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Old 07-24-2012, 04:16 AM   #16
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Video games, Netflix, reading, comic books, study, make electronic music.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:13 AM   #17
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Restore an old bike. Maybe track down another model like your first one. Me, I like to reload and go shooting, then reload some more and repeat. Dont want to reload? try .22's. Dont like guns? Well....I can't relate. If I couldn't ride and shoot, I would be in your shoes. I know, I just had a brain fart! Start a thread on ADV asking people what their other non- riding, non-motorcycle related hobbies are. We're all on this site because we love to ride. outside of that, we are a very diverse group. It may be intresting if enough folks chime in. Oh, and another thing, volunteer in your community. There is always something that needs to be done. Somewhere, for someone. I pick up trash on state land.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:18 AM   #18
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Don't know... The last time my Doctor told me "No riding for 6 weeks"

I told her: "You can kill me now... That is NOT going to happen"
This. Three weeks after rotator cuff repair, I rode to all my PT appointments. Two weeks after arthroscopy on my knee, I was back on two wheels. In the short down time I did have, I planned more trips to take and did my exercises at home.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:46 AM   #19
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Great suggestions, don't stop now, loving it.

The KLR is all ready to go, whenever I can go, did a bunch of neglected maintenance. Been working little at a time on an ole 83 Suzuki GS850 that my GF's grandfather bought new in 83, 75,000 miles later it's something to do.
Hell even had a friend deliver a barn fresh Sachs pedal moped for me to tinker on. Unfortunately the accident I was in also destroyed/damages/disappeared alot of tools(it was my work truck) including crushing my Lincoln SP135 welder and oxy/acetylene setup . That puts quite the damper on metal work.

I do know that my old bicycle is getting reworked so I can at least me mobile.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:05 PM   #20
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make beer. Grow grapes and make wine.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:59 PM   #21
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I second the R/C option. Cars, trucks, planes….whatever floats your boat. However, the really scale stuff can be a time killer and would be great for your current situation. The scale 4x4 stuff is really cool and is really rewarding when you finish it up. The stuff can get expensive, but as always there are many “projects” on Ebay and Craigslist that people sell cheap. Just make sure it is "hobby grade" stuff that can be fixed with available replacement parts.

Also, if you like to tinker, there are few sites better than http://www.instructables.com . There are many cheap projects that involve recycling/repurposing, but there are also some higher-dollar projects depending on what you want to build or your budget. Great way to keep your hands busy. I’m building a modified version of a vacuum-forming machine that I found on there for use in my shop class. Lots of fun stuff.

Oh, and as far as Netflix goes, if you haven't watched the "Breaking Bad" series do yourself a favor and give it a shot. I thought the premise was dumb when I read about it and thought everyone was blowing it out of proportion....then I gave it a chance and I'm hooked! I'm working on season 3 now.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:20 PM   #22
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This. Three weeks after rotator cuff repair, I rode to all my PT appointments. Two weeks after arthroscopy on my knee, I was back on two wheels. In the short down time I did have, I planned more trips to take and did my exercises at home.

3 days after surgery for my rotator cuff and bone spurs, I started riding. Pretty damn stiff and sore though. 2 weeks in, I did 260 miles or so with my wife on the back of my CBR900RR. It didn't start hurting until about 10 miles from home. I ain't the smartest kid on the block, that's for sure.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:55 PM   #23
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During the few times I can't ride in the winter months I keep myself busy brewing beer and working on my bikes.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:58 PM   #24
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I found the end of the Internet when had the hardware removed from my leg from my last crash.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:19 PM   #25
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As of lately, I have been doing alot of research, planning, design on a large RV conversion project I've been thinking about for a couple years. Looking pretty good, when I figure out how I'll post a screenshot or two.

Getting familiar with Google SketchUp, liking it.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:05 AM   #26
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Lots of good stuff .


All I have to add is ham radio .


The google sketch up is a good time killer , Ive designed a bunch of crap in it killing tons of time .
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:44 AM   #27
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Craigs List, looking at different bike listings.
I seem to change my bike every 2 years or so.
Loved all of my babies, but I just can not commit.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:08 AM   #28
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At least you can get up and move around..the longest I was ever confined was 6 months IN BED and that really, REALLY SUCKED!!!!! Nothing to do but sleep and watch soaps

But since you can get up and move around, how abt restoring old kids bicycles? Get someone to drive you around scrounging for old bikes, alleys, recycle centers etc, and restore them..then donate them to womens shelters or homeless shelters...you will be amazed at how much your self worth will increase.

Good luck!
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:04 AM   #29
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:17 AM   #30
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I second the R/C option. Cars, trucks, planes….whatever floats your boat. However, the really scale stuff can be a time killer and would be great for your current situation. The scale 4x4 stuff is really cool and is really rewarding when you finish it up. The stuff can get expensive, but as always there are many “projects” on Ebay and Craigslist that people sell cheap. Just make sure it is "hobby grade" stuff that can be fixed with available replacement parts.

Also, if you like to tinker, there are few sites better than http://www.instructables.com . There are many cheap projects that involve recycling/repurposing, but there are also some higher-dollar projects depending on what you want to build or your budget. Great way to keep your hands busy. I’m building a modified version of a vacuum-forming machine that I found on there for use in my shop class. Lots of fun stuff.

Oh, and as far as Netflix goes, if you haven't watched the "Breaking Bad" series do yourself a favor and give it a shot. I thought the premise was dumb when I read about it and thought everyone was blowing it out of proportion....then I gave it a chance and I'm hooked! I'm working on season 3 now.
Watch that RC planes and cars stuff. My buddy started doing it several years ago, He's got over 50 planes now. And his wife just left him because of it. Really, 100% serious.
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