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ddidit 02-12-2008 07:51 PM

What is your other hobby other than your 993
 
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Here is mine!

Like our cars, nothing ever has sounded as good as vinyl. Unfortunately, you have to buy a $800.00 nitty gritty vacuum to keep them quite and then have a glass of merlot and then, the magic begins with memories of what was considered the best experiences in your life.

Dindo - tube audiophile enthusiast / 993nb perfectionist

993C4Smontreal 02-12-2008 08:28 PM

Besides family and work, my 2 passions are the 2 P's: Porsche and Poker!

FisterD 02-12-2008 08:35 PM

My Band...I am the drummer

dcdude 02-12-2008 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by ddidit (Post 5097802)
Here is mine!

Like our cars, nothing ever has sounded as good as vinyl. Unfortunately, you have to buy a $800.00 nitty gritty vacuum to keep them quite and then have a glass of merlot and then, the magic begins with memories of what was considered the best experiences in your life.

Dindo - tube audiphile enthusiast / 993nb perfectionist

Where the iPod connection? :icon107: Seriously, though, that rig looks bad ass. My dad still has some single-channel Macintosh gear, I think. My other hobbies? Well, there's work, working out, cooking, used to own a 26' sailboat, spending time with my baby daughter, dogs, friends, travel- notably to Italy and Argentina and to see my family in Abaco, Bahamas every couple years. But no high impacet OMG! hobbies of note outside of cars (4 of 'em) I guess one sickness is enough.

Kigiin 02-12-2008 08:41 PM

Hunting and Fishing
 
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What Else!

matt777 02-12-2008 09:09 PM

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The beast

Gasser 02-12-2008 09:29 PM

Please somebody stop me...
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flatsixforme 02-12-2008 10:03 PM

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I love many things but few as much as my Porsche! Here are some other hobbies:

sdcabrio 02-12-2008 10:28 PM

Fooling around with my BMW e30 and working on my house.

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Robin 993DX 02-12-2008 10:32 PM


Originally Posted by ddidit (Post 5097802)
Here is mine!

Like our cars, nothing ever has sounded as good as vinyl. Unfortunately, you have to buy a $800.00 nitty gritty vacuum to keep them quite and then have a glass of merlot and then, the magic begins with memories of what was considered the best experiences in your life.

Dindo - tube audiophile enthusiast / 993nb perfectionist

****! Awesome setup, can't afford what you have. But I am in the same alley, 100% vinyl and 100% analog. Digital is trash!

B&W 801 Matrix 2, ITerminator wires, Bottlehead Singel Ended mono block tube, and Mcintosh MC250 (not in pic), Counterpoint SA 5.1 pre amp, Magnum Dynalab FT101 FM tuner, Simply physics Darkstar turntable with Eminent technology air bearing tone arm. And lots of vinyl records, complete Beatles (two white album, original Euro white album, Rolling stones, classical, opera, early american musical, all 70s disco stuff, lots of jazz and of course Joni Mitchell.

http://p-car.com/temp/stereonew/stereorack/DSC03897.JPG

TRINITONY 02-12-2008 10:49 PM

hmmm...nah...

Steve 96C4S 02-12-2008 10:51 PM

An obsession with watches...

http://img.timezone.com/img/logo_header.gif

and

Hiking to the top of all the state's high points. We've done 1/3 of the US so far...

On the way up to the top of California's Mt Whitney 2 years ago...
Tallest Mtn in the lower 48
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Here's looking up at the 97 switchbacks before hitting the top of Mt Whitney at 6am
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Almost there
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Finally...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...8-16-04007.jpg

Who's next? Good thread... Love that fish shot, and the tube amp (I'm a Macintosh guy myself)

Steve R

Mark Scheurer 02-12-2008 10:54 PM

Robin,
I wish I knew you were into that stuff, I donated about 400 mint vinyl classical records (Phillips and Deutsche Gramophone mostly, from the early 1980s) last year because I was sick of hauling them around from duty station to duty station and no one wanted them!

Mark

Ed Burdell 02-12-2008 10:58 PM

I practice my guitar and beer drinking every night. After thirty-some odd years at it, I'm pretty good at both of them.

Robin 993DX 02-12-2008 10:58 PM


Originally Posted by Mark Scheurer (Post 5098576)
Robin,
I wish I knew you were into that stuff, I donated about 400 mint vinyl classical records (Phillips and Deutsche Gramophone mostly, from the early 1980s) last year because I was sick of hauling them around from duty station to duty station and no one wanted them!

Mark

AH!!!!! AH!!!!!! AH!!!!!! you are killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jimbo3 02-12-2008 11:01 PM


Originally Posted by ddidit (Post 5097802)
Here is mine!

Like our cars, nothing ever has sounded as good as vinyl. Unfortunately, you have to buy a $800.00 nitty gritty vacuum to keep them quite and then have a glass of merlot and then, the magic begins with memories of what was considered the best experiences in your life.

Dindo - tube audiophile enthusiast / 993nb perfectionist

I've found several audiophiles here on Audiogon...ooops....Rennlist. I'm a tube/hybrid and vinyl sort of guy-upgraded Counterpoint amp with an Audible Illusions pre (with the MC Gold Card) plus a Well Tempered table played through Sound Labs electrostatics. Had to build a house because I couldn't find a existing home with an adequate audio room. Turned out to be a good Home Theater set up, too, with a projector that gets video to 105".

Also do as much sailing as time permits, which is not much these days. :( Will race (helm, crew, tactician, whatever) on anything as long as the team wants to be competitive. J-22 is my usual fleet where I usually can be found floundering around on foredeck.

timothymoffat 02-12-2008 11:35 PM

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Work (pictures of my "office" below), my two Jack Russell Terriers (Dino and Daisy), the house (below behind the office), and pretty much anything outdoors (camping/fishing/quading/boating).

FLYT993 02-12-2008 11:40 PM


Originally Posted by Robin 993DX (Post 5098468)
****! Awesome setup, can't afford what you have. But I am in the same alley, 100% vinyl and 100% analog. Digital is trash!

B&W 801 Matrix 2, ITerminator wires, Bottlehead Singel Ended mono block tube, and Mcintosh MC250 (not in pic), Counterpoint SA 5.1 pre amp, Magnum Dynalab FT101 FM tuner, Simply physics Darkstar turntable with Eminent technology air bearing tone arm. And lots of vinyl records, complete Beatles (two white album, original Euro white album, Rolling stones, classical, opera, early american musical, all 70s disco stuff, lots of jazz and of course Joni Mitchell.


Robin, I KNEW you would dig that rig!

993-C4S 02-12-2008 11:42 PM

Recently retired at a very young age so I'm really still looking for things to fill the time.

Recently started blogging, but I blog about Porsche, so not sure it counts as another hobby :burnout:
Also, decided to help a friend try to run for U.S. Senate in 2012. That should be interesting. More on that here http://www.thecandidacy.com

melman911 02-12-2008 11:46 PM

Alright s--- here is mine.....

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Mark Harris 02-12-2008 11:46 PM

Swim, Bike, Run.....and fish (maybe)
 
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Perfect timing for a thread like this....I just spent two hours at the bike shop today getting sized up for my new Cervelo! :jumper:
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When I was training for the NYC Marathon I had to spend a weekend in Portland, OR on business.
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So on Sunday I ran UP Mount Hood.


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Made it to the top. That sucked...I'll never do that again.

I don't have any patience to fish or golf.....
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But if somebody else pays for the charter and they are biting I'll go.:)

timothymoffat 02-12-2008 11:49 PM

Mel and Ed, I forgot to mention that "hobby."

KeithR3 02-12-2008 11:49 PM

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Besides daydreaming about P-cars. I pretend I can play these..

Robin 993DX 02-12-2008 11:54 PM


Originally Posted by 993-C4S (Post 5098813)
Recently retired at a very young age so I'm really still looking for things to fill the time.

Recently started blogging, but I blog about Porsche, so not sure it counts as another hobby :burnout:
Also, decided to help a friend try to run for U.S. Senate in 2012. That should be interesting. More on that here http://www.thecandidacy.com


Buy a Ferrari, or several of them. You will come out of retirement very quickly, Ferrari will give you another goal in life.

:icon107::icon107::icon107:

jainbaby 02-12-2008 11:54 PM

Man, I cannot believe how similar some of us are...

I have way too many hobbies.

Among the hobbies is Audio,

I work in the Audio Industry and own a home audio company. www.pnfaudio.com (25% off and free shipping for any Rennlist members who need cables). My company has been reviewed and won an Editor's Choice for 2007 from The Absolute Sound Magazine.

I have three Audio Systems in my home:

Room 1
Ayre
Electrocompaniet
Vienna Acoustics

Room 2
Dynaudio
Sonic Frontiers (TUBE)

Room 3
EAD
Focal
Rel

I also collect and restore Bicycles.

And Lastly, I have a Watch Problem (Anonimo, Panerai, Omega, Dubey)

But first love is P-Cars. I have a 1962 356 and a 1995 993

Gasser 02-12-2008 11:55 PM

timothymoffat

Very nice rig... Love the wheels. Would love a set like that on my Motorhome...

CP 02-12-2008 11:57 PM

I love to travel (see my many O/T threads on travel and trips). Then designing custom homes. Is that a hobby or a side job? I'm confused.:confused::confused:

CP

993-C4S 02-13-2008 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Robin 993DX (Post 5098875)
Buy a Ferrari, or several of them. You will come out of retirement very quickly, Ferrari will give you another goal in life.

:icon107::icon107::icon107:


Robin, best idea I've heard yet!!! Looking at one of these next week. '67 330 GTC

Robin 993DX 02-13-2008 12:13 AM


Originally Posted by 993-C4S (Post 5098952)
Robin, best idea I've heard yet!!! Looking at one of these next week. '67 330 GTC

Beautiful! Just a personal opinion, but in Rosso Corsa would look wonderful!

jhale 02-13-2008 12:18 AM

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Hockey, skiing, triathlons, and family...

KeithR3 02-13-2008 12:22 AM

CP,

I recommend the book by Neil Peart titled Ghost Rider.

Robin 993DX 02-13-2008 12:26 AM

Nice ladies Rolex datejust. Sorry, couldn't resist.

Paddy 02-13-2008 12:40 AM

Cooking/eating, my ipod, computers, traveling, photography, and let's not forget boobies!

Tania W 02-13-2008 12:47 AM

I spend most mornings when I'm not working on my bicycle.....Carrera Estremo with Campag Record. I'm not a racer...just training for life, and taking the long way to the coffee shop. Used to do triathlons but don't run any more due to an injury. Still swim a bit though.
Tucked away in my closets are upwards of 500 kitset model cars....mainly Formula 1 and other racers, but a lot of road cars too. Started off with 1/24 and 1/20 scale, but increasingly now 1/43. I'm starting to worry that I won't live long enough to build them all (let alone have a place big enough to store them when completed)
Scarily I spend way too much time on the internet. Before I got a computer I spent much more time on my hobbies.:banghead:

face-ache 02-13-2008 01:35 AM


Originally Posted by timothymoffat (Post 5098765)
Work (pictures of my "office" below), my two Jack Russell Terriers (Dino and Daisy), the house (below behind the office), and pretty much anything outdoors (camping/fishing/quading/boating).

379 long nose, nice!

mooty 02-13-2008 01:55 AM


Originally Posted by ddidit (Post 5097802)
Here is mine!

Like our cars, nothing ever has sounded as good as vinyl. Unfortunately, you have to buy a $800.00 nitty gritty vacuum to keep them quite and then have a glass of merlot and then, the magic begins with memories of what was considered the best experiences in your life.

Dindo - tube audiophile enthusiast / 993nb perfectionist

magnapen, cary audio and well tempered? can't really tell from pix.
i was addicted with hi end, i quit so i can afford cars.

enya water mark in vinyl, well recorded.

bikes: moots mootaineer, moots smoothie, moots ybb, all XTR
seven duo, seven sola, seven teres, all XTR
ellsworth truth, ellsworth ID, XTR
seven axiom, colnago C50 both with campy

AtlJimK 02-13-2008 02:05 AM

My bikes, the Time VXsR (Campy), Blue RC-6 (Campy), Blue CX-6.5 (Shimano) seen below, Fetish Cycles Attack (Track), Blue TC-12 (Shimano) and last but not least BMC Fourstroke 01 (Manitou R7, Shimano)

http://www.kesslerdesign.com/race/FtYargoCX2.jpg

Also....>
http://www.kesslerdesign.com/Whistle...s/DSCF0686.jpg

sydneymark 02-13-2008 04:49 AM

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Watches ...Panerai and Lange ...
Rugby which I played and now too old ..teams I support Wales and the Scarlets

JDHertz11 02-13-2008 08:09 AM

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Texas...

hpuck 02-13-2008 08:10 AM

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nice tube amps! Audio has its slippery slope too!
Besides coaching hockey I enjoy Wing Chun
Kung Fu


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Adam5oh 02-13-2008 08:27 AM

Hobbies
 
Here is our latest addiction, a 75 gallon saltwater setup. It has only been up for a couple of months and we have a long way to go, but its great. We grab some cocktails and pull up a chair and watch for hours...way better than tv.
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Here is another hobby of mine, it was much more fun when I lived in NJ and had some waves to launch off of, but the gulf is much warmer.
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Adam

delanobe 02-13-2008 08:29 AM

These are my hobbies :)

vjd3 02-13-2008 08:39 AM

I play lead guitar in a Grateful Dead band called Playing Dead here in Boston ... my guitar rig doesn't fit in my 993 anymore, but it used to ;-)

http://playingdead.net/nuvic1.jpg

J.PELLEGRINO 02-13-2008 09:44 AM

Music and.....
 
I am a music/audiophile guy and I have been for 35 years...Currently listening to
Boulder/basis/shelter/nordost/ etc. All in a custom designed and dedicated music room...I just sold my Wilson Maxx2's..on the hunt for new loudspeakers...For me, the ultimate way to relax after a long day...

Mark in Baltimore 02-13-2008 10:00 AM

Racing is life. Everything else is just waiting.

