What's there to do (sports/physical activity) in L.A.?

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    Jun 26, 2008 6:55 AM GMT
    Ok so I live in this giant heap of a traffic nightmare called Los Angeles. So what's there to do that's gay and sporty? I hear there's lots of teams and get togethers, but I don't know the right people to figure out where to go. Here's what I'd be interested in:

    -beach volley ball
    -water volley ball
    -dodge ball
    -ultimate fisbee
    -kick boxing
    -martial arts
    -bowling
    -break dancing
    -snow boarding (...in Winter)
    -LASER TAG! (lol)
    -anything else physically active that doesn't involve a bar/club...?

    But I guess I could be conned into doing other sports too that I'm not thinking of.

    Any suggestions welcome! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 26, 2008 7:37 AM GMT
    I am looking for the same thing. So I had to comment on this so I can link back to it easily. Hope someone out there knows of some.
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    Jun 26, 2008 8:07 AM GMT
    LASER TAG would be awesome!!!! count me in if you guys go, LOL

    i *think* i know some folks who play beach volleyball on the weekends, i'll try to get ahold of them.
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    Jun 26, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    check this out for starters -
    LA Gay Volleyball

    or here

    LA Gay Bowling Leagues
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    Jun 26, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    The traffic isn't THAT bad! If you're in a hurry just jump on any MAJOR side street and you'll be fine!

    Seriously, all your beach stuff head to Manhattan/Redonodo/Huntington Beaches and there's a lot of pick up Volley Ball games which will lead you to find water V.Ball players, hell put an ad on Craigslist too! Snowboarding, Snow Summit is your closest; Bear Mtn also.
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    Jun 26, 2008 5:21 PM GMT
    if you are looking for an event, the WH20 swim and polo team is having a fundraiser at hamburger marys on july 23. it may actually be the wed before that, i forget. we are playing bingo, yay!! i may show up late because i'm going to an angel game that day. hopefully i'll make it.
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    Jun 26, 2008 8:31 PM GMT
    a1972guy saidThe traffic isn't THAT bad! If you're in a hurry just jump on any MAJOR side street and you'll be fine!


    Um, I know you're a huge fan of LA and all, but the traffic isn't that bad? You need to share whatever it is you're smokin' because when it takes an hour to go ten miles, I define that as bad.

    He's right, though, about the beaches. Also check out Outsports.com for local teams. There are (quite possibly) hundreds of gay softball teams around, plus soccer, flag football, ski clubs, sailing clubs, etc. Sadly, no golf group for me...but maybe I'll just have to start it myself.

    Just google "gay groups organizations Los Angeles" and you're bound to find stuff.
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    Jun 27, 2008 12:51 AM GMT
    Thanks guys for all the suggestions so far. I'll follow up on all the websites.

    As for traffic, it may not be bad everywhere in LA. But as far as where I live and where I need to get to, let's put it this way: I save only 5 minutes by taking the car to the gym compared to if I walk there (not even running). Lame. I wouldn't be surprised if the people locked up in the psychiatric ward somehow were the ones in charge of Urban Planning for Los Angeles for the past 80 years.