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The Blacker Hole

How much?

  • <$500

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • <$1000

    Votes: 4 8.5%
  • <$5000

    Votes: 15 31.9%
  • <$10000

    Votes: 15 31.9%
  • <$50000

    Votes: 4 8.5%
  • I am a freak.

    Votes: 9 19.1%

  • Total voters
    47

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
Staff member
Nov 7, 2001
24,638
26
behind the viewfinder
it's probably under 50K, but maybe not by much. in the 12 or so years my wife and i have been riding, we've probably had about 15 bikes, countless upgrades, and at least 7 or so western bike-related vacations.
 

Ciaran

Fear my banana
Apr 5, 2004
9,844
11
So Cal
Been riding bikes since I was 4... paying for my own parts (minus the occasional x-mas or b-day gifts) since I was 16. Like many others it adds up to a butt load of cashish. Next year looks the same. Hopefully I can get myself a new DH rig. Oh and new armor... gotta have new armor... oh and a helmet.. and socks... and on and on and on and on....
 

Changleen

Paranoid Member
Jan 9, 2004
9,900
5
Hypernormality
Probably around the $50K mark in my entire riding career, especially once you factor in trips and holidays. It might be more actually, I keep remembering other trips I've been on..
 

LordOpie

MOTHER HEN
Oct 17, 2002
21,027
3
Denver
hell, I've bought $1000 worth of tubes :mad:

With my custom bike due in October, that'll put me over $5k, but I voted <5
 

COmtbiker12

Turbo Monkey
Dec 17, 2003
2,577
0
Colorado Springs
Including travel accomodations and such from my parents, and my new bike that doubles the amount I've ever spent on a bike...easily about 10k since mid 2002 when I started biking.
 

rcoh

Chimp
Jun 2, 2005
36
0
I am on my 3rd DH bike + almost 3 full years of racing.
I am on my 2nd DJ/Street bike.
Currently building a commuter as last commuter died.
1 bmx.

In 6 years.

Incidentally, between my brother & I, we have had 16 bikes stolen from us since we were about 14/15, mainly BMXs, but also 2 dh/fr bikes & a few commuters/bangers & 1 racer/road bike that wasn't ours but locked in same place.
 

manhattanprjkt83

Rusty Trombone
Jul 10, 2003
9,148
577
Nilbog
I dont race for this reason, but being in college w/ no money might have had something to do with it. Now that im out, i expect to spend alot of $$$.
 

sunny

Grammar Civil Patrol
Jul 2, 2004
1,108
0
Sandy Eggo, CA
does "<10k" indicate "less than"? just curious.

Between the husband and me we've easily spent over 5k, but under 10k (maybe just under... :confused: :D ) since 2003.

caveat: even with trips to the ER, I bet my cycling habit is cheaper than the therapy and diet books I'd have invested in otherwise...
 

I Are Baboon

Run, Forrest, Run!
Aug 6, 2001
29,767
2,614
MTB New England
Well I've been riding five years, MBC has been riding for 7-8 years. I put our combined biking related expenditures well over $10k, but well under $50k. If I had to guess a ballpark figure, I'd say we've spent about $23,640.19.
 

The Toninator

Muffin
Jul 6, 2001
5,440
16
High(ts) Htown
I Are Baboon said:
Well I've been riding five years, MBC has been riding for 7-8 years. I put our combined biking related expenditures well over $10k, but well under $50k. If I had to guess a ballpark figure, I'd say we've spent about $23,640.19.
i've kept track and could nail it down to a specific number but dont care too :) it's greater than the GND.
the whistler trip just last year for the race cost >2k
 

The Toninator

Muffin
Jul 6, 2001
5,440
16
High(ts) Htown
sunny said:
does "<10k" indicate "less than"? just curious.

Between the husband and me we've easily spent over 5k, but under 10k (maybe just under... :confused: :D ) since 2003.

caveat: even with trips to the ER, I bet my cycling habit is cheaper than the therapy and diet books I'd have invested in otherwise...
yea i think i miss voted i think i s/b in the <50k bracket.