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Old 12-23-19, 05:13 PM
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Hunting equipment and gear. I got too much camo gear I think now. Good news is a lot of it can be dual purposed for winter Fat Tire biking if you don't mind a little camo and blaze orange look
Want to crossover my hunting and biking a little more actually as you can cover more ground and carry gear on the bike for some Western hunts. Good for scouting too.

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Old 12-23-19, 09:15 PM
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I used to ride all over Southern Md and remember seeing your truck. The wheels made it stand out to me.
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Old 12-24-19, 07:45 AM
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Vintage airstream

Mostly remodeling our vintage airstream. We lived in it last summer and will be full timing coming Spring!

The forum wonít let me upload a photo for some reason, but I assure you itís a beaut.
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Old 12-24-19, 09:19 AM
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Model cars (been building/collecting since the early '60s).
My 1973 MGB GT, a very nice little British coupe that we drive all over the Midwest.
Guitars. I'm not much of a player but I've got 3 to keep callouses on my fingers: a Larrivee acoustic, a D'Angelico acoustic/electric and a Baby Taylor.
Fishing whenever I can find the spare time.
Thank God I don't golf!
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Old 12-24-19, 01:10 PM
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When your not buying bikes what else are you guys spending your hard earned money on? Two years ago I finally made the commitment of learning how to play guitar. I’ve went through several acoustic guitars before finding the right ones. Now that I’m set I’m finally ready to start looking for bikes again. Where does everyone else’s money go when not buying vintage bikes?
OK, this resonates with me!

I was loaning a vintage bike to a neighbor to ride Eroica and whenever I take someone into my garage there is the inevitable wow factor of restored bikes, frames (in the queue for restoration), wheelsets/tires/tubes, hanging from every conceivable nook and cranny. And what is not immediately obvious are the boxes, cabinets, and dressers full of sorted parts. The other main function of my garage is to store bookcases full of sci-fi. So anyway, I turned to her and said with a laugh, "yeah, and my house is full of guitars."

And btw, I find guitars and bikes similar in the sense that as you ride/play and learn more, you go through an evolution of machines to find out what works and fits best.

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Old 12-24-19, 08:11 PM
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Racing canoes and fountain pens are both fun...
I've got a Wenonah Jensen 18. It is way too serious a canoe for me, but I bought it for a song because it had a hole in it. Really annoyed my neighbors fixing it up. The damn thing goes like a torpedo! Here it is on some random island in Boston harbor, during a morning dash from downtown to Cape Hull. What have you got?


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I still have a couple of Jensens of older vintage, kevlar, a 16' racing single which needs some glass work at the sharp radius bends, and a 1982 Jensen 18.5' USCA cruiser, in good shape, bent shaft paddles. Either of these is available if interested, I am two hours from Boston. Also have a Mike Galt design Dandy, a solo sports canoe, short and saucy, not for racing,, but for fancy bladework, lots of flare. First time I ever stepped into it, I was swimming in the next micro second. Huge fun.
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Old 12-25-19, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by scarlson View Post
I've got a Wenonah Jensen 18. It is way too serious a canoe for me, but I bought it for a song because it had a hole in it. Really annoyed my neighbors fixing it up. The damn thing goes like a torpedo! Here it is on some random island in Boston harbor, during a morning dash from downtown to Cape Hull. What have you got?


Beautiful dingy. Where is Cape Hull? Do you mean "the Gut"? I used to live in Hull and I have a dear friend that still does. She has a beautiful condo that over looks the bay.
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Old 12-25-19, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Beautiful dingy. Where is Cape Hull? Do you mean "the Gut"? I used to live in Hull and I have a dear friend that still does. She has a beautiful condo that over looks the bay.
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Yeah, Hull Gut is out at the tip of what I was calling Cape Hull (which I guess is not actually called that), but we went south of Peddocks Island and landed opposite Nantasket Beach, near all the resorts and hotels. I think the tidal currents are funny through the Gut so we decided to stay away from that end. It is a gorgeous area, especially when we went there in the off season!

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Originally Posted by Ed333 View Post
I still have a couple of Jensens of older vintage, kevlar, a 16' racing single which needs some glass work at the sharp radius bends, and a 1982 Jensen 18.5' USCA cruiser, in good shape, bent shaft paddles. Either of these is available if interested, I am two hours from Boston. Also have a Mike Galt design Dandy, a solo sports canoe, short and saucy, not for racing,, but for fancy bladework, lots of flare. First time I ever stepped into it, I was swimming in the next micro second. Huge fun.
Ha, nice! The guy I bought this boat from was also about two hours from Boston. You might know each other. The guy was real eccentric but very friendly (like us all), had a black Mustang fastback in "ran-when-parked" condition in his garage along with about four or five canoes on a rack outside. When I came down to buy the Wenonah Jensen 18, he took me in his truck to a pond and we paddled around for a test. Won me right over, in spite of the water leaking in!!

