What do you do when you can't ride?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Doorguy1979, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Sir Not Appearing

    Sir Not Appearing That's no ordinary rabbit

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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.
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    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&#8217;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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  2. corndog67

    corndog67 Banned

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    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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  3. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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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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  4. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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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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  5. Doorguy1979

    Doorguy1979 Dreamridin'

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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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  6. Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 2 Cheap 4 a KLR

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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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  7. Vulfy

    Vulfy Been here awhile

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    Craigs List, looking at different bike listings.
    I seem to change my bike every 2 years or so. :evil
    Loved all of my babies, but I just can not commit. :shog
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  8. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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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 :bluduh

    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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  9. fonztheyeti

    fonztheyeti king of all i survey

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    surf and whack.
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  10. corndog67

    corndog67 Banned

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    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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  11. daveoneshot

    daveoneshot Been here awhile

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    Cut firewood.
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  12. dualsportride

    dualsportride Been here awhile

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    Flying RC planes it is a good hobby and when you crash them you have something to do at home.
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  13. zeroblah

    zeroblah Snot nosed kid

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    Fap Fap Fap Fap Fap. Oh im sorry what were we talking about? I've been waiting for parts to come in. :viking
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  14. Realbtl

    Realbtl Adventurer

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    What have you always wanted to do but never had the time? Learn Italian? Play the guitar? Whatever? I think we all have had those thoughts from time to time. Spend some serious time thinking about it and then do it!
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