TYNUSKT 02-13-2008 10:31 AM

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This has been my winter hobby...I'm obsessed with it.

Van1 02-13-2008 11:01 AM

Besides the 993 and tracking, I enjoy my dogs (German Shepherd and Boxer back home in Omaha and one Greek mixed breed stray that I picked up here in Crete), drinking fine California Cabernets, and camping with my wife and dogs in our 22' Airstream International AS. Put it all together and I like to spend a night with good friends under the awning of the Airstream enjoying over $100 worth of Cab or more while grilling hamburgers and enjoying the great outdoors.

Steve 96C4S 02-13-2008 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by vjd3 (Post 5099658)
I play lead guitar in a Grateful Dead band called Playing Dead here in Boston ... my guitar rig doesn't fit in my 993 anymore, but it used to ;-)

That's very cool. I used to have a dead shirt that said on the back of it "Lie down and play Dead" with the skeleton lying down in a field of Roses. Thanks to finding the Internet Archive site on the web the other day by accident, I have been reaquainted with Dead music I don't have on tape!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd74-...823.sbeok.shnf

I have about 1200 tapes/CD's but this site has many shows I don't have. I'm SO happy to have found it. It used to be the biggest part of my life :icon501:.

In some ways, it's still huge
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Garth S 02-13-2008 11:25 AM

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As time marches on, competitive basketball, racquet games ( tennis & squash), and long haul X-country skiing have been replaced by daily bushwacking hikes with our German wirehares ( youngest pictured :) ), clay target shooting ( mostly 'sporting clays'), and a good game of snooker .... if I can find any competition :p
Working on other guys Porsches probably counts too ....

WHB Porsche 02-13-2008 11:34 AM

Flying! Planes and helis.

titleist1 02-13-2008 11:40 AM

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Delanobe, nice shot of the outdoor urinal.Myself, i like golf

joelb 02-13-2008 11:51 AM

Hobbies...
 
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Recently my older brother and I bought a hot rod. It was a long-time dream of his (over 30 years) so I decided to help him make it come true. We did some research and one day he stumbled across this 1923 T-Bucket with a 350 Corvette engine (300 bhp) and dual Holly 4-barrel carbs. He found it less than 12 miles from his house in the mid-GA mountains (near Callaway Gardens). We have, however, a ton of work to make her safe and fun to drive but it's great watching his eyes light up whenever we talk about it.

I also do a lot of volunteer work with my county's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). We handle urban search and rescue (SAR) events and respond to any county-wide emergencies.

Joel

Leander 02-13-2008 12:49 PM

My other hobby is hanging out on rennlist...

Cincy_Ron 02-13-2008 01:16 PM

I've been in to Amateur Radio since I was around 14 years old. Still kind of enjoy it, especially firing up some morse code every now and then to practice my skillz! This is just a small portion of the equipment I have. The main rig came out just as I was getting out of high school and I couldn't afford it then. Picked it up around 7 years ago and invested several grand in test equipment so I could align it to it's original factory specs. Still holds it's own after 24 years!


http://www.dhlpilotcentral.com/rennlist/shack1.jpg

delanobe 02-13-2008 01:17 PM

No idea what a urinal is but I also like golf alot, I even have a few golf partners like yours :-)

biotechee 02-13-2008 01:26 PM

I'd take up golfing in a second if that could be my partner.... :jumper:

Besides the Porsche (have a 968, and have a deep appreciation of the 993), I enjoy:

-Spending time with my family (wife and two daughters, ages 6 & 2)
-Doing home projects (just finished my basement complete with a gas fireplace set in a stone wall and [email protected] Sony LCD... kitchen will be next)
-Collecting Marklin HO trains (hope to someday have a small layout)
-Keeping snakes (only have one juvenile Halloween phase Pueblan Milksnake right now- wife not too keen on more)
-Playing with my home-made MAME arcade machine (it's the bomb for those of us who grew up with asteroids, donkey kong, pac-man, etc., Mr.Do! RULES!!!)
-Longing for a 993, and cabbage to convert my 968 to 968 Turbo S copy

Paul902 02-13-2008 01:33 PM

I'm into tube audio as well. Have DIY Dynaco ST70, and currently working on SV811-10 monoblocks. If I ever buy a record player my Dad will let me back in the family. ;)

I am also into cycling and XC skiing. Just did a 160km, sleep outside on a bale of straw, kind of weekend.

ddidit 02-13-2008 01:47 PM

Simularities reflect simular ideals in life
 
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Jain baby - Focal/JMLab, My cars were Focals ces show cars for 4 years in a 1999-2003. Jacques Mahul is a good friend of mine and his daughter Clara is a charming sight to behold. Kimon Bellas who imports Focal and PHL is a good friend of mine. In fact, his birthday is tomorrow. Alain Brenard who designed the Raven tweeter is also the best of best acoustic engineers. He has a new line of raw drivers. My dream in audio came when I designed and constructed a speaker called the Paloma which did well since it was used to introduce the famous Raven R3.

Robin - the 801 Matrix regarded as the best monitor in the world. I dreamed of owning a pair ever since I saw it in a Playboy article when I was about 15-16 years old.

Hpuck - Like the rig but do it the justice it deserves. Follow the Cardas rule in positioning and electrostats reeally need the space behind to expand and add depth to the sound stage. I have the same pioneer Elite stable plater! That is in my HT setup which consists of an Aragon 18k preamp, 4004 amp, and Dynaudio monitors. No need for tiny speakers. The audio industry is hurting our ears.

marks - shouldn't of donated it. You could have sold it to the right buyer and you could have bought a 993tt with the money you would have gotten. Too late - my friend Ron Rambauch has japanese customers that pay $2000 a record! You read that right.... Next time.

Mark harris - I used to race for the Cal Poly wheelmen in San Luis Obispo. Current bike is a Serrota with full dura-ace and Zipp wheels.

Delanobe - I used to Race expert modified touring car. Cost to race and be competitve was $200-300 a month if expenses were broken down. Had to stop! Below is a bike I build and custom made 80% of the parts. It was fast! Had to sale becuase it took too much time awy from family and real cars.

Steve 96c4s - Steve, I have a Paul Picot Chrono Monza in great condition but in need of repair. Don't know if I should sell it or repair it. It is number 10 of 225 made in the world! The promble is in the auto wind, has had the same problem twice. Cost of repair was $650.00.

Rennlist members - we are more alike than we may think and it is safe for me to say that I am not crazy because my wife certainly thinks so. Good thing she at least thinks my interests are cool.

Paul902 02-13-2008 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by jainbaby (Post 5098876)
www.pnfaudio.com (25% off and free shipping for any Rennlist members who need cables). My company has been reviewed and won an Editor's Choice for 2007 from The Absolute Sound Magazine.

Nice offer!

ninjabones 02-13-2008 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by delanobe (Post 5100640)
No idea what a urinal is but I also like golf alot, I even have a few golf partners like yours :-)

He was talking about the father & son pee'ing competition that was going on behind you.

Cincy_Ron 02-13-2008 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by ddidit (Post 5097802)
Here is mine!

Like our cars, nothing ever has sounded as good as vinyl. Unfortunately, you have to buy a $800.00 nitty gritty vacuum to keep them quite and then have a glass of merlot and then, the magic begins with memories of what was considered the best experiences in your life.

Dindo - tube audiophile enthusiast / 993nb perfectionist

Dude, WTF happened on your recliner? You murder someone on that thing?!?

ddidit 02-13-2008 02:15 PM

Jain baby - Nice products. My forte, well work that is, is software - hardware used in the automotive industry for rapid prototype development in ABS brake controls. PhaseX, our company, makes the most powerful real-time simulations test bench/computer simulator in the development of oem systems. Here is the fun part as far as simular interests. Dr. Chung, who advises for TRW is one of the owners of Analysis Plus. Could be regarded as the next greatest in high-end in cable with true design/electrical merits. I have to beleive it because this guy is really, really smart! Is your product mid-line or high-line in the industry of audio cables. Congrats to your award! My regard to cables is experiment with different cables. Digital ends and analog ends do require different cable designs. Be careful of high-capacitance extra-expensive ones. When deciding what is good, only your ears knows what is good and the fact remains - All digital is like robin said - trash! Everyone, buy yourself a VPI record deck, a good tube amp and some decent high efficient speakers. You will enjoy life at home when you are not enjoying your 993.

Dindo - tube audiophile enthusiast - 993nb perfectionist

axl911 02-13-2008 03:00 PM

To ddidit,

Are those planar-type speakers? I thought that those types of speaker would not fit the warmth of the tubes and vinyl. But they have good sound stage right?

ddidit 02-13-2008 03:41 PM

Axl911

Yes those are! They are modified Magnapans. I thought I would buy them since they were so, so cheap but regarded as the best sounding speaker under $1000.00 . Was not too happy with it stock so I had to modify the crossovers with premium components and the speaker became a $3-5,000 sounding speaker. I have to say they do sound great stock. Incredible when modified. But then again, my reference monitors are custom made with Raven R3 ribbon tweeters with Phl 12". These speakers with my custom cabinets would cost upwards of $13,000 if bought commercially. As far as warmth is concerned, that is a very subjective issue in audio. All that matters to me is Soundstage, Depth, Attack, and then most of all, do I get chills when I hear my reference recordings. Very simple I think. I try not to give flowery terms, just technical and emotional reactions. The problem with these planars is they have to be very and I say very far from adjacent walls to get the sound stage right. That leads to severe losses in the first octave and hence you see my cheapy 10 year old velo sub to fill in the gap. Now the problem is the sub is too slow for the Planars. In the end, I have to say they are great because they really do dissappear and do sound real. Good thing the experiment cost me only $850 with the revised crossover. They will end up in my daughters bedroom. I suggest that you should stay away from any speaker that requires any sub if you want the system to sound LIVE. But it has a greater cost! If you want a spectacular affordable sound and have the room dimensions for proper placement, then these Magnepan MMG's with a small 8" sub are my choice for those that want to experience high fidelity. Just make sure you have a very good 200w amp to drive them properly. Maybe I should right for an audio mag. What do you guys think? Just need to do spell check more often....

Dindo

jainbaby 02-13-2008 03:49 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jainbaby
www.pnfaudio.com (25% off and free shipping for any Rennlist members who need cables). My company has been reviewed and won an Editor's Choice for 2007 from The Absolute Sound Magazine.


Quote:Nice offer

Thanks, I am happy to do it, just pm me or email me [email protected]

ddidit: I also love Focal/JM Lab. Great stuff and I think their sound has always been great, but looks needed a little help...well lately, their new designs are drop dead gorgeous!

Thanks for the complements on my cables, We try to make them affordable, and personally, I feel $500 should be the max retail on a resonably priced cable. That is where we stop our product range. We have had some tremendous reiews so obviously people agree with our philosophy.

95_993 02-13-2008 04:08 PM

Aside from my 993 & skiing, I build and fly radio controlled airplanes

GG33 02-13-2008 04:58 PM

My other hobby

http://shutter14.pictures.aol.com/da...8z6oX20300.jpg

GG

Adrienne 02-13-2008 05:03 PM

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Well on the one side of the brain, Porsche. On the other side of the brain, bellydancing. I'm the one on the floor in maroon:

dcdude 02-13-2008 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by ninjabones (Post 5100797)
He was talking about the father & son pee'ing competition that was going on behind you.

That's frikkin' hilarious!! I'm too slow to know if delanobe deliberately selected that shot or if he was surprised as me! Is that Spa?

ddidit 02-13-2008 05:46 PM

To watch collectors
 
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Here is my Paul Picot Chrono Monza serial 10/225. Michael Shumacher has #1. I wonder why? Oh well, at least I am only 9 ticks away from him.

Receiver 02-13-2008 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by delanobe (Post 5100640)
No idea what a urinal is but I also like golf alot, I even have a few golf partners like yours :-)

Have a look at the 2 guys behind you irrigating the wall. A urinal would be a more polite location but the wall probably needed it.

Ritter v4.0 02-13-2008 06:38 PM

Hanging out . . .
 
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Hanging out . . .

geolab 02-13-2008 06:55 PM

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NineMeister 02-13-2008 06:57 PM

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Aside from racing at the weekends, trackdays during the week, HiFi (Fairly safe combination of LP12, Naim, KAber combination in the lounge and a Linn Classic/Proac in the sunroom) I'm mainly into bass guitars.

After attempting and failing to get into playing an acoustic for years, I bought a Fender strat to give me some inspiration to learn. Then a friend of mine gave me an old Japanese Fender Precision replica to bum around with and I immediately found that my short, fat fingers suited fewer strings. The missus then decided that I had talked about learning to play for far too long, so for my birthday she booked me in for bass lessons. So, two years down the line I'm still learning...

My first real bass was a gorgeous Modulus Quantum 4 in transparent red, carbon fibre neck and achrome hardware - a real work of art. I loved that bass but lost it during a burgulary of my house when thieves picked it off its stand on the way out of the house whilst stealing my plasma tv.

At the time I had lent the Precision to a friend's son, so #3 became a new black Fender Stuart Hamm Urge II (a combination of Jazz and Precision on a 24 fret neck). Eventually the engineer in me took over and I could not resist the temptation to go back to a carbon neck, so for #4 I got the tools out and assembled a Fender USA Jazz with Modulus VJ neck & J-Retro amp. I enjoyed assembling this guitar so I then started hunting around for more parts to tinker with.

Last year I found a Modulus VJ body on Ebay, so I bought that (#5) and currently have a plan to respray the body in Basalt Black, fit a black pickguard and fit the Modulus neck. This would leave the Fender Jazz neckless so I have just managed to find a genuine Jazz neck to make it pure Fender again.

At Christmas I surprised the wife and daughter by buying them both Ovation acoustic guitars, but since the missus did not return the favour I treated myself to #6, a unique 5 string Ovation Celebrity acoustic Bass.

Finally, after over 12 months of looking around, I have just found an unused 2006 Modulus Q4 in transparent orange at the right price, so that's going to be #7 when it arrives. I'll probably sell the Urge II, Precision copy and the VJ to make space....

