Where does your money go?

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AGR97
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5/15/2016 2:09pm Edited Date/Time 5/15/2016 9:36pm
Mountain biking isn't cheap, the faster I go, the more stuff I tend to break and in the search of more speed and thrills some of us are quite happy to lay down the dough on new parts all in the glorious pursuit of speed. A lot of people however don't spend a lot on bikes and equipment but focus more on travelling and sometimes racing in awesome locations. These are the two extremes I thought of and there are plenty of people who spend equal money on both. My question is where does your money go, no matter how large or small that sum, in the world of mountain biking?
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5/15/2016 4:33pm
AGR97 wrote:
Mountain biking isn't cheap, the faster I go, the more stuff I tend to break and in the search of more speed and thrills some of...
Mountain biking isn't cheap, the faster I go, the more stuff I tend to break and in the search of more speed and thrills some of us are quite happy to lay down the dough on new parts all in the glorious pursuit of speed. A lot of people however don't spend a lot on bikes and equipment but focus more on travelling and sometimes racing in awesome locations. These are the two extremes I thought of and there are plenty of people who spend equal money on both. My question is where does your money go, no matter how large or small that sum, in the world of mountain biking?
Ah!

The luck of being in the industry! Fortunately for me , when I do choose to splash out ( which is not often) I get a hefty discount ! Which only means the money that otherwise would have been spent on replacement parts or repairs is left for other parts of my "free racer" life style.

Being based in Hamilton , New Zealand (120kms from Rotorua) - We aren't provided with a fruitful forest that accommodates for gravity riding. This in itself means that any DH ride is going to consist of at least a $40-50 NZD ($35USD ) gas bill to get to the "local" bike park , our local is a year round - Gondola lift assisted 12 month running bike park. I believe the only of its kind currently, Lift passes vary in price ($55 for 15 uplifts , $300-400 for season pass)

Another bonus for me is, my Employer (Torpedo7) Happen to sponsor our local bike park which means 1/2 price lift passes for me ! ( man I love being important)

In an essence , The Majority of my money is spent on lift passes, Petrol for the mission to the bike park/forest and FOOOOOOOOD. Nothing is better than a greasy Large BigMac Hunger buster after slaving away behind the bars for 5/7 hours!

Plus, we can't forget the Saturday night antics on the town with the boys. Jager and Redbull always goes down a treat !

But , as most here are - Being an adult sucks , so Rent and electricity, always come first!
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5/15/2016 9:36pm
Beer, tires and tools.


In that order.

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