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Smoking and Excercise
ontrackp Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 06-27-2018
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Hey wise old cigar guys.....

Now that we have some decent weather, I can escape the garage and propane heater. My favorite cigar smoking environment has always been sitting down next to the pool, not moving for a couple of hours and savoring the stick - often with the addition of a vintage single malt or a few cold beers. A secondary is on the golf course with some friends, but the focus is not on the cigar of course.

What about taking a long walk with the dog? Seems to check off a lot of boxes -- 1) exercise; 2) good for dog; 3) have a smoke away from wife. Only question is - would it be a waste of a good cigar to try to enjoy it while taking a long walk?

Does anyone smoke while walking?

Thanks in advance for any advice, or whatever.....




RMAN4443 Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 09-29-2016
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I tried walking and chewing gum once....didn't end well Anxious
Ram27 Offline
#3 Posted:
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Does anyone smoke while walking?


NO!!!!! ram27bat
Cereal City Cigar Smoker Offline
#4 Posted:
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I used to walk my dog 1-2 miles on warm days. Thought about smoking a cigar on the walk but decided against it as he would invariably due his duty and there would be no safe place to rest the smoke!.

Also used a walking stick so not enough hands.

Wlaknthe dog, enjoy the walk then afterwards enjoy a smoke and a drink.fog Beer

c3s
ontrackp Offline
#5 Posted:
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Thanks -- I was thinking it was not a great idea -- sometimes when something seems too good to be true, it ain't true.
midmofan Offline
#6 Posted:
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Yup, I smoke on my daily walks when the weather is cooperating.

But I do have standards for my "walking cigar"

- Must stay lit and burn even without me having to mess with it even if windy or humid or cold, don't want to have to stop and touch-up.
- At least medium strength if not more, no place for subtlety.
- Reasonably priced, since never know when I might drop-kick it.

Some that are good for the above:

-Most A.J. Fernandez smokes here on Cbid.
-MBIII's from the MBIII place on the famous MBIII deal..
-Cohiba Black - big ring gauge ones


Some ones that nail the first two (but do need to look for deals for #3):

- RP Sun Dried Maduros (the lanceros that were real cheap on here a while back great if chilly and wearing gloves)
- RP Vintage 2003 Cameroons
- LGC Series R or the Wavells

If want to go bottom-of-the barrel, try nabbing some Grand Habano 2002's when they do a dump of them on Cbid (how much tobacco did they grow in 2002?????). But only worth it if well under $2 per with shipping though. I don't use these for walking but do sometimes take them on the boat when I know its a better than 50% chance of them getting wet before its all said and done. These are not-terrible sticks (and, for these, I will say "sticks!") for any activity where they might get trashed at some point or to give out to moochers at a party to those that don't smoke a lot of cigars. No great loss if drop it while walking, splashed with a wave or moocher guys tosses it in the fire-pit.

Lastly, nab one of those samplers (see Newbie Deal Thread) over at the Mothership and try them out, cheap experiment at $1.65 per with shipping. That Sancho one, at least, was pretty good when had it a long time ago and I seem to burn well I recall.
ontrackp Offline
#7 Posted:
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Very practical advice midmofan -- thanks!
victor809 Offline
#8 Posted:
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Screw it... I've smoked during a warm up run because I had a half a Don Carlos I wasn't willing to part with and we had a match that had previously thought was cancelled get back on the schedule.

Take the cigar out of your mouth before breathing in deeply and you'll be fine. If you're not winded, breathe in through your nose.

If you can't do push-ups while smoking a cigar, you probably shouldn't be smoking a cigar.
Abrignac Offline
#9 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
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ontrackp wrote:
Hey wise old cigar guys.....

....: not moving for a couple of hours and savoring the dick

Thanks in advance for any advice, or whatever.....






Oh my
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DrafterX Offline
#10 Posted:
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Posts: 89,204
You could drill a couple different sized cigar minders in da walking stick... Mellow
dstieger Offline
#11 Posted:
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midmofan wrote:
But I do have standards for my "walking cigar"

- Must stay lit and burn even without me having to mess with it even if windy or humid or cold, don't want to have to stop and touch-up.
- At least medium strength if not more, no place for subtlety.
- Reasonably priced, since never know when I might drop-kick it.



