Yeah, there is a race called the middle sea race, did that a few times. It starts and ends in Malta. Goes around Sicily. It actually starts in a couple weeks. Not doing it this year. Usually a complete sh*t fight.
Don't care much for poker. During the height of the poker rage, pretty much all of my old high school friends were playing it, as well as my close friends, which led me to be invited to far too many poker nights. I guess someone needed drinking money.. At any rate, it pretty much cured me of any urges to play poker.
I haven't played poker in the past two years... I wasn't always bad, but I just got tired of losing money at inopportune moments.
I briefly worked for a guy who always used to go play poker with some other guys who worked nearby, every lunch break. He was very hard to beat and as a result he would always get lunch money and paid for my lunch with his winnings. Awesome guy.