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    $$$.$$$.$$$ If money was no object:

    $$$$$What material things would you buy?

    I just spotted the boat Iím going to have built when I hit the lottery.

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    A chunk of property big enough to never worry about neighbors.... Like 1000 acres big.

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    I did some work on this property while under construction back in the 90s. Itís like something out of a Spielberg movie

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/brendar.../#4ed67e2fcb47

    I can assure you no expense was spared on anything
    wheelies, beyond being the best way over any sort of obstacle, both above or below, are are the steedliest expresstion of joy

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    I do like the cut of your jib DJ, but why not go for one of the originals?:

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    For which you would of course need something to tow it with:


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    Oh, is that a different thread? sorry, couldn't resist.
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    RC, I do like the originals. Itís nice to have todayís technology built into a retro look though. Thereís an antique boat regatta on a lake local to me every year. All beautifully restored wood power boats. Iíve got some photos but canít find them at the moment, Iíll try later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortPath View Post
    I did some work on this property while under construction back in the 90s. Itís like something out of a Spielberg movie

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/brendar.../#4ed67e2fcb47

    I can assure you no expense was spared on anything
    Pretty amazing property, but the article says absolutely nothing about who built/owns it. For those who are curious like me, a little digging turns up Robert Congel: owner/founder of Pyramid Management Group for the past 50 years, the largest mall developer in America.

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    ^ That was what was always rumored but they never allowed us serfs on the lands when owners or guests were around
    wheelies, beyond being the best way over any sort of obstacle, both above or below, are are the steedliest expresstion of joy

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Itís nice to have todayís technology built into a retro look
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Here ya go:

    Better with the 'wood' side panels <just mouth vomited a little>
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    Interesting that no one mentioned the bicycles they would have. Thats where my mind first went, but having 1000's of acres of land is good, but it'd have to have a big lake on it thats federal/state/prov land. Then of course a huge massive log house, with guest houses. All the toys, quads, motorcycles, atv's, boats, trucks, suv's, semi's, trailers then animals, breed studs for bull riding, breed horses for racing, pony's for the kids, skateboard half pipes and ramps, motocross courses. Everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Better with the 'wood' side panels <just mouth vomited a little>
    Dangit, I knew I was forgetting something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Here ya go:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    Time
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    Cars- Mclaren F1, Porsche 595, '97 Porsche 911 Turbo S, Mid 50's pickup, OG BMW M3, BMW 2002 Turbo, Ferrari Testarossa. And of course a race course to play with my dedicated 911 race cars on.

    Boats- Ski boat, another ski boat, small sail boat, big sail boat, 4 jet skis, which brings me to...

    Lakes- I'd buy a lake.

    Bikes- Titanium: somewhere between 3 and 14 custom Ti bikes should cover most of my needs, combined with 28 custom steel bikes (which I build half of myself). Collector bikes- 25-40 should do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Hookers & blow.
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    didn't you answer your own question?
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    lots of land in a semi-warm place that hasn't attracted attention.
    timberframe house with one or two bedrooms 2500 sq ft or more. energy efficient. heated floors. solar. off the grid. plenty of water.
    new tires for my 2000 tundra. maybe a paint job or just a good detail.
    i like the bikes i have but would trade my med krampus for a large frame.
    maybe some guitars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by be1 View Post
    lots of land in a semi-warm place that hasn't attracted attention.
    timberframe house with one or two bedrooms 2500 sq ft or more. energy efficient. heated floors. solar. off the grid. plenty of water.
    new tires for my 2000 tundra. maybe a paint job or just a good detail.
    i like the bikes i have but would trade my med krampus for a large frame.
    maybe some guitars...
    100% on board with the timber frame house, solar, remote, etc. but I'd go way way North. Arctic circle style to avoid warm temperatures. I hate the heat.

    You're also thinking too small, remember NO budget. instead of detailing your Tundra, buy 20 in 8 different colors. Or 31 and drive a different one every day of the month.

    1 Krampus? You've got to think bigger. All the Krampus's!!
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    Create a virus that eraticates liberals and socialist who want to take my freedoms.
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    Oh, is that a different thread? sorry, couldn't resist.

