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For me it is motorcycles and the freedom I get out on the open roads.

I put on over 42,000 miles this past year. I ride with a M/C and I lonewolf it as well. It is nothing for me to take off after work on a Friday evening and ride to "nowhere" for the weekend. I rarely ride Interstates. I want to see America by riding through the towns, not around them. Two years ago I rode to Chicago to ride Route 66 all the way to the end in Santa Monica, Ca. - In 8 days.

I'm proud of my Iron Butt award by riding 1,500+ miles in less than 24 hours and would rather ride in rain on my bike than in the sun in my truck.
 

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For me it is motorcycles and the freedom I get out on the open roads.

I put on over 42,000 miles this past year. I ride with a M/C and I lonewolf it as well. It is nothing for me to take off after work on a Friday evening and ride to "nowhere" for the weekend. I rarely ride Interstates. I want to see America by riding through the towns, not around them. Two years ago I rode to Chicago to ride Route 66 all the way to the end in Santa Monica, Ca. - In 8 days.

I'm proud of my Iron Butt award by riding 1,500+ miles in less than 24 hours and would rather ride in rain on my bike than in the sun in my truck.
I drove Route 66 two years ago. We took six weeks to go from Joplin, MO to the California border. Forty two thousand miles a year is a lot for a m/c.
 

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Motorcycles (Honda Hawk 650 GT) Fly Fishing, cycling (both road and mountain bike), trail running. skiing and really good coffee.
 

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Have turned into a bit of a cigar aficionado over the last 3 years or so. Not really a passion but a good hobby.
 

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Motorcycles here too. Been riding since the early 70's. I took a break for a few years and got back on two wheels in November of 03. That was over 300,000 miles ago.
 

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Heavy equipment! I am a mechanic, mostly heavy equipment, but my real passion is fixing things. Taking things apart, figuring out what is broken or could be improved on and putting them back together. Guns are very fun that way!
 

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Any type of fishing and the camping that goes with it.
 

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Cold beer, cheap smokes and HAWT wimmin!!:D

Besides shooting since I was little, I've enjoyed wrenching and cars/trucks since I was old enough to drive. I still have my first ride ten years later, a S-10. Its a project that has been sitting for the past four years or so, I have a smallblock for it.

Was real busy past few months or more helping a buddy work on his camaro, not so much since the cold kicked in. In a nutshell she put out 475 on the engine dyno! :D

Should be rolling by summer!

I also can weld and enjoy that, but don't weld much.

I also love to fish and hunt, but didn't do that this year.
 

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Welding, weight lifting, and Copenhagen. I know, I know, it's bad for you, but at least I get to keep my lungs! :D
 

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For me it is motorcycles and the freedom I get out on the open roads.

I put on over 42,000 miles this past year. I ride with a M/C and I lonewolf it as well. It is nothing for me to take off after work on a Friday evening and ride to "nowhere" for the weekend. I rarely ride Interstates. I want to see America by riding through the towns, not around them. Two years ago I rode to Chicago to ride Route 66 all the way to the end in Santa Monica, Ca. - In 8 days.

I'm proud of my Iron Butt award by riding 1,500+ miles in less than 24 hours and would rather ride in rain on my bike than in the sun in my truck.
I hear you! Same passion with me, motorcycles. I've been riding since 1969 and have owned dozens of motorcycles over the years.
I spent 20 years riding with a M/C club and was the President for most of those years. A lot of my riding brothers from those days have passed on... of illnesses or old age.
Nowadays (at 65) I'm more sedate, mostly ride by myself (wife on the back) on my comfy HD "Geezer Glide". It's all good.
 

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For me it is motorcycles and the freedom I get out on the open roads.

I put on over 42,000 miles this past year. I ride with a M/C and I lonewolf it as well. It is nothing for me to take off after work on a Friday evening and ride to "nowhere" for the weekend. I rarely ride Interstates. I want to see America by riding through the towns, not around them. Two years ago I rode to Chicago to ride Route 66 all the way to the end in Santa Monica, Ca. - In 8 days.