I still don't have nice paddles. I think I paid $10 for the two plastic/metal things I've got now, but I am really not serious enough to warrant anything better until I sort out the seats and get some more mileage in. I think the current seats are too low, they hurt my back and the muscles around my hips.
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I still don't have nice paddles. I think I paid $10 for the two plastic/metal things I've got now, but I am really not serious enough to warrant anything better until I sort out the seats and get some more mileage in. I think the current seats are too low, they hurt my back and the muscles around my hips.
First of all, that's a beautiful canoe.

I assume it's a Gene Jensen designed Wenonah Kevlar. Great score!!

We have a Jensen expedition canoe up at the cabin. I believe it is a 2003. Very light, fast and fun. Not a beginner's boat at all, but tracks great with a load in big water lakes and some of the rivers near us such as the Kawishiwi.

FWIW I would treat yourself to a nice Bending Branches paddle in your price range. More power, comfort, fairly lightweight and not crazy pricey.

As for your seating position, you won't want to raise the center of gravity much, if at all, in that boat. It's a fast, aggressive design but an absolute joy to paddle if you are putting big mile days on the water.

https://bendingbranches.com/paddles/canoe-paddles
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Old 12-25-19, 02:05 PM
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The paddles you have look to be too long, which would have definite impact on back and hips from a low seat. The bent shafts are worthwhile, and the paddling motion is different with them, you don't reach way out, and you don't draw them back behind your hip on the stroke. More of an upper body rotation, not so much arm in it, with your legs thrusting against whatever brace you rig up, eg, in my old Sawyer Champ II, another USCA amateur racing boat, I had a length of one inch dowel suspended by line from a thwart. Or if in the bow, feet against a foam block wedged in. The shafts of the paddles will be shorter than you might think. Think of the canoe . being on wheels in a parking lot, and there are slots in the blacktop, into which you smoothly insert the paddle blade, and roll the boat past that slot, removing blade as it gets back past your hip. Not a 100% good analogy, but you get the idea...don't move water, move the boat.

quote/I still don't have nice paddles. I think I paid $10 for the two plastic/metal things I've got now, but I am really not serious enough to warrant anything better until I sort out the seats and get some more mileage in. I think the current seats are too low, they hurt my back and the muscles around my hips.[/QUOTE]
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I have been a collector of things for many years and particularly enjoy collecting things that have a more personal touch to them....fountain pens and watches are among the things that I collect, they were worn and used on a daily basis and often times coveted by their owners.
I started collecting these when they did not have a lot of value and as a consequence I have a "few" of them.
I also like vintage film cameras as well as old cars (one under restoration).
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I've always been into hiking for about as long as I've been into bicycles (which came about because I wanted to bicycle tour). Over the past few years I've been upgrading a lot of my gear to go UL (Ultralight). Like bikes it's very "gear" and "tinkerer" oriented.

So you could say I collect backpacks. I love bags in general, just like I like bikepacking bags. There is a lot of cottage industries around backpacking stuff (backpacks, tents, hammocks, down/insulated goods).

And modern fabrics like Dyneema/Cuben fiber have really changes the the game in terms of weight of a lot of gear.

So I guess you could say i collect backpacks to a degree (like bikes its more like I try different ones and move them on if they don't stick.







Do I collect camping hammocks? I dont know, but I have a half dozen.



Beers?
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Jackets. I have a bit of a jacket problem. Sneakers too. Ive been on my feet a minimum of five miles a day for almost 500 days straight and I burn through a lot of shoes.



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I feel like I'd wear gators almost all the time if they looked like that, those are sweet!
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I would probably buy cars but there is no place to put them. So am I the first one to say "more bikes"? Cuz they will fit. Actually I'm trying to kit out for some adventure riding, long days on a MTB, etc. I'm finding some new avenues for the cash to flow into gear I'm just starting to learn about.
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Loaded question but will share where my time has been spent. The 3 amigo acquired this last six months. Woof-
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Loaded question but will share where my time has been spent. The 3 amigo acquired this last six months. Woof-
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