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Favorite sport other than cycling?(64 posts)

Favorite sport other than cycling?Icefrk13
Apr 10, 2002 12:57 PM
What is your favorite sport other than cycling? And if it is a team sport what position.

Mine Hockey (left wing)
Anything on the water - but especially kayaking. (nm)rideslikeagirl
Apr 10, 2002 2:01 PM
Basketball, point guard. (nm)Allen az
Apr 10, 2002 2:03 PM
NFL to watch, sea kayaking to do (nm)cory
Apr 10, 2002 3:20 PM
Apr 10, 2002 3:25 PM
I enjoy trolling through the CC latest catalog
Apr 10, 2002 3:28 PM
Football, (a.k.a. soccer)Fr Ted Crilly
Apr 10, 2002 3:49 PM
This is my preferred sport - cycling is no. 2. Favourite position is midfield, but I'm relatively adept playing either corner back positions or on the wings.
Since we're on the subject of football, is anyone else getting excited at the prospect of the World Cup which is only 51 days away? Any tips for who might win? I'm sure France & Argentina will be favourites, but I fancy Brazil to come into form together when it matters most.
NO, and speedskatingStampertje
Apr 11, 2002 5:23 AM
from which you should be able to deduce that I am Dutch, and why I'm not excited about the coming World Cup :(
Some football fans might say.........Fr Ted Crilly
Apr 11, 2002 9:44 AM
.....its' a real pity about the Dutch not making the World Cup, but since I'm Irish, I'm obviously delighted you didn't make it.
Italy might be worth a bet, but in the history of the competition, no European team has ever won the World Cup outside of Europe. Maybe this year will be the exception, as they are certainly a good side and are always there or there abouts at the end of the major competitions. I was thinking that England had a half decent chance as well, but if Beckham isn't going to make it now that he's broken his foot, then I seriously doubt their chances.
Football, (a.k.a. soccer)scruffyduncan
Apr 11, 2002 7:21 AM
italy should not be ruled out.

let's face it, there's football and there's minority sports. I got a dirty look opn my last group ride when I asked what the televised game was that sunday afternoon, you know that "we're cyclists, we don't follow the crowd" look. There's nothing better than a huge sunday lunch, a couple of pints and the game on the TV down the local to supplement the endorphine high after a hard ride.
Football,hinaults dog
Apr 11, 2002 11:41 AM
im suprised at you ted-not
mentioning that the magnificent
hoops have won the league
again (fly the flag)
also the english will be 'back
home' before the glorious republic
re: Favorite sport other than cycling?grandemamou
Apr 10, 2002 3:53 PM
watching-college football/basketball
Running...done our local Turkey Day Race..24 times in a row /nmjagiger
Apr 10, 2002 3:54 PM
Apr 10, 2002 4:07 PM
Played hooker in college, but I'd be too small for that to day, with the way the game's changed [anyone remember when the hooker was the LITTLE guy in the middle of the front row?]. Played a back in some pick-up 7s last summer. I am now a bettr runner than my contemporaries. We all aged, but I aged better.
Sporting claysSTEELYeyed
Apr 10, 2002 4:16 PM
Apr 10, 2002 4:17 PM
Still play 2-3 times a week year round; used to compete in tournaments all the time; used to teach/coach.

Really helps with my eye/hand coordination and peripheral vision not to mention effective cross-training.

My wife can't understand why, when I already have a dozen racquets and 30 pairs of gloves collecting dust, that I walk in the house with another, latest model. She just rolls her eyes.
Paragliding (nm)B2
Apr 10, 2002 4:34 PM
rock climbingmike r
Apr 10, 2002 5:52 PM
limestone cliffs in an area called 'aillaide' in ireland
one of the best limestone crags in europe
Where exactly is Aillaide?Fr Ted Crilly
Apr 11, 2002 9:50 AM
I thought I knew most of the country, but I've never heard of that place. Is it near Craggy Island?
re: Favorite sport other than cycling?empacher6seat
Apr 10, 2002 6:23 PM
Undoubtedly the most fun and physically challenging sport I've ever tried... and that's a long list.
re: Favorite sport other than cycling?speedisgood
Apr 10, 2002 6:34 PM
Even wrestling? That gets my vote as the hardest sport (as far as feeling absolutely beat down while you're doing it.)
re: Favorite sport other than cycling?empacher6seat
Apr 14, 2002 10:58 PM
honestly, rowing hurts more then wrestling. They both hurt like crazy... but rowing just seems to hurt more, and the pain lasts longer. I mean, I've raced so hard while rowing that I've thrown up, and the training is like being raped.
There's other sports?speedisgood
Apr 10, 2002 6:36 PM
Oh, I mean, college football, of course! That and watching golf on TV. Now that's excitement!