    Frick you beat me to it LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Create a virus that eraticates liberals and socialist who want to take my freedoms.
    Yeah, that political BS is not allowed in this thread. Even though I may agree with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yeah, that political BS is not allowed in this thread. Even though I may agree with you.
    But Finch's remark is ok? Theres been a double standard here for quite a while now. I was given a warning and a timeout here for using a word that comes up in every thread. I'm used to being singled out.
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    I don't really want more stuff. I want go to more places.

    However, if I am buying I'll follow this advice:

    "Buy land, they're not making it anymore." - Mark Twain
    "Buy land, they aren't making any more of the stuff." - Will Rogers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    I don't really want more stuff. I want go to more places.

    However, if I am buying I'll follow this advice:

    "Buy land, they're not making it anymore." - Mark Twain
    "Buy land, they aren't making any more of the stuff." - Will Rogers
    Straight from a real estate agent himself. Great advice actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    If money was no object, i'd buy us a new president.
    Yeah, that political BS is not allowed in this thread. Even though I may agree with you.
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    If money was no object I'd go on a permanent mountain bike and surf vacation, never to be seen again. You can't take material possesions with you

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    Iíd have a home on enough land to have 1,000 yard rifle range off my back porch or shop. Probably buy a full custom rifle with top of the line glass. Then a custom bike.

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    With some fentanyl sprinkled in for extra fun fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    But Finch's remark is ok? Theres been a double standard here for quite a while now. I was given a warning and a timeout here for using a word that comes up in every thread. I'm used to being singled out.

    I dare ya to say it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    I dare ya to say it again.
    Shit. There, that should earn me another ban.

    ETA, I remembered that just earned me a warning. I received a timeout for reposting an erased comment when told not to. Fair is fair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    I guess I'd get scolded for trying to buy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    100% on board with the timber frame house, solar, remote, etc. but I'd go way way North. Arctic circle style to avoid warm temperatures. I hate the heat.

    You're also thinking too small, remember NO budget. instead of detailing your Tundra, buy 20 in 8 different colors. Or 31 and drive a different one every day of the month.

    1 Krampus? You've got to think bigger. All the Krampus's!!
    b-b-but i like my truck. guess i'd be a shitty rich person. probably just give most if it away.

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    I'd splurge on a nice 3500 square foot modern home, built energy efficient with solar and a small windmill. Small pool and of course a 10 acre lot with pumptrack, and a nice 2000 foot workshop. Nothing crazy, a 40 foot sailboat docked in SoCal to be used as a getaway condo and of course a small cabin in the Utah mountains. All can be easily obtainable and a could easily be in my future

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    I'd hire a full time bike mechanic. I would never touch my bike again other than to sit on it and pedal it. He would live in a shed in my backyard and I'd call him Mike. He would follow me on every ride and fix any issues I had. He'd be trained to continually adjust my suspension as I typically only adjust mine once every 5 years. He would only speak when spoken to, unless he was telling me how great of a rider I was, especially if we come across some hot mtn biker chicks. Currently I never put anything but water in my camelbak because I hate to clean it but Mike would fill it with orange gatorade and clean it when I'm done. I like Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Mike? Really?
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    how about a team of mechanics? mike could be the leader of mechanic squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by be1 View Post
    how about a team of mechanics? mike could be the leader of mechanic squad.
    I was thinking more of a Michelle than a Mike. Just sayiní.
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    I'd buy Picard.
    I would advise not taking my advice.

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    How much would that cost?
    DAAAANG...that was janky

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    If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
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    Property in the UP with a gate at the entrance....
    Bucksaw, Farley, and a Sturgis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by watermonkey View Post
    I'd buy Picard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Create a virus that eraticates liberals and socialist who want to take my freedoms.
    No need to make it partisan-there's plenty of conservatives and right wingers attacking peoples freedoms that could do with a good virus-ing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcriverjunky View Post
    property in the up with a gate at the entrance....
    up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    up?
    da UP Google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    up?
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    da UP Google it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    up?
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    Bucksaw, Farley, and a Sturgis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    Iif I were rich, I would buy a house with large territory to build a small bike track
    Don't have to be rich... you just have to marry well. Don't forget about the western views. I love watching the sunset!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcriverjunky View Post
    Nice! I can see the attraction.
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    I have everything I need so I must be the richest guy on Earth. I want nothing more because I need nothing more. Keep it simple, my friends. You'll have a lot less headaches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    I have everything I need so I must be the richest guy on Earth. I want nothing more because I need nothing more. Keep it simple, my friends. You'll have a lot less headaches.
    I donít think thatís what the OP was looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I donít think thatís what the OP was looking for.
    Agreed.

