years is not having nightly panic attacks. That's usually a big plus. Other than that, it's just getting outside. Swimming and hiking--nothing extreme, we have a few state parks that I like to bring the kids to and they're very manageable as day trips.

    I always wanted to get a motorcycle. That looks like a sweet ride, Ron!
    Summer of 2021, we're getting bikes, Jeff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I get out of the pool when it rains.
    That's different though. Lightning isn't something to risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I get out of the pool when it rains.
    Ha. Understandable as pools can get slippery when wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One eyed cat View Post
    Ha. Understandable as pools can get slippery when wet.
    I thought that was only Bon Jovi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    ...which means my weekends become infinitely more interesting.

    Here are a couple shots from last weekend, the first time this year that I've been able to get my 2016 Yamaha FJR1300 out on the road for a decent, long ride.

    Anybody else have seasonal hobbies/activities?

    fjr_beaverpond_forum.jpg

    Ron, you outlaw

    fjr_noparking2.jpg
    I've always wanted to ride but never have learned. It's a bit of a bucket list item for me and I'm very tempted to give it a go once my truck is paid off.

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