Yep. Not any outdoor activities that I attempt without a cigar. Most of my hobby time is spent fishing; and I am always having a cigar while fishing....and most of my fishing is done from a kayak; so I paddle (or peddle now) with a cigar....fish with a cigar....drive to and from fishing with cigars...load and unload...etc.

While fishing (or golfing, or many other activities) it can be good to have a cigar that doesn't crave attention, as midmofan discussed. I need a cigar that I can leave hanging out of my mouth for 5-10 minutes at a time while paddling, fishing, whatever...one that doesn't get too wonky....won't go out...or get all nasty on me. Box press is a bonus, so it doesn't roll around if I do set it down on a boat seat or yak gunnel. I may be an elitist, but I'm not stupid rich -- a summer fishing day could see me smoking 7 cigars; not all of them are going to be 10 dollars per...unfortunately.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#12 Posted:
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I'll smoke a cigar while walking regardless of wind. Heavy rain is a hard stop though.

I do not smoke while running or doing pushups. This is due in large part to me never running nor pushing up
midmofan Offline
#13 Posted:
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ontrackp wrote:
Very practical advice midmofan -- thanks!


Another one: I prefer a cigar that will go for about an hour which is usually just a bit less than my total daily walk time. Gives me a bit of time to "air-out" before I walk back into the house!

Depends on how much you puff 'em of course, but that rules out a lot of the shorter length ones I enjoy otherwise this time of year.
KingoftheCove Offline
#14 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
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Eh............don’t like smoking when walking or hiking.

But I’ll smoke a cigar while barbecuing, or while doing simple maintenance on one of my vehicles.

Generally prefer to sit on my porch with a beverage and my iPad.
ZRX1200 Offline
#15 Posted:
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I sometimes smoke while walking as long as the pace and or incline isn’t so serious.
ontrackp Offline
#16 Posted:
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I appreciate all the comments. Even Abrignac who seems to not be able to get ****** off his mind,
tonygraz Offline
#17 Posted:
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I used to smoke while playing basketball outside. I smoke when I go fishing, when I'm working in the yard , when I'm shoveling snow. Only smoke good cigars when not on the move.
Never while chewing gum tho.
deadeyedick Offline
#18 Posted:
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Never smoked during a run but loved to cool down on the patio with a good cigar after a 5-10 mile hard workout. A buddy and I smoked a cigar after the 100 mile El Tour de Tucson bike race once. Got some strange looks from some of the other finishers.
Palama Offline
#19 Posted:
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I sometimes smoke a Tat PCR, Oliva Serie G Special G Maduro or DE MUWAT Baitfish while walking the dog. He’s a Min Pin so 15-20 minutes is plenty for him. As such, rarely spark up a bigger cigar. Sometimes, for the night walk, I’ll smoke a Robusto or CG and then sit out in the garage with the dog.

A man needs to know his limitations so to avoid the temptation of trying to run or do push-ups with a cigar, like SOB, I don’t run or try to do push-ups these days. Not talking
danmdevries Offline
#20 Posted:
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I've tried it, but it's not my thing.

Even when we're camping and I'm smoking 1-2 cigars every day, I have no interest in going on a hike within an hour of smoking a cigar.

Two years ago when we went to Florida for a week to get out of the cold, wife and I went for a stroll around the resort. Paved, flatland, no scenery to take in, just walking for an hour or so. Lit a cigar, but was done with it before halfway. But it was a super premium, and I didn't want to toss it. But I wasn't enjoying it.
midmofan Offline
#21 Posted:
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dstieger wrote:
I need a cigar that I can leave hanging out of my mouth for 5-10 minutes at a time while paddling, fishing, whatever...one that doesn't get too wonky....won't go out...or get all nasty on me.


If you have not tried them, give the RP Vintage 2003 Cameroons a shot - those things simply don't go out! Not to mention taste pretty good IMO -- one of only a few RP offerings that I think most people around here would enjoy.
dstieger Offline
#22 Posted:
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Will do. Thanks.
I'm on the lookout for new fishing cigars. The Nic3K used to be perfect, but they hosed up the blend...bad.... a couple years ago.