[I'm kidding about the golf, of course.]
NASCAR!!! (nm)riney
Apr 10, 2002 7:03 PM
Wrestling. God, I hope Rick Flair comes out of retirement! nm.arafat_fan
Apr 10, 2002 7:11 PM
re: Favorite sport other than cycling?hrv
Apr 10, 2002 7:12 PM
Windsurfing : Been at it for about 25 years and moved to where I live now about 11 years ago because of it (Columbia River Gorge, Oregon). Since then, I've come to realize that this place is a mecca for whatever you want to do recreationally: road, mtb. biking, rock climbing, kayaking, snowboarding, whatever. To do only one activity here is a sin!
I cannot believe the wind in the gorgeSlipstream
Apr 11, 2002 4:32 AM
You're sooooo right about the Columbia River Gorge being a mecca for windsurfing. Just below Mt. Hood. One of my favorite places. Also, sailing, rafting (esp. in the winter), skiing.
Windsurfing advice?tz
Apr 11, 2002 5:49 AM
I want to try this sport out, but don't know where to start. Tried finding a shop in NYC to get the basic information, but THERE ARE NO WINDSURFING SHOPS IN a 100-mile radius!!! This is the first time I can't find something in New York... :(
I'd be grateful if you could you give me any internet addresses, where I can find out about equipment, places where to sail, lessons, etc.? Anyone else on this board is into windsurfing? Please, help with advice.
Thanks in advance.
Not into windsurfing,,,, but....SteveO
Apr 11, 2002 7:58 AM
Travel to south jersey for a weekend... Pleasantville (just outside of AC) has a windsurfing school on "lakes bay"...

Nice, consistent, gentle (mostly, heavy often) winds, and a (oh, i dont know) 2 square mile bay which is entirely waist-deep at low tide.

Great learning grounds and i understand the school is great to deal with. It'll take you 2 hours to get there, and the school is right behind a resonably-priced hotel.
Pistol shootinggranda
Apr 10, 2002 7:14 PM
With my Heckler & Koch USP 9mm.
don't forget shotguns, riflesBreakfast
Apr 11, 2002 1:27 AM
Carry pistols, Glock 22 (CCW permitted,of course) AR-15's (America's rifle,) Vang Comp Remington 870.

Firearms, not for everybody, but certainly for responsible, disciplined persons.

I enjoy shooting and shooting sports. Now if I could find a place to mountain bike and shoot like in the Olympic Biathlon.
don't forget shotguns, riflesBike Fool
Apr 11, 2002 5:34 AM
Oh, yeah, besides the golf (shhhh...) there's nothing like a good round of sporting clays or trap to cap a day of riding...
don't forget shotguns, riflesIcefrk13
Apr 12, 2002 2:05 PM
Any one ever shoot IPSC? I use to be pretty heavy in it but than I started cycling. Couldnot afford ammo and bikes. Still shoot a match here and there though.
Apr 10, 2002 7:25 PM
If you are talking doing then cycling is all I know.

TV wise there is only one other sport beside cycling that I will plan my schedule around - NFL.