    In fact, I was trying to point out that money isn't everything. Money can't buy you love. Money can'y buy you happiness. Money will buy you headaches though, and the more of it you have, the more headaches you have. Does that sounds like love or happiness?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Agreed.

    In fact, I was trying to point out that money isn't everything. Money can't buy you love. Money can'y buy you happiness. Money will buy you headaches though, and the more of it you have, the more headaches you have. Does that sounds like love or happiness?
    Iím pretty sure we all know that. Now get with the program Dr. Phil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Iím pretty sure we all know that. Now get with the program Dr. Phil.
    Nope.

    I want this thread closed right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Money can'y buy you happiness.
    Iím trying to remember who told me this decades ago:

    ďIt may be true that money doesnít buy happiness. But poverty ensures a helluva lot of unhappiness.Ē

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    Create a virus that eraticates liberals and socialist who want to take my freedoms.
    You're not being singled out, you're bringing attention to yourself...big difference.

    Oh, and any asshole that wants to create something that kills billions is one f$%^ed up old man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    Oh, and any asshole that wants to create something that kills billions is one f$%^ed up old man.
    Consider the mindset:

    1) Find thread with no political bent
    2) Proclaim you want to see people with a different political view or favor an economic system die by the masses
    3) Cry about being oppressed and people not embracing your opinion

    Of all the stupid political commentary here, which largely gets deleted, I was shocked the one that calls for death flies under the radar.
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    A nice sailing yacht around 75ft, 12 meter race yacht, and a mahogany runabout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Mega View Post
    Of all the stupid political commentary here, which largely gets deleted, I was shocked the one that calls for death flies under the radar.
    Ah no, read it more carefully! He called for ERATICATION... I believe that has something to do with feeding them all to rats... Not necessarily death. Just some nasty bites and maybe the odd case of rabbits...
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    .. I was shocked the one that calls for death flies under the radar.
    it didn't fly under the radar. we all saw it. most of us recognize a play on pop culture when we see it and don't get bunched up panties of it..


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker. View Post
    it didn't fly under the radar. we all saw it. most of us recognize a play on pop culture when we see it and don't get bunched up panties of it..
    Errr, what particular part of 'pop culture' are you referring to?
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    Back on topic boys. Take the jibber jabber political BS elsewhere please. I said that in the kindest voice.
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    Iíve seen kids riding POS bikes on the trail. If I had lots of money Iíd go buy that kid a brand new non-POS bike. Just today when I was launching my boat at the lake, a man and his son were in a POS boat at the ramp. Dad was working on it trying to get it to start. Iíd give them my boat and go get myself a new one. Every time I came across someone who was handicapped Iíd give em some dough, we take for granted being healthy, until weíre not. Every time I run into a kid being polite, Iíd slap him/her a $100 bill. I would love to just give random people a $100 at will. I donít really want for anything at the moment. I have a houseboat, bass boat, 2 campers, a garage full of mtn bikes and kayaks, 3 four wheelers, motorcycle, two tractors, 80 acres, my own private 7 mile single track with almost 1400í of elevation, small house on top of a mtn, and a wife that loves to kayak, hunt, fish, and travel as much as I do, and sheís hott to boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    I donít really want for anything at the moment. I have a houseboat, bass boat, 2 campers, a garage full of mtn bikes and kayaks, 3 four wheelers, motorcycle, two tractors, 80 acres, my own private 7 mile single track with almost 1400í of elevation, small house on top of a mtn, and a wife that loves to kayak, hunt, fish, and travel as much as I do, and sheís hott to boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Iíve seen kids riding POS bikes on the trail. If I had lots of money Iíd go buy that kid a brand new non-POS bike. Just today when I was launching my boat at the lake, a man and his son were in a POS boat at the ramp. Dad was working on it trying to get it to start. Iíd give them my boat and go get myself a new one. Every time I came across someone who was handicapped Iíd give em some dough, we take for granted being healthy, until weíre not. Every time I run into a kid being polite, Iíd slap him/her a $100 bill. I would love to just give random people a $100 at will. I donít really want for anything at the moment. I have a houseboat, bass boat, 2 campers, a garage full of mtn bikes and kayaks, 3 four wheelers, motorcycle, two tractors, 80 acres, my own private 7 mile single track with almost 1400í of elevation, small house on top of a mtn, and a wife that loves to kayak, hunt, fish, and travel as much as I do, and sheís hott to boot.
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    Right now I'd buy a big block of land (probably somewhere near Nelson, NZ), build a house with a big-ass aquarium and a buy couple of new bikes. Once the kids have left home I'd buy a campervan in North America (and more bikes) and roam between Canada and Mexico depending on the season.

