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hobbies/money pits other than biking?

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  1. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Physics. Totally engrossed in it. Not exactly a money pit but I can see it heading in that direction. The books are getting pricey as I get further into it....
     

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  2. CRoss

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    I am in the process of building from scratch a 1:10 scale radio controled Bombardier snowcat. It is not really a money pit yet. It has become a great way to kill time though.

    The body starting to take shape.


    Some more detail done on the body.
     
  3. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    My kids are my money pit
     
  6. Inclag

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  7. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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  8. JustMtnB44

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    Bikes of course; current stable is Turner Highline, Banshee Spitfire, Trek 8500

    Car, this wasn't supposed to be a hobby or money pit but is sort of becoming one

    Lowered mode

    Lifted mode with AT/S tires


    Buggy, super time consuming money pit here. The wrenching:riding ratio is about 10:1. Built from scratch, started life as Baja SAE project, then I rebuilt it over the last two years and just put the finishing touches on it a few weeks ago.




    Something always goes wrong, which means more money and wrench time...this was after 5 minutes of racing.


    Other stuff...guitar/amp, home theater system, two computers, lots of tools
     
  9. CRoss

    CRoss Turbo Monkey

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    Back country skiing for me. I am just getting started collecting the gear.
     
  10. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    No kidding! I put all my money into savings so I don't have to work when I am in my 60's.

    Some of you people must have really really high paying jobs! :thumb:
     
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  11. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Just a short life expectancy. If I'm around at 60, I'll be a greater at WalMart, or maybe work my way up to the night shift leader at McDonalds.
     
  12. Inclag

    Inclag Turbo Monkey

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    Yea, there's alot of gear crossover between the two. The beauty of it compared to mountain biking is that once you sort out your kit and gear it can last for a decade+
     
  13. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    or really high debt to asset ratios :eek:
     
  14. skatetokil

    skatetokil Turbo Monkey

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    In theory I'm with Ciaran on this one, but sometimes the shiny things call out to me.

     
  15. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Trying to make sure I retire comfortably in the South of France...or somewhere similiar.
     
  16. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Dont get me wrong, that is pretty cool. But just waht in the hell are you going to do with it? Maintain a ski area for Smurfs?
     
  17. CRoss

    CRoss Turbo Monkey

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    Building is the fun part. How much will it run after who knows. Like most models it will just look cool when it is done. Being radio controlled I will be able to take out and play around with if I want.
     
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    Got too many hobies and projects...my Best Buy paycheck is usually crap and my DH racing costs me a few grand every year. BUT....I always set aside money for the fun toys :D
    No...I don't own the plane, my dad does but flying it costs me a pretty penny. Thank God it only burns 9GPH instead of the A-36 Bonanza we used to have at 18GPH.



    My truck that is taking me WAAAAYYYY too long to build. Like I said...I spend a lot of money on racing DH. Got some set aside for an Engage LT kit though :D


    Of course you've also got motocross....
    Sadly though, I have not been to a track since October :( Had to have the top end replaced and since then have been lacking the money to go to our local track.


    I know it's bike related but it's by far the most expensive hobby I've ever picked up....RACING!!! I don't know what I'd do without it. I've been failing at races but somehow, I never regret spending the money!



    OH....and scuba diving....that's another one of mine but don't have any photos of that.
     
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    Sorry for the cheesy watermarked pic. This actually is me though. Spent this past winter in Utah and it was AWESOME.

     
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    I'm starting to collect knives, mostly rescue folders and some multitools. Also starting to collect the one piece works of a bloke called Peter Atwood.

    Otherwise I am heavily involved in our local volunteer bushfire brigade and whilst not costing me much money eats a significant amount of my time. Worth it though.
     
  21. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    record collecting is my big $ sink.
     
  22. Mr Jones

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    Aside from biking, target shooting, and kids, my biggest money pit is my wife.
     
  23. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    being bad ass, but that is free for me.
     
  24. mattmatt86

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  25. skatetokil

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    Droool.

    Not dirty enough for my taste though. Gotta get out there and earn some character.
     
  26. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Mountaineering & backcountry skiing don't really fall into the realm of "money pits" IMO. Those are cheap hobbies...
     
  27. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You spent the winter in Utah and all you can come up with is a picture of you skiing a groomer?



    Oh - and quit letting your trailing arm drag like that. :busted:
     
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  28. conor

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    real LMs or reps?
     
  29. KavuRider

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    Don't really have any aside from bikes...DH here in AZ, you eat up a lot of parts.

    I want to build a 4x4 though, so I'm sure that will become a money pit.
     
  30. drkenan

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    ^^ I've been looking for some LM's too. Think I'll go for some reps though.

    The BIGGEST money pit/time waster:





     
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    Oh my god. You pulled the engine in your ****ing driveway? :eek:
     
  32. mattmatt86

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    That's not his driveway, it's a makeshift shanty garage. Big difference :thumb:
     
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    What I really want to waste my money on is this





    They aren't available in the US but I found a dealership in NY that will import them for a small fee :rolleyes:
     
  34. conor

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    i'm inclined to think you're rolling in cash
     
  35. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    When it comes to Audi there are no "small fees"... for anything. :D
     
  36. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    they are sold in Mexico ya know


    another hot Audi not going to be sold stateside:
     
  37. mattmatt86

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    Not rolling, but I'm doing alright. I'm 24, single, no kids, good health (knocks on wood), great paying job and very little debt.

    Hence the eye roll smiley ;) The nice thing about the RS4 though, is that unlike some Japanese imports nothing has to be converted/swapped for it to pass inspection. There is even a version from France that is LHD.
     
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    In a tent, in the middle of winter. :thumb:
     
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    drkenan anti-dentite

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    Can't you settle for the RS4 sedan? Seems like that would be a lot easier. My S4 is still faster though. ;)
     
  40. mattmatt86

    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    Really? I was told only the s4 and s6 sedans were in Mexico. No RS models and no Avants. I'll look into it.