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Alan
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posted 07-21-2004 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alan   Click Here to Email Alan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just noticed that US-cyclist Lance Armstrong is become very popular in the US, especially Texas as our national news stated today ...
Question to collectSpace memebers;
Which Sport(s) do You practice ?

I'm a long-distance runner and like (mountain-)biking as well ...

ASCAN1984
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posted 07-21-2004 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Badmington and mountain biking. All others i am terrible at.

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posted 07-21-2004 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Baseball, as most pro athletes will say, it's the hardest thing to do, hitting a round ball with a round bat, with the ball doing 90+ miles an hour, not to mention curveballs, sliders...

John K. Rochester
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posted 07-21-2004 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
..Golf!! I was advised by my golf pro to buy new clubs, take lessons for 1 year, then quit the game..'cause I'll still be terrible.

november25
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posted 07-21-2004 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi-just noticed this-so here is my twopence-
{For a Lady}- Flying Planes-[PPL LICENCE]
Scuba Diving\swimming, Ride Motor Bikes,
ride in Fast Cars- Ralley Type, walking,running, have to keep fit being a
grandma- {not passed by sell by date yet}-
HA HA, Very busy lady-living on the isle of Man,tailess cats, and 3 legged beasts-----
Cheers all the best to collectspacers.
from Brenda Bailey
This was posted at 4.50pm taking time out to relax-

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 07-21-2004 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll try anything once - wanted to parasail when I was on vacation this past May but didn't have the money....

I bowl on a regular basis. I already have strange looks from my co-workers when I mention I work partial overnights (e.g., 18.00-02.00) on a Saturday and then get up to go bowling at 09.00 on a Sunday because that's when it's cheaper.

I'm learning to fly. I went SCUBA diving once. I also like to play badminton but haven't done so in way too long.

november25
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posted 07-21-2004 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good on you HART- Watch out for those low-flying BIZ-JETS-they never contact radar till the last minute- I experienced those whilst training for my licence in Florida.
Scuba diving-the adventures of the deep-great. I too have had a few late nights-also do watch bowls-have a nice time,all the best.Why not try anything once=-you never know-till you do it? have a nice evening in New Jersey,
regards to our friends in the USA
From Brenda in the UK

paul prendergast
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posted 07-21-2004 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for paul prendergast   Click Here to Email paul prendergast     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dont practise any sports, played football (soccer) up until a couple of years ago only watch it now.

tegwilym
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posted 07-21-2004 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flying airplanes
Teaching people to fly airplanes
Looking at airplanes
Spending money flying airplanes

Scuba diving
Some biking (Hmm....haven't taken that thing out yet this summer!)

Tom

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posted 07-21-2004 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Almost anything in and on the water. I used to do competitive swimming, sometimes some sailing. Right now I don't practice any sport at all. (unless you consider travelling to events with the purpose to hunt astronauts' autographs a sport ... )

[This message has been edited by Kirsten (edited July 26, 2004).]

Philip
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posted 07-21-2004 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brenda "November Two Five, make a 360 to the left and report Base Leg" ...
;-)
I've learned to fly single engine fixed wing aeroplanes, drove some fast cars, got married and only have time ( & money )for 3 sports;
Running on the beach, Mountain-biking and squash ...
Trying to keep my weight on 80 kilograms ;-))

[This message has been edited by Philip (edited July 21, 2004).]

HouseDadX4
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I practice the sport of parenting. It's rewards are priceless!!!

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posted 07-21-2004 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always liked Walt Cunningham's description of Neil Armstrong from The All American Boys :
"He was one of the least athletic of the astronauts; if he felt the urge to exercise he'd lie down until it went away."

That about sums up my own sportiness, although I do like to snorkel and dive when the opportunity arises.

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posted 07-21-2004 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for derek   Click Here to Email derek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I read somewhere that Neil once quoted a saying by Beardsley Ruml,the postwar director of the NY Federal Reserve Bank,"If you ever hear of me dropping dead on the tennis court,you'll know I was crossing it to get another scotch and soda."

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posted 07-21-2004 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Philip and Tegwilyn, {ROGER-UNDERSTOOD} Started with C152\172 now PA28
Warrior, fly twin with a colleague PA31
Navajo chieftain,tried a chopper-fun to hover around.
Tom in Renton- im impressed,sounds like me-
youve got the plane bug----once you start,theres no going back-great fun.
DEREK IN IRELAND, can you please e-mail me off line about the Air show in August,did you get my message.
This was posted at 10.46pm
by Brenda Bailey

Ken Havekotte
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posted 07-21-2004 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An avid racquetball player and enthusiast for almost 25 years. Anybody for a game here on Florida's Space Coast, give me a shout. I'll be happy to arrange a play meet.

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posted 07-21-2004 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collshubby   Click Here to Email collshubby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Baseball baby all the way.

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Brian Peter
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Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-21-2004 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Armchair Formula 1 and armchair football (soccer). Though in my youth I was a pretty useful goalkeeper and a keen snooker player...

Regards,

Rick.

