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Jamie



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:28 am    Post subject: Non-cycling hobbies? Reply with quote

What other hobbies do people have outside of cycling? If you are not out on your bike at a weekend, what do you get up to??

I am mad about rallying, been going since I was two weeks old! It's taken me all over the world to go watching and taking photos. I used to be a serious photographer but got fed up of it, these days I am a cameraman for various rally shows that get shown on Motors TV and is really good fun and a great laugh Smile

Earlier this year I competed for the first time, on a rally in mid Wales, my friend Geoff came over from Kenya to drive in the event, we did go off in the end (my fault, oops! )
Watch the coverage at http://youtu.be/KEy7VRqDFn4
17:42, 28:12, 29:26

Anyway, he has just bought a new car and we have put an entry in to do the iconic Safari Rally in two weeks! Shocked

What do you get up to? Running? Gardening? DIY? Reading? Let's hear it! Smile



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to love watching the R.A.C rally as it passed through Kielder forest way back when.... Those auld Quattro's breathing hell fire from their exhausts in the middle of the night...and as it passed the old family homestead in the middle of the forest we used to watch it well away from the spectator stages .... where the drivers were really going for it ...bit don't tell anyone !
These days having been into river and sea kayaking ...but left that behind...made my ex missus a squash widow but then packing it in for the sake of my knees aged 40 ...other than mtbing it's badminton ( 6 hrs a week) ...ps3 call of duty addict ... Bit of air rifle shooting on the in-laws farm, love a book but can't put them down enjoy a drink but mainly at home . I also love music and was fortunate to work in the industry for a mainstream distributor as a regional manager before the internet changed things .. now that was a hobby and work combined! I love mainly but not exclusively Classic Rock and take real pleasure in sharing these interests with my 11 yr old son ( not the drinking bit) .. I'm an older dad... but he helps me keep a younger outlook on life. At the same time I try to keep the better half happy. I also have an older daughter ( 23) from a previous relationship who is still single and gorgeous. and has done her best to turn me grey before my time Laughing
This and work ( self employed) keeps me more than a little bit occupied!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I help run and compete in the British Scooter Championship.....

The crazy activity of making Lambretta Scooters go crazily fast !



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to watch the RAC, or Lombard when it was using Dalby, Wykeham, or Harewood House, etc... for special stages

The quatro (as I believe it was initially badged??) was amazing, others of the time were the Opel Mantas ('Heat For Hire'?), the Chevette HSR, & the Lotus/Chrysler Sunbeams



Nowadays, my interests are slightly more prosaic;
Industrial Heritage
Art-Deco architecture
Steam railways
Pack-Horse bridges & salters-routes

Plus, on the powered front;
60's American 'muscle cars'
Land Rovers
TVRs
Heavy Haulage

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to watch the RAC, or Lombard when it was using Dalby, Wykeham, or Harewood House, etc... for special stages

The quatro (as I believe it was initially badged??) was amazing, others of the time were the Opel Mantas ('Heat For Hire'?), the Chevette HSR, & the Lotus/Chrysler Sunbeams



Nowadays, my interests are slightly more prosaic;
Industrial Heritage
Art-Deco architecture
Steam railways
Pack-Horse bridges & salters-routes

Plus, on the powered front;
60's American 'muscle cars'
Land Rovers
TVRs
Heavy Haulage

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radio controlled tanks and trucks
the tank is a Tamiya sherman, the truck is a Tamiya Scania and the FLT is a 1/16th robbe Linde H50



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely stuff Brel, I also have a collection of over 120, 1/18th scale model cars, takes ages of my time up keeping them clean.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had a collection of 1:50 trucks but sold my collection to fund other hobbies or fads as my wife calls them......she is a non believer Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fidius wrote:
i.....she is a non believer Laughing


Most women are. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tell me about it Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have always been into off road motorbikes since I was a nipper, dabbled in motocross for a few years but it's far too expensive to compete at any competitive level, and I'm too old for all that now, so a group of us go 'green laning' a few times a year, can easily rack up 100+ miles in a day across the lanes and trails.
Mine is the kawasaki furthest right.
Also, having been an 80's scooter boy and ridden all over the country to various rallies etc, I've just bought another vespa after a 24yr break from them, just about got used to the 10" wheels again!



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paulmgreen wrote:
I help run and compete in the British Scooter Championship.....

The crazy activity of making Lambretta Scooters go crazily fast !

There certainly are some quick lambrettas out there, a friend has just built one with an 'avanti' engine, never heard of them before but it certainly shifts!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I also enjoy this in my spare time, very, very relaxing.

















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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meant to reply before but it's interesting to see the different things people get up to. Never really been into motorbikes as I know that I would fall off and it'd be a hell of a lot sorer than falling off my MTB!!

We were doing quite well in the rally, were lying 2nd in class! However (there's always a however isn't there!) we broke a rear shock on the first stage of the second leg, we then did another 60km of stages before service where the new shocks wouldn't fit! So we had to go back out on the old ones. The next stage was the best one of the event, we both really enjoyed it and were 32 seconds aster despite the shocks! Sadly though as we pulled off the start line of the next stage the propshaft cried enough and that was us done Sad

It's a shame but I wasn't too disappointed as it was so enjoyable, plans are afoot to try again next year with a few developments to the car which we only had for a week before starting the rally.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's a shame but I wasn't too disappointed as it was so enjoyable, plans are afoot to try again next year with a few developments to the car which we only had for a week before starting the rally.


Wow, you did really well then, considering. Good luck for next year. Wink

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