OT: Outdoor Summer Hobbies

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  1. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

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    What do you guys like to do? Usually I like to play paintball in the summer but my knees haven't recovered 100% from ACL Reconstruction so I'm afraid of going back into it.

    I've gotten into gardening projects and herbs quite a bit. Right now I'm growing tomatoes, peppers, which I've done for years, but the new special project for this year: the Devil's Trumpet Datura or Jimsonweed/Thornapple. The plant seeds apparently contain atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine.
     
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    Draw/paint (not allowed to paint inside :rolleyes: ), camping, hiking, yardwork, biking, swimming.
     
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    Golf, festivals, camping and hill walking
     
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    it is too hot in the summer for daytime outdoor activities in phoenix :( 100 degrees right now. but most people probably like to go to the lake, take a roadtrip, hiking in the early early morning, and go out only at night :)
     
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    I'm having trouble finding an already grown version of the Devil's Trumpet plant. Local florists and gardening stores seem to not carry it at all. I was talking to one of the florists and his demeanor changed when I mentioned it, like into a "GTFO" demeanor, I know that scopolamine, one of its active compounds is used to treat motion sickness via the patches, but I had no idea about it's criminal use to hypnotize their victims. It apparently makes them lose free will. :eek::smuggrin:
     
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    No swimming??? I just slather on the sun block and go.

    But yeah, us arizonans have a different idea of summer activities. I go to the movies a lot :D coffee shops, shopping, house parties/get togethers and lots of night activities. Fortunately the nights in Tucson are a bit more bearable than nights in Phoenix thanks to our open lush desert and lack of extensive development. The metropolis sucks in the summer! No thanks! :thumbdown:
     
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    Hiking, hiking, and more hiking. Also triathlons, going to the beach, and, as of this year, gardening.
     
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    This is my second year gardening. I put up two raised vegetable beds. I planted tomatoes, herbs, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers...
    The cucumbers were a mistake. Their leaves shriveled up and died instantly. I don't know why their little sign says they need 6 solid hours of sun. More like part shade.
    I went to Home depot but they didn't have that many plants. So I purchased some seeds. The seeds haven't sprouted yet. I think I'll wait a bit then go plant something else in their place.

    My second outdoor hobby is horseback riding. I take one lesson a week and I ride twice a week in addition. It is time-consuming but an enormous stress reliever too. My instructor is very enthusiastic and positive.
    I also have booked a couple of campsites in OR state parks for us to go camping in the summer.

    YAAY I love summer!
     
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    That's the belladonna alkaloids part of Donnatal tablets. :cool: Physicians still prescribe that **** around here...
     
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    Sparda, we have jimsonweed growing wild around here. I'll dig up one and send it to you, for a price. :smuggrin:
     
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    Running, cycling, and hiking/camping.
     
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    Ugh part of me is definitely not looking forward to spending this summer in Phoenix. Im looking for an indoor activity right now and might have found one. Outdoors though? Pool. All I got for now lol.
     
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    rock climbing (mostly bouldering/sport climbing), cycling, running.
     
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    Trying to get into cycling.

    I fall over a lot.
     
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    Mountain biking, NaOH? Falling is 1/3 the skill of mountain biking. Learning to bail is just as important and learning any other technique.
     
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    Nah, I'm borrowing a road bike at the moment. Still feels weird having to clip in/clip out. Still haven't conditioned myself that I have to twist sideways to get my foot free instead of just pick it up.
     
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    haha, yes. The clipless pedal learning curve. I ride a lot and still flop over at stop signs maybe once a year. It keeps you humble. It gets easier and crank down the release tension if you need to.
     

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