What Other Sports Are You All Into?

Interested to read what other sports you spend time and money on. I have three main sports that have continued since I was a kid: Cycling takes the most time and money. Alpine skiing. And windsurfing. I also like to hit on the tennis court but, don’t spend much time there. I miss playing volleyball and soccer (football). I have not been on a court or field in over 20 years.

I live in a golf centric area and live on a gold course but, still have no desire to play. I think it’s fun and all but, holy hell do I suck. I literally can’t even approach the ball competently. I don’t know what it is as I can play tennis, swing a baseball bat, spike a volley ball, kick the hell out of a soccer/football…but, each swing of the golf club is literally ether a worm burner, sever slice, or I send a square meter of turf just off the tee box.

What other interest do you guys have? Doesn’t have to be sports…

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Triathlon: bike, bike, bike

I come from a running background, but injuries put a stop to that. I still run the odd 5k or half marathon untrained, but cycling is the primary focus today. I do still hike occasionally in the summer, when given the opportunity.

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Sailing is a huge deal in my family, so I spent a lot of my childhood doing that along with dabbling in some kite surfing and the like. Unfortunately I can only afford to do one stupid expensive sport, so I don’t get to sail much nowadays except when I visit my parents.
Also had some success playing women’s rugby in high school, and I think that would be super fun to try again, even if I’m 30 pounds lighter than I was :stuck_out_tongue:

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Ice hockey. On the bike I think about lots of stuff, on the ice I think about absolutely nothing. They are totally opposite experiences; the entire world disappears while playing hockey.

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Running. Since decades. Skiing. Since many more decades (right after walking). Soccer. Missing it dearly these days. XC skiing, including quite a lot of off-trail. Not often enough. Hiking.

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That too, but not since a long while. Loved triangle racing on cats.

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Basketball and Skateboarding.

Approaching 50, I’ve stepped back a bit from both since they’re pretty high impact.

BBall with other old farts once a week (crushed under the pandemic) and Skateboarding with my boys every once in a while mostly at the skatepark.

Thinking of picking up XC Skiing as lower impact winter hobby.

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Skiing since 6 yrs old, music, traveling and epic hikes. Last year was most memorable, right up there with Yosemite

Eiger. Mönch. Jungfrau.

Can’t wait to travel again.

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I know it’s not really what you’re asking, but as a pure roadie, MTB might as well be a second sport to me altogether, and I’d like to get into it more if I had more time.

Used to be really into downhill skiing (grew up literally at the base of a mountain and was skiing from like… 4yo) as well as volleyball, but I’ve dislocated one of my patellas twice now, so any bouncing/twisting sports are really risky.

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None.

Jack of all trades, master of none.

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Tennis

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Thinking about getting into competitive eating.

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Badminton, skiing and football.

Haven’t turned out for a team in a few years now but my nephew keeps me on my toes.

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Used to do a lot of skiing, tennis and climbing. Since i started taking cycling seriously, those more or less fell away as to maintain a decent fitness level, cycling really can take up a lot of time

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Throughout my life it’s been a mixture in varying ratios of: climbing, hiking, running and cycling. I don’t climb any more but for 30 years it was my main sport, probably 90% of the time was either climbing or training for it.

Did rugby at school but I wasn’t particularly good nor was I big enough, probably 10-20kg too light.

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My thing is fantasy sports, particularly fantasy football (soccer for US).

I’ve never been able to get into arbitrarily supporting a particular team or even a particular person. But when it’s my own judgement and intuition on the line, it gets a whole lot more exciting.

Plus I love stats and spreadsheets.

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BMX ( more bikes :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:) hiking, snowboarding and usually watching football, baseball and hockey.

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Pretty much every Motorsport aside from drag, nascar, and drifting

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When I was a teenager I did karate for England.

I played all the major sports at school but was shit at them all, I only ever normally made the teams because my two best mates always managed to make me look far better than I was.

As a fan football is my very unhealthy obsession. My wife comes from a family of professional footballers and even she hates how it changes my mood.

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Prior to cycling I did kick boxing. Trained by a Commonwealth Games champ. Saw and did some pretty gnarly things. Loved to train and spar thus advanced rapidly. Didn’t love the fight though. Too many uncontrolled/psychologically damaged males “competing” just to hurt/beat up someone.

Nowadays, especially in the Fall, I always want to try trail running…have yet to do so.

Walking the dog (not a euphemism) is about as far as I get. :roll_eyes:

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