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Yeah that might make more sense. I wasn't leaning in that direction because my bike needs a bunch of work but that will be much cheaper. Just a PIA that I was procrastinating but it has to be done sometime.
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The other week while I was getting a fishing license*, my wife started looking at bows and decided she'd like to try archery again. Both of us are in the "took archery 25 years ago at summer camp, haven't done it since" cohort. But we discovered that there's an archery range only about a mile and a half from where we live, so the other night we went and took a class. I used one of the range's compound bows, just because I'd never gotten to use one before and I was curious about it. And it was a lot of fun and we're planning to go back soon. My wife's already gotten a bow and the various accoutrements; nothing fancy, but perfectly serviceable.
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Compound bows are great for hunting because you can hold the draw a long time, but for fun I think a modern recurve bow is where it's at.
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JD wrote: 10 Oct 2020, 10:18 The other week while I was getting a fishing license*...
Pet peeve of mine, the missing footnote. Sometimes don't see it on packaging but the interwebs are lousy without it.
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Warren wrote: 10 Oct 2020, 14:40
JD wrote: 10 Oct 2020, 10:18 The other week while I was getting a fishing license*...
Pet peeve of mine, the missing footnote. Sometimes don't see it on packaging but the interwebs are lousy without it.
Appropriately enough, I meant to say "I got nothing".
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The one good thing about lockdown and having to be at home is that I've been going to the gym a lot more and longer (since I no longer have a commute to eat up two hours of my day). I can't be 100% sure, but I think may be able do more pullups now than at any time ever in my life. I've also been enjoying single-leg pushups, feet elevated, hands on a bosu ball. This morning I tried kettlebell snatches for the first time, and that was fun - you feel strong doing those even if you're not doing a lot of weight.
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Not that it's going to get me all buff or anything, but I've been taking an interest in disc golf lately. I had thought about dusting the ball golf (known to everyone in the world except disc golfers as "golf") clubs out and giving them a try, but I've always been interested in giving disc golf a try, even from back in my college days 30 years ago, and the total investment in disc golf is way lower, even starting from nothing:

There is one 18-hole course in the state park about 15 minutes from my house, and a few others within 45 minutes from here, about the same as ball golf courses. The state park course is a whopping 3 dollars per person on weekends for admittance to the park, or 2 dollars per car on weekdays. The cost for discs is usually between 10 and 20 per disc, but since I'm a beginner and have no idea what I can use or like, I've gotten 3 starter / mystery box packs, for a total of 125 dollars for 15 discs. So getting all ramped up and going out to play a couple times has cost me about the cost of 2 or 3 rounds of cheap to medium golf.

Plus it's a lot easier to practice disc golf in the field at the local school, since a super long throw is on the order of 500 feet, and I can only throw about 250 feet. So I've gone out a few times to just throw them around a field and work on form and finding out how different discs fly. But in general it's pretty fun, and I'd recommend it to anyone who's ever had a mild interest. It's a nice way to get outside and walk around for an hour (practicing) or two (I'm slow and bad, and finish 9 holes in about 45 minutes, fast players can finish 18 holes in less than an hour in good conditions). Of course, now it's super hot, but I'm still trying to get out and do something.
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PSA: whatever you do, don't buy one of these. Unless you want to feel the danger of a motorcycle plus the dorkiness of a Segway.

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Fun new plank variation I learned about: the Copenhagen plank. Note that the lower foot is actually suspended in midair.

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And way tougher than it looks like it should be, the Turkish Get Up.

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If you have the money and are seeking to avoid impact, I do endorse the Hydrow. Peloton concept rower. 20 minutes going hard is a good work out. Very good for hip recovery in my case. Video content is good and coaches are also mostly very good. I was not sure the coach/video thing would be that much different from a standalone rower, but it is at least for me.

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JasonL wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 09:42 If you have the money and are seeking to avoid impact, I do endorse the Hydrow. Peloton concept rower. 20 minutes going hard is a good work out. Very good for hip recovery in my case. Video content is good and coaches are also mostly very good. I was not sure the coach/video thing would be that much different from a standalone rower, but it is at least for me.

https://hydrow.com/
Cool. Apparently the big thing with the Peloton concept is that it encouragest sticking with it in a way that gym memberships and standalone exercise equipment don't.
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Coaches have the opposite of their intended affect on me. Whenever someone starts shouting at me to PUSH PUSH, my reflex is to stop what I'm doing and give them the finger.
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Warren wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 13:09 Coaches have the opposite of their intended affect on me. Whenever someone starts shouting at me to PUSH PUSH, my reflex is to stop what I'm doing and give them the finger.
Now I'm imagining you doing that to your coach during childbirth.
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lunchstealer wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 13:20
Warren wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 13:09 Coaches have the opposite of their intended affect on me. Whenever someone starts shouting at me to PUSH PUSH, my reflex is to stop what I'm doing and give them the finger.
Now I'm imagining you doing that to your coach during childbirth.
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Warren wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 13:23
lunchstealer wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 13:20
Warren wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 13:09 Coaches have the opposite of their intended affect on me. Whenever someone starts shouting at me to PUSH PUSH, my reflex is to stop what I'm doing and give them the finger.
Now I'm imagining you doing that to your coach during childbirth.
That's why Warren Jr. was stillborn.
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Warren wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 13:23
lunchstealer wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 13:20
Warren wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 13:09 Coaches have the opposite of their intended affect on me. Whenever someone starts shouting at me to PUSH PUSH, my reflex is to stop what I'm doing and give them the finger.
Now I'm imagining you doing that to your coach during childbirth.
That's why Warren Jr. was stillborn.
Goddamn. Well played sir.
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JD wrote: 09 Jun 2021, 11:50 Fun new plank variation I learned about: the Copenhagen plank. Note that the lower foot is actually suspended in midair.

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Pretty sure I pulled something just looking at that picture.
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I tried that this morning it's fucking horrible 10/10 would plank again.

I got to 30 seconds and then collapsed.
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For extra fun, try holding a kettlebell in the air with the upper hand while you're doing it.
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I've had enough head injuries for one brain thanks.
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JD wrote: 11 Jun 2021, 09:48 For extra fun, try holding a kettlebell in the air with the upper hand while you're doing it.
Yeah this sounds like a terrible idea, and I used to do 55lb get ups every week. The get up is always more supported than that.
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