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Old 05-17-09, 07:46 AM   #1
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If money were no object - La partie deux

That's part 2 for those who do not speak French...

Other then the bicycle, covered in another thread and kinda obvious anyway,
if money were no object, what else would you want to buy.

In my case touring camping gear, a couple of good sleeping bags (one rated to 0℃, another to about -15℃ - not to be carried at the same time), a decent tent, stove, other gear that is small enough to pack into panniers and light enough to keep me, bicycle, gear under 140kg, I'm about 100kg, the bicycle fitted should be around 15kg meaning there is about 25kg for gear. I would also like a couple of really good biking outfits, bibs, jerseys, tights, shoes.
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2 great big motorhomes with small pull cars. 1 for the US and one for Europe. To go along with it, a private jet to fly back and forth so that I can ride in both areas. Don't forget enough fuel for all the vehicles to last the rest of my life.

Hey, if you're gonna dream big, then dream big!

Realistically? I'd just like to upgrade the groupsets on the 3 bicycles that we have here that get the most use. I could also use a few more jerseys and some bibs.
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Old 05-17-09, 08:35 AM   #3
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I'd get a nice 2-3 person 4 season Expedition tent. I already have a couple tents, one for solo touring, that's basically an oversized Bivvy, and my Dome Tent for when the wife goes with me. The Dome, though is a low cost, heavy tent, and isn't really good for much besides Spring/Summer/Fall camping, and we're planning on gettng into some back country Cross Country Ski Trekking. That will require good winter gear.

I'd like to get a Svea Backpackers stove, as well.

Other than that, I'm good.

(Other than perhaps a Thorn expedition bike someday. )
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I think I'd get a nice tailbox for my recumbent.. Maybe one of these so I could store plenty and get it in carbon fiber to keep it under 3lbs or so.
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All kinds of bibs and jersey's. along with laser eye surgery so I don't have to wear contacts while riding. My own privite Island breaming with single open minded wemen would be nice too!
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If money were no object? Pay off my house's mortgage, invest some for an ongoing income stream, put some away for long term retirement funding, use some to cover benefits (private medical insurance, home insurance, etc). That's the major expenses, so covering those will leave me the time to do other things like ride the bicycles I have to where ever I want any time I feel like it.
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A cure for my knocked knees, uneven leg length, and scoliosis.
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A cure for my knocked knees, uneven leg length, and scoliosis.
Now that I got the whine out of the way......

Upgraded camping gear would be nice. My tent and sleeping bag, although perfectly acceptable, could be lighter and higher tech.

Likewise my bike clothing. My bib shorts do the job, but some of the high-end stuff is a definite step up. Since I don't ride clipless I'm not sure I'd need better shoes, but shorts, tights, gloves, and jerseys yes.
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The gear and the skill set to be able to do touring well (as mentioned in the other thread), as well as expenses paid to handle it all (like I mentioned, I think playing tourist around Europe on a bicycle for a while would be cool).
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Easy, a 1988 Ferrari Testarossa. Black with a tan leather interior. Wanted one of them ever since they first came out. Of course, it would have to have a bike rack on it so I can take my KHS anywhere.
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The gear and the skill set to be able to do touring well (as mentioned in the other thread), as well as expenses paid to handle it all (like I mentioned, I think playing tourist around Europe on a bicycle for a while would be cool).
The skill set is on the way. I'd send it to you, but you seem to be getting it yourself.
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Money no object....Think I'd buy that 40 year old ranch house in Oley Township, that sits right on my main bike route. Wife doesn't like an old house, so it's a toss up weather I get rid of her or tear down the house (it's the location and 3 acres I really like) and build a new one on same spot. Of course pay off mortgages for two daughters. Pickup a vehicle with driver to run SAG when I wish to go on tours. Don't need no camping gear, will be staying in motels/hotels.
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I aint too picky. Probly just get a small pop up camper to pull behind the current truck. And set up the bed of the truck to haul both my current motorcycle and bicycle.

Then id just tour around the country setting up a nice little camp and then exploring the area for a bit (both with and without a motor) before moving on to the next area.

Honestly if i won the lotto tommorow thats exactly want i would do. My current truck works for everything i want, I love my current motorcycle (comfy, looks cool, and is fun to ride), and i honestly could not yet utilize a better bicycle so no need to upgrade till i can.
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I aint too picky. Probly just get a small pop up camper to pull behind the current truck. And set up the bed of the truck to haul both my current motorcycle and bicycle.

