What's everyone's hobbies outside mountaineering?

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Post by wineguy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:07 pm

Tennis and Rollerblading.
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Post by dr_j » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:21 pm

Snowboarding in the winter, piano, opera, spontaneous travel (not now unfortunately). Architecture and preservation, collecting old recordings.
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Post by Fletch Lives » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:31 pm

I enjoy skinny-skiing and going to bullfights on acid.
Uh. Well, I've sinned. I didn't take any Polaroids or anything. But, yeah, I've sinned.
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Post by pvnisher » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:50 pm

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Post by JChitwood » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:26 pm

I have too many outside interests which no doubt hurts my mountain climbing. I cycled (road and mountain) 184 days last year, took up tennis again and played one day a week starting in August after not playing for 30 years (damn tennis is a young person’s sport), and go to 24 Hr Fitness twice a week in a futile effort to replace muscle lost from aging. Also in 2020 I finally made my basement into a real rec room with arcade games, foosball, air hockey, two pinballs, and table tennis. Can’t tell you how many hours I’ve blown playing Ms. Pac Man, Donkey Kong, and Galaga which contributes zero to high altitude fitness. My favorite is table tennis and I spend a lot of time practicing serves and hitting against the half table, but it’s hard to find someone to play with that is even average. I’m a decent player but in reality I probably couldn’t take a point off an average 8 year old in China. Lastly, and worst of all, I spent months remodeling my bar and learning to mix cocktails. With close to a hundred bottles of whisky I figured I might as well sample some and ended up drinking way more than I had since college 40 years ago. So now I am participating in Dry January.
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Post by Jim Davies » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:43 am

Biking - I broke 2000 miles for the first time last year, mostly riding boring flat city roads on my mountain bike.
Chess - was once a good player, now I'm a spectator.
Skiing - lift-served alpine at Loveland, Monarch, Cooper. Haven't been to A-Basin for a few years, they may have jumped the shark.
Also like reading, walking around, watching sports, listening to recorded music.
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Post by JulianSmith » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:17 am

Aikido, Jodo, & Iaido
Mountain Biking
Skiing
Rock Climbing
Ice Climbing
AutoCAD
Studying Italian and Spanish
Travel
Watching bicycle racing
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Post by douglas » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:24 am

NYT crossword puzzle - do it every day.
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Post by Barnold41 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:08 am

Nice shot of Monument Rocks!
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Post by nmjameswilson » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:14 am

Barnold41 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:08 am
Nice shot of Monument Rocks!
Thank you ... that is on my wall behind my couch in 6'x18"
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Re: What's everyone's hobbies outside mountaineering?

Post by glenmiz » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:14 am

Tennis, skiing, playing golf and guitar (badly), Travel, being with other people (in person).
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