Alternative Sports?

by BenMWilliamson   January 9, 2013  

So you all obviously love cycling, but is anyone a sporting connoisseur?

What sports do you partake in other than the two wheeled type, whether it's football, tennis, or EVEN croquet (God forbid).

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Isn't there a rule that you are only allowed to do Speed Skating?

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Anyway, I play Hockey at school (1sts Big Grin ) and Sail during the Summer in a Laser 4.7.

What's so bad about croquet?

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
9th January 2013 - 22:16

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I read somewhere that everyone who's upset that cycling's now popular is going to take up fencing instead.

Noli porcum linguere

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posted by captain_slog [263 posts]
9th January 2013 - 22:30

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I used to play most sports on a social level when I was at uni. Now i guess its just the odd round of golf, and I play darts if thats counts.

Im able to play most sports, I just dont really excel at any to take anything up on a competitive level

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3775 posts]
9th January 2013 - 22:32

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Cake eating.

you may laugh and think it's easy but no, if you practice every day you can get REALLY good at it!

Not interested in any other sports except MotoGP and the Isle of Man TT.

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posted by Simon E [1902 posts]
9th January 2013 - 22:58

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I used to play football, rugby, field hockey for local teams and clubs. Haven't done that for many year and can't do any of that anymore.

I still throw some arrows in my bedroom at a dart board and have been known to waste a good walk round a course by whacking a ball, but not in a while. Still managed to keep my handicap are 7 at the start of this year. But I think dreams of getting under 5 again will have to fade.

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posted by Gkam84 [8678 posts]
9th January 2013 - 23:17

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Raleigh wrote:
Isn't there a rule that you are only allowed to do Speed Skating?

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Anyway, I play Hockey at school (1sts Big Grin ) and Sail during the Summer in a Laser 4.7.

What's so bad about croquet?

Love hockey! I play for Bath Buccs U18 and school 1sts too!

Ah croquet... my grandad did competitions and that and the whole family went to watch. me and my cousins ended up playing 'tag' on the green and they got quite irritated. So not great memories I guess Tongue

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posted by BenMWilliamson [28 posts]
9th January 2013 - 23:44

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Kayaked in the Alps on some knarly white water. Landeck Gorge, Sanna, Lower Noce, Ubaye Race Course, and many more. I can tell you are impressed.

FYI paddled Scuol Gorge in Austria about 20km downstream of the Stelvio Pass on the border, so I am having half a point for that.

Between the S and the LOW

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posted by bikeboy76 [1182 posts]
10th January 2013 - 3:18

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i like watching kung fu films,and also love motorcycle racing (especially the tt).

posted by racefaceec90 [46 posts]
10th January 2013 - 5:23

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racefaceec90 wrote:
i like watching kung fu films,and also love motorcycle racing (especially the tt).

Ah the TT is incredible. You just have to love Guy Martin, what a lad.

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posted by BenMWilliamson [28 posts]
10th January 2013 - 8:56

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At the moment can't even cycle Sad

I used to play loads of sport, just watch now. I like football, basketball and American football. The latter I coached as well as played years ago. Played those 3 sports plus cricket and did some running. That was all before getting hit by a car though. At that time I only really did mtbing but did watch road cycling.

posted by Super Domestique [1592 posts]
10th January 2013 - 9:29

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I've veered between cycling and martial arts and back over the years. Currently I include a little martial arts in my gym workouts, but my problem is that I can't do anything just once or twice a week, because the long time it takes to improve frustrates me, so rather than be into both at the same time, I tend to favour one over the other.

If I could have, say, 6 bikes, would it stop me drooling over others that I don't have?

posted by notfastenough [2929 posts]
10th January 2013 - 10:53

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Can run a marathon in 3h 20m; next big objective is a top 3 in my class in a local half marathon (1500 runners). Can kayak competantly on rivers and coast, archery, shooting, I am too old for full contact martial arts these days.... hardly have time for work! I think being a 'sport tart' has kept fresh and 'at it' for decades. Will keep 'at it' until something big wears out, knees, hip or heart Sick

posted by SideBurn [764 posts]
10th January 2013 - 11:19

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Other than long walks and going to the gym, nothing!

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
10th January 2013 - 17:26

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Squash -> Its incredibly fun and good for leg strength (all the lunging)

although in my case I tend to lunge mostly on my right leg.. which 'left' me with problems on the bike

posted by ALIHISGREAT [109 posts]
10th January 2013 - 18:26

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I do squash too. Good for flexibility and lunges as AliH mentions. It's an excellent high intensity workout if you have partners that are at the same level as you.

Ah! Condor

posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [307 posts]
10th January 2013 - 19:15

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I used to play Rugby and Water Polo for my town in U18s,and I've also played tennis, squash and football throughout school but now all I do is Cycle. I'd like to get back into Rugby soon, I miss the aggression! Smile
I now live in Devon so Surfing is more and more appealing!

posted by Jaltham [67 posts]
10th January 2013 - 19:37

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ALIHISGREAT wrote:
Squash -> Its incredibly fun and good for leg strength (all the lunging)

although in my case I tend to lunge mostly on my right leg.. which 'left' me with problems on the bike

Yeah my dad got me to try that when I was about 15 but my knees were agony after. That's why I cycle now, its the only sport i know which isn't painful

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posted by BenMWilliamson [28 posts]
10th January 2013 - 20:04

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