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Last post Author Topic: What Sports Do You Participate In?  (Read 20173 times)

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What Sports Do You Participate In?
« on: September 22, 2008, 03:49:02 PM »
I'm an avid bicycle racer on the road. What sports are people around here involved in?
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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 05:10:27 PM »
I ride unicycles, been doing this for about 5 years now, my 10yr old daughter has been riding since she was 6 as well.
Great fun, VERY ADDICTIVE, great for building peoples self-confidence and keeps you really fit and healthy.
We have LOTS of members at our weekly club, many new members arrive each week through word-of-mouth and on weekends we go out for Muni rides (Mountain Unicycling) - try searching YouTube for "muni unicycle" and you'll see plenty of video clips :)

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 05:13:09 PM »
None. It could kill me :D

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 05:17:50 PM »
I started playing Boules early this summer -
very unsporty maybe but if you love trying to throw things into the bin from a distance you'd love it too :)

It's a nice excuse to be outside for hours at an end too
Played in my first tournament lately & came last but got a very nice consolation prize. So, I mightnt get into it too competitively, but, it is a good feeling if you throw a 700 gram (1&1/2 lb) ball ten yards and hit exactly the ball you wanted to and send it flying ... just need to make that happen more often  ;)

Apart from that I like walking in the woods or wherever, cycling too but neither really as a "sport" - just enjoy them when I do them ...

I'm an avid bicycle racer on the road. What sports are people around here involved in?
When you say a racer - do you mean sprinting / long distance / mountains or a bit of all ?
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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 05:26:03 PM »
I'm an avid bicycle racer on the road. What sports are people around here involved in?
When you say a racer - do you mean sprinting / long distance / mountains or a bit of all ?

I primarily race on the road, so typical ride lengths are 80-120 kms here. I also do a bit of track cycling races. I'm a lightweight sprinter type, which means I do good on courses that are not too hilly, but also not too flat.
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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008, 06:14:20 PM »
What's the definition of sports? Isn't boules a game and cycling an activity? Phil is  :-\

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 06:17:59 PM »
I ride unicycles, been doing this for about 5 years now, my 10yr old daughter has been riding since she was 6 as well.
Great fun, VERY ADDICTIVE, great for building peoples self-confidence and keeps you really fit and healthy.
We have LOTS of members at our weekly club, many new members arrive each week through word-of-mouth and on weekends we go out for Muni rides (Mountain Unicycling) - try searching YouTube for "muni unicycle" and you'll see plenty of video clips :)

Have you heard of the guy that crossed North America on a unicycle, even carrying his own gears? Approx 100km/day.

Myself I cycle alot. Home and on trips to Europe (hence my avatar on top of Mont-Ventoux France). France, Corsica, Italy, Deutschland, Spain, Switzerland, plus here at home (Qu├ębec, Canada)
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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2008, 06:23:32 PM »
What's the definition of sports? Isn't boules a game and cycling an activity? Phil is  :-\

That's a subject of much debate, but I'm more geared towards hearing about participation in the "pure" sports. ie: things that get your heart rate up for sustained periods of time or spike your heart rate to it's max like in sprints.

This isn't actually a random question, I have something big in the works that is related.....However, it's still far off.
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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2008, 06:58:12 PM »
I was heavy into Racquetball and just recently quit.  Played tournaments and very much focused on getting better.  Now, Im trying to get back into something: might be mountain biking...

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2008, 07:40:51 PM »
None. It could kill me :D

I'm with you!   :Thmbsup:

Who wants to die healthy?   :P

ie: things that get your heart rate up for sustained periods of time or spike your heart rate to it's max like in sprints.

Kind of like setting up a big quarry explosion and lighting the fuse.......only to realise you made it too short  :D
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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2008, 08:08:45 PM »
Wiffle-Ball  :Thmbsup:

http://www.wiffle.com/welcome.htm

I don't have a choice. I grew up in the town where it was invented. ;D

Like Badminton, or Bocce, Wiffle is a subtle game that can be played on many levels.

Where else can you get that for less than four dollars?







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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2008, 09:20:21 PM »
Beer drinking, weight class: lager.

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2008, 01:10:06 AM »
None at all. I'm able to make fool of myself much easier way.

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2008, 01:22:10 AM »
Football! The proper kind, i.e. the sport known as soccer in odd parts of the world. :P

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2008, 01:29:50 AM »
Playing sports is like taking drugs.
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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2008, 01:38:03 AM »
Playing sports is like taking drugs.

Something you should give up for your health?  ;)

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2008, 01:41:30 AM »
Playing sports is like taking drugs.

Some do both.

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2008, 01:42:48 AM »
Football! The proper kind, i.e. the sport known as soccer in odd parts of the world. :P

Yeah,that's my kind of sports  :Thmbsup:

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2008, 02:33:16 AM »
My only 'sport', is driving my disability scooter very fast through the hallway and quick right turn into the bathroom!  ;D

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2008, 05:45:11 AM »
What's the definition of sports? Isn't boules a game and cycling an activity? Phil is  :-\
that's why I was saying "unsporty" for Boules
have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport
Cycling definitely qualifies, me, I was thinking along the lines of competitive, physical & skillful - I guess even Chess qualify there though!

anyways getting a bit off-topic as VideoInPicture says:
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... I'm more geared towards hearing about participation in the "pure" sports. ie: things that get your heart rate up for sustained periods of time or spike your heart rate to it's max like in sprints
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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2008, 06:07:05 AM »
I play squash twice a week during an extended lunch break (this includes a 10 minutes cycle to and from the club). When I get back to the office, my face looks like its going to explode due to the exertion :o

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2008, 07:45:21 AM »
Sports (Outdoor) :Thmbsup:

- Cricket
- Football
- BasketBall

Indoor,there are so many to list  :huh:

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2008, 08:45:01 AM »
Wiffle-Ball  :Thmbsup:

http://www.wiffle.com/welcome.htm

I don't have a choice. I grew up in the town where it was invented. ;D

I grew up in Naugatuck - just up the road.

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2008, 07:16:41 PM »
I used to do basketball, soccer and badminton when I was younger. These days I simply run when I can. And sometimes I also run to do exercise :P

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Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2008, 12:06:46 AM »
I'm for petanque... not too much traditional "sport" but trust me, you'll need to be in nice fit to be able to play long tournaments etc...