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posted 07-21-2004 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Carrie   Click Here to Email Carrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Walking and occasional swimming, when the weather is good enough, which in these parts is sadly not very often! I used to cross-country ski, but my niece and nephew have the skis these days! I'd like to take up rollerblading if and when I can get the money together for all the gear...I loved to rollerskate as a kid, being the child of the 70's/80's that I am! -C

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posted 07-21-2004 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Skiing (Alpine and Nordic), bicycling (mountain and road), hiking, and getting back a little bit into tennis. Played soccer up until about a year ago, but probably done with the game now. I've loved a lot of sports for several decades, and who knows what comes next? Play or die.

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posted 07-21-2004 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BobbyA   Click Here to Email BobbyA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I play slow pitch softball (I just can't hit fastballs any more), golf (badly), and rock climb. I also coach high school baseball. I just don't like any games with a time limit.

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posted 07-21-2004 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Riding my bike. Everywhere, anytime. Commuting with it, winter or summer. Will favor a violin-only gig over a cello-and-violin gig (I play both) if I can get there riding instead of driving, even though I may be waving some extra fee.

Those who met me while on tour with Cirque du Soleil will remember the bike rack with bike always on my vehicule.

PS I don't ride any special bike, just old but fine rigs which I procure in used sports goods shops and tailor to my needs -- and replace often due to early wear!

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posted 07-21-2004 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for poolman18   Click Here to Email poolman18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hockey and Golf!!!!

David

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posted 07-22-2004 12:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by november25:
Good on you HART- Watch out for those low-flying BIZ-JETS-they never contact radar till the last minute- I experienced those whilst training for my licence in Florida.
From Brenda in the UK

Brenda - I have a lot more to worry about than business jets!

The airport I fly out of - as part of my volunteer work for search and rescue - is within the 10 mile zone of a nuclear power plant, and within 20 miles of three military bases, one of which handles large (C-141 and soon, C-17) military transports and tankers (KC-10, KC-135), and the occasional Vice President of the United States.

The only thing I have to say is thank God I'm not down in Atlantic City, because then I'd have to contend with both commercial traffic and F-16 fighters doing Homeland Security patrols.

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posted 07-22-2004 02:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skippy in space   Click Here to Email skippy in space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the late eights I did a few parachute jumps but stopped.

Now I lawn bowl (Yes I'm only 33 but it always fun to win against one of the 60+ members)

Have just taken up rowing, As a company we sponsored an event that put a 4 person crew together with no rowing experience with an experienced cox. Our crew lost the QTR final by 1/4 of a boat length but we are keeping this up rowing most Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Other than that I joined a Gym about 3 months ago and have lost a stone but still have a long way to go to get fit, Still hovering around the 15st mark (Don't you feel sorry for the guys in the boat )

But I understand Armstrongs feelings about exercise

Ian H

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posted 07-22-2004 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hart- thanks for the interesting aircraft info-did not realise-all the best with your S AND R Volunter work, take care,wish I could join you? VERY EXCITING. I have friends who do the same -as you- is it a lynx chopper?Very worth while work, I have seen a few planes crashes into the Irish Sea
around my local airport, and have helped out with the AIR ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BRANCH on numerous occasions, found this rewarding., in a sad kind of way.
Good Luck, regards
from Brenda On the Isle of Man .UK
ps have you seen this island on a map?
This was posted 5.35pm GMT

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posted 07-22-2004 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I played football for 6yrs ( not very good).I didn't take up Cricket till I was 15 and played till I was 37, I was an average allrounder playing in the local leagues in the Midlands. I had to pack it up through injury around 4 1/2 yrs ago.
Since packing cricket up I've took up crown green bowls ( I wish I'd listen to my physic teacher at school) Like Ian H its nice to win against an old boy who got 50+ yrs of bowling under his belt.
I'm a Armchair motor racing fan( F1 is well out my price range to what it used to be when I used to go in the 80's),I also go and watch Rugby league at Wakfield (Trinity), and finaly LOADS of walking (a bit of a busmans holiday with that one).
all the best
Ian

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posted 07-22-2004 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by november25:

Tom in Renton- im impressed,sounds like me-
youve got the plane bug----once you start,theres no going back-great fun.

Glad there is someone else that understands my cry for help.

I took my girlfriend up for a flight when I first met her. She wasn't too excited about it, but once I handed the controls over to her, I created another addict. She is now my newest pilot student!

Tom

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posted 07-22-2004 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
running (hope to knock off a second amrathon this year), volleyball and coach soccer.

Wish I had the time to learn to fly, but I have promised my daughter that she can start taking lessons in three years when she turns 14.

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posted 07-23-2004 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ashy   Click Here to Email Ashy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked this one up late so sorry for joining in.
I use to play rugby for many years to a fairly high level but had to retire from the game at 34 due to increasing injuries. You can only dislocate your knee so many times before it becomes boring! I now go rowing and cycling...low impact.

Si

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posted 07-24-2004 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TrueNorth   Click Here to Email TrueNorth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Basketball and tennis.

John

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posted 07-24-2004 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Swimming, and hiking in the beautiful mountains of NM.
Jurg

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