    Don't care too much for material stuff, probably the other thing I'd love to buy on an unlimited budget is a good home stereo and a truckload of vinyl (presuming if I have unlimited money I'll also have plenty of time to listen to it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRMOLE View Post
    You forgot to mention your cat!!!
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    Oh yeah! Lefty, Lee, and Blacky
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Back on topic boys. Take the jibber jabber political BS elsewhere please. I said that in the kindest voice.
    Agreed, the political nonsense is unwelcome, uncalled for, and against the rules. I said that in a "keep that shit out of here" voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Iíve seen kids riding POS bikes on the trail. If I had lots of money Iíd go buy that kid a brand new non-POS bike. Just today when I was launching my boat at the lake, a man and his son were in a POS boat at the ramp. Dad was working on it trying to get it to start. Iíd give them my boat and go get myself a new one. Every time I came across someone who was handicapped Iíd give em some dough, we take for granted being healthy, until weíre not. Every time I run into a kid being polite, Iíd slap him/her a $100 bill. I would love to just give random people a $100 at will. I donít really want for anything at the moment. I have a houseboat, bass boat, 2 campers, a garage full of mtn bikes and kayaks, 3 four wheelers, motorcycle, two tractors, 80 acres, my own private 7 mile single track with almost 1400í of elevation, small house on top of a mtn, and a wife that loves to kayak, hunt, fish, and travel as much as I do, and sheís hott to boot.
    I was just coming here to say; I'd buy DJ a new bike!!

    You know, something with new geometry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I was just coming here to say; I'd buy DJ a new bike!!

    You know, something with new geometry.
    While youíre at it, get him some riding shorts, those cut off Leviís are a little outdated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Iíve seen kids riding POS bikes on the trail. If I had lots of money Iíd go buy that kid a brand new non-POS bike. Just today when I was launching my boat at the lake, a man and his son were in a POS boat at the ramp. Dad was working on it trying to get it to start. Iíd give them my boat and go get myself a new one. Every time I came across someone who was handicapped Iíd give em some dough, we take for granted being healthy, until weíre not. Every time I run into a kid being polite, Iíd slap him/her a $100 bill. I would love to just give random people a $100 at will. I donít really want for anything at the moment. I have a houseboat, bass boat, 2 campers, a garage full of mtn bikes and kayaks, 3 four wheelers, motorcycle, two tractors, 80 acres, my own private 7 mile single track with almost 1400í of elevation, small house on top of a mtn, and a wife that loves to kayak, hunt, fish, and travel as much as I do, and sheís hott to boot.
    Generous

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    I was riding baggies before either one of you knew what a mountain bike was.

    And donít sweat it Korn. First off my current old ride is far and away ahead of either of yours. And thereís a new bike coming my way very shortly anyways. One from this decade.lol - Oops it was going to be a surprise.
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    Tell us more DJ. Gravel bikes and beach cruisers donít count. And just because you ripped off the Leviís badge off the back of those cutoffs doesnít mean they were baggies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Tell us more DJ. Gravel bikes and beach cruisers donít count. And just because you ripped off the Leviís badge off the back of those cutoffs doesnít mean they were baggies.
    You a funny fuk. You know what Confucius say about funny fuks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Tell us more DJ. Gravel bikes and beach cruisers donít count. And just because you ripped off the Leviís badge off the back of those cutoffs doesnít mean they were baggies.
    Baggies is code for Bumping lines/Chasing the Dragon.
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    Give us a hint DJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Tell us more DJ. Gravel bikes and beach cruisers donít count. And just because you ripped off the Leviís badge off the back of those cutoffs doesnít mean they were baggies.
    Loose fit?

