Now, if you know anything about that last one, you know that it directly relates to the first two. That's right, the wonderful world of disc golf.
I've been playing disc golf since about 2008 when some friends in Anchorage introduced me to the game. I'm not terribly competitive, nor do I have "athletic prowess", but I have managed to stay fit enough for the U.S. military to keep me on their payroll over the years. None of that matters anyway in disc golf- a game very often played with a Frisbee in one hand and a beer in the other.
As I was saying, I first started playing in Anchorage, Alaska. It was something the Mrs. and I could do together and it is a relatively inexpensive hobby, save for the cost of booze and replacing a lost disc every so often. We visited my wife's family in Oregon one year and, lo and behold, Portland has about a dozen courses itself (of course it would). We even stayed a night at the McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, OR which features a modest 9-hole course throughout the grounds and a bonus 10th hole, where the tee is on the 2nd story balcony and the basket is in the yard below.
|The Grand Lodge. Little-known fact: Disc Golf was invented by Freemasons.|
|Let's just say, it was windy and the flagpoles were propped up by Frisbees.|
...And that's a brief history of my disc golfing experience thus far. You're welcome. All of this to say, disc golf in many ways is just like bicycling. It doesn't take any special skills, it's virtually free to do (after an initial investment), and it's a fun activity you can enjoy pretty much year round. Also like bicycling, there is a group of people that take it very seriously:
|(Not a paid endorsement)|
|Image courtesy of: http://tenminutemissive.com/|
Panniers. People have been carrying stuff on bikes for a long time with them. You can even get them in leather, if that's your thing. Or, a backpack. Also available in leather, but eww.
Or, my personal favorite:
|Wald 535 Rear Twin Basket. (Full review coming soon!)|
So, there you have it. No matter what hobby or activity you might be into, bicycles make it better! *
*Not applicable to quilting, rock climbing, BASE jumping, stamp collecting, or any illegal activities. Void where prohibited. Batteries not included.