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Would you give up biking for a billion dollars?

Old 02-23-21, 08:37 PM
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I am a "cyclist" not a biker like those Neanderthal mountain bikers wearing their Fox jerseys.
Therefore, I can continue cycling since I do not engage in biking. Where is my $1B?
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Old 02-23-21, 09:16 PM
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if I got a recumbent, is that considered cycling? ...I kid, I kid.....
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Old 02-23-21, 09:31 PM
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I’m thinking of a beach 75 degrees air and water temps year round. Paddle out to catch a few. Sit on the sand and play my ukulele. Take a quad out to tour my property. Motor over to the main island to play some golf, pick up a few things. Livin’ on island time.

No flats, no cars, no skinny shoulders, no what is the best lube, etc. etc.

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Old 02-23-21, 09:33 PM
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if i have not retired yet, & over 65, & had health issues.... i'd take up spending money as my new hobby ditching the bikes.
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There is a lot of "that other kind of cycling is not really cycling" undercurrent here
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Old 02-23-21, 10:44 PM
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1 billion is generational wealth.
1 billion is community changing.


Yeah, I would stop riding a bike for 1 billion dollars. I could focus on creating impactful community youth programs for most of the day and take up swimming & diving as exercise.
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Old 02-24-21, 06:43 AM
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Nope. I can't run, play basketball etc with my bum ankle, but I can cycle. Eliminate cycling and I'm basically done.
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Old 02-24-21, 06:47 AM
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Old 02-24-21, 08:05 AM
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I'd give up biking for a lot less than 1bil
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Old 02-24-21, 08:16 AM
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Would you give up biking for a billion dollars?
By "biking," you mean motorcycles, right?
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Old 02-24-21, 10:23 AM
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I mean cycling. Pedaling and propelling oneself. Without pedaling, you don't go. Ebikes and stationary would also fall in the category. No creative loopholes. You can do any other activities.
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Old 02-24-21, 11:13 AM
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Anything I would do for a billion dollars I would probably do for a million dollars.
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Old 02-24-21, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
I think a good loophole, if the agreement says that you give up bicycling for $1 billion, is to sell all your bicycles and buy recumbent trikes. A tricycle is not a bicycle.
And right after that, I would give up riding recumbent trikes for $10.
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Old 02-24-21, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Litespud View Post
Pretty hard to ride a bike around a yacht....
Not if it is big enough.
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Old 02-24-21, 12:47 PM
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I’d buy BF and ban everybody. Day one.
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Old 02-24-21, 02:26 PM
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For half a billion I would give up DF bikes.
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Old 02-24-21, 05:07 PM
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If I stopped buying bikes and stuff I might have a Billion dollars.
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Old 02-24-21, 05:22 PM
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That's a lot of money!

My honest answer is that I would give up cycling for a billion dollars. Afterward I think that I would second guess and regret the decision because the foolish things that I was doing with the money didn't make me any happier than I was previously.

It's good that I don't have to make that choice.
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Old 02-24-21, 06:21 PM
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But you could always hire someone pedal the bike and to pull you around in a trailer.

"Hey Lance, you can use that EPO stuff for this gig."

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Old 02-24-21, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by phughes View Post
And right after that, I would give up riding recumbent trikes for $10.
omg that's the funniest thing I've read in a while thanks!
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Old 02-24-21, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
1 billion is generational wealth.
1 billion is community changing.
Yeah, my first thought was, no, because it would be a personal sacrifice and we donít need it.

But, there comes a point where itís enough to justify that sacrifice because of the opportunity to do something that really makes a long term difference. Iíd be helping the Nature Conservancy protect existing lands from destruction.

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Old 02-25-21, 03:41 AM
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Of course.
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Old 02-25-21, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by joeruge View Post
A billion! With a 'b?' ... let me think for a second....Yes.
DANG, took you awfully long
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Old 02-25-21, 09:07 AM
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I would give up biking in a micro second for a Billion dollars
Then I would start roller blading !
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Old 02-25-21, 09:58 AM
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I think with a billion $ I could build a nice swimming pool.

Although even thinking about it makes me think about how to cheat.
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