    And please use the correct nomenclature: Jorts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Give us a hint DJ
    FOX baggies circa 2000. The original baggies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    And please use the correct nomenclature: Jorts
    Better than "jaggies" which sounds painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    FOX baggies circa 2000. The original baggies.
    Dammit quit playing coy! Iím talking about the bike not the shorts and you know it. Iím going to bed soon because I donít stay up til 1am on MTBR every night like yíall do. I need some answers in 30 minutes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Loose fit?

    And please use the correct nomenclature: Jorts
    Jorts and mullets and purple passion. If that doesnít sum up DJ then I donít know what else does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Better than "jaggies" which sounds painful.
    You might wanna take that on Shark Tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Dammit quit playing coy! Iím talking about the bike not the shorts and you know it. Iím going to bed soon because I donít stay up til 1am on MTBR every night like yíall do. I need some answers in 30 minutes
    Go to bed now or go to bed later. Either way itís all mumbo jumbo on my end until I pull the trigger. When that happens youíll know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Shark Tank.
    Better than "shart kank" which sounds even MORE painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Either way itís all mumbo jumbo on my end until I pull the trigger. When that happens youíll know.
    Dude, TMI.
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    The only thing more exciting than getting a new bike is when a buddy gets a new bike. Hope you get it soon. And I hope it has 170mm travel. And I hope itís orange or purple. And is a 29Ē. With Maxxis tires. 2.4s. With riser bars. And carbon everything. Other than that just put what you want on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    The only thing more exciting than getting a new bike is when a buddy gets a new bike. Hope you get it soon. And I hope it has 170mm travel. And I hope itís orange or purple. And is a 29Ē. With Maxxis tires. 2.4s. With riser bars. And carbon everything. Other than that just put what you want on it.
    Hey, you forgot a bell.
    Gotta be legal, every one seems to be afraid of the lawman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    You're not being singled out, you're bringing attention to yourself...big difference.

    Oh, and any asshole that wants to create something that kills billions is one f$%^ed up old man.
    I'm only in my 40's, and don't even have any grey hair, and there not a billion libs anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    don't think he comes with a warranty.
    This is false. I come with 30 yrs warranty bumper to bumper. It includes Carbon parts, all hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Iíve seen kids riding POS bikes on the trail. If I had lots of money Iíd go buy that kid a brand new non-POS bike. Just today when I was launching my boat at the lake, a man and his son were in a POS boat at the ramp. Dad was working on it trying to get it to start. Iíd give them my boat and go get myself a new one. Every time I came across someone who was handicapped Iíd give em some dough, we take for granted being healthy, until weíre not. Every time I run into a kid being polite, Iíd slap him/her a $100 bill. I would love to just give random people a $100 at will. I donít really want for anything at the moment. I have a houseboat, bass boat, 2 campers, a garage full of mtn bikes and kayaks, 3 four wheelers, motorcycle, two tractors, 80 acres, my own private 7 mile single track with almost 1400í of elevation, small house on top of a mtn, and a wife that loves to kayak, hunt, fish, and travel as much as I do, and sheís hott to boot.
    Thank you for this. Made me feel good
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    Kind of curious, would most of you all keep your jobs? I would, my wife would not. I'd probably also keep my same house, just fix it up quicker/pay other people to do it (maybe). I'd probably upgrade to a steel frame vs. aluminum gravel/touring bike, and get a newer geometry single speed MTB that fit 27.5+ tires. I'd probably give my old bikes away to people who would benefit from them. Might get a newer truck or just get an extra transmission and engine for my '97 F150.

    Not wealthy by an means (relative to most in US, not globally), but can't say I want for much, as far as material possessions go, just practical odds and ends, besides the bicycles and maybe a gun or two. I'd like to be able to go on a vacation every year, I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Agreed.

