What's your 'other' hobby?

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My one hobby is cooking. My one addiction is fishing. If I'm not fishing, I'm planning/thinking about fishing. If my phone rings, 99% of the time it's about fishing. Fishing is why I'm not any good at cooking, but we've got to eat regardless and it's cheaper to cook than it is to go out. I read on here and other websites trying to get better at cooking and to learn. The one thing I've learned about my hobby is that I've got a lot to learn about my hobby....
 
Well I've been playing the bass guitar for about 45 yrs or so. Been in every juke joint from ALA to FL and lived to tell about lol. Playing mainly at church for the last 20yrs with an occasional fill in gig if friends get in a jam. Mud bogged for 10 yrs or so every weekend around Ga and SC. A family event that actually help me find my love of cooking/smoking for others. A friend gave me a red Brinkman and would smoke 2 butts every weekend for our crew. Element burned out about the same time my oldest son joined the Navy so I retired.
OMG--I am so jealous of your LIFE-------LOL
 
My one hobby is cooking. My one addiction is fishing. If I'm not fishing, I'm planning/thinking about fishing. If my phone rings, 99% of the time it's about fishing. Fishing is why I'm not any good at cooking, but we've got to eat regardless and it's cheaper to cook than it is to go out. I read on here and other websites trying to get better at cooking and to learn. The one thing I've learned about my hobby is that I've got a lot to learn about my hobby....
camp at Tugaloo State Park a lot---You fish Hartwell near there? Charlie
 
Well I've been playing the bass guitar for about 45 yrs or so. Been in every juke joint from ALA to FL and lived to tell about lol. Playing mainly at church for the last 20yrs with an occasional fill in gig if friends get in a jam. Mud bogged for 10 yrs or so every weekend around Ga and SC. A family event that actually help me find my love of cooking/smoking for others. A friend gave me a red Brinkman and would smoke 2 butts every weekend for our crew. Element burned out about the same time my oldest son joined the Navy so I retired.
Man that is one gorgeous truck!
Jim
 
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Wife and I do a lot of Salmon fishing as well as Rock Cod / Ling Cod fishing. Here’s the wife with a Salmon she caught right outside the Golden Gate bridge.
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And when I’m not fishing, I’m working on or driving my ’50 Chevy.
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And if I'm not doing either of the above..............
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Fishing, hunting deer, benchrest shooting, cooking, and about two years ago I added knifemaking ... sort of. I don't do the forge work, but I buy wood I like and add it as scales to knife blanks I buy pre-made. After about a year of that, I broke down and learned enough leatherworking to make sheaths for the knives. Too many hobbies, actually.
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Thanks Jim. '86 K5 Blazer with a 496 CI BBC on 44's. Son and I did everything except motor build. Lot's of quality time and memories. He took over the driving duties at 15 and were very fortunate to have won many trophies......and a little $$
That sounds like one powerful motor! Nice. My Son and I started 2 different Trucks, didn't finish either. He's started one on his own. 77 Chev C-10 total resto. Just starting in spare time.
 
That sounds like one powerful motor! Nice. My Son and I started 2 different Trucks, didn't finish either. He's started one on his own. 77 Chev C-10 total resto. Just starting in spare time.
Love the C10. Ours hit 650 hp/650 tq on the dyno with a mild custom ground cam. Needed that to make the "street class" rules lol. Very successdul in both street and modified classes.
 
Love the C10. Ours hit 650 hp/650 tq on the dyno with a mild custom ground cam. Needed that to make the "street class" rules lol. Very successdul in both street and modified classes.
That's impressive, 650hp, wow! He's still deciding what motor. Trying to make it appear as stock as possible. But want as much power he can afford. Wants it to be a daily driver once done. He works at a Buick/GMC dealer here and is a Foreman/Tech. So he's got the tools and the know-how, but not the time (New Wife last year, new Baby Girl November). So I told him to gear up for the whole thing to take a couple of years. The look I got was hilarious.
 
Motocross Racing ... Been doing it since 1983... A buddy of mine (who still rides) once asked me back in 83 if i wanted to go with him to a race... I said "What the hell, I'm into any kind of racing that has a green flag and a checkered flag"... I went and "got hooked" the first night... I tell everybody I want to kick his ass as I haven't missed a weekend since and it's cost me ALOT of money... LOL...

Let me say though... I never raced.. To much bodily injury plus I had to go to work on Monday mornings... I turned wrenches (mechanic) for him until I met my wife... She has a couple of grandsons (one I told about in the baseball thread)... I got both of them into racing when they were 4 years old... The family of one of them moved to Tn. and he quit riding and got into baseball and ended up playing for the Mets (baseball thread) ... The other one kept racing until he was 14 and his parents got a divorce.. I payed the whole bill for the last two years and couldn't do it anymore... so we retired...

That's when I got into Smoking.. Since I was a competitive person I ended up doing some BBQ Comps. (still do) ...

Well... 10 years later... Now the grandson has a good job and said "I think i'm gonna buy a bike and start riding again... OH NOOOOOO I said ... LOL... He did... we got back into racing again for a few years ... He is now retired from racing again as he now is engaged and they are building a house...

But he says... "It won't be long and we'll have children and I will be buying them dirt bikes" .... OH NOOOOOO I said again ... LOL...

But all in all... It was fun and we had a blast traveling the country and racing ... Maybe again some day ...
I enjoyed your story. I entered ONE motocross race--no gloves--no money. First turn, I wiped out..Knuckles were scrapped in that hard dirt until my bones showed...First race ...Last race. Charlie
Other than Hunting & Fishing, and most other Sports:
Chainsaw Carving was my favorite hobby, until my health no longer allowed it:

Why They Call Me "Bearcarver":
A Bear from Log to Finish

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I just never put 2 and 2 together--Bear Carver...........Amazing
 
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Other than Hunting & Fishing, and most other Sports:
Chainsaw Carving was my favorite hobby, until my health no longer allowed it:

Why They Call Me "Bearcarver":
A Bear from Log to Finish

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Had looked at that/your link a while back ... they do look great!, and sad you had to give that up - partially because we have been looking for one for our house :emoji_wink: ... live in New Bern where bears are the mascot.
 
Had looked at that/your link a while back ... they do look great!, and sad you had to give that up - partially because we have been looking for one for our house :emoji_wink: ... live in New Bern where bears are the mascot.


LOL---That's a lot of Bears!!!
We have a lot of them around here, in & around "Macungie".
Apparently "Macungie" is an Indian Name, meaning "A place where Bears come to feed". So we have "Bear Swamp Diner, Bear Swamp Beverages, and a bunch more.

Bear
 
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