I'm proud of my Iron Butt award by riding 1,500+ miles in less than 24 hours and would rather ride in rain on my bike than in the sun in my truck.






Motorcycles... Yes sir, I have the same passion. I don't put on near as many miles as you though. Congrats on your Iron Butt award!

I still have kids at home and can't be gone for too long. Mainly just weekend trips a few hundred miles away.
I live and ride all over Western Wyoming. Some of the most beautiful scenery you will find. My favorite spot is Jackson Hole Wyoming and it's close enough to me I can ride over for lunch and make it back home before dark.
The ride from Cody over Dead Indian Pass and the highway over the the top of the Bear Tooth Pass into Red Lodge Montana is one of the most spectacular rides. Yellowstone Park is nice too if you can take the traffic.
I did make a ride down to Cloudcroft New Mexico three summers ago. Five of us did 670 miles in twelve hours. I did 340 miles the day before to meat up with the rest of the crew. I could have done more.
Right now I'm waiting for the snow and cold to go away so I can hit the road again.











 

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I hear you! Same passion with me, motorcycles. I've been riding since 1969 and have owned dozens of motorcycles over the years.
I spent 20 years riding with a M/C club and was the President for most of those years. A lot of my riding brothers from those days have passed on... of illnesses or old age.
Nowadays (at 65) I'm more sedate, mostly ride by myself (wife on the back) on my comfy HD "Geezer Glide". It's all good.
I am slowing down as well. This was probably my last year with the long rides, unless the urge can't be calmed. I can't afford 4 sets of tires every year! I run the Metzeler 880's and they run about $450 a set.


Motorcycles... Yes sir, I have the same passion. I don't put on near as many miles as you though. Congrats on your Iron Butt award!

I still have kids at home and can't be gone for too long. Mainly just weekend trips a few hundred miles away.
I live and ride all over Western Wyoming. Some of the most beautiful scenery you will find. My favorite spot is Jackson Hole Wyoming and it's close enough to me I can ride over for lunch and make it back home before dark.
The ride from Cody over Dead Indian Pass and the highway over the the top of the Bear Tooth Pass into Red Lodge Montana is one of the most spectacular rides. Yellowstone Park is nice too if you can take the traffic.
I did make a ride down to Cloudcroft New Mexico three summers ago. Five of us did 670 miles in twelve hours. I did 340 miles the day before to meat up with the rest of the crew. I could have done more.
Right now I'm waiting for the snow and cold to go away so I can hit the road again.












Beautiful bike and beautiful scenery. I live in the flatlands, so the only way to see beautiful vistas and the high mountains is to ride to them. Maybe when I retire, I'll set up camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains or the High Plains..... In dreams....
 

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I enjoy paintball, and my bass guitar.
 

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For me, always been classic cars and custom trucks, grew up in the Car Club here (dad is one of the founders), I am currently a member of the executive (just a Trustee, was Secretary last year) I grew up wrenching on his '69 Camaro and his pickups.

I currently have 3 cars

1994 Chev 2WD Silverado, slammed 6", with a 400HP 355 SBC, TH400, shaved body, looking to get it painted this year (has been egged and key'd, damn kids!)





1970 Pontiac LeMans Sport, 2DRHT, 455 Buick, TH400, 12 Bolt, needs an entire restoration, original 400, 4-Speed, bucket/console car

1996 Chev 2WD silverado, 5" lift, 350 Vortec, mostly stock

 

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As a geologist by profession one of my other great interests is mineral collecting. To keep it manageable though I specialise only in tin and tungsten minerals from Cornwall and Devon.
 

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Video games, 4 wheeling, tractor.

I grew up hating the outside, and now Love shooting and riding and would do both everyday if I could. However, I still love playing games.... So im a nerd who does it all basically :)

Edit - Also, I find working outside on the tractor to be quite calming... scraping gravel, mowing, whatever.
 
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