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    Everyone has something, or things, that theyve always wanted to do but have never acted on for whatever reasons.
    This year Ive decided to act on one of mine, Ill tell you about it later:).
    I think the things you desire to do reveal a lot about yourself so Im interested in hearing what YOU have never done that youd love to accomplish. A bit of insight behind it would be nice but is not necessary.

    Ill start
    1) Australian Four Day Enduro - Im acting on this one but its taken so long because I always thought that it was about the elite end of the sport which Im not a part of. I now know its about the grasroots and Id be very dissapointed if I never completed at least one of my favorite sports premier events.
    2) Hanggliding - It just looks so free and liberating.
    3) Walk Kokoda Trail- Im old enough and sensible (boring :)) enough now to know that this will never happen.


    Ok folks post away. Now dream is too silly ;)

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    Philip Island, Brands Hatch, Catalunya and Portimao.

    2 wheels of course ;)

    Oh, and Tuscany.

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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A425A504D290 link=1264642252/1#1 date=1264643021
    Philip Island, Brands Hatch, Catalunya and Portimao.

    2 wheels of courseWink

    Oh, and Tuscany.
    What about Isle of Man. That would have to be the holy grail wouldnt it?

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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 427D7B7C6166574A6771646D080 link=1264642252/2#2 date=1264649074
    Quote Originally Posted by 4A425A504D290 link=1264642252/1#1 date=1264643021
    Philip Island, Brands Hatch, Catalunya and Portimao.

    2 wheels of courseWink

    Oh, and Tuscany.
    What about Isle of Man. *That would have to be the holy grail wouldnt it?
    Ya... On an old BSA or Indian

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6D424B495E614D424D4B49414942582C0 link=1264642252/3#3 date=1264649230
    Quote Originally Posted by 427D7B7C6166574A6771646D080 link=1264642252/2#2 date=1264649074

    What about Isle of Man. *That would have to be the holy grail wouldnt it?
    Ya... On an old BSA or Indian

    Or like Rossi did - in a car....

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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    1. Surfing- but im scared of sharks.

    2. Rally driving.

    3. Go around the world at my leisure

    not necessarily in that order. Come to think of it i could do the first 2 on my around the world trip.

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    1. Sit down with all the ways I have to make coffee for long enough to get good at them.

    2. Learn how to roast coffee

    3. Kokoda Track (still young and silly enough that it might happen)

    4. Europe (for long enough that I want to come home.)

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    1. Travel. The Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. But Id settle for being able to travel Europe in great detail than a flying visit to all.

    2. Go back to tafe or uni and learn engineering, just out of interest

    3. Roast coffee for a living. As much as I enjoy pulling shots I want to be more involved in the process.

    4. Make a decent Steampunk outfit.

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    1. Retire (will help find time for the rest of the list)

    2. Surfing

    3. Kokoda (not likely to happen)

    4. 2 week trip through France on a canal barge

    5. See Canada

    6. Visit my Shihan in Japan


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    1. Travel. Not just go a visit all the touristy places, but actually go from city to city and stay long enough in a place to get to know it. Have done the touristy things and while its fun, actually getting to know a place like a local is cool too :) Places to visit. USA and Europe.
    (finances being a major hold up here)

    2. Actually make it to a major gaming convention like Gen Con USA.

    3. Take holidays and not feel guilty about it? *:D

    4. Dedicate enough time to learn a skill set rather than flit between interests like I currently do. (Major attention span issues here)

    5. Learn scuba diving (see points 3. and 4. as to why I havent achieved this yet)



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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 3E362E24395D0 link=1264642252/1#1 date=1264643021
    Philip Island, Brands Hatch, Catalunya and Portimao.

    2 wheels of course *;)

    Oh, and Tuscany.
    Just been curious cksyd, you wouldnt have been up Gold Coast way at Indy time last year?

