Originally Posted by warren
I hear what you're saying, but these are very "soft" things. I also picked up on the socio-economic aspects as well. I can't help but feel that a number of people ski/golf because they have the means to buy the latest expensive tools (how big is your quiver?) to improve (and blame on) some missing facet in their lives.
Anyway, I was kind of focused on the "feeling" I get from skiing: that adrenaline rush from speed, gravity, and fear. I would understand better someone who was into mountain biking, kayaking, and inline skating during the summertime. Golf just seems way too passive, regardless of the other challenges it presents.
Besides, I hate the bugs...
Well mountain biking and kayaking aren't exactly cheap pursuits either, Warren. Just like skiing, they can
be, but often aren't. As to why some people have a quiver of equipment and others don't, well, I'm not a shrink so who knows. Boys and their toys I guess. Besides, a quiver of skis and other athletic equipment is still cheaper than that Porsche 911 I keep threatening to buy someday!
I completely agree that golf is a passive sport, however, as an avid cyclist (on and off road), former inline skater (in my younger days I was a halfpipe/park rat), and self-described adrenaline junkie, I need something to do that has low odds of serious injury and/or death!
As far as adrenaline junkies go, any of you New Englanders ever been to or know of Red Rocks in Burlington, VT? Not to toot my own horn (ok, maybe a little
), but that's where the men get separated from the boys as far as adrenaline goes...If you know of the place, well, that big one takes some serious cojones
, as well as a dearth of functioning brain cells!