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Unless I find a killer deal on a local wine that I know to be good, I prefer to buy from the source. Besides. You can't do a tasting at the supermarket. Bonus points if the winemaker is doing the pouring.
In order of frequency - road bike, mountain bike, kayak touring, whitewater kayaking. Road biking comes first mostly because it's so convenient (can start at the house) and I commute to work as much as possible via bike (28m rt). And ww kayaking comes last just because the planning and scheduling involved -- closest water is 2 hours away in 3 different directions.
Have gotten into triathlon a bit in the past few years - but I truly hate running.
Still a month left of ski season here. But after that it'll be kiteboarding and inline skating: slalom (cone skating), skate park, skate-to-ski, and a bit of racing.
Fall is my "dead zone" now, but fortunately that's a long way off.
I work out in the gym 3 times a week, do a lot of windsprints( Sprint 8 program, but more like sprint 15) twice a week, and I play alot of tennis. (singles against the young guys, keeps me moving) andI of course think about next ski season. I have gotten into a bad habit of surfing the net for gear sales, when I really don't need anything. I fear large amounts of cash may leave my hands resulting in all kinds of new gear arriving by UPS at the house.LOL!
I race small sailboats.
It's cheaper than skiing - has to be because the sailing season is seven months long and ski season is only 4.
Of course, sometimes I just cruise with my wife, and when there's no wind we kayak. I do a bit of biking, but not with the passion and interest that skiing brings.
Nice. Albacore dinghy - luv it. Reminds me of the 420 I used to sail/race back in the day (and the Lasers and Finns...). Wish we had some one-design dinghy fleets around these parts... but most of the organized sailing revolves around keels or on the smaller side J24s or cats. I've always enjoyed the great freedom of a light planing dinghy with some ample sail...
Thanks for prompting some great memories
well cycling is 12 mos around here... and we have a large group of strong riders in the area. April and May are usually the months I suffer, trying to get back up to speed with the other riders in the area. On the plus side, a late Aril start keeps me excited for the rest of the year, when a lot of others are into burn-out by August. There's hardly a day from April to Nov when I won;t have a little time on 2 wheels. It's all good.
Hiking is great around here, but competes with skiing, cause once we get into May, the local mountains are really HOT, and hiking can be oppressive - especially for me. I'm always a bit more comfortable when cool/cold as opposed to hot. Course having some time in the Sierras, in the summer is always a special treat.
It's really hard to make time for all the outdoor things we have available to us. Not a bad place to be.
Still squeezing out a few more weeks of skiing, yard work for a few weekends then it's Camping, hiking, boating and Elk hunting. Loving life in the Northwest.
Here's a short video of a cool Elk Hunting experience, no elk were injured in this, pretty awesome experience. Enjoy.