Photos are of the sadly departed Modulus, the Ovation accoustic (nice!) and the Fender Urge2.

Did I mention the Omega Seamaster and Speedmaster?

ddidit 02-13-2008 07:07 PM

geolab,

Again another simularity. I have always wanted to be in the 50 caliber 1-mile shooting class. 1/2" moa. I guess those are the terms. Never haappened because when I had the money and interest to buy the barrett 50 caliber of my dreams, they were outlawed in California.

I just shoot at the local shooting gallery with my gun and guns they rent out. Guess what I shoot? That right, I always pick the Desert Eagle 50 cal because it is the only gun they have that actually challenges me to get a 10" group at 50 ft! I have a 22 caliber ruger with stinger ammo and I use that to shoot at a tennis ball. But I am actually trying to hit the string!

Don't do much of it anymore though, the wife doesn't like it anymore and I understand why.

brucec59 02-13-2008 07:10 PM

I dig tubes, too, but I don't use them for hi-fi. ;)

http://www.bruceclement.com/music/im...0060805-13.jpg

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95 C4 993 02-13-2008 07:16 PM

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A little of this, a little of that. If its outdoors, Im all over it.

vee12 02-13-2008 08:20 PM

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My other vice is of the two wheeled variety.

InTheAir 02-13-2008 08:43 PM

Mine

http://www.pbase.com/jlsphoto/image/85702003.jpg

Marlon 02-13-2008 08:44 PM

Bruce - dig the caps man! Wanna' unload the goldtop!

[QUOTE=brucec59;5102237]I dig tubes, too, but I don't use them for hi-fi. ;)

c4consult 02-13-2008 09:59 PM

32 stray dogs 5 cows 8 horses 4 cats wife and I have a animal shelter on our ranch. no pictures no one will pose.

rickg87 02-13-2008 11:05 PM

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I'm a Tube Guy myself

matt777 02-13-2008 11:06 PM

Another Bass Player (kinda)
 
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Another hobby I started into fairly late on. Sadowsky and Aguilar make good company. Never had a chance to play a Modulus Colin.

ps I'm surprised at how many tube audio fans there are amongst us. The previous owner of my car was into that as well.

95FL993CAB 02-13-2008 11:11 PM


Originally Posted by Cincy_Ron (Post 5100813)
Dude, WTF happened on your recliner? You murder someone on that thing?!?

Hmm, could it be you did not recognize as a cow hide? :)

Ron

banzai993 02-13-2008 11:25 PM

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Sailing, Fine Wine and Wife & Kids :)

Mike in Chi 02-14-2008 12:18 AM

Ringleader to a Turtle Circus, otherwise known as HWFMR; Racing an S2; Skiing; Flyfishing; Hiking; extending the time I've given myself to find a new career...

993MAN 02-14-2008 04:08 AM

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Looks like all P car drivers are into much the same toys.
Rotel, Martin Logan, REL, Marantz KI Signature CD, Linn LP12 blah blah.
Love tubes but changed a few years ago.
Omega Seamasters
Wife and kids (should be at the top)
Dogs (G Shephards) 8 Paint horses, cats and a goat.
VFR800 and having an ice cold beer on the deck and watching the All Blacks

NineMeister 02-14-2008 07:58 AM


Originally Posted by matt777 (Post 5103267)
Another hobby I started into fairly late on. Sadowsky and Aguilar make good company. Never had a chance to play a Modulus Colin.

ps I'm surprised at how many tube audio fans there are amongst us. The previous owner of my car was into that as well.

That's a really beautiful Sadowsky. I'm not totally into the wooden look for my own guitars but that one would definitely have tempted me to pick up and try.

One of the reasons why I like the Modulus came from my HiFi upbringing. Wooden necks add "color" or "warmth" to the sound which by definition means that they must be influencing the relationship between the resonating string and the pickup. All I wanted to hear was the purest source possible which the graphite neck achieves by having a natural resonance frequency well above the tone frequency of the strings - hence no coloration. There is also minimal internal damping within the graphite necks, so sustain (note duration) significantly improved over wood. You should try one someday, they are not for everyone as the sound can be very clinical, but this can be dialed out through the pre-amp or rig.

The other reason for having a carbon neck bass is that I like race car materials. :D

Alan993S 02-14-2008 09:52 AM

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this is mine ...... but as I get older and with family commitments, its getting harder..

joelb 02-14-2008 09:56 AM

Ron,

That has to be the cleanest, most organized ham shack I've ever seen. Nice.

Joel, W4JOL

ecobb993 02-14-2008 10:41 AM

My avatar :biggulp: is a start, along with all the DIYs on my 993. But I've got lots of other ways to spend my (increasingly available) time:
  • Winding down my company (and trying not to loose the proceeds to taxes and the stockmarket)
  • Running (really more like jogging) 5k/day
  • Building and maintaining a coupla websites
  • Following and supporting the (UGA)Bulldogs and (GT)Yellowjackets (I have a kid at each)
  • Always improving the home theater (now computerization)
  • Tinkering with the backyard fish pond
  • Trying not to completely forget how to play the axe
  • Staying ahead of the "honeydo" list

Oh, and travel when we can. I'm off to take the loving and supportive wife to lunch and afternoon at the Georgia Aquarium for Valentine's Day.

biotechee 02-14-2008 10:52 AM

Banzai993- ooof! Mental note to self- must obtain similar outfit for my wife, then bribe her to don said outfit....:jumper:

Cincy_Ron 02-14-2008 10:56 AM

Man! I have got to say, all you guys have some cool interests outside of the p-cars. This totally makes me want to get some tube audio gear, buy a Ducati, learn to Kiteboard, get outdoors more, find a smoking hot wife, and pick up guitar lessons again! Just awesome what everyone is in to...

samsnead 02-14-2008 11:27 AM

Not a hobby just a drain on my time


And my other OCD habit

InTheAir 02-14-2008 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by biotechee (Post 5104457)
Banzai993- ooof! Mental note to self- must obtain similar outfit for my wife, then bribe her to don said outfit....:jumper:

Let her know you will be posting the pictures on the internet, too. :D

Amfab 02-14-2008 01:37 PM


Not a hobby just a drain on my time
Nice house, it will be stunning when its done.

samsnead 02-14-2008 01:55 PM

Thanks Andrew, it started out as a small project and grew from there.

Hopefully I can get it done before p car season starts

biotechee 02-14-2008 02:31 PM

Um, no! She'd kill me... :)

titleist1 02-14-2008 05:48 PM

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Hound Dog 02-14-2008 08:57 PM

I had it all planned out and then I saw the prior post . . .

Back to the hobbies:

- Wife and daughter
- Really, really good espresso (better than is available in all but a few shops in the US). It's a sickness (that my wife enjoys)
- saltwater flyfishing (took four years, but my first tarpon on the fly was worth it)
- astronomy
- photography

In any given year, I don't have time for everything on this list, except the wife/daughter and coffee. Good thing about the 993 is you just have to drive it back and forth to work to get something great out of it.

Hound Dog

Marlon 02-14-2008 09:20 PM

Sam - looks like you have GAS too (guitar acquisition syndrome) also. Exacerbated by never ending upgrades and repairs to the house. Such a sorry way to go...but it DOES look like you have the right taste - a bunch of les pauls and a few Fenders!


Originally Posted by samsnead (Post 5104590)
Not a hobby just a drain on my time


And my other OCD habit


Marlon 02-14-2008 09:23 PM

Nice! I play a fretless USA Fender Jazz bass in an over fifty60's band!



Originally Posted by matt777 (Post 5103267)
Another hobby I started into fairly late on. Sadowsky and Aguilar make good company. Never had a chance to play a Modulus Colin.

ps I'm surprised at how many tube audio fans there are amongst us. The previous owner of my car was into that as well.


Deanriffs 02-14-2008 10:30 PM

Business school was just the backup plan (good thing I went). I am also a tube guy (Mesa Boogie).

http://forums.rennlist.com/upload/feb_2007_010.jpg

samsnead 02-14-2008 11:00 PM

Yah Marlon, I've got GAS. Good eye on the Gibsons, not too many fenders, I'm more into the pointy guitars than single coils. I've been really into Ibanez Artists the past little while. Luckily I bought another p car and totally emptied the piggy bank, so I've got to take a break from the acquisition thing. Hopefully I can get my place finished(its a apartment and not a house, so I am living out of one room) and I can share some pics of the guitars.

Marlon 02-14-2008 11:28 PM

[QUOTE=Deanriffs;5107251]Business school was just the backup plan (good thing I went). I am also a tube guy (Mesa Boogie).



Originally Posted by samsnead (Post 5107366)
Yah Marlon, I've got GAS. Good eye on the Gibsons, not too many fenders, I'm more into the pointy guitars than single coils. I've been really into Ibanez Artists the past little while. Luckily I bought another p car and totally emptied the piggy bank, so I've got to take a break from the acquisition thing. Hopefully I can get my place finished(its a apartment and not a house, so I am living out of one room) and I can share some pics of the guitars.

Wow - we got a lot of talent going on here. Mesa is a cool amp. I had a Mesa Lonestar Special 1X12, shoulda' kept it, but I started getting into single coils and I could not dial in a sound that I liked. It sounded awesome on the humbuckers though. I have a Peavey classic 50 4X10 and a 70's Fender Deluxe Reverb. Maybe I can post a pic of some of my stuff later...

Deanriffs 02-15-2008 12:04 AM

[QUOTE=Marlon;5107471]

Originally Posted by Deanriffs (Post 5107251)
Business school was just the backup plan (good thing I went). I am also a tube guy (Mesa Boogie).




Wow - we got a lot of talent going on here. Mesa is a cool amp. I had a Mesa Lonestar Special 1X12, shoulda' kept it, but I started getting into single coils and I could not dial in a sound that I liked. It sounded awesome on the humbuckers though. I have a Peavey classic 50 4X10 and a 70's Fender Deluxe Reverb. Maybe I can post a pic of some of my stuff later...

Yes, those Boogies are great. I have had the same one since junior high school, which I run through a Marshall cabinet when I want the Celestion speaker crunch.

Mark Harris 02-15-2008 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Hound Dog (Post 5106882)
- Really, really good espresso (better than is available in all but a few shops in the US). It's a sickness

Hound Dog,

Thanks for reminding me about the one I forgot to add. I too am obsessed with pulling perfect shots every morning. My stainless steel baby is plumbed into a direct line of purified bottled water that is pumped up from the basement.

Tuner1 02-15-2008 12:14 AM


Originally Posted by Hound Dog (Post 5106882)
- Really, really good espresso (better than is available in all but a few shops in the US). It's a sickness (that my wife enjoys)

Want to tell us where we can find the good stuff?

Me: Cars, snowboarding, mountain bikes, road bikes, wine, watches, and...well that should do it for now :)

Mark Harris 02-15-2008 12:25 AM


Originally Posted by Tuner1 (Post 5107627)
Want to tell us where we can find the good stuff?

My house.

Hound Dog 02-15-2008 05:12 AM

Or mine . . . here in Atlanta or at our place in the NC Mountains. My wife initially resisted the Anita and Mazzer in the mountains (when she saw the box on the step), but she desisted after the arrival of the first latte on a cold Saturday morning.

Mark has a nice set up there. I haven't done the direct plumbed thing yet because I just don't want to cut through our countertops. I have a Pasquini Livia here in Atlanta (with a Mazzer Doserless) and a Quickmill Anita in the mountains (with a Mazzer Mini E). I'm currently spending way too much time thinking about the La Marzocco GS/3 or a Synesso Cyncra (which would be way over the top, but such good coffee). I rotate roasts between Stumptown, Counter Culture and Terroir. For drip coffee, I got a technivorm for christmas and it is wonderful - I had basically stopped drinking drip coffee until I got it.

Good to see that someone else shares the obsession. I've basically stopped buying coffee, and certainly espresso, outside our house. A local shop did get a clover though and that makes a nice french press like cup.

Hound Dog

NineMeister 02-15-2008 08:49 AM

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Good grief, are we all out of the same mould or what??

I'm giving serious consideration to buying one of these, any comments?

Hound Dog 02-15-2008 09:27 AM

I don't know the elektra. It looks fantastic, but I don't know anything about it. It seems to come with a grinder - which, to me, is absolutely critical. Quality of the espresso goes way, way up with a better grinder.

Be sure to check coffeegeek.com for reviews of just about everything.

Mark Harris 02-15-2008 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by 993James993 (Post 5108536)
Mark, what kind of espresso maker and grinder are those?

Espresso Machine is a Andreja Premium by Quickmill
Grinder is a MACAP M4 Stepless Adjustable w) doser

Both purchased from www.chriscoffee.com. I was going to go with a Anita by Quickmill but spent sometime talking to Chris and upgraded to the Andreja Premium because I could plumb it direct. My wife drinks a lot of hot tea and pulls hot water from the boiler. If you pull hot water regularly you want to plumb your machine or you will constantly be filling your reservoir.

Chris Coffee sets the machine up for plumbing with this kit before they ship it.

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I agree with Hound Dog and would never drill through a granite counter top. The line is 1/4" and comes through the sheet rock just above the back splash of my counter tops. It's John Guest plumbing(see link at Chris's website) and a 12 year old can connect the tubing/supply line and fittings.

Also, Hound Dog is 100% spot on about the grinder. Without a quality grinder you might as well throw your machine off a cliff. Ask me how I know. I didn't budget for the grinder and that was a mistake. The grinder is as important as the machine. If you can't get a good grind you are just wasting you time.

samsnead 02-15-2008 12:26 PM

993James993

I live in a 3 story walk up built in 1890 I believe.


Greg

matt777 02-15-2008 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by Marlon (Post 5106992)
Nice! I play a fretless USA Fender Jazz bass in an over fifty60's band!

I currently don't have GAS but I would have to think hard if I came across an unmolested vintage Fender Jazz in sunburst or an Ampeg B15.

Hound Dog 02-15-2008 03:53 PM

X2 on Chris Coffee. If you're in the US, it's a great way to go (perhaps even if not, but I'm not sure about shipping, etc.). I've bought from several over the years and they're the best. I only wish they carried the GS/3, which I think I'm going to break down and buy when I sell a house . . .

