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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    there's too many variables in motorcycles to even think about something else, currently i'm researching and writing a guide to all nz road race circuits over time, very interesting what i'm finding in that field as well as other stuff not pertaining to this too
    I can imagine. Still live inthe same spot SPYDA or moved to bigger premisis's? That white CBX550 fairing I got off you went to a good home.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    ...I gave away one of my true loves, fishing, in lieu of racing motorcycles, many years ago...it was a conscious decision, tempered by the thought that I may not be able to race bikes forever and fishing can always make a comeback...and when I couldn't do either I would keel over in my garden...seems like that is how it's panning out...

    ...I'm not a muso but have punched out heavy and not so heavy bass lines in a band for 18 years until recently...not so much a hobby, just one of the aspects of the trio of sex and drugs and rock and roll that I have adhered to since I was 16...

    ...and I have been putting up with wankers for so long that it may also have become a hobby...

    ...oh yeah, and polishing my wood...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    I can imagine. Still live inthe same spot SPYDA or moved to bigger premisis's? That white CBX550 fairing I got off you went to a good home.
    been in lower hutt for nearly two decades, that place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    been in lower hutt for nearly two decades, that place?
    Yip. That's the one. Ever bump into Loopy and Co?
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Seems to a recurring theme here....
    I hardly ride these days for one reason or another. Still have 2 bikes in the shed though and 1 in Canada for when the urge takes me.
    I've built a few Lego technics sets and will probably build some more over winter. Lately most w/ends, when the weather's good I'll be out enjoying my first true hobbie... fishing

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    Onto our second boat now. It's smaller than the first one but we love boating just as much as motorcycles. Sold our last bike two and a half years ago. The Plylite Charger was 5.4 mts with a 130hp Johnson motor. The FiGlass is 4.2 mts with a staggering 40hp motor, which has done less than 50 hours, it came with so many extra's. The bimini and sides were all new as was the carpet. I recently bought an auxiliary motor for it. Both ex Taupo boats. As with Motorcycles, you can spend a shit loads on any amount of gear.
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    As the name suggests, Jeeps. They are addictive and time consuming.

    For me motorcycling is the second hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maha View Post
    As with Motorcycles, you can spend a shit loads on any amount of gear.

    Ain't that the truth.... and then some
    Bait, jigs,fuel, a rod/reel for this and another for that, it soon adds up. It's all part of it though.
    Good to see a couple of posts from you Maha, I trust Mom is well. I reckon after a few trips in crap weather you'll be wishing you'd kept the charger.

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    My recent favourite thing to do is spend good money on quality fishing tackle, and sacrifice it to the bottom.

    I suspect any fish floating around under the boat look up and laugh their boobies off when they see it is me with the rod in hand.

    On one recent expedition, I managed to catch a tree, then I caught the weeds, then pulled up an entire lake bottom of weed raising the anchor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maha View Post
    ... As with Motorcycles, you can spend a shit loads on any amount of gear.
    Boats ... are an expensive way of getting wet. And a hole in the water you pour money into.

    Motorcycles ... are an expensive way of sitting in a draft. And getting wet. If a hole in the water is caused ... you're doing it wrong.
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JATZ View Post
    Ain't that the truth.... and then some
    Bait, jigs,fuel, a rod/reel for this and another for that, it soon adds up. It's all part of it though.
    Good to see a couple of posts from you Maha, I trust Mom is well. I reckon after a few trips in crap weather you'll be wishing you'd kept the charger.
    Hiya JATZ...the Charger was a great boat...in mint condition for it's age, nice cabin area, under floor fuel tank, upholstery was perfect. It was bloody heavy to tow. We enjoy the FiGlass better.

    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Boats ... are an expensive way of getting wet. And a hole in the water you pour money into.

    Motorcycles ... are an expensive way of sitting in a draft. And getting wet. If a hole in the water is caused ... you're doing it wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    Yip. That's the one. Ever bump into Loopy and Co?
    yip and goat fishy monty and lads etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    yip and goat fishy monty and lads etc
    Awesome. Give my regards next time you see them will you?

    Wonder if Gango is still out and about.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    Awesome. Give my regards next time you see them will you?

    Wonder if Gango is still out and about.
    you mean jango, pretty quiet these days, doesn't drink so you don't see him mix with the humans much

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