    In fact, I was trying to point out that money isn't everything. Money can't buy you love. Money can'y buy you happiness. Money will buy you headaches though, and the more of it you have, the more headaches you have. Does that sounds like love or happiness?
    Gotta agree Hawg. Money helps, and we need some to survive, but not a shitload. Toys are meh for me. I'd like my bike I have, it does all I need, and the only other indulgence would be a Norton P11 to tinker with. I can afford that if employed again, and if me and my wife enjoyed better health and didn't have to pay so much on medical stuff every year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Kind of curious, would most of you all keep your jobs?
    I'd retire, just turned 50 and would love to be able to quit the main job. I would continue with my IT/online consulting gig for my local LBS because I love doing it and my one of my best friends owns the store and he doesn't care for the IT/online side of it. We work well together taking care of the business.

    I'd keep our house, just fix up the few $$ things that are needed (like a couple of big windows).

    I know we'd travel and eat well. Our favourite memories are of places we've been and food we've eaten.

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    I guess retirement isnít for everyone. I retired at 46 and itís been the best years of my life ever since. I have a lot of hobbies so I guess that helps. Every day is a Saturday and I would never go back to work unless I was forced at gun point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    I'd retire, just turned 50 and would love to be able to quit the main job. I would continue with my IT/online consulting gig for my local LBS because I love doing it and my one of my best friends owns the store and he doesn't care for the IT/online side of it. We work well together taking care of the business.

    I'd keep our house, just fix up the few $$ things that are needed (like a couple of big windows).

    I know we'd travel and eat well. Our favourite memories are of places we've been and food we've eaten.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    I guess retirement isnít for everyone. I retired at 46 and itís been the best years of my life ever since. I have a lot of hobbies so I guess that helps. Every day is a Saturday and I would never go back to work unless I was forced at gun point.
    I guess I should preface this by saying that I'm not anywhere near retirement age, so retirement seems like a fairly strange concept. I'm also kind of a busy body when I muster up the gumption to be so. That said, I enjoy my job. If money wasn't an issue I'd tell my boss that if I'm in the office, my schedule is 4 days a week 10 hours a day, unless we're doing field work then the sky is the limit.
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    I would keep my job. I work with my dad and I enjoy it and I do not work that much. maybe I would buy DJ a haircut. That mullet must be getting past the shoulders by now.
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    "Money no object" are fun exercises...

    I'm at the point in my life where more money doesn't necessarily entice me with more 'things' - though it could, I just don't care. So my mind jumps to certainty and access/opportunity... Certainty is boring AF - "will I be able to retire/live my desired lifestyle".. important but.meh.

    But "access and opportunity" is a kinda cool I'd probably acquire large tracts of land. Hopefully with some interesting terrain and ideally something that might be at risk for development. Goal would be to preserve it and enable access for mountain bikes and motos. Build something that the public could use and enjoy. When I die, I'd protect it by donating it with a conservation easement.

    Oh - and travel. Endless travel opportunities get even better with proper finances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Kind of curious, would most of you all keep your jobs? I would, my wife would not. I'd probably also keep my same house, just fix it up quicker/pay other people to do it (maybe). I'd probably upgrade to a steel frame vs. aluminum gravel/touring bike, and get a newer geometry single speed MTB that fit 27.5+ tires. I'd probably give my old bikes away to people who would benefit from them. Might get a newer truck or just get an extra transmission and engine for my '97 F150.

    Not wealthy by an means (relative to most in US, not globally), but can't say I want for much, as far as material possessions go, just practical odds and ends, besides the bicycles and maybe a gun or two. I'd like to be able to go on a vacation every year, I suppose.
    I retired at 44.5. I still consult and go in when when requested, but I worked hard, lived like a pauper and squirreld my savings away and five years later I travel any chance I get. It's not for everyone. My dad was a workaholic and loved it. To each their own. Yeah, travel and effing off with the locals is my addiction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    I would keep my job. I work with my dad and I enjoy it and I do not work that much. maybe I would buy DJ a haircut. That mullet must be getting past the shoulders by now.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    There's some really thoughtful and humane ideas here guys. Well done! It's inspired a few more of my wishes:

    1) Pet gorilla
    2) A shit ton of karate lessons so I could kick the crap out of anyone who looked at me funny
    3) Probably another pet gorilla to keep me and the other guy company and get us drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Looks like heís doing alright, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott O View Post
    There's some really thoughtful and humane ideas here guys. Well done! It's inspired a few more of my wishes:

    1) Pet gorilla
    2) A shit ton of karate lessons so I could kick the crap out of anyone who looked at me funny
    3) Probably another pet gorilla to keep me and the other guy company and get us drinks.
    just don't teach the gorilla karate or any guerrilla tacticts
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    One place to live, maybe Traverse City and another in HI, any older Porsche (Carrera)

    A Wrangler, the Jeep not a dude, and a 60's Vespa.