Other than that though I am up for watching almost any sport when I have free time with MotorSports being a favorite.
Volleyball (nm)look271
Apr 10, 2002 7:44 PM
sex...every postion...nmbic
Apr 10, 2002 7:53 PM
re: Favorite sport other than cycling?cp123
Apr 10, 2002 8:26 PM
dressage, horse trials (eventing)
Apr 10, 2002 9:39 PM
Love to play and watch. The NHL playoffs are about to begin and that is when it gets really good, but nothing can make blood boil and adrenaline pump( at least while sitting on the couch) like watching international tournaments. The Olympic hockey was great.
Apr 11, 2002 3:15 AM
IAM is right.
Mountain Biking -- That's other, right? nmp chop
Apr 10, 2002 10:40 PM
Oh - what's mtb? oops, fred loserp chop
Apr 10, 2002 10:42 PM
Lumberjack contests!!(nm)James
Apr 10, 2002 11:06 PM
second that. and, world's strongest man. nmJS Haiku Shop
Apr 11, 2002 4:51 AM
Candlestick bowling and lawnmower racing (nm)mickey-mac
Apr 11, 2002 5:10 AM
el futbolroot down
Apr 11, 2002 5:27 AM
track and fieldRideLots
Apr 11, 2002 5:31 AM
I gravitate to one on one or against the clock sports. I don't like "judging" sports. I grew up on a track, so that is my interest. Nothing quite as graceful as a 4x100 relay.

I don't care for team spectator sports. I'd rather be doing than spectating.
Apr 11, 2002 6:24 AM
"Monster trucks are for people who don't understand wrestling" Red Green
Apr 11, 2002 6:26 AM
re: Favorite sport other than cycling?OTG
Apr 11, 2002 7:38 AM
Wavesailing & Skiinggrzy
Apr 11, 2002 9:12 AM
Love them both when in season. The advantage of cycling is that there isn't as much dependancy on the weather and having the right conditions (at least in CA). The hills don't go away for months at a time and cycling (road and MTB) is pretty ideal cross training.
What's wavesailing?Alex-in-Evanston
Apr 11, 2002 9:27 AM

What's wavesailing?grzy
Apr 11, 2002 11:01 AM
Windsurfing in waves - preferably of the large breaking sort. Requires very specialized equipment, conditions and skills.
re: Favorite sport other than cycling?bear1
Apr 11, 2002 9:18 AM
Lacrosse nm
lacrosse nmbear1
Apr 11, 2002 9:20 AM
Lacrosse nm
Cow tipping. (nm)Sintesi
Apr 11, 2002 9:39 AM
Apr 11, 2002 9:57 AM
I got so deep (no pun) into scuba that it got me into biking. I started wanting to do more things that improved the fitness in my hips/glutes/legs and strengthened my cardio. I was orginally hoping it would increase my downtime by making me more efficient underwater. Now I dive for fun, but I bike to live. Biking to me is like morning coffee to others (though I still need coffee ). I'm just grumpy till I get that first ride of the day in.
Ice hockey / goaltender and MTB / running NMKrypton
Apr 11, 2002 10:52 AM
Mountaineering and rock climbinghans
Apr 11, 2002 8:47 PM
Up here in Squamish is the best, at least when there is no monsoon. Check out
Mountaineering and rock climbingIcefrk13
Apr 12, 2002 2:03 PM
Any good Ice climbing this year?
Thumb Wrestling n/mdust
Apr 12, 2002 11:17 AM
Speedskating anyone?hulksmash
Apr 12, 2002 12:58 PM
I'm getting into biking because the muscle groups are so similar, plus I like going fast. And I like spending all my money on carbon fiber things.
Speedskating anyone?weiwentg
Apr 13, 2002 1:37 PM
got a champ speedskater on our cycling team. :)
me? i used to be a runner.
Speedskating anyone?hulksmash
Apr 16, 2002 7:48 AM
Yeah, lots of crossovers here too. Pal of mine raced bikes for years before skating. Still trying to convert all the road racers I speak to. Helps if you can keep up with them on a ride.
Speedskating anyone?hrv
Apr 16, 2002 12:11 PM
I speedskated years ago (NYC then WI - same place Eric Heiden learned!) and now I live Oregon and no ice (just indoor, short track maybe). Just started thinking about roller-blade speed skating, then looked at the price of skates - almost as much as my bike! Still might do it; I really miss the glide.