Discussion in 'About the Members' started by fishtail, Jun 8, 2007.

1. ### fishtailRegistered Senior Member

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I have just reckoned up how much i have spent on my hobby in the last two years and

, i know i could have put the money to better use but what the hey we only live once, i think.
Do you spend much on hobbies?

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10. ### lucifers angelsame shit, differant day!!Registered Senior Member

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i have spent about £1000 on my hobby,

i got to concerts the most i spent for a concert was £250 for 2 green day tickets, and then my bon jovi tickets cost me £190, but worth every penny

11. ### mikenosticStop pretending you're smart!Registered Senior Member

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This is my hobby/recreation/exercise outlet:

I'm the one in the white helmet.

The bike was ~$1600 I've spent another$300+ in component upgrades and pads/safety equipment.
The trail in that video is at my friend Kenny's (the other guy in the vid) house/lot. We've spent almost every weekend out there for the past year building that stuff. I'd say about over 200 hours have been spent out there, not to mention over $200 in screws. Luckily we get scrap lumber from a housing subdivision under construction. 12. ### AbsaneRocket SurgeonValued Senior Member Messages: 8,989 ` Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 13. ### fishtailRegistered Senior Member Messages: 915 You must spend 80% of time building that lot, looks fun. 14. ### fishtailRegistered Senior Member Messages: 915 Have just worked out my total spend over two years its erm$16
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15. ### mikenosticStop pretending you're smart!Registered Senior Member

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More than that. We probably went three or four months of just building and not even getting on a bike. I'd say more like 95% of the time has been dedicated to building it. Maybe I should just move to Vancouver and go ride the North Shore trails at Whistler Mtn. bike park.

16. ### fishtailRegistered Senior Member

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Seen some painful accidents with them bikes on youtube, i would not go on a moutain with one.

17. ### mikenosticStop pretending you're smart!Registered Senior Member

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No guts, no glory.

Yeah, I've seen some pretty nasty ones too. I saw one dude slip and fall about 10 feet off a 10" wide board he was riding on.
That's why they wear full face helmets, shin/knee guards and armor vests.
You neither have to be on a mountain, nor high in the air to crash. I was at a mountain bike park in Cleveland Ohio www.raysmtb.com and I went over a table top but I was cocked to the right a bit when I hit the landing ramp. My back tire hit the ramp but my front tire went straight down over the side, which resulted in me hitting (actually SMACKING) the floor with the top of my helmet, and slid for a foot on my head before I rolled over. There is a nice little white mark on the floor. I was loopy for about 20 seconds but after that I was fine.

18. ### Sock puppet pathGRRRRRRRRRRRRValued Senior Member

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That's great, on a walk thru the woods here this winter we came across something similar but quite a bit steeper. We examined it for an hour before I came to the conclusion that it was for mountain bikes, some of the jumps were so steep that it threw us off. (I'll try and get some pics).

My hobby is my boat, docking @ $400 per annum and @$100 upkeep (this year more because I need a new canvas top)

19. ### sandyBannedBanned

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Evangelizing/witnessing/Bibles/gifts- about $500/mo Flowers- about$100/mo
Finding the best gourmet chocolate- about \$50/mo
Reward for the first one: priceless

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21. ### OliHeute der Enteteich...Registered Senior Member

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£200-£300 per month. Maybe more.
Erm, probably more. Sometimes a lot more.

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