So what is your favorite thrill? (Outside of the bedroom)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stewie26, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Putting sex aside, what gives you the most satisfaction and thrill? Skiing down a steep mountain? Making a high jump on a motorcycle? Sinking a long putt? Climbing a challenging cliff face? Everyone is different.
    For me, when I was surfing a lot, it was the initial drop in on an overhead size wave and making the bottom turn on the wave face. Today, it is making a perfect smooth landing in a light plane. What is your fancy? I am sure there is a lot of variety here on TBOT.
  2. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Well, although I only had 2 lessons so far, I get a thrill of Krav Maga. I've been wanting to do this self-defense sport for a while and it's amazing!
  3. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

    Mar 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Auto racing. While not technically legal (read: very Illegal) there is a massive thrill in light to light street racing. I do it very rarely, but when I do I get a high that lasts at least all day.

    I also do track racing which is exciting, just not quite like the thrill of an unexpected, and very short, showdown on the street.
  4. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    There's nothing quite like sitting on the starting grid for a motorcycle road race. It's an amazing combination of pure terror, pure adrenaline, and pure concentration. You know you are going to be headed into turn one with 30 other idiots who are as crazy/stupid as you are in a matter of split seconds when the flag drops. No sheet metal, no roll cage, none of that.

    I don't have the time and money to do it any more, so bass playing is my thrill now.
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  5. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Rock climbing followed by mountain biking descents. On a scary mountain bike descent, you don't have much time to think, only time to react. With rock climbing, you get plenty of time to ponder the precariousness of your situation!
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  6. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Playing bass in front of a large crowd always gets me going.
  7. I use to some street racing in my younger days when I though I was invincible. I don''t have the stones for it now as I am afraid I might hurt someone including myself.
  8. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

    Mar 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    I've always been worried about the same thing, so even when I was younger I would only do it under certain circumstances. Stuff like time of day, no roads with driveways or narrow/winding road. There has been a couple times I turned down a race with something I really wanted to do battle with due to one or more of these.
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  9. OldDirtyBassist


    Mar 13, 2014
    My Chihuahuas. I have a teacup and a chorkie that live better than a large part of the population.

    I also enjoy making the musicians in any group I play with extra comfortable.
  10. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    Being strapped to the top of a 400 foot cell phone tower in the middle of a forest in the Pacific Northwest, muscling a 100 pound antenna into place with one arm while dangling from a steel beam, all while watching the sun set behind Mt. Rainier, hundreds of miles from civilization in any direction.

    sigh... I kinda miss my old job...
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  11. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    aye, that stuff is pretty fun!
  12. INTP


    Nov 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    I get great pleasure from seeing my kids do something well.
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  13. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Playing a good gig with a really good band.
    Alpine Skiing.
  14. I tried a thrill was awful....
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  15. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    Being all dressed up in Drag and playing the bass in front of a lot people is an incredible high, no drug, drink, sex or whatever can compare.
  16. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    when i was a kid severe beatings did it for me! not so much the actual beat-down, just the "anxiety rush" beforehand. :thumbsup:
    oh how i miss the 50's & 60's!!!
  17. INTP


    Nov 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Can't buy one, either. Do it again... I know, it's dirty work, but only a fool would say that. Yes, I'm reelin'.
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  18. I heard there might be one in the Caves Of Altamira........
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  19. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Shooting on a 1000 yard range.

    Trail blazing through the pacific coast mountains with my gal. Our last trip we encountered several sunning snakes. I loved it, my gal? Not so much.

    My youngest, at 11, is fully in the musical discovery mode. We are connecting on so many levels right now. Not much has made me happier in the last decade. She has even picked up one of my basses and noodled around a bit. I'm hoping she gets the bug :)
  20. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Yep, motorcycle racing for me as well.

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