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What are your outdoor sports?

BStar

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Skiing, love bike rides and tennis, and now that we have a toddler on our hands we're reaching the stage where we can do all of these things as a family, which is exciting! :D
 

Siliconebobsquarepants

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Life does'nt leave me as much time as it used to for my hobbies but I like to Ski And Soar ( fly Gliders )
I have around 800hrs , had many cool experiences and a few scares . The sky is like a giant lava lite landscape, air movement can lift a Sailplane over 1000'ft pre minute up in rising air currents , also air flow over mountain ranges can set up a standing wave that can be "surfed " tens of thousands of feet upward.When you see a lenticular cloud ,like the one over Wildcat on Saturday.
That indicates the presence of a Wave.
Spring is best for my highest altitudes over the years , cool air warn sunshine .Fall when Hawks migrate is cool , as your circling in a thermal they spot you and fly over and join in , sometimes you may see dozens all around.We have a Bald Eagle living not too far from the airport ,Flew in a thermal 30' away and gained 3000'ft with him.

Not my vid but this is what Wildcat looks like from above riding Wave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03F8XanlslU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xAl6apxKx4

2014 World Gliding Contest Finland 3D Flight traces . Not much of a spectator sport but this gives an idea of whats involved.

 

richardsen

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Mostly kayaking, mountain/road biking and skiing. Other casual sports that I play occasionally are tennis and basketball. This year I'm planning to add rock climbing and surfing to my list.
 

Nick

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Welp since moving south I'm about to pick up paddelboarding and more biking. I still love running too, and swimming. I'm also tempted to get into scuba diving. and i bought a new paraglider last year but am still waiting on getting a motor for it, hopefully soon. maybe tax return season.
 

SophieWaggner83

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definitely skiing - incredible emotions, drive and cool scenery. I just adore it.
But I also like to skate, somewhere in the cities or on local lakes. It's a completely different emotion, but I also really like it
 
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