    My bikes are perfect right now.

    The rest, travel and donate a huge chunk to St. Jude Hospital
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    I'd love to keep my current lifestyle, minus the work.

    I'm saving a lot of money right now. I would wish to retire early, but, this virus thing is going to see me out of a job soon.

    I physically worked my ass off most of my life until now (military, then mechanical contractor), I got nowhere with it (marriage didn't help). So I am just trying to work the minimum I can now and just enjoy the time I have, instead of wasting my health with future happiness that I might not be healthy enough to enjoy.

    If I could get half my current pay, or more, and not worry about medical expenses, I would be plenty happy.

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    been looking at property in HI. mainly Kapaau area.
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    One of the subcontractors we work with -- the one that does the cool science-y signal processing development -- is based in Kauai.

    I'd go nuts living on an island, but if that wasn't a constraint (and money was no issue) I'd probably try to get on with that gig until I retire.

    I really need to be near the Sierra / Cascades / Rockies, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    been looking at property in HI. mainly Kapaau area.
    The big island, nice. I think my best vacation ever was there, lucky that I have local connections in Oahu.

    I should have moved there in my 20s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Kind of curious, would most of you all keep your jobs? I would, my wife would not.
    No frickin way. Time is the most valuable quantity of all, and I can think of a million other things I'd rather be doing than working, even though I'm reasonably happy with my job. I have a young family (18 months and another due in August) and to never have to miss another bed time or breakfast or whatever because of work would be a dream come true. I know humans have an inbuild desire to feel needed/valuable, but I'm pretty confident I could satisfy that just as well [probably more so] by putting that time into my family and also with volunteering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    No frickin way. Time is the most valuable quantity of all, and I can think of a million other things I'd rather be doing than working, even though I'm reasonably happy with my job. I have a young family (18 months and another due in August) and to never have to miss another bed time or breakfast or whatever because of work would be a dream come true. I know humans have an inbuild desire to feel needed/valuable, but I'm pretty confident I could satisfy that just as well [probably more so] by putting that time into my family and also with volunteering.
    Hey I totally understand and respect that. I don't have kids and research as a career is a bit different than work for most people.
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    I always wanted to start a home building company to hire and train people in recovery from substance use disorders or mental health challenges. I'd have licensed tradesmen from every trade on my payroll teaching apprentices how to do things correctly and we would only build below market price homes.
    I'd also build a multi-unit apartment complex for battered women and their children. It would have security and comfort for the victims of domestic violence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I'd also build a multi-unit apartment complex for battered women and their children. It would have security and comfort for the victims of domestic violence.
    I'd throw in my share of unneeded money to add a mental & physical wellness center and preschool / daycare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott O View Post
    There's some really thoughtful and humane ideas here guys. Well done! It's inspired a few more of my wishes:

    1) Pet gorilla
    2) A shit ton of karate lessons so I could kick the crap out of anyone who looked at me funny
    3) Probably another pet gorilla to keep me and the other guy company and get us drinks.
    Hey Scott, gotta say I always appreciate your levelheaded responses within these forums. Thanks for so often being the voice of reason around here. Few suggestions for you.

    1. Get twin gorillas. Then either one can bring you drinks (or whatever) and you wonít know/care whoís who. Itíll cost more but trust me, itíll be worth it.
    2. Teach them to ride mountain bikes.
    3. Get them Gorilla Gravity bikes. It only makes sense.
    4. I guess Karate Monkey bikes would make sense, too.
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    Better not to feel as though what you are doing is work, but do what you are interested in. Hire people to do the "work"

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    Two chicks at the same time, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
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    Oh man, that's a bummer, you should probably go look at post #6.


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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Oh man, that's a bummer, you should probably go look at post #6.


    (way late to the party)
    I have been away for a few weeks. I actually meant to say, ďyour mom, whilst your dad watchesĒÖ or something equally humiliating for the rest of the interballs to have to cope with.
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