    1. Kokoda Track (am currently on the way back to fitness, so may yet be possible on current rate of progress)

    2. Learn to play guitar (and well)

    3. Clean up and out my yard and house

    4. Expobar Minore III (maybe not always wanted to do..has just been added to that list - time frame is suitably realistic)

    5. Get thumb a little greener

    Top of list from last two years has started to come to fruition - have just been accepted to do my degree. So these are possible, for biggest potential obstacle see Lupus No.4 above

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0C00051108041313045157610 link=1264642252/10#10 date=1264677270

    Just been curious cksyd, you wouldnt have been up Gold Coast way at Indy time last year?

    Not I mate :-?

    OT: What makes you think that?


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    Travel through all the countries and rivers of Africa using an old Landy suitably kitted out but not over the top. Just whats necessary to get by..... ;)

    Medical issues now prevent my doing this unfortunately. Why do I want to do it?

    My Aunty, on my Dads side, travelled extensively throughout Africa and the Middle East when it was relatively safe to do so. She brought all these wonderful and exotic stories back with her when ever she touched home base, backed up with hundreds and hundreds of excellent slides and 8mm colour home movies (she was a professional photographer and darn good at it).

    I just wanted to retrace some of her steps to see how much of the Africa she knew, still existed and to see if I could make a few side-trips to places she never managed to get to. She was a very interesting Lady, and a great person with it...

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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 686078726F0B0 link=1264642252/11#11 date=1264678113
    Quote Originally Posted by 0C00051108041313045157610 link=1264642252/10#10 date=1264677270

    Just been curious cksyd, you wouldnt have been up Gold Coast way at Indy time last year?

    Not I mate *:-?

    OT: What makes you think that?
    When I was working at Indy, met a bloke from Sydney who rode in the Australian Production Champs, name was Chris, and loved a coffee. Just a few things youve said over time I thought ya coulda been him. Was a real nice fella.

    Leave it for you to close the OT.

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    I turn 30 this year and all I really want is to get out and travel. Ive been shot down though, evidently a week off by myself is too much to ask.
    In lieu of this, my new thing I want to do before july 13th is:
    come up with something I want to do that other people will let me.

    Seriously, you guys that want to travel, and can, get saving and make it happen. Shit happens, you get tied down and your dreams die. You never know if or when the opportunity to make it happen will come again.

    Only dream Im working on atm is putting together a few sig bevvies for a possible menu at work. Its fun for me, and a goal to work towards, but its not the week in Morocco I was hoping for.

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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 2E262F2A202A2C3630430 link=1264642252/14#14 date=1264726999
    In lieu of this, my new thing I want to do before july 13th is:
    come up with something I want to do that other people will let me.
    That could be quite the challenge. Ive found, no matter what I want to do, there is always someone somewhere who will object to it. The trick is not so much to find something that other ppl will let you do, but to find something that offends the least ammount of people ::)


    Quote Originally Posted by 2E262F2A202A2C3630430 link=1264642252/14#14 date=1264726999
    Seriously, you guys that want to travel, and can, get saving and make it happen. Shit happens, you get tied down and your dreams die. You never know if or when the opportunity to make it happen will come again.
    Have to agree with this one. A lot of my list was on there from a long long time ago. Thought I was immortal and had forever to do it, and no, a wife and a kid kinda puts a crimp on things. Not that I begrudge them, I love my family, it just closes some doors temporarily.

    I dont believe the dream dies though. If it dies, it probably was never that strong a desire in the first place. The dreams are still there, the potential to realise them dies a little with each delay though. Trick is finding that balance in life. Something I am yet to do myself.....

    oh I guess thats another to add to my list of things I want to do

    6. Be able to find that balance between work, life and other commitments to make me a well rounded person rather than one that has to give in all the time.

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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E666F6A606A6C7670030 link=1264642252/14#14 date=1264726999
    Seriously, you guys that want to travel, and can, get saving and make it happen. sh!t happens, you get tied down and your dreams die. You never know if or when the opportunity to make it happen will come again.
    Yes very well put.

    Couple of years ago, me and the Mrs were in this situation so we bit the bullet and did an incredible trip which we had always wanted to do.

