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Besides cars, what other hobbies/interests do you have?

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I just got into RC Helicopters thanks to 6QTS11OZ. Some-other interest/hobbies that have taken a backseat was guns/shooting, and building model cars and airplanes. I still have guns and some models.



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Guess I consider myself a bit of a musclehead--other than the car I love being in the gym.

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I ride my quad.......03 660 Yamaha Raptor....

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Riding my Jet Ski.

Couple months ago I rode it from Lake Eustis through all the canals and creeks that join up with the Oklawaha river to the St. Johns and all the way to Jacksonville and back. About 300 miles round trip.

I'm planning a trip from the town of Crystal River, about 70 miles north of Tampa to Key West. If the weather co-operates. Total NM is only just above 200 from there to Key West, But I'm going to follow the shoreline to some extent and will have about 340 each way. I have a little trailer for behind it that I can store food water and extra fuel and it's real neat to take long trip on it.

It's a 2008 Yamaha FX SHO with 215 supercharged hp. I've added a larger fuel tank, increased the boost on the supercharger so it now make about 235 hp. Removed the top speed limiter so it will do pretty close to 100 mph, never had it that high, chickened out at between 90 and 95 but it was still picking up.

I'm going to retire it after the Key West trip. Salt water is tough on these things. Yamaha has a new FZR out that is slightly faster with the same motor and it has a telescoping steering column so I can stand up or sit down.

One of the neat things about my current boat is it does 0-30 faster than a C6 Z06. With the upgrades I have it's probably quicker to 50 than a Z06.
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Good thread.

I spend a lot of time listening to music like death metal and black metal, and a lot of time trying to learn it on guitar. I'm by no means "good", but I know my way around the fretboard pretty well... I've been playing for 12 years. Actually, playing the guitar is what has turned me into such a music "elitist" (if you want to call it that) since bands like Metallica, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, and that type of stuff, have super easy riffs to play, which becomes repetitive, and boring to listen to. Plus I hate the vocals.

I also like to shoot, trap/sporting clays, 100yds, and pistol. I inherited most of my guns from my grandfather, but stuff like my Mosin-Nagant M91-30s, Walther P99 and Mossberg 500A I bought myself. I just took the WIDNR Hunter's Safety program last year and went deer and grouse hunting for the first time this year, and I'm hooked on it (even though I didn't kill squat ).

Fishing is a big thing for me too... I've got a cabin in the northern part of the state on a chain of 28 interconnected lakes. I don't try for trophy fish, just panfish. I'm a catch and release guy, I'm not in it for the food, just the action. A crappy day of fishing is better than a great day at work, IMO.
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My other thing is airguns. Nice ones from Germany like Beeman, Berretta, and RWS.

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Snowmobling up here in Minnesota. Winter is way to long and sledding helps to pass it by.
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Girls, billiards, the gym, and concerts fill my time in between work and cars.
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besides eyeing my gto as i drive to work in my slooooow daily driver,,, i like fishing, weight training, buying and selling on ebay, and watchin low budget movies.


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