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Do you have any Outdoor Activities / Hobbies?

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Do you have any outdoor hobbies or activities you like to do?

 

I like to ride my bicycle and enjoy nature photography, have a trainer so I can ride on my back patio and really push myself (gets hot and humid here) and would like to enter the Hotter N Heck 100 (a 100 mile / 160.934 kilometer ) ride in august that is in Wichitaw Falls, Tx. Avg Temp at that time is is 93.4 F / 34.111111111111114 C

 

And am working toward entering the Tour De Rouge and that one is a 6 day race from Houston, Tx to New Orleans, La and the distance is 533 miles /  857.78 kilometer total ride, and an average ride of 88 miles / 141.622 kilometer per day. It is a Red Cross charity ride with the money going the local chapters along the route. Hopefully I will be ready to enter in 2015, while I would like to be ready for 2014 I just don't think I can be ready. 

 

Here are some of my favorite pictures I have taken.

 

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5 Lined Skink

 

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 Alligator

 

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Baby Cottonmouth

 

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Dragonfly

 

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Duck

 

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Duckling

 

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Frog

 

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Golden Silk Spider

 

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Ibis

 

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Butterfly, this was taken at the local insectarium I called this one "Waiting to Fly"

 

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Another shot where I played with color / b&w, call this one "Below the Dragon"

 

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sorry for so many pics. 

 

so come on what do you like to do?

 

 

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I like to hike every other day after work.  There's this lake that's 3/4 mile long around where jogger's and runners work out while people fish.  Around the lake there's a hiking trail that I like to use.  There's like a 3 story uphill/downhill trail in it so it adds more of a challenge and workout for me.  And more distance.  I like hiking/jogging outdoors over a boring treadmill at the gym.  I have a membership at 24 Hour Fitness, but I only use it for the weight machines.

 

I prefer the outdoors for cardio, but the only downside is that I have to watch out for rattlesnakes lol.

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dc4daniel wrote:

I like to hike every other day after work.  There's this lake that's 3/4 mile long around where jogger's and runners work out while people fish.  Around the lake there's a hiking trail that I like to use.  There's like a 3 story uphill/downhill trail in it so it adds more of a challenge and workout for me.  And more distance.  I like hiking/jogging outdoors over a boring treadmill at the gym.  I have a membership at 24 Hour Fitness, but I only use it for the weight machines.

 

I prefer the outdoors for cardio, but the only downside is that I have to watch out for rattlesnakes lol.


Rattlesnakes are no fun, definitely need to keep an eye out for them. 

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I love the outdoors.

 

We have some nice bike trails around here, so I go bike riding often. I also run/walk those trails. I like to go geocaching, hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, ect. Smiley Happy

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I play a lot of tennis, and dabble badly at golf if those count.

 

I used to go camping/hiking but those activities have been cut down severly since I finished college. Hard to find the time :/ 

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Besides playing video games, I love to play dodgeball, pocket billiards, and ride my bike from time to time.

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I don't enjoy cutting grass, but when I'm done, I say "I did that." If there were MLB recruiters for grass cutters, I'd be first round.
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I collect hot wheels cars. I will have been collecting for 15 years as of next month. I have just under 7,000 hot wheels cars in my possession.

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I don't enjoy cutting grass, but when I'm done, I say "I did that." If there were MLB recruiters for grass cutters, I'd be first round.

When I had to mow a yard (I live in a condo now), I used a manual mower (like the old cartoons).  What a workout that was.  I kinda miss it.

 

To answer the OP, I walk regularly, but not as regularly as I should.  I used to camp a lot, and I need to get back in that habit.  I also need a new bike. Smiley Happy

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