MM993 02-15-2008 04:05 PM

http://forums.rennlist.com/upload/guitars_copy1.jpgTube guy as well, here's some of the other Kids I have. Samsnead - let's see some of those beauties.http://forums.rennlist.com/upload/guitars/jpg.

Deanriffs 02-15-2008 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by MM993 (Post 5109826)
http://forums.rennlist.com/upload/guitars_copy1.jpgTube guy as well, here's some of the other Kids I have. Samsnead - let's see some of those beauties.http://forums.rennlist.com/upload/guitars/jpg.

MM993, dude, this is too freaky. We both have tobacco sunburst Strats, black Charvels and Boogie combos. Not to mention a cherry sunburst Paul and ES-175 are on my shopping list.

If you had a silver '95 coupe or vintage BC Rich, I'd think you were my evil twin. ;)

MM993 02-15-2008 05:23 PM

[QUOTE=Marlon;5107471]

Originally Posted by Deanriffs (Post 5107251)
Business school was just the backup plan (good thing I went). I am also a tube guy (Mesa Boogie).




Wow - we got a lot of talent going on here. Mesa is a cool amp. I had a Mesa Lonestar Special 1X12, shoulda' kept it, but I started getting into single coils and I could not dial in a sound that I liked. It sounded awesome on the humbuckers though. I have a Peavey classic 50 4X10 and a 70's Fender Deluxe Reverb. Maybe I can post a pic of some of my stuff later...


Originally Posted by Deanriffs (Post 5110048)
MM993, dude, this is too freaky. We both have tobacco sunburst Strats, black Charvels and Boogie combos. Not to mention a cherry sunburst Paul and ES-175 are on my shopping list.

If you had a silver '95 coupe or vintage BC Rich, I'd think you were my evil twin. ;)

Dean, this is scary, I want to get a vintage BC Rich, the RB. What year is the strat?

Mike

Levent 02-15-2008 05:47 PM

Wow, lots of nice guitars you guys have. I just started collecting. So far: Taylor acoustic, Gibson ES335, Telecaster, Gibson 50W Goldtone tube amp (90 lb monster). Nowadays I spend more time on the new Ducati 848 than playing. No time to ride the 993, so sad.

samsnead 02-15-2008 06:03 PM

Allright, Since I am in procrastination mode here are the ones I can get to:

mcpiaseczny 02-15-2008 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by Mark Harris (Post 5107606)
Hound Dog,

Thanks for reminding me about the one I forgot to add. I too am obsessed with pulling perfect shots every morning. My stainless steel baby is plumbed into a direct line of purified bottled water that is pumped up from the basement.

Wow, that's a sweet setup. And my family/friends think I'm a nut for obsessing over my Silvia/Rocky!

Any recommendations for roasters who ship? I've been pretty happy with Intelligentsia, but recently I tried Blue Bottle and was impressed. The local favorite is Stumptown. I wasn't blown away by Umbria but that was before I had the Rocky.

There must someone here who is crazy enough to roast their own.

Deanriffs 02-15-2008 06:28 PM

[QUOTE=MM993;5110139]

Originally Posted by Marlon (Post 5107471)



Dean, this is scary, I want to get a vintage BC Rich, the RB. What year is the strat?

Mike

Mike,

The Strat is a '94 or '95 American Standard. I have had two others, a candy apple red '62 reissue and an early 80s white maple neck. Yours looks like it might be an actual vintage, not Vintage Series one. Is that the case?

The RBs are cool. FYI, I bought the Mockingbird new in 1979 when I was a teenager. It is unusual in that it has a Les Paul wiring setup, whereas almost all the others had the 5-way switch and coil taps. I love the neck on it and will keep it forever. :bowdown:

MM993 02-15-2008 07:12 PM

[QUOTE=Deanriffs;5110388]

Originally Posted by MM993 (Post 5110139)

Mike,

The Strat is a '94 or '95 American Standard. I have had two others, a candy apple red '62 reissue and an early 80s white maple neck. Yours looks like it might be an actual vintage, not Vintage Series one. Is that the case?

The RBs are cool. FYI, I bought the Mockingbird new in 1979 when I was a teenager. It is unusual in that it has a Les Paul wiring setup, whereas almost all the others had the 5-way switch and coil taps. I love the neck on it and will keep it forever. :bowdown:

Dean,
Nice guitars, I need to add a rosewood neck strat one day. The Mockingbird is killer as well, the one reason for the RB was the 12 string effect - I want both!

Yes, mine is a 57 which I bought around 1979 (again scary).

NOW - how about Samsneads collection!! Wow, If you listening, is that black custom from the late 50's? Looks like it - great job collecting.

Mark Harris 02-15-2008 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by mcpiaseczny (Post 5110377)
There must be someone here who is crazy enough to roast their own.

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

I thought the exact same thing. A quick google turned up this progammable roaster that will do up to 5lbs of green beans......and it's less than a $1,000!

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Who knew???? Maybe a lister' will start up a micro roasting business!

993James993 02-15-2008 07:53 PM

If you want to try home roasting, check out Sweet Maria's online at:

http://www.sweetmarias.com/ (no affiliation, yada yada)

I don't roast my own (two local places that roast better than I can) but I did buy a Techni Vorm Moccamaster from Maria. It kinda ruined StarBucks for me. If you go this route skip the gold filter in lieu of the unbleached cone filters and spend the savings on beans.

eloyex 02-15-2008 08:58 PM

my congratulations to all of you guys able to sport and have several and interesting hobbies. I feel little envy. I hardly find time to be with my family because of damn business issues . Nowdays most of the business are much more complex and difficult and competitive than 40 years ago. I use my 993 from time to time (sanity for my mind) and try to finish my yacht. Not ready yet. I cant pay enough attention.

Ed Burdell 02-15-2008 09:07 PM

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We have the coolest hobbies on the planet! The 993's are only the tip of the iceberg. Proud to be associated with you folks.

Obligatory guitar rig pic:

c993k 02-15-2008 09:50 PM

Nice guitars!

Hound Dog 02-15-2008 10:29 PM

I don't roast my own, but I should. It is, however, like tying my own flies - just doesn't work on the time/reward ratio in my current painfully busy life. Sweet Marias is the way to go if you want to roast your own. I started with Intelligentsia, but for drip coffee - it's difficult to beat Terroir (light roasted wonder beans). For espresso, try Stumptown, or Counter Culture, or - my favorite - Espresso Vivace (much more difficult to pull a good shot, but when you get it, you've got it). For a stable, dependable, luscious shot though - Black Cat from Intelligentsia is as good as it gets.

It's sort of like P-cars - there's one to suit everyone's taste.

As to the technivorm - do it soon. It'll truly spoil you to charbucks forever and is the biggest improvement in drip coffee in years.

aaaahhhh, makes me want to go pull a shot now.

Hound Dog

Marlon 02-15-2008 10:50 PM

...my wife just cought me drooling and thought she was gong to bust me fixated on a bikini channel or something. Wrong! IT was the guitars on Rennlist! Way to go guys - awesome!:)

mcpiaseczny 02-15-2008 11:05 PM

Damn it! I had finally settled into a nice, comfortable coffee rhythm and now you guys had to go and ruin it with that damn technivorm, your exotic espresso machines and worst of all - home roasting. And damn you too, sweetmarias.com! I can't stop reading your addictive articles!

My wife bought me an Alessi mocca pot for Christmas and I haven't even mastered that one yet!

Sigh.

banzai993 02-16-2008 12:57 AM


Originally Posted by Ed Burdell (Post 5110854)
We have the coolest hobbies on the planet! The 993's are only the tip of the iceberg. Proud to be associated with you folks.

Obligatory guitar rig pic:

laughing my a$$ off.. here we go again Ed.. I have a JCM 900 but my black axe is an '84 Strat.. I will take a similar posed pic and post it later. funny.

Coffee, guitars and Porsches.. is it really that surprising? when you think about it, there is a certain breed of geeks that would spend time on line thinking and sharing this kind of info :)

Now.. if we want to drill down even further.. lets add BOATS to the mix and then the circle is complete.. well.. lets be more specific..

wine, boats, guitars, airplanes, porsches, kids and hot wives ..

there was that song by Limp Biscuit.. "I DID IT ALL FOR THE NOOKY..."

:jumper:

banzai993 02-16-2008 01:08 AM

oh and samsneed.. love the guitar collection.. since you are such a gearslut :) I assume you have all the other toys that go along with the 102 strings... LOL

Mark Harris 02-16-2008 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by banzai993 (Post 5111456)
Now.. if we want to drill down even further.. lets add BOATS to the mix and then the circle is complete.. well.. lets be more specific..

Surely somebody out there has a 48' SeaRay Sundancer. :bowdown:

jainbaby 02-16-2008 11:18 AM

Apparently I forgot a hobby...

I roast my own coffee. I use the Behmor 1600 roaster. I got it from www.coffeebeancoral.com

Great roaster, does up to a pound at a time.

So far my favorite bean to roast is Columbia Supremo Hiula.

I use a Delonghi Super Automatic machine...Ah the Crema

Ed Burdell 02-16-2008 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by banzai993 (Post 5111456)
laughing my a$$ off.. here we go again Ed.. I have a JCM 900 but my black axe is an '84 Strat.. I will take a similar posed pic and post it later. funny...

The parallels are uncanny. I have '79 and '87 Strats as well...no boats, however - we're mountain folk. Here's a shot of our place in Blue Ridge (which also demonstrates proof of concept in getting the 993 up the two-rut driveway):

samsnead 02-16-2008 11:38 AM

Mike-I wish I had a 50s Paul, the black beauty is a 72, although I believe it is a 54 reissue. Awesome guitar though

Banzai993-Thanks, got some heads and cabs, mostly Marshall stuff. Unfortunately they are buried right now and I can't get to them

chris walrod 02-16-2008 03:27 PM

Any divers here?

I like to dive when possible and the last two years I found myself getting into underwater photography. I still have the 1:100 ratio of decent shots -- every 100 images, I get maybe one decent one:)

Here are a few from Cozumel last year --

This grouper was about 5 feet long!
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...fIMG_0664a.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...IMG_1019aa.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...fIMG_0305a.jpg

Even found a tire in this small coral head
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...fIMG_0075a.jpg

chris walrod 02-16-2008 03:31 PM

Some flying manta rays in Cabo -- very cool to see!!

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...1/IMG_0088.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...1/IMG_0084.jpg

Coleman 02-16-2008 04:17 PM

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A Few too many hobbies... Including..

Making Shoes..

Making Music, (www.honeysacrifice.com)

Analog synthesis

Fixed Gear bikes..

Old motorcycles..

Cigars..

Scotch.. (and drinking....)

Van1 02-16-2008 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by Coleman (Post 5112765)
A Few too many hobbies... Including..

Making Shoes..

Making Music, (www.honeysacrifice.com)

Analog synthesis

Fixed Gear bikes..

Old motorcycles..

Cigars..

Scotch.. (and drinking....)

Coleman, pre 1970 BMW R bikes are all over here in Crete. I have seen some nice machinery. Apparently they can be had cheaply. I would like to find one to bring back to the States.

BTW, what kind of shoes do you make? I know a dude who loves shoes.

Mark Harris 02-16-2008 06:24 PM

Bottomless portafilter.....
 
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That picture rocks.......

FlatSix911 02-16-2008 08:48 PM

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A few of my favorite things....:cheers:

Flatsixer 02-16-2008 11:14 PM

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1978 Bellanca Super Decathlon 8KCAB

InTheAir 02-17-2008 09:16 AM

That's what I'm talkin' about, Flatsixer. Very cool.

richardew 02-17-2008 09:41 AM


I roast my own coffee
me too. check out http://sweetmarias.com/ I use the hearthware IRoast 2. 5 oz at a time. I brew mine with a Bodum santos vacum brewer. A bit more effort but worth it.

Hound Dog 02-17-2008 05:11 PM

OK, it's really bad when . . .
 
Rennlist posts create more hobbies. I've now got a hottop roaster on order after having my curiosity tweaked by all the roasting talk. I haven't read Rennlist much this weekend, as I've been reading about roasting coffee beans all weekend. I've tried to avoid this, as I just don't/won't have time for it - but, it seems like too much fun to pass up (and I love really fresh coffee for espresso).

Hound Dog

slvr993 02-17-2008 05:45 PM

Hound dog

Now thats funny. As a result of your posts I just ordered a Technivorm and a new grinder. It was funny actual. I had been reading this thread when my wife sat down and was complaining about her coffee. I instantly rattled off some impressive info I had read only moments earlier and blew her mind.

Jeff

WHB Porsche 02-17-2008 06:01 PM

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I should mention my other hobbies now that I see a lot of us have many in common. Triathlon is definitely one, as is snowboarding.

Why I find this fun, I don't know:

e9stibi 02-17-2008 07:26 PM

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Some of my other hobbies:

Coleman 02-17-2008 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Van1 (Post 5112839)
Coleman, pre 1970 BMW R bikes are all over here in Crete. I have seen some nice machinery. Apparently they can be had cheaply. I would like to find one to bring back to the States.

BTW, what kind of shoes do you make? I know a dude who loves shoes.


I'm launching a new footwear brand. I'm hitting the tradeshows now..

It's called VÆL http://www.phyla.de/

My last brand was MEDIUM Footwear. http://www.mediumshoe.com/

I had a cafe'd out BMW R65.. It was really cool..

Yeah, bottomless portafilter is the only way to go!!! I'm on Coffeegeek.com

chris walrod 02-17-2008 07:42 PM

I guess another one of many hobbies is restoring vintage motorcylces -- one of the most notable was this twin four cylinder Honda -- it was built by Vance&Hines back when those two guys worked out of their garages -- very cool drag bike. Here are some images after about a year of restoration:

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...ontoutside.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...1/DSC00035.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...1/DSC00031.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...1/DSC00028.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...1/magcover.jpg

Reynard38 02-17-2008 07:47 PM

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My insane '87 E30 BMW. My '88 BMW bike R100RS and the '84 Yamaha RZ350 that is getting RGV250 suspension and a modded motor.

