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    You win $1 Million dollars. First thing you buy is:

    . . . land in the mountains. Probably in the Sierra's.

    Rules:

    1) Paying off debt isn't buying anything
    2) Don't say a bike. You've already got one.

    Go.
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    A home in my hometown of Santa Cruz.

    That would wipe out the entire million.

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    Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street .

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    A million doesn't go as far as it used to. First thing i'd do is put it into a cd or something to give myself time to think. Maybe do that thinking on a vacation destination. Buying an expensive house, car whatever could just put you in more trouble because of upkeep if you don't use it to somehow boost your income. It would be a life changer for sure, but 5 or 10 mil now we're talking. lol
    Round and round we go

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    . . . land in the mountains. Probably in the Sierra's.
    If this just happened to you, we can look around this weekend

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    Lottery tickets.

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    I would buy land in my backyard and convert it to a mtb riding ground for spring / summer / fall and skiing for the winter. I'll be charging a nominal fee for people who would like to check it out, thus slowly realizing some profits and getting returns on my initial investment.
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    I'll tell you what I'd do, man. Two chicks at the same time, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja View Post
    I'll tell you what I'd do, man. Two chicks at the same time, man.
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    I'd open up a bike shop/nude bar/massage parlor/cigar shop and spend an awful lot of time there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    If this just happened to you, we can look around this weekend
    Why do you think I want to go!?!
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    A home in my hometown of Santa Cruz.

    That would wipe out the entire million.
    Yeah, and it'd be pretty small too! Just like where I live (Santa Monica)
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Why do you think I want to go!?!
    A little log cabin in the mountains
    333 Leonard, June Lake CA - Trulia

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    A little log cabin in the mountains
    333 Leonard, June Lake CA - Trulia
    Fireplace is too small.
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    probably a car, nothing fancy, just a sport wagon. then id pay for my masters.

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    A house near some world class mountain biking. Utah? Pacific Northwest? I'd have to see where I get the most bang for my buck. Then pay bills...

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    I'd pay my mom's house off for her. Then, I'd buy myself a modestly priced cafe racer. After that, can I pay off my debt?
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    Pay off the house and a turbo Porsche. I would
    still have some left over to put in the bank.

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    Buy a modest place in/near Bend OR, and maybe open a brew pub as well. Pay for kids' college.

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    First purchase, condoms.

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    big truck or suv to replace my ailing exploder. THEN...a new bike.
    If you arent bleeding, you arent riding hard enough.
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    Fully fund my IRA, including all the catch up provisions.

    Invest in a well diversified portfolio, emphasizing steady income.

    Then upscale my lifestyle across the board instead a single impulse purchase.

    Join the TEA party.

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    2013 Cummins dually done up like a big boy. 10-12" lift, subframe, 38s-40s, tall as I can get and be narrow enough in the back, axles and gears, straight pipe to two 8" miter cut stacks even with the top of the cab, chip, bigger turbo and injectors, build the trans, ranch hands, and a bunch of fuel. That'll be 100-120k, throw the rest in some decent mutual funds and my bills and my future kids' educations will be taken care of

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    Quote Originally Posted by Significant Otter View Post
    2013 Cummins dually done up like a big boy. 10-12" lift, subframe, 38s-40s, tall as I can get and be narrow enough in the back, axles and gears, straight pipe to two 8" miter cut stacks even with the top of the cab, chip, bigger turbo and injectors, build the trans, ranch hands, and a bunch of fuel. That'll be 100-120k, throw the rest in some decent mutual funds and my bills and my future kids' educations will be taken care of
    Sound BADASS, but's that's about it. What, exactly, is a "big ol truck" like that actually good for?

    My buddy has a stock Cummins Ram. He pulls his big fat boat around with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Sound BADASS, but's that's about it. What, exactly, is a "big ol truck" like that actually good for?

    My buddy has a stock Cummins Ram. He pulls his big fat boat around with it.
    I have a Cummins Ram . . . but I'm NOT about to PULL anything with it. Maybe some pushing!

    Oh, and Rammstein RULES!
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    I've been eyeing this 1989 Toyota pickup in the Recycler. Then have a party in Las Vegas, Austin, and Pittsburgh and invite everyone who
    partakes in OFF CAMBER to attend. I think those cities represent most of the continental USA. Flights won't be too bad for you guys. Guest speakers may include Chum and biking guru Richard Cunningham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I have a Cummins Ram . . . but I'm NOT about to PULL anything with it. Maybe some pushing!
    Have you ever partially thrown up in your mouth and then swallowed it to keep from making a mess? I just did that, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Sound BADASS, but's that's about it. What, exactly, is a "big ol truck" like that actually good for?

