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Here are a few of my interests & hobbies.

Running - I love to run, am a competitive amateur racer, and  a student of the sport. Sometimes I race under the name of Chip Tyme.
I am the founder of RunBayou, a marathon training program web site for folks looking to improve their marathon performance.

Tennis - I used to be a 4.0 level tennis player but it's been years since I've played regularly. I still play every once in a while but my tennis buddies don't call much anymore. You guys know who you are...

Motorcycles - I have a 1996 BMW RT1100 with about 70,000 miles on the odometer. I try to take at least one long trip per year and have been to Colorado, Arkansas, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and all points in between.

Here's my RT on the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2005

Bikes I have owned include: 1968 Suzuki Scrambler (my first motorcycle); 1971 Husqvarna 400 (learned to ride and wrench); 1971? Kawasaki KZ650 (an okay bike but I had a bad accident on it...no more Kawasakis); 1988 Harley Davidson Sportster (I really tried to love Harleys); 1988 BMW K100LT (extra smooth but sounded like a sewing machine); and a 1997 Honda CBR600 F3 (lots of fun but only when you're riding like a crazy person).

DO NOT take your bike to Gulf Coast BMW aka British USA. They had my RT for weeks, never did fix it, it now runs worse, and they charged me twice for the work. I'm still trying to get some of my money back. Does anyone out there know of a decent honest motorcycle mechanic?

Guitar - I like to play guitar. My acoustic is a Taylor Model 420R (love the sound) and the electric is a Fender Stratocaster (I live in Texas...it's required). My favorite music is rhythm and blues but please don't call me to jam...my count to 4 is different from yours.

Baseball fan - Baseball is my favorite sport to watch, especially the Houston Astros; Other sports I like to watch include: tennis, running, and occasionally will watch basketball...although I don't understand it ;)

Other interests I've had over the years

bulletAutomobile repair - I used to do almost all my own repairs. I don't have the time anymore but still change my own oil, replace brake pads, etc. Projects I've done include: engine and transmission replacements; tune-ups, brake jobs, etc.
bulletGolf - Tried it; found it too frustrating; sold the clubs; may consider it again when I'm older.
bulletMotocross racing - When I was younger, and healed faster, I raced a 400cc Husqvarna. Glad I did it but no longer need that kind of adrenaline rush.
bulletSailing - I crewed for a couple of friends years ago in Hobbie Cat regattas. Lot's of fun and filled the adrenaline rush need. Sailboat racing definitely tests your friendships ;)
bulletChess - A long time ago, in a life phase far away...

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