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…
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.
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
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.
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.
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.