    My buddy has a stock Cummins Ram. He pulls his big fat boat around with it.
    I invest 85+% of a huge windfall and you dog me about practicality? Come on!!

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    I'd buy a place for the wife to live in. Then I'd contract a cook and house cleaning "girl". The cook so I can eat right, the house cleaning girl to look at. I like where I live but a real nice house would be out of place here so I'd get an inexpensive cabin out west as a base for riding and love making. That million would go real fast. A million dollars is like half a line of...just a tease.

    Actually, I'd probably be dead in a year..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Have you ever partially thrown up in your mouth and then swallowed it to keep from making a mess? I just did that, thanks.
    LOL!
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    B&B somewhere nice like Wyoming or Colorado. Or NM. F()ck high-tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Significant Otter View Post
    I invest 85+% of a huge windfall and you dog me about practicality? Come on!!
    Does that mean you'd blow the other 15% on unpractical stuff???

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    A plane ticket to Humboldt County, California. to be with the woman I love and sorely miss. then food. then I'd take care of paying for an apprenticeship. So I could STAY there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Does that mean you'd blow the other 15% on unpractical stuff???
    No just stuff fat girls can't jump into!! I mean yes!!

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    I would buy a house on the gulf coast with two boat slips. And, fill the slips with an offshore and a bay boat. Then the other ~600,000 would go towards my ranch in central texas hill country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Significant Otter View Post
    No just stuff fat girls can't jump into!!
    I see, what about PHAT girls? Could they jump on board?

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    Sadly, we would all be investing around half of it in the US Govt before we ever saw any cash...
    Last edited by Hawg; 10-01-2012 at 09:31 PM.

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    1) a home, most likely in Oregon, or the Sierras.

    2) I'd break the stated rules, and buy several bikes (mountain, road, cross, Penny Farthing, etc.).

    3) a pickup truck with one of those cool campers on the back.

    4) probably a little bit of clean blow (to celebrate).

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    I'd spend the lion share of it on hookers and blow, the rest I'd just waste.

    Honestly, I would take and have my fathers 1956 Ford F-100 pick up completely restored and find a matching 1956 T-Bird and leave them for him to find in his driveway one morning.

    That man lives entirely for his family and it has always been a dream of mine to spoil him in a big way.

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    I'd start paying my own rent (parents are currently covering it). Same goes for tuition and other fees. I'd buy a few houses around here in cash (starting in the low $100k right now) and I would keep them around as rentals.

    I'd put a couple thousand into gift cards for my LBS, and the I would use those gift cards on fancy new bikes and stuff. Not breaking any rules there.

    The rest would go into some sort of investment.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Take a couple of epic biking vacations, then give the rest to charity. Easy come, easy go.

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    1) A mountain, half of it or all somewhere in NM.
    2) Build a house myself, log cabin on said mountain.
    3) Buy what not to construct trails.
    4) Tools, dirtbikes, other motorized stuff (simple truck or suv)
    5) Bank stuff
    6) Open LBS on said mountain.
    7) Send three dollars and fifty cents to my ex-wife.
    That's all I got so far in my head about this "million" dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Have you ever partially thrown up in your mouth and then swallowed it to keep from making a mess? I just did that, thanks.
    I just fully threw up

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    1) Take care of my parents. I would make sure they wouldn't have to work as hard anymore. They deserve the world.
    2)Give some to my sisters.
    3)Buy another house
    4)Buy some land
    5)Buy a new truck
    6)Buy some toys for my kids
    7)Get something special for the wife

    GO BACK TO WORK THE NEXT DAY.

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    I would be showing the missus this thread and hopefully that would explain to her why im not paying the mortgage off..... then i would be flying round the world doing enduro events and riding in US, Europe and wherever else i took a liking to.
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    I'd give 50k to the local trail building fund, Build or buy a new house with a bigger shed than I have now & buy another rental house or 2
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    I also adore the Sierras. Most likely would buy something Northshore Tahoe, Nevada side. Cheaper and cleaner (cause it is less populated ). I don't think only one million would buy a house as well, **** is expensive up there. I would just go for anywhere in a forest and mountains with a nice house running on solar, local, water, etc. No neighbors, no mansion, no fancy cars. Off the grid, self sustainable, all paid off. No bills beyond calling the repair man. I can do whatever the **** I want and the man can **** right off :P

    My free time would then be fully available and dedicated to much more selfless pursuits and artistic endeavors

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    10 acres in colorado, build our second log cabin, then buy a 69 corvette. Maybe something for the wife wife if shes nice lol

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    is the mill before or after taxes? it could alter my stoke somewhat. future value or cash value can squash a big percentage off that mill according to uncle sam..

    need to know if I'll have enough for legal counsel once I put my plan into place if i run into trouble...

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