993C4Smontreal 02-17-2008 08:04 PM

coleman, those VAELs are sweet....will they retail in NA?

mcpiaseczny 02-17-2008 10:58 PM

Holy crap, Chris!

Coleman 02-17-2008 11:09 PM


Originally Posted by 993C4Smontreal (Post 5115950)
coleman, those VAELs are sweet....will they retail in NA?

Yeah, they will ship in June.. I'm taking orders currently.. I'm back in Vegas at the shoe show next week.. You can get them @ revolveclothing.com

C/

DFC4S 02-18-2008 12:57 AM

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In my spare time :p

Coleman 02-18-2008 02:06 AM

Derek! I'm a total Squash-head as well!!

Coleman-

Butzi 02-18-2008 02:41 AM

Coleman, you are one talented individual. Nice work on those shoes! I'm going to look for some up here in SF...

C4S_fan 02-18-2008 03:51 AM


Originally Posted by Coleman (Post 5117032)
Derek! I'm a total Squash-head as well!!

Coleman-

Except, those are tennis rackets I believe... :)

DFC4S 02-18-2008 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by C4S_fan (Post 5117108)
Except, those are tennis rackets I believe... :)

Yup, tennis rackets :)

Mark in Baltimore 02-18-2008 10:47 AM

Chris and Coleman, I'm thoroughly impressed.

95 C4 993 02-18-2008 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by chris walrod (Post 5112653)

Thats Lovers Beach if Im not mistaken.

Been there a few times but didnt see any flying rays.

Floodj 02-18-2008 12:03 PM

I am just a simple photography nut.

Nikon N90
Nikon D200

Nikkor 35-70mm/f2.8
Nikkor 70-300mm/f4-5.6
Nikkor 80-400mm/f4.5-5.6 (the coffee grinder)

Photoshop CS2

Kristoffer 02-18-2008 07:56 PM

http://homepage.mac.com/kristofferp/...271CA211DA.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/kristofferp/flying

rome 02-18-2008 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by DFC4S (Post 5116923)
In my spare time :p

It's tennis for me too...and more recently, photography (Nikon D80)...

fredo 02-19-2008 01:36 AM

other stuff
 
Vintage Scooters
Photography (sadly not my packard darrin)
DJ (trance, psytrance)
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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/116/2...a2bdfc632d.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2307/...7be38635ba.jpg
http://freepeter.com/Decks.jpg

Monique 02-19-2008 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by 993-C4S (Post 5098952)
Robin, best idea I've heard yet!!! Looking at one of these next week. '67 330 GTC

I almost got one of these before getting my ex RS. Personal opinion follows: Lovely shape, engine is pure Fazazz magic but...

construction quality is folkloric, the engine cooling system is hmmm... how do I say this tactfully... overheats in summer and never warms at 5C

The brakes are VERY heavy. Clutch is the same. Steering is heavy. The heating fan has enphesima (sic) and I've handled better gearboxes on old tractors. You also need religion: the car will not start unless you complete a novena to the ignition key before trying to drive it.

Other than that it still had the F magic :)

polaris 993 sport 02-20-2008 01:14 AM

I"m an international fine artist-so other than traveling a lot_I paint all the time-you can check out my old gallery site-it has not been updated in the last year-did over 15 shows for the gallery in two years-closed in sept- we are reopening in 2009-2010 in gothenberg Sweden-bigger and better
other than driving- it is my greatest passion-go to gallerygimbel.com cheers

mcpiaseczny 02-20-2008 03:15 AM


Originally Posted by polaris 993 sport (Post 5125351)
I"m an international fine artist-so other than traveling a lot_I paint all the time-you can check out my old gallery site-it has not been updated in the last year-did over 15 shows for the gallery in two years-closed in sept- we are reopening in 2009-2010 in gothenberg Sweden-bigger and better
other than driving- it is my greatest passion-go to gallerygimbel.com cheers

Hey, there's some really good stuff there. Do you do any shows in North America? What about discounts for Swedish-born 993 owners? ;)

kaktis993 02-20-2008 02:20 PM

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Kristoffer - nice plane, I've always loved Mooneys.

Here's my personal favorite (it's a little dirty after a long flight up to Oshkosh)

Kristoffer 02-20-2008 02:35 PM

I was begining to think there were not any other pilots on this forum. The Bonanza was my second choice but I didn't need the extra seats. Of course the wife always complains we can't take more people. (but when my friends pitch in for expenses I'll worry about them :D )


Originally Posted by kaktis993 (Post 5127020)
Kristoffer - nice plane, I've always loved Mooneys.

Here's my personal favorite (it's a little dirty after a long flight up to Oshkosh)


polaris 993 sport 02-20-2008 03:17 PM

i am American but my wife is from the kungsbacka (gothenberg) area-where we are moving-
original oils go from 5 thousand to 20 thousand-gicle prints range from 450 to 1200 dollars-series of only 30-drawings on paper $150.00 to $250.00
I will give 20% off to all members-clients pay for shipping-now is a great time as I have not packed the studio yet and would like to not ship everything-I also have shows in the works for London and Tokyo in 2009-2010-fyi-

banzai993 02-21-2008 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by Kristoffer (Post 5127082)
I was begining to think there were not any other pilots on this forum. The Bonanza was my second choice but I didn't need the extra seats. Of course the wife always complains we can't take more people. (but when my friends pitch in for expenses I'll worry about them :D )

oh there are a number of us out here.. just not all of us would use the bird enough to keep the cph south of $1000 !!!!

I was certified in a M20K about 18 years ago and the first time I came over the fence at 90 it scared the crap out of me! after 250+ hours in a Cherokee and 182 that damn 231 was a freaking jet fighter :)

Was holding at the line for take off one day at PDK and the tower advised me to move to the hold position as they had inbound traffic with an emergency coming in up the other side of the runway.. as I pulled off (in a 182), a BRAND NEW Mooney came into view .. the guy was maybe 20 feet off the runway and porpoising like crazy.. stalled about 1000 feet from the end of the runway and came straight down and slid (GEAR UP and SPARKS FLYING) and came to rest about 150 feet away from us.. the plane stops.. the door pops open and a women leaps out WITH A POODLE IN HER HANDS and runs off the runway screaming.. a balding guy waddles out of the plane and stares at the mess he has made of his "toy"

I am not making this up.

Of course I am sitting there in the Cessna, I had been cleared for special VFR departure (low ceilings but severe clear 50 miles east) with my new wife who was scared to death of flying anyway.. and Tower instructs me over to 20L for immediate departure.. THAT WAS A FUN MOMENT!!!

this was 89 so could that Mooney possibly have been one with the Porsche motor.. Now that would be an interesting thread. who on Rennlist owns a Mooney with the Porsche motor :)

PS> You two guys have the 2 notorious DOCTOR KILLERS.. Bonanza and Mooney :) or is the Mooney a LAWYER KILLER? I cannot remember.

ahhhh. the good times..

banzai993 02-21-2008 08:17 AM

also Falcondrivr (sp?) is a member who drives what his name implies.. he has posted pics of his 993 under the Falcon Jet.. most kewl.

I think he has all us NT guys beat :)

Juha G 02-21-2008 08:36 AM

Photography
Martial arts (haven't been active since 2001)
Downhill skiing
Fishing
Sailing and all marine activity
Travelling, a lot (actually due to my work but can sometimes be fun too)

I'm currently in Singapore and just had my Camera serviced so I snapped a few quick ones last night:

http://m3supercar.1g.fi/kuvat/Singap...k-key.jpg/full

http://m3supercar.1g.fi/kuvat/Singap...ore-4.jpg/full

WHB Porsche 02-21-2008 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by banzai993 (Post 5129995)
PS> You two guys have the 2 notorious DOCTOR KILLERS.. Bonanza and Mooney :) or is the Mooney a LAWYER KILLER? I cannot remember.

I always thought it was the v-tail Bonanzas that were doctor killers.

On a serious note, I also can't justify owning but was recently offered a free demo flight in a DA40XL, so I'll go see what all the hype is about.

chris walrod 02-21-2008 10:29 AM

All of these pictures are awesome! I enjoy seeing the work of pro photographers!!

jeffz993 02-21-2008 01:40 PM

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My other addictions! Duning and Boating.

richardew 02-21-2008 04:44 PM

I fiddle (cello actually) around a bit
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and I've been working on the railroad in N scale.

Mike in Chi 02-21-2008 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by banzai993 (Post 5130004)
also Falcondrivr (sp?) is a member who drives what his name implies.. he has posted pics of his 993 under the Falcon Jet.. most kewl.

I think he has all us NT guys beat :)

"Scoop" flew off carriers. Tomcats as I recall. He hasn't been around in a while. I imagine his day job is keeping him busy

M491 02-21-2008 06:56 PM

I like getting tattoos.

rome 02-21-2008 07:11 PM

^^^^^^

Hilarious

baja272 02-21-2008 08:07 PM

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...ictures044.jpg

baja272 02-21-2008 08:23 PM

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m218/baja272/5.jpg

avidtest 02-21-2008 08:24 PM

M491, I saw your avatar in the past and thought the tats were fake. What's the story behind Mr. Cool Ice?

baja272 02-21-2008 08:28 PM

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...ictures209.jpg

baja272 02-21-2008 08:30 PM

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m.../070906085.jpg

That pretty much covers it....

Marlon 02-21-2008 09:18 PM

Wery nice...that would pretty much cover everything!


Originally Posted by baja272 (Post 5133054)


The Eagle 02-22-2008 04:23 AM


Originally Posted by baja272 (Post 5132959)

Stunning!


~ The Eagle ~
---------------------

'96 Polar Silver/Black C4S, manual, litronics, LED's in the positioning lights, alu/leather shifter & handbrake, silver face gauges with alu rings, "GT" sport seats,
full leather interior, motor sound airbox, stainless door sills, with split rear grill and layered with Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax :D

__________________

'92 Carrera 2 (Sold)
'89 Carrera 3.2 (Sold)

V 02-22-2008 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by fredo (Post 5121054)
DJ (trance, psytrance)

I really like psytrance (goa) too. Do you fancy Shpongle or Infected Mushroom?


Wow it's unbelievable how much some of us have in common.
Other than pcars, I like:

Tennis
Aquariums
Icehockey
Racing (motorboats - hydroplanes)

kdurg 02-22-2008 09:32 AM

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Viggo...you play hockey !! Nice bro...

Hobbies..? A little of this, alot of that and so on

V 02-22-2008 09:51 AM

Hockey is the way to go Chris...! Wow, I love your....CAR ;)

joelb 02-22-2008 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by baja272 (Post 5133054)

Jeff,

Is that an IDPA match? I just joined and am still a newbie but it has certainly made me a much better shooter. The IDPA matches challenge you with interesting setups. I've got a Kimber .45 I use for the matches.

Joel

dlee888 02-22-2008 10:55 AM

Great to see another fellow Risti' on this board...
 

Originally Posted by sydneymark (Post 5099467)
Watches ...Panerai and Lange ...
Rugby which I played and now too old ..teams I support Wales and the Scarlets

Amazing collection! :) We have similar taste! ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...8/DSC01493.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/dlee888/orig.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...8/DSC_4053.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...3/L1010339.jpg

We call it Passion!

Mark Harris 02-22-2008 12:41 PM

That white face Daytona looks a little lonely among all those Panerai's. You should at least throw in a SS Sub so it doesn't feel so left out. Nice batch of watches. I'm jealous. Are you a dealer/broker/flipper or just obsessed (latter of which is completely understandable)

dlee888 02-22-2008 01:11 PM

Thanks...
 

Originally Posted by Mark Harris (Post 5135292)
That white face Daytona looks a little lonely among all those Panerai's. You should at least throw in a SS Sub so it doesn't feel so left out. Nice batch of watches. I'm jealous. Are you a dealer/broker/flipper or just obsessed (latter of which is completely understandable)

I'm just a watch collector with loads of "passion"... :)

Good call on the white Daytona... it does look pretty sad in that pic! lol!!!!

e9stibi 02-22-2008 09:31 PM

Nice IWC

baja272 02-23-2008 11:03 AM

Joel, its just a day out at the range.

CurBrwn79 02-23-2008 10:43 PM

Outside of P-Cars, its family and work for me.

FotoVeloce 02-25-2008 03:08 AM

Continuing with my passion for all things yellow.

http://fotoveloce.smugmug.com/photos...34_Kn5RH-L.jpg

http://fotoveloce.smugmug.com/photos...83_UDnjJ-L.jpg

993C4Smontreal 02-25-2008 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by FotoVeloce (Post 5144335)

very nice stable!

fast_freddy 02-25-2008 11:46 AM

Furniture making. Just finished a set of built in cabinets for my home theatre in my family room made from birdseye maple and walnut as well as a Ludwig Mie van der Rohe "parsons" style kitchen table made from baltic birch plywood veneered in "China Red" high pressure laminate. Current project(s) in the works are a a dining room set in the style of a LeCorbusier LC-6 table made with a Zebrano (Zebra wood) top and a Walnut base. Matching sideboard of the same woods. Already have Eames walnut chairs for it http://www.dwr.com/productdetail.cfm?id=11045. Also, making a mantle for my family room fireplace out of walnut. The style is best described as "Bibendum" (Michelin Man). Think stacks of "bullnosed" slabs. Basically all of the cabinets and "occasional" furniture in my home are of my own making. Other than that I am a audiophile/hometheatrephile (if there is such an animal) with a couple of different systems in my home (family room, Man room, outside and bedroom). All speakers are Dynaudio from the Contour range through the Confidence Range driven/sourced from McIntosh components. I have gone through many different iterations of audio gear through the past through years (Wilson, B&W, Krell, you name it) and I think I have finally settled on what suits my usage/tastes best. For leisure time I enjoy skiing (kids ride) in the wintertime and watching my kids be kids otherwise.