A good morning cigar that fits my description, except for the shape, is the Graycliff Legend (Purple).
Mandoman Offline
#23 Posted:
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The only exercise I'll indulge in while smoking a cigar is 12 oz. curls.
Pudding Mittens Offline
#24 Posted:
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dstieger wrote:
The Nic3K used to be perfect, but they hosed up the blend...bad.... a couple years ago.

Do tell. I hadn't heard this. Details? Thanks.
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dstieger Offline
#25 Posted:
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Used to be a great $4 cigar that you could get for $2. Now, its a chitty $4 cigar that costs a little south of 2 bucks. Burn went from very good to impossible to smoke....flavor was good, if one dimensional....now it is inconsistently varying between bland and bad.
Mrs. dpnewell Offline
#26 Posted:
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I used to smoke a cigar while walking George. Folks would cross to the other side of the street. I don't know if they where trying to avoid the cigar smoke or George's 262 lb. frame. Dang, I miss that big boy.

David
Pudding Mittens Offline
#27 Posted:
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dstieger wrote:
Used to be a great $4 cigar that you could get for $2. Now, its a chitty $4 cigar that costs a little south of 2 bucks. Burn went from very good to impossible to smoke....flavor was good, if one dimensional....now it is inconsistently varying between bland and bad.

Thanks for the info. This makes me glad that my entire stock of these is more than 2 years old. Yay. And now I know not to buy any more.

Rumor was that Oliva made the Nic 3000. I wonder if someone else makes it now, hence the schitty-ness. I think I remember them being unavailable for a long period, then suddenly they returned, which could've indicated the changeover point. I have no idea though, just speculating here.

Also, note that the 6x60 version was seemingly always quite different from the robusto and toro sizes (which were nearly identically sized, so it was kind of stupid to make them two different SKUs, but I digress). The 6x60 had a lighter-colored wrapper leaf and was always milder and sort of creamier, with quite a bit less strength and spice than the toro/robustos, at least to my palate.

In exchange for your info, I'll share this: my pal says the Nic 5000 was reformuated and is now made by AJ Fernandez, and he says it's excellent now, great bang-for-buck. Of course, palates differ, so take that with a grain of salt, but maybe try a 5-pack or something. Haven't tried them yet myself, but I'm planning to.
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dstieger Offline
#28 Posted:
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PM, I still haven't tried the Nic5K, but the 2K was recommended to me on another forum. It is as good as I was told...a little flatter and/or milder than the old 3K, but it is a pretty decent cigar -- well worth the $2 auctioneer price. Construction is ten times better than current 3K
24132413 Offline
#29 Posted:
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WALKING THE DOG IS NOT EXERCISE unless you're over 90. And yes anytime you smoke you get less oxygen. If you are walking and smoking at the same time your heart rate will go up some. Not a lot because as I said unless you're above 90 walking isn't really exercise. Want to know why? LOL, if you walk at a normal pace you MIGHT burn 100 calories over a MILE!!!! No a whole lot their no matter how you look at it.
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tamapatom Offline
#30 Posted:
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It's all about pacing yourself.

Walk stop sit take a puff walk stop stand take a puff repeat
Mandoman Offline
#31 Posted:
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I had to give up combining cigars and exercise.
It seems they frown on smoking while pedaling yer azz in the gym.
itsawaldo Offline
#32 Posted:
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Every Friday and Saturday about five my dog would come to my desk sit for a bit and then start with quiet howls which got louder when I opened the humidor.

We walked regardless of the weather down to about 10*, she was a native Texan, tough as nails and nothing bothered her, nothing. She was some kind of Cattle dog, reminded me of a Kelpi (sp), since she was a rescue her background was a guess.

I smoked down to 25/30* except for rain every time, it was the only chance I had since I was a traveling salesman and gone most weeks.

The nice thing was I let her be a dog and inspect the world outside of her home and yard. She would stop about every minute or two and sniff, pee and move on. Perfect timing and amount of time to get a puff or two in.

We had a rhythm going that was a win-win for us.

I miss that dog.

Now I have a cat that sits at the back door and meows at me as I sit on the patio and smoke. Not as much fun!
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