    One big objective was to see the northern lights, so the first port of call was Ivalo in Finnish Lapland, deep inside the Arctic Circle.

    The Northern Lights did not disappoint.

    After this and a bit more exploring in Finland, next stop was Copenhagen (note: Better coffee than Italy).

    Then we worked our way through germany by Train, following the Rhine. Again, fantastic scenery, food, beer and wine.

    Crossed Lake Constance by Ferry into Switzerland and finished up with a couple of weeks at Lake Como (which is simply incredible), with a few day trips into Milan.

    All in all some amazing experiences and we crossed off a bunch of things from lifes to-do list.

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    One day, Id like to sit at a table outside a cafe in Cuba, with a straw hat on my head, drinking espresso, savouring a havanna, studying passing faces, and reminiscing.

    I dont want to do it till my twilight years. My difficulty is predicting exactly when I might enter that phase of my life.


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    My wife say, that for her...

    It is for me to explain things in 20 words or less.

    Done ;D

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    Visit Japan again.
    Retiring within the next 4 ears - travel Australia and see the places I havent yet seen (Trying to work out the right espresso machine to take in the caravan).
    Win Lotto
    Buy a bigger boat
    Live long enough to be a problem to my kids ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E4F444443592A0 link=1264642252/17#17 date=1264745504
    One day, Id like to sit at a table outside a cafe in Cuba, with a straw hat on my head, drinking espresso, savouring a havanna, studying passing faces, and reminiscing.
    Now that sounds good. I could handle that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 323E3B2F363A2D2D3A6F695F0 link=1264642252/13#13 date=1264712682

    When I was working at Indy, met a bloke from Sydney who rode in the Australian Production Champs, name was Chris, and loved a coffee. Just a few things youve said over time I thought ya coulda been him. Was a real nice fella.

    Leave it for you to close the OT.
    Not me pal, never raced bikes, only karts.

    Sounds like a good bloke though. Good name too... ;D


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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 063324267570410 link=1264642252/20#20 date=1264758451
    Quote Originally Posted by 6E4F444443592A0 link=1264642252/17#17 date=1264745504
    One day, Id like to sit at a table outside a cafe in Cuba, with a straw hat on my head, drinking espresso, savouring a havanna, studying passing faces, and reminiscing.
    Now that sounds good. I could handle that too.
    CS Cuba meet up? Haha... Im hopeful still!
    Just not this year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 17363D3D3A20530 link=1264642252/17#17 date=1264745504
    One day, Id like to sit at a table outside a cafe in Cuba, with a straw hat on my head, drinking espresso, savouring a havanna, studying passing faces, and reminiscing.

    I dont want to do it till my twilight years. *My difficulty is predicting exactly when I might enter that phase of my life.
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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    In no particular order:

    Travel Europe - especially off-the-beaten track locations
    Learn to dance
    Try SCUBA diving (this one has long been on my bucket list)
    Travel the Americas (I have a bit of an attraction for Cuba as well)
    Buy a $#@*ing Mazzer conical ( >:( upgradeitis)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2C20253128243333247177410 link=1264642252/23#23 date=1264781417
    If youre ever in Brissie Dennis...
    Sounds good, but youll pardon me if I want the real thing. :)

    A CS group tour would be great! :D Though Id like a little quiet time to myself too.

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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    1. Play hide and seek in a supermarket like Coles or Woolworths with about 20 others.

    2. watch a movie in a drive in cinema.

    3. Blow up a pile of toys.

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    Hmm Lartay HCK...thats a bit of an interesting list... ;D

    Well, Ive done scuba diving (and highly recommend it), travelled overseas and a few other things mentioned above...but I think Id really like to do the following...

    1. Get a helicopter pilots licence.

    2. Live in Venice for 6 months.

    3. Snow ski in Alaska, Canada and Colorado.

    4. Visit New Zealand (and some friends there)

    5. Drive a supercar (of any description). The closest Ive come to that one is a drive of a BMW M3 and thats still a bit of a stretch!