Then id just tour around the country setting up a nice little camp and then exploring the area for a bit (both with and without a motor) before moving on to the next area.

Honestly if i won the lotto tommorow thats exactly want i would do. My current truck works for everything i want, I love my current motorcycle (comfy, looks cool, and is fun to ride), and i honestly could not yet utilize a better bicycle so no need to upgrade till i can.
How about a camper trailer you could haul behind the motor bike, that has the space for the non-motor bike
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How about a camper trailer you could haul behind the motor bike, that has the space for the non-motor bike
That be cool too but i dont think the 1100 would like it to much. Now if i could get a SMALL trailer behind it for JUST the bicycle then id be more than happy to camp in a tent.

When i win that lotto i have to try it both ways LOL.
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The gear and the skill set to be able to do touring well (as mentioned in the other thread), as well as expenses paid to handle it all (like I mentioned, I think playing tourist around Europe on a bicycle for a while would be cool).
Hey that does sound cool, futzing around Europe camping by bicycle, start in Northern Scotland about this time of year, go South through England, hop the train to France, depending on how long that takes you either go South through Spain and Italy, or North through Holland and Belgium making it a big loop allowing about a year (maybe two) to go all the way around. At least once a week you stay in a hotel so you can repack your gear properly have a hot shower and sleep in a real bed, get your laundry done and resupply. I wonder how many sets of tires and chains you would go through?
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Hey that does sound cool, futzing around Europe
Yeah, I had the idea a long time ago back when I was over there on a student exchange, and thought of it again when I was daydreaming one day (actually flipping through old pictures of it). I noticed when I was there that there wasn't that much time between towns on the mass transit, and that most of the streets seemed bicycle-friendly enough. Couple that with the atmosphere and the opportunity to see a number of things. There's lots of rather unique history - I saw that well when I was there, along with seeing it in tv shows and movies that were taken in other places in Europe. Then there's well developed mass-transit in case you needed it. Then add the thought of not have to be pressured by a time-table (three weeks definitely seemed not long enough to see and take it all in just where I was), and it seemed a winner to me.

The biggest challenge of doing it would be figuring out what to see and the places where they would be, along with item management (things you might obtain and want to keep, along with your regular items) and picture management (albeit easier with digital, I hit 300+ pictures easily for the 3 weeks I was there, I'd imagine much more if you were to see more).

I've had the thought with North America, too, but I'd imagine it would be a lot more of a challenge to find the interesting things and get places.
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If money were no object? Invest some for an ongoing income stream, put some away for long term retirement funding, use some to cover benefits (private medical insurance, home insurance, etc). That's the major expenses, so covering those will leave me the time to do other things like ride the bicycles I have to where ever I want any time I feel like it.
All of this. Then I'd buy a decent sized house near my hometown (Walla Walla, WA) and a new truck (Toyota Tacoma 4x4 or similar), and get back into rafting, mountain climbing, hiking, backpacking, and cross country skiing.

I'd travel too, of course. I just got back from Germany (for work, unfortunately), and I'd love to go back with a bicycle and some free time.

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Yeah, I had the idea a long time ago back when I was over there on a student exchange, and thought of it again when I was daydreaming one day (actually flipping through old pictures of it). I noticed when I was there that there wasn't that much time between towns on the mass transit, and that most of the streets seemed bicycle-friendly enough. Couple that with the atmosphere and the opportunity to see a number of things. There's lots of rather unique history - I saw that well when I was there, along with seeing it in tv shows and movies that were taken in other places in Europe. Then there's well developed mass-transit in case you needed it. Then add the thought of not have to be pressured by a time-table (three weeks definitely seemed not long enough to see and take it all in just where I was), and it seemed a winner to me.

The biggest challenge of doing it would be figuring out what to see and the places where they would be, along with item management (things you might obtain and want to keep, along with your regular items) and picture management (albeit easier with digital, I hit 300+ pictures easily for the 3 weeks I was there, I'd imagine much more if you were to see more).

I've had the thought with North America, too, but I'd imagine it would be a lot more of a challenge to find the interesting things and get places.
Things you bought and wanted to keep would need to be shipped home, probably best to set up with a shipping company and customs broker before hand. Photos, well, you could always get a laptop and international cords, there are massively huge hard drives available now. For film, film and processing chemistries are available throughout, so you can always process your film enroute, then ship the finished negatives home.

North America would be another place for a nice long tour......
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I'd get one of these or perhaps one of these. I might event go for this.

And I'd have to get all the lessons needed to use it!
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