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What hobbies do you have?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dragonsden73, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    Just curious what hobbies people have outside of the shooting world.

    One of my hobbies is photography. I have photographed many concerts, and my known next assignment which is confirmed is Stryper at the Alladdin on November 23, 2009. Still working on KISS, which I think is the 17th at the Rosequarter...unconfirmed of course.
     
  2. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    I like reading and watching old movies from the 40's and 50's. I always wanted to build a model railroad and have purchased a lot of equipment, but so far I haven't laid a single track! So, I guess that is my dull life away from firearms!
     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I work on older cars and have a 55 100,63 Ranchero and a 66 mustang. I also do paint,fabrication and wireing for other people on their street rods. I also work on motorcycles and ride a bit.
     
  4. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Weebs Clackamas County Member

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    I'm an avid motorcycle rider - Dirt and street. Though more dirt than street now-a-days.

    I'm too into sports. I play baseball, basketball, and racquetball (as well as softball). I only have a TV so I can watch games.
     
  6. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    MarkSBG Very nice work!

    My grandfather was a carpenter for the Sante Fe and Union Pacific Railroads in Topeka, KS back during the depression. We still have his old planes, chisels, and brace and bit he used back then. He did a lot of the ornate carving in the fancy coach cars. We have all that in the solid Oak tool box he carried to and from work every day. It must have weighed over 50 lbs with all his tools in it. They were made of sterner stuff back then. :laugh:
     
  7. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Coug! Keep those tools and hand them down to your kids and your kids kids. Very cool part of family history!
     
  8. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Almost anything that takes me outside is of intrest. I do alot of fishing now that my boy is old enough to go. I want to have my newest hobby to be doing a engine swap in my Miata it screams for a V8.
     
  9. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Trains - all sizes and shapes, from the two 'Ladies of Portland' that live in PDX's Brooklyn Yard to the clanky little Heisler that runs out of Garibaldi to Wheeler and the Sumpter Valley RR.

    I have trains in my backyard too, live steam as well as electric, and a big old 1/3 scale diesel switcher, too.

    tac
    www.ovgrs.org
    www.mylargescale.com
    www.largescalecentral.com
    G1MRA #3641
     
  10. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    Just took up gardening by turning my backyard into one. I'm just a little bit away from my first harvest albeit small. Reloading is another, in fact my reloading bench is currently under contruction. I also have an all wheel drive 2001 Subaru Impreza with an STI swap, putting down 393awhp/405ft-lbs that I play with. Then to teach me humilty I am an avid Oakland Raiders fan lol.....As a child of the seventies I can tell you it was easier to be a fan then. :)
     
  11. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hey tac are those the two big steam engines your talking about I would like to go see those.
     
  12. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Then to teach me humilty I am an avid Oakland Raiders fan lol

    Tell me about it. I'm an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. Actually the only NFL game of the year I really look forward to is the Raiders Chiefs game. I was really torqued when they didn't show the game on TV here a couple of Sundays ago, although I guess I could have paid and got it.

    I'm also in to fishing. Used to do a lot of fly fishing on the Deschutes, but for the last few years have been into fishing for Smallmouth on the Umpqua or John Day.

    Also into my dogs. Two Labs and a Miniature Long Haired Dachshound that thinks she's as big as the Labs. :laugh:
     
  13. michaels

    michaels oregon Active Member

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    Hanggliding.

    Was into Whitewater kayaking, will get back into it again i'm sure, but my nerves still need to recover :paranoid:
     
  14. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    +1 I did a 2 day float down the John Day last year while fly fishing for small mouth bass. I caught over 50 fish that trip. Thats a good one...
     
  15. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Yessir - The Southern Daylight GS4 #4449 and my favourite of all time, the ex-SP&S Northern #700.

    I truly wish I was there now with my polishing rags.....[sigh]

    Best from over here in the fens

    tac
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    bwells Longview Member

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    I've got a '71 Dodge Dart that I've been working on. I spent most of the summer fishing while I save for the car parts I need.

    My biggest steelhead of the year, 29", 9 pounds, from the upper Cowlitz.

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  17. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I need to take my son up there and take a look at those.
     
  18. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Well, if you can't get up there, take a look at Brian's fantastic videos of both trains in action - hundreds of movies on YouTube as well...

    http://www.brian894x4.com/RRvideos.html

    Brian's stunning movies are easy to download and watch right there without the need to store them anyplace. :)

    Enjoy!!!

    Best wishes

    tac in yUK
     
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    theLEMband Southeast WA Member

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    I hear ya. I've got a 1980 Triumph spitfire that I would love to put a real quiet V8 into. I don't think there's enough room though and it'll be awhile before I get enough time.
     
  20. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    The Daylight > #700 ;):) Nah - they are both cool trains, used to be a big railfan as a kid... 4449, 700, 844, 3985.... I love steam!