Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Would you give up biking for a billion dollars?

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Would you give up biking for a billion dollars?

Old 02-23-21, 11:10 AM
  #1  
burritos
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Ventura County
Posts: 205

Bikes: 2021 Polygon Siskiu D7, 2008 Lemond Tourmalet

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 147 Post(s)
Liked 79 Times in 50 Posts
Would you give up biking for a billion dollars?

I wouldn't tell my wife if the offer came down the pike, but I don't think I would.

Addendum: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 with your 10 digits.

Last edited by burritos; 02-24-21 at 10:23 AM.
burritos is offline  
Old 02-23-21, 11:18 AM
  #2  
joeruge
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 21 Posts
A billion! With a 'b?' ... let me think for a second....Yes.
joeruge is offline  
Old 02-23-21, 11:18 AM
  #3  
Fahrenheit531 
In a Land Without Winter
 
Fahrenheit531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,814

Bikes: Schwinn Volare ('78); Raleigh Competition GS ('79)

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 664 Post(s)
Liked 368 Times in 200 Posts
Yes. And I'd never look back.
__________________
A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera
Fahrenheit531 is offline  
Likes For Fahrenheit531:
Old 02-23-21, 11:19 AM
  #4  
Troul 
:D
 
Troul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Mich
Posts: 3,466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 690 Times in 493 Posts
nah. i like the karens yelling at me as I pass by on the bicycle path.
__________________
-Oh Hey!
Troul is offline  
Likes For Troul:
Old 02-23-21, 11:20 AM
  #5  
tyrion
Senior Member
 
tyrion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 3,307

Bikes: Breezer Radar

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1767 Post(s)
Liked 1,081 Times in 514 Posts
With a billion dollars, I could pay someone to do my biking for me.
tyrion is offline  
Old 02-23-21, 11:21 AM
  #6  
79pmooney
A Roadie Forever
 
79pmooney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 9,392

Bikes: (2) ti TiCycles, 2007 w/ triple and 2011 fixed, 1979 Peter Mooney, ~1983 Trek 420 now fixed and ~1973 Raleigh Carlton Competition gravel grinder

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2789 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1,292 Times in 878 Posts
No.
79pmooney is offline  
Old 02-23-21, 11:23 AM
  #7  
caloso
Senior Member
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 39,909

Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper

Mentioned: 64 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2554 Post(s)
Liked 1,834 Times in 902 Posts
I'd need more specifics. Are we talking about cash up front?
caloso is offline  
Likes For caloso:
Old 02-23-21, 11:24 AM
  #8  
base2 
Random Internet Person.
 
base2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,570

Bikes: 5 good ones, and the occasional project.

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 798 Post(s)
Liked 378 Times in 233 Posts
Like the other (b)million dollar questions, the response usually relates to how much therapy &/or mouthwash a (b)million dollars could buy.

For a billion dollars I could buy an awful lotta running shoes.
base2 is offline  
Old 02-23-21, 11:32 AM
  #9  
Troul 
:D
 
Troul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Mich
Posts: 3,466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 690 Times in 493 Posts
i'd give up on e-bikes.
__________________
-Oh Hey!
Troul is offline  
Old 02-23-21, 11:35 AM
  #10  
burnthesheep
Newbie racer
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 2,419

Bikes: Propel, red is faster

Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1099 Post(s)
Liked 885 Times in 579 Posts
I'd just take up something like rowing. I already run a minor minor bit..............so yeah. I would.

I think to make this topic more interesting you'd need to greatly reduce the amount of money. Probably all the way down to $100,000. That would make it really tough for me.
burnthesheep is offline  
Old 02-23-21, 11:37 AM
  #11  
Fahrenheit531 
In a Land Without Winter
 
Fahrenheit531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,814

Bikes: Schwinn Volare ('78); Raleigh Competition GS ('79)

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 664 Post(s)
Liked 368 Times in 200 Posts
Originally Posted by burnthesheep View Post
I'd just take up something like rowing. I already run a minor minor bit..............so yeah. I would.