    Just some of the things Id like to do...


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    Quote Originally Posted by 392925253E2B152D2B264A0 link=1264642252/27#27 date=1265283849
    1. Get a helicopter pilots licence.
    Never trust a flying machine where the wing moves faster than the fuselage Scoots :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6D58414B1F1E280 link=1264642252/28#28 date=1265287850
    Never trust a flying machine where the wing moves faster than the fuselage Scoots * :O
    I always had a reasonable fear of helicopters, I suppose mainly for 1- I have known some aeromotive mechanics and 2 - they have the same glide ratio as a doorknob.

    So when I was a firefighter I was on helibase fire suppression duty and decided to face my fears. I asked the pilot if I could go up on one run. We went up to pick up the incident commander on a run to map a fire, and then return with his crew. I had my video camera with me so also got to get some aerial shots of my property.

    He refuled, I strapped in, got the basic instructions a passenger receives, and up we went. he landed on the remote LZ which was on the edge of a thin ridge. A member of the base crew came up to us, did something on the side of the helicopter, and afterwards he yelled at the pilot...



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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C79606A3E3F090 link=1264642252/28#28 date=1265287850
    Quote Originally Posted by 392925253E2B152D2B264A0 link=1264642252/27#27 date=1265283849
    1. Get a helicopter pilots licence.
    Never trust a flying machine where the wing moves faster than the fuselage Scoots * :O

    Flying friend of mine says that helicopters cant actually fly....

    they are so ugly the earth repels them...... ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1E2B32386C6D5B0 link=1264642252/28#28 date=1265287850
    Quote Originally Posted by 392925253E2B152D2B264A0 link=1264642252/27#27 date=1265283849
    1. Get a helicopter pilots licence.
    Never trust a flying machine where the wing moves faster than the fuselage Scoots * :O
    I have always disliked the anticipation of a fixed wing...as in "are we going to get off the ground" or "are we going to stop at the end in time?" kind of thing. *;D But I figure that Ive always been a born rotary pilot as Ive always felt right at home in them, Ive got plenty of hours of flight time in all types (piston and turbine) and am yet to shake that bug! Even my husband wanted me to get my licence...well, mainly so as he could retire from flying and live off me! *;D

    If I cant achieve my licence, I have some other options up my sleeve for working with them again. (Aviation, once its in your blood, its hard to get rid of I have found!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30202C2C37221C24222F430 link=1264642252/31#31 date=1265319946
    I have always disliked the anticipation of a fixed wing...
    Rotary wing aircraft have an entirely different type of anticipation.... 1500 feet altitude... Tail rotor fails.. ANTICIPATION: are we going to die in the crash, or in the ensuing conflagration? * :o

    If I have to choose, Ill take something with a glide ratio...

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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    If helicopters are seen as too dangerous, then you people arent going to like mine.

    Wingsuit Basejump!

    At least it has a glide ratio!!!

    I was skydiving for a little while before I ran out of money...will be in the money again in a couple of years and will definitely take up skydiving again. As to whether I ever get good enough to allow myself to base jump is yet to be seen...the years are ticking away.

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    Hey you guys...just a gentle word on the rotarys falling out of the sky...

    I know very up close and personal how much fixed wings fall too...and in the industry Ive been in, theyre just as bad...(I understand too, that a lot of you guys dont know my full story as you have come to CS long after it happened. So, its okay!)

    Thanks for all your concern however! Dont worry, if Im going to go that way...so be it! It would seem kind of well...fitting in a strange way...

    Sorry about the off topic Brewman! I didnt think that my desire to pilot a helicopter would be so controversial! *;) ;D


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    Quote Originally Posted by 6474787863764870767B170 link=1264642252/34#34 date=1265346428
    I didnt think that my desire to pilot a helicopter would be so controversial! *;) ;D
    I love em Scoots..... 8-)

    Nearly 20 years living and working in PNG really makes you appreciate how great a machine these are.... Love fixed wings too but nowhere near as tactile a flying sensation as a chopper, in my opinion of course ;)....