NightFlyer 05-02-2008 07:18 PM

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My other hobby is hockey. I can't say that I'm any good at it but it's good exercise and tends to be a little cheaper than the car hobby. :)

mleds 05-02-2008 09:05 PM

RC Twin Turbine FA18
 
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About 98" long.
76 lbs thrust
Operates on 12 channels.
Needs 14 for full capabilities
Michael

NightFlyer 05-02-2008 09:33 PM

That's awesome! I had a sim instructor that flew radio controlled jets. They look and sound so real when they're flying.

bart1 05-02-2008 09:42 PM

Just picking up my 993 tomorrow, but I have a few other hobbies:

Had my 968 a couple years:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8...e/DSC00820.jpg

I run/workout:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8.../MuleDay07.jpg

Like watches:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8...y/DSC01108.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8...jsAquastar.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8...Poncounter.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8...atches/SMP.jpg

Coffee:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8...ee/Counter.jpg

Knives...
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8...eldSebenza.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8...ves/Carter.jpg

Essexmetal 05-02-2008 10:18 PM

Compared to everyone else I am pretty mono themed on my other hobbies. Everything metal, gas & oil and not much else. Has been great seeing all the diversity of everyone “second” hobby.

Besides the Pcar as a hobby I like building cars. Attached is the early stage mock up of a new track car I am doing. The body is a Ginetta G34 that is being used for packaging and a pattern for the aluminum body copy to be built following the chassis build. Motor is an ex IMSA GTP Lexus 4.0 with a Quaife sequential 6 speed. The rest of the components will be scratch built or pulled from the shelves of 20 plus years of collecting the crap. Vintage cycles when only 2 wheels will do. Bit of a 2 Stroke fan. The Yamaha is a 1984 (JDM) RZV500R. 500cc V4 2 Stroke with two of the pipes running under the seat. Short runs only if you are not wearing insulated underwear. Lots of smoke to keep the EPA happy at the same time as killing mosquito’s.

Rick

jackb911 05-02-2008 10:27 PM

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non-Porsche Hobbies? Old American iron, old Fender guitars, basses and amps.

1961 Impala SS 4-speed; 1961 Fender Jazzmaster; 1965 Fender Precision Bass + 1961 Fender Dual Showman amp

The last time I counted there were 14 guitars, 6 basses and 10 amps...yikes!

Essexmetal 05-02-2008 10:30 PM

Sorry guys. Did not see that my images were too large so they did not post. I will try and reduce them and post at a latter date. Not my area of expertise so if anyone can assist in their posting I would appreciate it.

Rick

Pan58 05-02-2008 11:15 PM

all I can say is harley's it I had to explain you would not understand.

Essexmetal 05-03-2008 09:35 AM

Got a couple of pics sized.

hawk14414 05-03-2008 09:49 AM

Sweet! Love the RZV...........

Cactus 05-03-2008 11:46 AM

Rode sportbikes for 15 years but was getting worse with age (wanted to go faster and faster) so I got out wile I was ahead. I miss it terribly!:crying: Had the following bikes:
90 FZR600
89 GSXR750 (air cooled FTW)
90 CBR900
96 GSXR600
01 GSXR750 (pictured)
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/850...0207002qc8.jpg

My old Infiniti G35 (2004)
http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/7...09040055vj.jpg

jhubs 05-04-2008 12:11 AM

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Fly Fishing, Flying, Golf and Trap to name a few...

Tisibeast 05-04-2008 03:42 AM

I have a few obsessions:

1. Family - 2 kids (with another on the way)

http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/3865/dsc01867lt0.jpg
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6093/dscf0670ub7.jpg

2. Cars - Particularly at the track or anything resembling pushing the limits. Includes a 993 (Of course), an M5, A lifted built Grand Cherokee, and an Acura TL.

http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/4...retouchag6.jpg
http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/5286/1124077008np3.jpg

3. Watches - I have 12 currently but always looking for more. 2 Pannies, 1 Breitling, 1972 Rolex Great White Sea Dweller, a Marathon (Military watch), 2 pocketwatches (Including a 1915 South Bend that was my Great Grandfathers daily carry), A Seiko Orange Monster, etc etc etc...

http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/440...eb07142hj2.jpg

4. Travel - recent trips include England, Kauai, Mexico, etc. Planning for Italy, Germany and China soon.

http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/3907/imgp1088eo8.jpg

5. Anything outdoors - Skiing, fishing, paintball, camping, etc.

http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/602...eb07106ql2.jpg

Thats all I can think of off hand, those seem to keep me pretty busy

roebedo 05-04-2008 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by 993MAN (Post 5103895)
Looks like all P car drivers are into much the same toys.
Rotel, Martin Logan, REL, Marantz KI Signature CD, Linn LP12 blah blah.
Love tubes but changed a few years ago.
Omega Seamasters
Wife and kids (should be at the top)
Dogs (G Shephards) 8 Paint horses, cats and a goat.
VFR800 and having an ice cold beer on the deck and watching the All Blacks

993MAN,
And here I thought I was the only odd ball running Martin Logan's with Rotel :-)
I have to say.. love the Porsche's , as I absolutely love things that perform! I haven't stepped into the hi-fi arena with vinyl, but I kinda compare that to not having a Ferrari..like Robin. BTW...Robin, its cool to see that you are a audiophile also :-)

However, when ever I get the performance itch when I'm not in the P-Car, I always find myself reaching for the volume control. Especially when Pink Floyd is loaded up, and linked via optical to these things! Wow.. It's like being right there!

Anyway, its great to see other p-car fans fascinated with things in common.

Rinty 05-04-2008 11:15 AM

other hobby
 
Here's one of them:

http://rinty.smugmug.com/photos/213514712_ip7Rc-M.jpg

Summit, Mt. Standish, Sunshine Village, Banff.

Rinty

chris walrod 05-05-2008 01:00 AM

Taken yesterday in Cozumel.

Anenome in Macro mode:

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...1/IMG_0343.jpg

Tube Sponges

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...1/IMG_0366.jpg

See the fish?

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...1/IMG_0400.jpg

WHB Porsche 05-05-2008 01:05 AM


Originally Posted by jhubs (Post 5377271)
Fly Fishing, Flying, Golf and Trap to name a few...

Jerry - is that your King Air? Very cool either way - I love those planes. Great planes for the midwest, especially if you enjoy skiing.

jhubs 05-05-2008 01:57 AM


Originally Posted by WHB Porsche (Post 5379936)
Jerry - is that your King Air? Very cool either way - I love those planes. Great planes for the midwest, especially if you enjoy skiing.

Charlie B. No, I wish!!!!! It was the company plane of my flight instructor and friend. I had a few hours in it and even got to sit in the left seat a couple of times and landed it once in Denver. It was so much more fun to fly than the Cessna 152 that I got my license in. Have not been at the controls for over two years. I've even let my medical expire. One day soon I will take it up again. Porsches have supplied my need for speed for the last 2 years. :burnout:

TRINITONY 02-07-2011 12:54 PM

^ lots of new peeps since 2008...:p

race911 02-07-2011 01:23 PM

Or lots of us who never saw the thread way back when........................

For me, track/racing/instructing go way beyond anything specific to a 993 (or even Porsches). Outside of cars, skiing (big time this season again, including boarding) and golf. Lot of time and opportunity to travel, too. Would be nice to have a profitable business of some sort again I could also enjoy as a hobby, but I fear those days are past for Californians.

cpdjfd107 02-07-2011 03:16 PM

It's the 993 f/b the 911 SC. Then its the house, circa 1845. It is very well built, actually overbuilt compared to homes today, but it does like to be maintained. Fresh coat of paint coming this spring. Quahogging in the summer. Skiing in the winter. VAcationing in New Hampshire. A very understanding wife and 3 shih tzus. Hopefully I will soon be replacing the Fj40 that I sold last winter. I maybe more obsessed with FJ's than Porsches. What wonderful trucks they are. Fun, and tougher than anything ever made.

dgmattingley 02-07-2011 03:57 PM

I just bought a '96 993 from a fellow Rennlister. Very interesting to read about other hobbies among the 993 crowd, and really funny to see how many 993ers enjoy similar hobbies.

For me:
- guitar playing/songwriting - http://www.cdbaby.com/dgmattingley
- hi-fi: Decware Zen triode, Technics SL-1200, Klipsch Heresy IIs
- cooking: http://swinefood.blogspot.com/

And add me to the list of coffee addicts enjoying the Technivorm Moccamaster.

mike cap 02-07-2011 04:18 PM

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For some reason I just noticed this thread and have to add my hobbies to the list. This is a great thread.....

Cycling and flying.... I thought flying was expensive until I started cycling.....

abiazis 02-07-2011 06:17 PM

USTA Tennis tournaments and AMG cars........

Magdaddy 02-07-2011 06:38 PM

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cycling has been it for me for the last 16 years or so. I ride/race pretty much every discipline...road/mountain/cyclo cross/destination. Almost got Porsche money into the bikes, but it's a healthy hobby.

For the heart anyway, not the wallet.

Road and mtn shown atop the car, most recent disc crosser also shown right after the build.

Hey Mike, you are out Auburn way right? What race is that shown?

flyingchappy 02-07-2011 07:42 PM

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Flying, Riding, Skeet shooting and anything Formula 1.

SKhiev 02-07-2011 08:42 PM

Here's mine:)

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...ooksCorner.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...oksCorner2.jpg

camlob 02-07-2011 10:13 PM

Glad to know there are cyclists over here. I am cramping heavily in this pic which was after a 25 km climb. See the pain! Still trying to figure out how I can mount my cyclops rear bike rack. Ordered a look 695!

http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo57/camlobe/TOM.jpg

And my Ducati 998s Ben Bostrom #142 of 155 with only 7k kms!

http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/o...10108_001s.jpg

camlob 02-07-2011 10:21 PM


Originally Posted by mike cap (Post 8280140)
For some reason I just noticed this thread and have to add my hobbies to the list. This is a great thread.....

Cycling and flying.... I thought flying was expensive until I started cycling.....

Yeah cyclists are crazy! Imagine some spend $4k on a set of cf lightweight wheelsets!! Or how about $300 on brake calipers? Shaving gms costs big bucks.

IXLR8 02-07-2011 10:27 PM

#1 - Motorcycle touring, mostly in Europe and the Alps. This is on Corsica...
http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Motorcy..._G8jSA-L-1.jpg

#2 - Motorcycles, past and present...
http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Motorcy..._XTqn8-M-4.jpg

http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Motorcy..._Go3WB-M-1.jpg

#3 - Photography, not very good at it though...
http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/photos/...66_EDegM-L.jpg

#4 - Working in my well equipped workshop, making stuff...
http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Motorcy...91_2vLvg-L.jpg

steve porter 02-07-2011 11:14 PM

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I can clearly see a theme here

ilko 02-08-2011 10:40 AM

The warranty ran out so I've been pouring a lot of time and money into this as of late:

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/...-retouched.jpg

95 C4 993 02-08-2011 12:02 PM

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Crusing around the mountains Spring to Fall in this beast.

I dabble in a handful of different hobbies---snowboarding, photography, and may start field training our new 11 week old Yellow Lab---Bode.

Champ (my profile pic) died unexpectedly a week ago of what is believed to be a stroke or something brain related. He was a great dog and was in perfect health up until the day he turned south was gone in 2 days after medical condition occured.

g_murray 02-08-2011 12:05 PM

OK I'll bite.

1. Flying.
Commercial Pilot: Airplane - Single and Multi-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane
Private Pilot: Helicopter
(~1,300Hrs. TT)
Some 'in flight' videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/oibal60

2. Marathon / Long Distance Running.
Marathon number 12 (consecutive) coming up in Nov. 2011

3. Skydiving.
Master Parachutist: Lic. # D-19579, 1,200+ skydives

4. Photography.
Black and White - Leica M4 / Linhoff Super Technika IV
Color - Minolta/Sony, Canon D-SLRs

5. Cycling.
Buit it myself: Reynolds 531c double-butted competition frame
Campagnolo Nuovo Record and Dura Ace equipment.
Mavic narrow rims, double-butted spokes, tubular tires.

6. Driving.

7. Traveling to and spending days in National Parks (all over the country) and visiting other countries.

Gerry

Stuttgart951 02-08-2011 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by flyingchappy (Post 8280775)
Flying

Speak of the devil. Nice pics of the Diamond.

Did most of my VFR in a DA-40XLS.

TRINITONY 02-08-2011 01:04 PM


Originally Posted by g_murray (Post 8282186)
OK I'll bite.



3. Skydiving.
Master Parachutist: Lic. # D-19579, 1,200+ skydives


Gerry

brave man, wanna try it just one time..:D

NCSUtrey 02-08-2011 02:15 PM

Cars and sailboats take up most of my time. Besides the 911 I've got a 928 'project' of sorts.

I've got a 33' sailboat on the coast in Charleston, SC, which takes up quite a few weekends. It's a blast! I also race on a Melges 30 out of Lake Lanier in GA and also own/race a Nacra 20 catamaran.
www.velocitysailing.com

Boats are a lot like cars, just holes to throw money into.

KLSpeed27 02-08-2011 02:37 PM

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Here's mine...
Cosmic acceleration!:rockon:

g_murray 02-08-2011 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by TRINITONY (Post 8282341)
brave man, wanna try it just one time..:D

Ha!
Must admit, it's NOT for everybody, but having said that, I think everyone should try it just once.

<plug for sport on>
Nowadays, with 'Tandem Jumps' you can, literally, plonk down about $250, complete a morning's worth of 'training' (arch!), and exit (strapped to a Tandem Instructor) out of a Twin Otter from around 13,000' AGL - enjoy about 30 secs. of freefall time followed by about 5 mins of canopy time, land back on terra firma and be home for supper with a 'cool video to show your pals' tucked under your armpit.
<plug for sport off>

My own most memorable jumps:

1. My first static-line jump hanging off the strut of a Cessna 182
2. Jumps - out the back of a Boeing 727 doing 200+kts (a la DB Cooper)
3. Jumps - from 23,000' from Mike Mullin's King Air
4. Jumps - from Rod Tinney's Bell 412 helicopter
5. Jump #1,000 ...which I had to do ...naked.

:-O
G.