I think to make this topic more interesting you'd need to greatly reduce the amount of money. Probably all the way down to $100,000. That would make it really tough for me.
​​​​​​​Wouldn't do it for $100k.
__________________
A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera
Fahrenheit531 is offline  
Likes For Fahrenheit531:
Old 02-23-21, 11:40 AM
  #12  
caloso
Senior Member
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 39,909

Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper

Mentioned: 64 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2554 Post(s)
Liked 1,834 Times in 902 Posts
Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
Wouldn't do it for $100k.
Me neither.
caloso is offline  
Likes For caloso:
Old 02-23-21, 11:42 AM
  #13  
jadocs
Senior Member
 
jadocs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 2,140

Bikes: Ti, Mn Cr Ni Mo Nb, Al, C

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 913 Post(s)
Liked 497 Times in 333 Posts
Hell yeah...I'd take up sailing.
jadocs is offline  
Likes For jadocs:
Old 02-23-21, 11:46 AM
  #14  
70sSanO
Senior Member
 
70sSanO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Mission Viejo
Posts: 3,101

Bikes: 1986 Cannondale SR400 (Flat bar commuter), 1988 Cannondale Criterium XTR, 1992 Serotta T-Max, 1995 Trek 970

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 837 Post(s)
Liked 615 Times in 412 Posts
Yes.

John
70sSanO is offline  
Old 02-23-21, 11:58 AM
  #15  
Iride01
Hits [ENTER] b4 thinking
 
Iride01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 6,425

Bikes: '20 Tarmac Disc Comp '91 Schwinn Paramount '78 Raleigh Competition GS

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2501 Post(s)
Liked 1,192 Times in 873 Posts
How soon do I get the money? Once I get the money, I figure I can go back to cycling and set aside a portion for my legal defense to tie things up till I check out for good.
Iride01 is offline  
Old 02-23-21, 12:03 PM
  #16  
freeranger
Senior Member
 
freeranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,951

Bikes: 06 Lemond Reno, 98 GT Timberline mtn.bike

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 223 Post(s)
Liked 330 Times in 211 Posts
yes
freeranger is offline  
Old 02-23-21, 12:04 PM
  #17  
phughes
Senior Member
 
phughes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,090
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 588 Post(s)
Liked 497 Times in 298 Posts
Yes, a billion dollars would help pay for a good attorney who can find a loophole.
phughes is offline  
Likes For phughes:
Old 02-23-21, 12:19 PM
  #18  
Koyote
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 3,415
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2711 Post(s)
Liked 3,519 Times in 1,583 Posts
Pointless question.
Koyote is offline  
Old 02-23-21, 12:22 PM
  #19  
Clyde1820
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 1,360
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 385 Post(s)
Liked 240 Times in 186 Posts
Would you give up biking for a billion dollars?
Sure. And then I'd just find some other suitable activities to fill the void. Win/win.
Clyde1820 is offline  
Likes For Clyde1820:
Old 02-23-21, 12:23 PM
  #20  
hazetguy 
I GOT THE MICROWAVE!
 
hazetguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: asheville
Posts: 1,704
Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1244 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1,069 Times in 602 Posts
i would have answered this if it had been a poll.
hazetguy is offline  
Likes For hazetguy:
Old 02-23-21, 12:27 PM
  #21  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 29,248
Mentioned: 198 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12770 Post(s)
Liked 5,065 Times in 2,609 Posts
Assuming the money up front as a lump sum cash payment, yes.

Once I got paid I would turn to the dark side and ride a trike.

P.S.: This thread is screaming for a poll.
indyfabz is offline  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 02-23-21, 12:27 PM
  #22  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 29,248
Mentioned: 198 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12770 Post(s)
Liked 5,065 Times in 2,609 Posts
Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
i would have answered this if it had been a poll.
*like*

See my post above.
indyfabz is offline  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 02-23-21, 12:29 PM
  #23  
tomato coupe
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,920

Bikes: Colnago, Van Dessel, Factor, Cervelo, Ritchey

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1165 Post(s)
Liked 1,622 Times in 662 Posts
Why? I didn't give up cycling after my first billion.
tomato coupe is offline  
Likes For tomato coupe:
Old 02-23-21, 12:30 PM
  #24  
AlmostTrick
Tortoise Wins by a Hare!
 
AlmostTrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Looney Tunes, IL
Posts: 7,249

Bikes: Wabi Special FG, Raleigh Roper, Nashbar AL-1, Miyata One Hundred, '70 Schwinn Lemonator and More!!

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1469 Post(s)
Liked 798 Times in 421 Posts
No, but maybe for a trillion.
AlmostTrick is offline  
Old 02-23-21, 12:32 PM
  #25  
thehammerdog
Senior Member
 
thehammerdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NWNJ
Posts: 3,392

Bikes: Road bike is a Carbon Bianchi C2C & Grandis (1980's), Gary Fisher Mt Bike, Trek Tandem & Mongoose SS MTB circa 1992.

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 552 Post(s)
Liked 205 Times in 143 Posts
Originally Posted by burritos View Post
I wouldn't tell my wife if the offer came down the pike, but I don't think I would.
yes.
100000%
indeedy i would.
thehammerdog is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.