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Old 08-25-2017, 08:57 PM
Location: State of Denial
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I'm heading out to Costa Rica to celebrate my 70th birthday with some ziplining and "tree-bridging". I only recently gave up rollercoasters.
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:12 PM
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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Originally Posted by mathjak107 View Post
i did a 70 mile mountain biking trip 15 years ago . i came home without a scratch .

we lived in a row of cookie cutter homes with a community driveway . i washed the bike , re-lubed the chain and rode down the driveway .

a woman in an suv backed out and hit me shattering my collar bone . i told everyone it happened on the trip . no way was i going down in my driveway .
sorry I had to laugh at your misfortune . . . classic
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:45 PM
Location: Idaho
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An adventure-less life? Let's see.

In the past two weeks, I've attended the Ventura County Fair, loaded, (with help), and drove a 26-foot U-Haul 1,200 miles in two days, (without help), unloaded the U-Haul, attended the North Idaho State Fair, put 60 miles on my bicycle, and volunteered all day yesterday and today at the Coeur d'Alene Ironman Triathlon registration desk.

Within the next half week; attending the rodeo at the North Idaho State Fair tomorrow night, working the triathlon itself all day on Sunday at the bike exchange area, putting another 30 miles on the bike tomorrow; all before flying back to SoCal on Tuesday.

Right now, I have adventure enough. About the 'escaping the snow' thing. I've moved from Sunny SoCal to Snowy North Idaho. Looking forward to some cross-country skiing this winter, and spending Thanksgiving in Banff.

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Old 08-25-2017, 10:04 PM
Location: St. Louis
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I recently went to South America for a month by myself and got to fulfill a lifelong dream of seeing the rainforest. In a year or two I hope to buy a little piece of land and have friends come help me to build a cob house. I def don't want to do the usual retirement activities, tho I'm not retired yet lol.
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:34 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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When I was a teenager, I really wished to have a motorcycle. My parents, especially my mother, refused. A few years later, I decided to get a motorcycle. My wife refused. My not having a motorcycle never caused me any problems.
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:38 PM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Originally Posted by M3 Mitch View Post
ER, it's in a way a shame you are so embedded in LA, I wouldn't ride a bike in that traffic, but, you know you would like to get back on a bike. Maybe there is somewhere you could keep a dirt bike, drive to it outside of town?
I keep MC at 3 different locations in USA so I can ride when the weather is nice (I'm totally through with commuting via MC in the snow...). I prefer remotely positioned MC's, to be my vintage thumpers (Magneto + kick ONLY = no need for batteries and such) eventually.... I will get too old to kick, so... keeping my eyes peeled for a DR650 (Oil:Air cooled thumper). By then I will probably only have 2, Likely Colorado and TX. Very fortunate that my homes / shops are within 3 miles of excellent scenic byways and switchbacks. Keeps my reflexes sharp! I can have beautiful rides and take very little time out of my day (20 min is often plenty!) If I lived in town.... I wouldn't even GET to the boonies in 1/2 hr.

I plan to ship a couple of my other vintage bikes to foreign countries where I will use, and then sell (if anyone wants to pay the import duty). It is only a few hundred $$ to AIR ship a light (and fast) MC. And often will be the BIGGEST CC displacement in the region (Many countries have CC caps for registration) I pick up spare MC whenever I see a deal (<$800 for something I could use, then sell for $3000 (2x that overseas))

....What about a real deep sea fishing "safari" where you can catch a marlin, or similar? I don't doubt this is available nearby, ... cook up a dinner of that marlin, and casually remark on how long you had to fight it, that you caught it yourself...
My friends in Asia rave about their deep sea fishing out of San Diego and Baja, I have never had time to fish... Maybe in my next retirement? DS LOVES to fish... That's great! Go for it! I will enjoy the spoils.
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:05 PM
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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I just got back from my annual summer trip - salmon fishing in Alaska. Off to Arizona Labor Day weekend for my annual dove hunting trip. I may fly down to Eloy, AZ and get in some skydiving. I'm tempted to get some more aerobatic training under my belt. Age is just a number.
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:55 PM
Location: Las Vegas
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I am bemoaning the lack of adventure in my life but it's all financial. If I had the money I would be doing all sorts of things. In the not too long ago past I rode a horse across Mexico and kayaked the Amazon. And lots of trips far off the beaten trail.
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:50 AM
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by mathjak107 View Post
i always wanted to be that person hanging on to a stop sign with my legs out like a flag in a storm .
I just can't seem to get that image out of my head, nor stop laughing about it.
In fact, I just may use it sometime...hopefully, not here though!

As for me, my last adventurous endeavor was going to this video chain in LA about 25 years ago that had way more movies than Blockbuster.

They had all their titles by genre...comedy, drama, foreign, documentaries, some genres containing at least a thousand or more titles.

I explained to the clerk that for the last month or so, it's been nothing but work for me, then straight home.
He was so sympathetic, he suggested I should at least have a vicarious adventure.
I agreed, and then he actually blindfolded me and led me to the Adventure aisle.

When we arrived, he started walking me back and fourth, whilst spinning me in circles to make it entirely random.

When the spinning finally stopped, I grabbed a VHS title closest to my left foot, (at least I think it was my left foot, as I was still blindfolded at the time).

I removed the blindfold, and by force of habit, I started to turn it around to read it's description, but was immediately stopped by the clerk who told me that it's really not an adventure if I have to read what it's about first, and he was right.

I finally got it home, and the un-rewound/"colorized" Documentary tape on The History of Sand Animation happened to be in the wrong box.

No, it didn't turn out quite like I planned, but then that ten minute anticipatory ride home from the store was really quite exciting, and every now and then when I recall it, it still kinda gives me goosebumps.
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:28 AM
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I did the bungee jump thing in the early 90's. Jumped out of a perfectly good airplane in the 70's. Sold my airplane when I retired. Sold my Harley when I bought my Jeep Wrangler. No place to go scuba diving in Arizona and have no desire to do it in the cold waters of Alaska. I did all that fun stuff in my younger days. Although those powered paragliders in the Ram truck commercial have piqued my interest.
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