As someone who is an avid “new hobby” enthusiast, and has a lot of experience trying out and taking up new sports, Daniel has thought a lot about the monsters we all make in our heads ahead of taking up a new activity that interests us. In this episode Daniel talks about the intimidation of taking up new activities and how it is important to just find a way to start playing, simply.
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Excellent advice Daniel. I think many folks “over engineer” things too often. Hoping to get out and try my new Tenkara rig on the St. Vrain soon!
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Great podcast. Love Daniel’s positive and chill attitude towards everything. One thing I wanted to add here is that with almost any new sport renting gear is a really good way to try something out quickly. whether it is a fly setup or mountain bike or camping equipment. Recently I rented a pair of snowshoes from a well known nation outdoor outfitter for a something like $15. turns out I like snowshoeing! (maybe not enough to drop $200 on a pair of shoes shoes when I could buy another tenkara rod 😉 but I was grateful for the new fun experience. These types of places also tend to rent tents, bikes, kayaks etc.
Ryan, excellent point!!! Rentals are certainly an awesome option if there is a place nearby (and sometimes over the mail).