Robert993TT 02-08-2011 04:29 PM


Originally Posted by steve porter (Post 8281271)
I can clearly see a theme here

Me too :D

The image was taken with the useless iPhone 3Gs camera. It is a 748R from 2002. I use it mostly on track days.

I also see that I share other interests with people here on the forum and and must admit that I think rennlist one of the better online community.

CorrdoBrit 02-08-2011 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by IXLR8 (Post 8281142)
#1 - Motorcycle touring, mostly in Europe and the Alps. This is on Corsica...
http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Motorcy..._G8jSA-L-1.jpg

#2 - Motorcycles, past and present...
http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Motorcy..._XTqn8-M-4.jpg

http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Motorcy..._Go3WB-M-1.jpg

#3 - Photography, not very good at it though...
http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/photos/...66_EDegM-L.jpg

#4 - Working in my well equipped workshop, making stuff...
http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Motorcy...91_2vLvg-L.jpg

Love Corsica. It was our favorite summer destination and one of the few places in the Med you could find empty beaches in the August. The Corsicans are a strange bunch though.

Robert993TT 02-08-2011 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by CorrdoBrit (Post 8283041)
Love Corsica. It was our favorite summer destination and one of the few places in the Med you could find empty beaches in the August. The Corsicans are a strange bunch though.

They are not very tourist friendly. It has its historical explanation. Stunning nature and very nice roads. It is a haven for practicing adventure sports.

TRINITONY 02-08-2011 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by g_murray (Post 8282816)
Ha!
Must admit, it's NOT for everybody, but having said that, I think everyone should try it just once.

<plug for sport on>
Nowadays, with 'Tandem Jumps' you can, literally, plonk down about $250, complete a morning's worth of 'training' (arch!), and exit (strapped to a Tandem Instructor) out of a Twin Otter from around 13,000' AGL - enjoy about 30 secs. of freefall time followed by about 5 mins of canopy time, land back on terra firma and be home for supper with a 'cool video to show your pals' tucked under your armpit.
<plug for sport off>

My own most memorable jumps:

1. My first static-line jump hanging off the strut of a Cessna 182
2. Jumps - out the back of a Boeing 727 doing 200+kts (a la DB Cooper)
3. Jumps - from 23,000' from Mike Mullin's King Air
4. Jumps - from Rod Tinney's Bell 412 helicopter
5. Jump #1,000 ...which I had to do ...naked.

:-O
G.


Naked...painful, no?. youtube...lol

lol..This reminds me of an office joke. a co-worker of mine, who is also on rennlist, went up a couple years ago and some how the video company manage to loose his video. they offerered him a free ride jump to remake the video. He declined..:roflmao:

Paul K 02-08-2011 10:11 PM

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...m/KickingK.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...5/AR-15004.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...tMagnum002.jpg

g_murray 02-09-2011 10:33 AM

OOOOOH, very nice.

G.

(From my cold, dead hands....)

hn 02-09-2011 03:25 PM

Not exactly a hobby but sometimes I have to customize our furniture:

https://rennlist.com/forums/members/...425-built2.jpg

https://rennlist.com/forums/members/...426-built3.jpg
https://rennlist.com/forums/members/...-tv-stand1.jpg

JMP911 02-09-2011 06:47 PM

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Hanging out with my 2 pups...

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shamrock 02-09-2011 07:30 PM

Great great thread!

Lots of very clever talented people on board , no wonder it's THEE tech Porsche site.

I'd have to say my first real hobby in life is my family .. Wife and kids ,you can't beat it! ThoughI won't bore y'all with pics.. Well maybe just one blurry one of my better half at a recent fancy dress!





http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...f/853db763.jpg




Next up .. And in no particular order .. Cruising the Shannon (Google it!) on my part owned (in the background) and having the odd pint with my father in law .. Even better when I can combine the two :D





http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...f/8c8c0e33.jpg




I love the amount of flight/flying enthusiasts that hang loose here .. I started a thread some years ago asking who flew commercially .. LOADS of you guys..

Well , obviously having said that, me too ..
I've been at it for 21 years now , still flying shorthaul on A320's (it's a tall ladder in my airline!) all over Europe. I mention this as I guess I'm lucky to love what I do , it's the closest hobby/job you can get.




http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...f/1d76d4c5.jpg




.. And lastly , the hobby that's dominated 30 years of my existance.
Guitars , blues , rock , Led Zeppelin , gigs .
I've about 10 guitars , been collecting them for a loong time , the Les Paul is from '76 , Fender from '79 , the 1275 (double neck) was bought new 15 years ago , and the Strat like purple monster a Suhr bought in 48th St. Custom about 10 years ago. The very best guitar I've ever played... But then none of the above are SERIOUS collectables so what do I know!
Btw, that's a cheap turntable in the background , love that vinyl warmth, with 'Back in Black' ready to play :bowdown:



http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...5/b641a789.jpg

G-Man993 02-09-2011 08:08 PM

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I'm an enthusiast for pretty much anything with 2 or 4 wheels

IXLR8 02-09-2011 08:24 PM


Originally Posted by shamrock (Post 8286530)
I love the amount of flight/flying enthusiasts that hang loose here .. I started a thread some years ago asking who flew commercially .. LOADS of you guys..

Well , obviously having said that, me too ..
I've been at it for 21 years now , still flying shorthaul on A320's (it's a tall ladder in my airline!) all over Europe. I mention this as I guess I'm lucky to love what I do , it's the closest hobby/job you can get.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...f/1d76d4c5.jpg


I used to fly with them a long time ago when they used to fly out of Montreal. I'd get my flight to Dublin and return via Shannon.

Between flights I'd spend the year at Rockwell College. For Christmas, I got to fly back home and for Easter I'd fly to Germany.

The little gears in my head started turning at a very early age. How to get up flying in an airplane...simple, tell my parents I had to go to school overseas. Little did I know at the time I'd end up with thousands of hours PIC as a flight instructor.

I did miss putting the "flying" aspect into my list of hobbies...didn't have any pics handy.

I did go to Oshkosh to the EAA Fly-In four years straight...ended up with an RV-4 tail kit. Sadly I never saw that dream come true. Aircraft like boats...consume you, worse than Porsches.

TRINITONY 02-09-2011 08:27 PM

Rennlist needs a separate sports bike forum...
 
:D

Stephen Fisher 02-09-2011 10:15 PM

http://s1210.photobucket.com/albums/...t=IMG_1581.jpg

IXLR8 02-09-2011 11:26 PM


Originally Posted by CorrdoBrit (Post 8283041)
Love Corsica. It was our favorite summer destination and one of the few places in the Med you could find empty beaches in the August. The Corsicans are a strange bunch though.

Corsica belongs to France as we all know. I also know that tourism in France leaves a lot to be desired. If they are so miserable, why do they bother staying in that business.

JM993 02-10-2011 01:44 AM

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Here's mine. I enjoy this way more than riding on pavement.

FlatSix911 02-10-2011 02:06 AM

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This ... :cheers:

Macca 02-10-2011 06:05 AM

Hey. Interesting thread. I dont think you guys are being entirely honest. What about Porn? Are you telling me not a single person that owns a 993 and has read or responded to this thread hasnt got Porn as a hobby!! LOL!!!! Yeah...you all know who you are ;-P

camlob 02-10-2011 08:52 AM


Originally Posted by jmarch (Post 8287494)
Here's mine. I enjoy this way more than riding on pavement.

Yeah I know how you feel, I used to ride MX when I was young which was not to long ago...

g_murray 02-10-2011 10:30 AM

Small world Shamrock and Alex...

As an ex-Dub I would routinely hop on my bike and cycle (from Dundrum) with my airband radio and, with a flask of coffee and some 'sambos', 'plonk' myself down at the end of the main runway (before they built the new ones!), and spend the whole day airplane-watching. Loved to watch the 707's and DC-8's, Viscounts and Vanguards...
I still have the C-60 (BASF!) tape that I made of the ATC<->B747 transmissions of when Phelim Cronin flew John Paul II over to Ireland and the Fouga Magisters 'patroling' around.
I guess when it's in your blood, it's in your blood.

I also went to Rockwell College (Cashel, Co. 'Tip'!) -- 1974 to 1979.

Gerry

IXLR8 02-10-2011 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by g_murray (Post 8287931)
I also went to Rockwell College (Cashel, Co. 'Tip'!) -- 1974 to 1979.

Gerry

I was only there a year, 1969-1970.

I guess you remember Father Reid and Nolan, dean of discipline and dean of studies, respectively.

I use to tune in a cheap airband radio, go to the roof of the apartment I live in (less than a mile final) and listen in to get used to the ramble. By the time I was doing my commercial, I could predict instructions before ATC gave them to me as I was entering the zone. Its always good to have a birds-eye view of the zone, where you are in it and where all the traffic is that you should also be listening to. I should have gone into ATC when I quit flying...would have been a walk in the park for me.

mcipseric 02-10-2011 11:29 AM

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4073/...ed613d8f_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/...d41332cf_b.jpg

Cristel993 02-10-2011 12:12 PM

Macca, porn may well be popular in NZ, but here in the UK, we don't even know what that means. We do have some examples of Victorian erotic art circulating from the turn of the century, but that's as far as it goes over here.....

http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/schaukel.jpg

In terms of other hobbies, here's one of mine:

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...p/P1000465.jpg

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...p/P1000464.jpg

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...l/P1020625.jpg

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...l/P1020658.jpg

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...a/P1000825.jpg

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...0/P1030992.jpg

Macca 02-10-2011 03:19 PM

Dude. You should come to live in New Zealand. We have more sailing than anywhere else per head of capita. We build nice saling boats too.

Porn was invented in America I think. I believe its big there. Thats why Im suprised its no ones hobby. Maybe its just too common over there. Ive only heard of it because NZ is pure and like UK we dont get much of it down here....

:-)

M

cgfen 02-10-2011 03:32 PM

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Wingsuit Fixed Object Jumping
and Road Cycling on vintage steel.

Euro has ample opportunities for both, why am i still here?????????????

Craig

sanyata 02-10-2011 05:48 PM

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KLSpeed27 02-10-2011 07:23 PM


Originally Posted by jmarch (Post 8287494)
Here's mine. I enjoy this way more than riding on pavement.

I love it too! Raced hare scrambles for 6 years back in the 90's - having kids put an end to that. KTM's rock! My last dirt bike was a '96 360MXC

RIDE ON:thumbup:

vincer77 02-10-2011 07:28 PM

993 a hobby, I thought it was just a mental illness.

Cemoto 02-10-2011 10:32 PM

I'm an old MX guy from back in the early/mid '70's. So collecting and riding vintage two-stroke MX and enduro bikes is one of the other interests.

Back in '03 I rode along side Malcolm Smith (MSR Racing) in the Berkshire ISDTRR and was awarded a bronze medal.

At one time there were over 50 in the collection, now somewhere just north of 30. Although I've restored a few, now I choose to keep them all original. It often takes years to acquire the correct part.

So here is one of my OTHER favorite six-speeds.

http://cemoto.tripod.com/photos/m214c.jpg

and another three pack:

http://webpages.charter.net/cemoto/ebay/123RZaa.jpg

And a few other examples........

http://cemoto.tripod.com/photos/M207A.jpg

http://cemoto.tripod.com/photos/M48c.jpg

http://cemoto.tripod.com/photos/M68A.jpg

http://cemoto.tripod.com/guide_photos/full/M4r1.jpg

http://cemoto.tripod.com/photos/M3B1.jpg

http://cemoto.tripod.com/photos/mercurio6.jpg


I'm not into sailing but did spend some time as a deck hand in the USVI back in the 70's. Most memorable was sailing the coast of Venezula and having the owner go ashore, buy a pig, and slaughter and roast it on the deck!

Best Regards,

camlob 02-10-2011 11:45 PM


Originally Posted by Cemoto (Post 8289979)
I'm an old MX guy from back in the early/mid '70's. So collecting and riding vintage two-stroke MX and enduro bikes is one of the other interests.

Back in '03 I rode along side Malcolm Smith (MSR Racing) in the Berkshire ISDTRR and was awarded a bronze medal.

At one time there were over 50 in the collection, now somewhere just north of 30. Although I've restored a few, now I choose to keep them all original. It often takes years to acquire the correct part.

So here is one of my OTHER favorite six-speeds.

I'm not into sailing but did spend some time as a deck hand in the USVI back in the 70's. Most memorable was sailing the coast of Venezula and having the owner go ashore, buy a pig, and slaughter and roast it on the deck!

Best Regards,

Wow so cool. I remember Jim Pomeroy's Bultaco Pursang 250 which I always wanted. I used to race a Honda Elsinore 125cc.

Cemoto 02-11-2011 12:03 AM

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Jim

SOS 02-11-2011 04:05 AM

My track car. A Honda Civic. Yes, a Honda Civic :p

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/5...9865567219.jpg

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/8...ecamera303.jpg

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5...1436066701.jpg

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/8...8551294005.jpg

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/4...8651294005.jpg

Both my toys at the track at the same time = priceless.

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/5...2369176137.jpg

g_murray 02-11-2011 11:10 AM

Yup, remember 'Dezzie' well. (I was in the choir, the Balloon club and the Red Cross.) Fr. Michael Holohan, "Chu Chu", and Fr. Sean Broderick were the Deans (of Discipline) during my junior and senior years. Was also in the camera club with Fr. Naas Mc Cool. Headmaster at the time was Fr. Brendan Hally. Moses, how I can just rattle off names like that ...seems like yesterday.

Yup, the old airband radio made you feel like you were MORE than just a 'liker of airplanes' ...it made you feel 'connected'. Many a time, late in bed, with nothing on the CB radio, I'd listen to one of the old 737's do a 'Precision Radar Approach' and wonder if I'd ever be able to do THAT one day... ...little did I know - later on in life - I'd be shooting ILS apps. down to minimums (300', 1/2 mile in mist and rain) with the wife in the right seat waiting to see 'the rabbit'.

Gerry



Originally Posted by IXLR8 (Post 8287950)
I was only there a year, 1969-1970.

I guess you remember Father Reid and Nolan, dean of discipline and dean of studies, respectively.

