# That one hobby you always wanted..

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#### SkyFire

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I have many, but owning an ultralight is one I've thought quite a bit about after going on this ride in Maui;

#### HHaase

##### Siegecraft Electronics
@Peartree, regarding the Farmall Cub.
I’m a JD guy, but those little Cubs aren’t bad. 60 cubic inches from 4 cylinders. 9 or maybe 11 horsepower... But when they are running good, they sound like a little sewing machine.
Helped Dad rebuild a cub when I was a kid, he's still got it close to 40 years later, still uses it all the time. He's got two of them now, not sure if he's still got the 9N's as well, he sold a few of his old tractors at an auction a couple years back.

-Hans

#### Cape Byron

##### The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
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More time and more money would see me restore a mid-70s Triumph Bonneville and build a hot rod.

Oh, and lots more rockets.

#### SkyFire

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More time and more money would see me restore a mid-70s Triumph Bonneville and build a hot rod.

Oh, and lots more rockets.
My neighbor had a mid 70's Bonneville that had been completely disassembled, rebuilt, and restored. It looked and ran like new. The amazing thing is that the guy who did the work only has one arm!

#### Cape Byron

##### The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
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My neighbor had a mid 70's Bonneville that had been completely disassembled, rebuilt, and restored. It looked and ran like new. The amazing thing is that the guy who did the work only has one arm!
Nicely rebuilt Bonnies usually run better than new. Quality control at the Meriden factory in the 70s was... variable.

#### OverTheTop

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Would be nice to get back into skiing. Family came along and priorities changed. I am a qualified instructor.

I have always liked the idea of ultralights.

Restoring a car from the ground up would be a good project too.

#### NateB

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More time and more money would see me restore a mid-70s Triumph Bonneville and build a hot rod.

Oh, and lots more rockets.
My wife's step-dad has this one. I can't get him to sell it to me, but he did say he is giving it to my son in his will.

#### Steven

I already drum, drag race, RC aircraft, model trains, sports cars, vacations in the tropics, may do volunteer work in aircraft restoration at Boeing, and sleep.

#### JimByrne

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Turbine jet powered r/c.

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#### jonnywanabe

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Automobile racing, unfortunately I'm probably a little too old, and definitely way too poor to take it up. I've always thought Formula Vee would be cool... limited power, more emphasis on driving finesse than aggressive driving.
Formula Vee is good, but I am partial to Spec Racer. Also a controlled class (engine/trans is sealed, everyone uses the same brand/size of tires, brakes, etc.) and big fields so there is competition no matter what your skill level is.

#### watheyak

##### Barnstormer
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I've always wanted to play drums, and did a little bit in college. But since then I haven't had the resources or space, and have even been talked out of it a few times.

But this past Christmas I asked for sticks, a practice pad and a rudiment book. So at the age of 46, I've taken up an instrument. Am I crazy?

My current plan is to spend about six months with the practice pad before I invest in a full kit. I've been having a ton of fun with just the pad, learning proper stick control and the 40 rudiments. I spend a lot of time in hotel rooms, and it's portable and quiet enough that I can get tons of practice in while I'm out on the road.

I think I really enjoy seeing improvement through practice and repetition. And bouncing the sticks off that pad has become quite addictive.

#### Cape Byron

##### The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
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But this past Christmas I asked for sticks, a practice pad and a rudiment book. So at the age of 46, I've taken up an instrument. Am I crazy?
Not at all, and playing drums is very good for your brain.

We bought the kids a Roland electronic drum kit (used) a few years ago. Nice and quiet when they practice with earphones or hook up a guitar amp for some volume... Nice sound.

#### jonnywanabe

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Yes, please point. Las Vegas area.
@teepot
The Las Vegas region of SCCA focuses mainly on autocrossing: https://www.lvrscca.org/
The SCCA website has tons of information on getting started: https://www.scca.com/
My local club, Cal Club, has great resources for newcomers: https://calclub.com/ I realize that Cal Club is not close to Las Vegas, but we have folks come to our events from Las Vegas who want to road race rather than autocross.
There are many ways to get involved:
Autocross
Rallycross
Track Days (with Cal Club instructors are available - no cost to the participants)
Time Trials
Hillclimb

Not all activities require a race car. Many can be done with a street car. I have instructed at Track Days with students driving everything from BMW M3s, Porsche Caymans, Mustangs to Datsun 510s and a stock VW Golf. We have one regular participant who brings out a Volvo wagon. It's white with black blotches and he calls it the cow.

There is also Spring Mountain in Pahrump. They have an SCCA licensing class: https://www.springmountainmotorsports.com/driving-schools/scca-racing-school

#### SkyFire

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I have been fortunate enough to be able to race cars, restore cars, build and fly rockets, scuba dive, deep sea fish, snow ski and various other enjoyable things.

One thing I have never done that is definitely on my must do list is learn to fly. I don't care if I actually own a plane, probably better not to, but just have a pilots license where it would allow me to rent a Cessna and take a flight.

With one kid going off to college next fall and the other starting high school, I think rockets (in limited numbers) will be the only thing I will be doing for a while.
When I was 15 I joined an Explorer Scout troop: 'The Flying Squirrels' Their logo, which was painted on a large sign on the outside of the clubhouse, was a pregnant buzzard! They owned a Cessna 150. I got my pilot's license at age 15. Yep! I could legally fly a plane before I could drive a car! Cost to rent the plane was $5/hour 'wet' (with fuel) or$8/hour with an instructor. They were a chartered scout troop so that they could get charitable donations and perform work projects at businesses that could write off the expense.
We later got rid of the 150 and acquired a Cherokee 140. Both were fun to fly. Took a field trip once to an Air Traffic Control Center. While there, we listened to a controller talking to a pilot in the area who was lost. He actually flew over the airport and didn't realize it! They talked him down and when we were leaving we walked past him and he was white as a ghost!

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