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    Worked on (in the 70s - Yes they did have aircraft back then *:o) and have flown in many Choppers over the years - I feel safer in one of them than in a light fixed wing. *8-)

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    Things youve always wanted to do

    I do the things I wanted to do every day

    I am happy to live in the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4D5D51514A5F61595F523E0 link=1264642252/34#34 date=1265346428
    I didnt think that my desire to pilot a helicopter would be so controversial! *
    My comment was made tongue in cheek! *I have flown a helicopter (TIF) and loved it. *Id get my licence if I could justify the expense but I seem to find enough fixed wing antics to spend money on. *


    I would assume your pre-CS experience refers to crop dusting and you have my sincere condolences for the horrible losses that are an all too regular part of that section of the industry. * :(

    Epic "Fixed or Rotary, were all one family!" 76 * :D


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    As a volunteer firefighter we had a rescue up one of the narrow tributary canyons off the Feather River Canyon (Northern California). We had to hike in to get to the victim. He was intoxicated and fell off one large boulder onto another, absorbing much of the impact with his face. it took so long to get to him (the drive alone after the call went out took a good twenty minutes, and then a hike of at least the same length).

    It began to get dark so the County Sheriff decided they would fly him out. He dropped that little helicopter down into the narrow canyon and "landed on a boulder. I put that in quotes because it was a landing only in the literal definition of the word. He was only able to get one skid flat on the large boulder, and the other rested on a pointed area of the same rock.

    We "hot loaded" the patient into the chopper while he hovered at full-tilt, using the boulder to stabilize the craft. I was carrying the IV bag and as soon as we got to a spot up on the rock where there was no more room for me along with the Stokes stretcher basket and the rest of the firefighters, I laid the bag next to the victim and went to hide behind a large rock to await take off.

    If that thing would have slipped off that rock, it would have rained bits of helicopter for ten minutes. it was one of the craziest things I had even seen, particularly while standing on that boulder and looking up at the roaring blades above us.

    But it gets better. At the time I was working as a substitute teacher, and in a Teachers Lounge room at one of the schools I worked a conversation started up and the details of that rescue came up. As it turns out, the victim of that accident was the son of a couple of teachers I had worked with and knew for a few years! I told them the whole story, and they were grateful as they had no details of the accident at all as their son didnt remember any of it, the result of the concussion he suffered in the fall.

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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    Ive experienced quite a lot during my 59 years on this earth, plenty of travel in formative years, scuba and free diving along the WA coast catching crayfish and marvelling at the underwater wonderland, rode trail bikes and competed in enduros for several years, got into running doing heaps of fun runs and finished a marathon in 3hours and 10min, got married and produced two great kids, played baseball for 8 years, started bodyboarding at 45 and became totally obsessed for 8 years before my shoulder packed it in and needed a rebuild, Im now into more leisurely activities like walking the dog and of course my passion for the little brown bean and all things connected to it.
    Future wishes:-
    a 5kg roaster for my workshop :-/ :-/
    cruise from Vancouver to Alaska
    check out the USA and coffee culture
    stay healthy as I descend into old age.............. ;) ;)
    To sum it up lifes been good to me, Ive cut down on work to create more leisure time to enjoy my coffee pursuits :) :)

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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 425740404B48444B250 link=1264642252/40#40 date=1265494310
    finished a marathon in 3hours and 10min,
    Marathonman Greenman ! Surely you have at least one left in the tank? Maybee the Rock N Roll Seattle Marathon - two birds with 1 stone? ;)

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    Re: Things youve always wanted to do

    So many things here I could write a novel about it

    1. Live overseas, preferably in europe somewhere
    2. Compete in one of those variety club bash style races
    3. Sit in with a rally drive, or learn to rally drive
    4. Retire overseas - think a good year, make wine, grow coffee, roast coffee as a passion for retirement



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