I use to tune in a cheap airband radio, go to the roof of the apartment I live in (less than a mile final) and listen in to get used to the ramble. By the time I was doing my commercial, I could predict instructions before ATC gave them to me as I was entering the zone. Its always good to have a birds-eye view of the zone, where you are in it and where all the traffic is that you should also be listening to. I should have gone into ATC when I quit flying...would have been a walk in the park for me.


NCSUtrey 02-11-2011 01:33 PM

Sailing
 
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I love the pictures of your boats! Here's a shot of my 33' cruiser in Charleston (with a very 'accomplished' crew) as well as a few shots of my race boat.
If anyone wants to join me sailing (especially in Charleston), let me know!

Rdelvalle 02-11-2011 09:17 PM

Freediving Spearfishing. The kid in the picture is my grandson. The fish in the picture were caught in 65 feet of water. Apnea the ultimate thrill.

http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1297472681
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http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1297472771

________________________________________________________________________ _____________
1997 993 Cab, Targa Wheels 40K miles

http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1297472823

camlob 02-11-2011 10:04 PM


Originally Posted by Cemoto (Post 8290246)
Jim

Is that a recent pic? Seems a little chubby. I recall that the Bultaco Pursang 250 had forward mounted shocks. Maybe a later year model. Do you have the pic of him "pushing away" on a jump? It was used on Bultaco ads.

camlob 02-11-2011 10:07 PM

I used to own a JDM DC2 with Jun 3 cams and valvetrain, CTR pistons etc. It did 200rwhp! Wow a very nice car to take to the track! Regret selling it.

vincer77 02-12-2011 12:16 AM


Originally Posted by NCSUtrey (Post 8291384)
I love the pictures of your boats! Here's a shot of my 33' cruiser in Charleston (with a very 'accomplished' crew) as well as a few shots of my race boat.
If anyone wants to join me sailing (especially in Charleston), let me know!

Thanks for the invite, but I think you should stick to your existing crew!:rockon:

Cemoto 02-12-2011 12:32 AM

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Is that a recent pic? Seems a little chubby. I recall that the Bultaco Pursang 250 had forward mounted shocks. Maybe a later year model. Do you have the pic of him "pushing away" on a jump? It was used on Bultaco ads.
Jim died a few years back. He reached down while driving to pick up his sunglasses which fell on the floor and his jeep went off the edge and up a telephone pole guy wire. It flipped and killed him. He was on his way to church with his 4 year old daughter. she survived the crash.

The posted photo was taken back in '01 as he was just about to do the "Lap of Honor" at VMD, mid-ohio.

Is this the shot you were thinking of?

SOS 02-12-2011 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by camlob (Post 8292811)
I used to own a JDM DC2 with Jun 3 cams and valvetrain, CTR pistons etc. It did 200rwhp! Wow a very nice car to take to the track! Regret selling it.


Nice! Was it a DC2R? Did you have to dyno tune the JUN cams to get power or did it happen right away? My car has a JDM B18C (high compression Type R) with stock internals. The car does pull roughly as fast as my C4. About 70 less hp but with over 700lbs less weight. It handles like a big go-kart at the track and i can really toss it around without fear of impending death or dollar signs.

It's funny that my one car has way too much weight in the front, and the other has way too much weight in the rear! Definitely makes for two very different driving experiences.

Then there's my daily 02 Subaru WRX which gets me up and down the mountain. Now that car with snow tires = invincible fun!

TT-911 02-12-2011 06:24 PM

Watches, mostly Rolex.

Other car,Lotus Esprit
Mine: http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EOth...astEsprit.html

My bike, a Triumph Thunderbird :

camlob 02-12-2011 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by SOS (Post 8294294)
Nice! Was it a DC2R? Did you have to dyno tune the JUN cams to get power or did it happen right away? My car has a JDM B18C (high compression Type R) with stock internals. The car does pull roughly as fast as my C4. About 70 less hp but with over 700lbs less weight. It handles like a big go-kart at the track and i can really toss it around without fear of impending death or dollar signs.

It's funny that my one car has way too much weight in the front, and the other has way too much weight in the rear! Definitely makes for two very different driving experiences.

Then there's my daily 02 Subaru WRX which gets me up and down the mountain. Now that car with snow tires = invincible fun!

Yes it was a Type R. Definitely needed a dyno tune bec of the CTR pistons. When the big lobe kicks in, glorious noise!

timothymoffat 02-12-2011 08:18 PM

Hobbies other than 993/Porsche stuff?

Heavy drinking?:cheers:

Magdaddy 02-12-2011 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by timothymoffat (Post 8294854)
Hobbies other than 993/Porsche stuff?

Heavy drinking?:cheers:

man we gotta hang out.

You like Belgium beers?

chris walrod 02-12-2011 10:24 PM

As of last week, I've taken the plunge into yet another hobby -- RC gliders. Here is a video from my third flight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO8CMD8FJKk

e3photo 02-12-2011 10:34 PM

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Magdaddy 02-12-2011 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by timothymoffat (Post 8294854)
Hobbies other than 993/Porsche stuff?

Heavy drinking?:cheers:

two of my favorite things

cabrio993 02-13-2011 12:16 AM


Originally Posted by Magdaddy (Post 8295253)
two of my favorite things

Great Quadrupel by Ommegang! :biggulp:

BTW, one of my hobbies is brewing beer. :)

993RS 03-28-2014 06:38 PM

I have been painting big cats, leopards etc, since ten years of age.

I put some of my stuff up on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Pags993 03-28-2014 06:54 PM

Boating / Fishing
Hunting / Shooting sports (mainly sporting clay)
Mountain Biking

XavierLaFlamme 03-28-2014 06:58 PM

Collecting Records
Playing Hockey
Helping my friends fix their cars
--Michael

993Brendan 03-28-2014 07:14 PM

Old school bmx bikes and skateboards....and my other Porsche.

Bill Verburg 03-28-2014 07:38 PM

When I was young, racing motorcycles, Honda/Yoshimura 812, Triumph 650 Bonneville tt, Yamaha MX360 monoshock for MX

I got a little older and got into back country camping, everywhere from Co to Alaska, climbed a dozen 14s in those days and used to spend 2 mo at a time off the map

finally settled down a bit after collage, raced International 14s for a while, moved to Tanzer 22s, J24s, a eventually Baltic 55(ex Whitbread boat) and 100' schooners
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1122068407.jpg
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1394751836.jpg
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1396045718.jpg
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1396045808.jpg
http://www.scaranoboat.com/mc_images...e/_MG_8401.jpg

lately in my dotage retired so I actually have time to do this stuff, cross country skiing(freestyle), running and bicycling
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1394751863.jpg

kr994 03-28-2014 07:56 PM

HAM radio - recently got my FCC General License.

http://files.qrz.com/g/kd8kzg/radioguy.gif

pmo75 03-28-2014 08:13 PM

Surfing. Which gives to Aquaplaning a totally different taste.
And cigars, too.

Washabi 03-28-2014 08:17 PM

a little bit of off-roading with the daily driver:
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2219/1...000b543b_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7408/1...635b66b6_z.jpg

Kinda just started getting into these, I've only got an H&K USP .45 Full-Size and an SA 1911-A1, here is a shot of the 1911 from when I picked it up.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5518/1...68422725_z.jpg

and I do a little bit of design work as well.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2882/1...06684f2b_z.jpg

:bigbye:

ppashley 03-29-2014 12:09 AM

Add Title

jerbroo 03-29-2014 12:32 AM

Enduro riding, product creation, business, software

Rick-A-Shay 03-29-2014 12:49 AM

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OK, I'm in on this one: Steaming!! :D

hennabav 03-29-2014 03:42 AM

Vintage watches ;-))

Holger3.2 03-29-2014 04:50 AM

My 3.2 :rolleyes:

http://www10.pic-upload.de/10.07.13/juvh9djmhzyg.jpg

zooming993 03-29-2014 11:31 AM

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All my hobbies have something in common, they all require fuel (premium of course)! I guess you can say I'm a bit of a motor head. Here are some of my other toys which require my love and attention.

x50type 03-29-2014 11:37 AM

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Emptying scotch whisky bottles and listening to Radio Free Varioram on my Zenith Trans-oceanic radios.

:thumbup:

OverBoosted28 03-29-2014 11:39 AM

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This as often as I can but really hate wetsuits and the cold
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sfbluenote 03-29-2014 02:15 PM

Collecting mid to late 19th Century Serbo- Croat napkin rings. At times the excitement is unbearable.

x50type 03-29-2014 02:44 PM

Serbo - Croat napkin rings - unusual but sure does sound attractive.

:thumbup:

Rinty 03-29-2014 03:47 PM

Lolo Pass; scouting out a route for another trip in the 993:

http://rinty.smugmug.com/Travel/Mosc...1%20025-XL.jpg

bobby2putt 03-29-2014 04:24 PM

Lots of golf!

mondogarage 03-29-2014 05:44 PM

Playing in gigging psych and garage rock bands. And a 3.2 as well :rollseyes:

christallon 03-29-2014 08:14 PM

Why my 964 of course :D

GlengarryGR 03-29-2014 09:41 PM

I'm into Sporting Clays. Just found a left over Beretta Over/Under "White Onyx" w/32" barrel.

mstolo 03-29-2014 09:49 PM

Cycling and burning some major calories off, and then putting them back on via my Big Green Egg (BGE) - pizza is one of my favorites. Cycling picture below was in Singapore.

https://rennlist.com/forums/members/...603-190226.jpg

https://rennlist.com/forums/members/...-ridge-006.jpg

PRSWILL 03-30-2014 12:20 AM

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Guitars- and more guitars! Here are my favs

x98boardwell 03-30-2014 02:11 AM

one other...
 
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At least as cars go...

Tim, near Boston 03-30-2014 10:33 AM

Always wanted one of those!

As for other habits - road cycling.

H.H.Chinn 03-30-2014 12:04 PM

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Live steam garden railway railroad models. These models run on 45mm (LGB) style track where the locomotives burn fuels ranging from Welsh coal, Butane, and Methyl Alcohol. This my Aster Great Northern S2 pulling around 50 box cars and caboose at Staver Locomotive in Portland Oregon.

fozzie bear 03-30-2014 12:37 PM

Interesting to see a lot of other common hobbies here.

Mine are:
Road biking
Playing guitar and all the fun amps and pedals that go along with that

Rinty 03-30-2014 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by H.H.Chinn (Post 11254688)
This my Aster Great Northern S2...at Staver Locomotive in Portland Oregon.

What a cool place! Sorry I missed that when we were there last year.

rlsammax 03-30-2014 03:59 PM

I am into 356's (1965 Coupe and Cabriolet) and also guns (14 pistols 15 rifles). Life is good

luv2ride 03-30-2014 04:18 PM

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A Bit late to this party. Great thread. Lets see Mt Biking, Snowboarding, Sailing and Lemons Racing.

Mr.Woolery 03-31-2014 02:47 PM

My cars (six others besides the Porsche) are my main hobby, followed by home improvements...

x50type 03-31-2014 04:30 PM

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Growing nutsedge. :(

pp000830 10-21-2014 09:35 PM

Large format photography shooting with big 8x10" & 11x14" sheet film cameras and making large enlarger made presentation prints.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

99er 10-21-2014 10:59 PM

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Camera, bikes, cars – each hobby has gotten progressively more expensive. Two of my many bikes.

Jwolf427 10-21-2014 11:35 PM

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Taking my bikes out to the track would be my other hobby.

99er 10-21-2014 11:47 PM

That is badass jwolf!

Jwolf427 10-21-2014 11:53 PM


Originally Posted by 99er (Post 11742194)
That is badass jwolf!

Thanks 99er!

FabianS 10-22-2014 12:04 PM

I have a couple hobbies besides my car.

My wife and I ride motorcycles. I have a Triumph Daytona 675 and she rides a Ducati Monster. I also like to snowboard, mountain bike, and I'm very into music...mostly hip hop, R&B and Alternative. I also used to be very into dirt biking, but haven't done a lot since I separated my shoulder 2 years ago...need to get another bike ;)

Donster 10-22-2014 01:22 PM

I collect oriental carpets- mostly Caucasian and Turkoman styles rather than the Persian carpets most people are familiar with.
I also am a pretty avid snowboarder. I generally get in 2 days of riding per week during the season plus 2 weeks holiday spent on the slopes.

Rinty 10-22-2014 09:21 PM


Originally Posted by Donster (Post 11743380)
I also am a pretty avid snowboarder. I generally get in 2 days of riding per week during the season plus 2 weeks holiday spent on the slopes.

You're lucky to be so close to Silver Star.

With daughter Bri, on the summit of Lookout Mountain, Sunshine Village, mid May:

http://rinty.smugmug.com/Other/Sprin...1010724-XL.jpg

FabianS 10-22-2014 10:40 PM

Love Silverstar! Used to rip it up there as a youth. Also a big fan of Big White. Good friend of mine has a place there, and we always do a yearly thing up there. Super jealous of your ski hill access.

nine9six 10-23-2014 12:59 PM

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Handlebars! Where are the fricking handlebars?:biggulp:

Donster 10-23-2014 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by FabianS (Post 11744843)
Love Silverstar! Used to rip it up there as a youth. Also a big fan of Big White. Good friend of mine has a place there, and we always do a yearly thing up there. Super jealous of your ski hill access.

Yeah, Silver Star is a great family hill. I worked there as a volunteer patroller for 7 seasons so I know the hill really well. I stopped a couple of years ago when my kids got old enough to ski because I'd rather spend my time on the hill with them than working.
Big White also has a lot to offer. I used to spend a week there every year back when I lived in Vancouver. I still try to get up there for a weekend or two each season.
I have to say that Blackcomb remains my all time favourite though. I still do an annual guys only trip there every February.

Race4S 10-23-2014 07:48 PM

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Our other hobby has been working on our country home.

Had a lot of fun doing a weekend getaway renovation. It is special to get out of the city and get into the 993 away from the hassle of traffic.

97 C4S at weekend escape home.

Franklin229 10-23-2014 09:06 PM

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I build "air cooled" cars, only smaller.


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