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  • Premier Icon woody2000
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    I reckon anyone that says they’d ride every day is kidding themselves πŸ™‚

    Most normal people would be bored within say, a year, and then be looking for stuff to do. The human brain is not wired to be idle (in the main anyway!) – I honestly don’t think you’d be able to live a life where you didn’t “do” anything, and just having the ability to go wherever you pleased or do whatever you liked wouldn’t be enough to fulfil you. That’s my 2 pennorth anyway πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon mogrim
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    Boarding school for the kids

    Genius – I’d not thought of that!

    Suddenly a whole new world of opportunity opens up πŸ™‚

    jekkyl
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    I honestly don’t think you’d be able to live a life where you didn’t “do” anything, and just having the ability to go wherever you pleased or do whatever you liked wouldn’t be enough to fulfil you

    I’ll have a bloody good go though. This thread isn’t about reality 😈

    Bazz
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    Initally i’d be doing sweet f-a,riding in all the places i’d like to(Alps/pyrenees/cobbles of northern Europe etc.) holidaying all over the world, but after a while i think i’d like to do something to put some good back into society and the world in general, but only part time mind still want to have plenty of time for me and the family.

    hora
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    Woo sister in law.

    Buy a Mercedes G Wagon

    Buy a Lotus Elise.

    Wrapped round a tree by Friday.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Think I would have a big house with workshops and restore 70s and 80s motorbikes .
    Also grow lots of food. That should keep us busy in the week.
    Then with a 3 day weekend go to a posh hotel somewhere in The Med eat gorgeous food, snorkel and ride my bike.

    wrecker
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    Woo sister in law.

    HORA!

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    I like to think that rather than just bum around holidaying/riding/watching tv (which obviously I would do to some extent) I’d be working a lot harder than I am at the moment, maybe charity work or putting a team together to create the awesome computer game that’s been in my head for the last 10 years, etc.

    Don’t think I’d need Β£30M though, I reckon Β£500k would be enough for me to see out my days very comfortably without having to work again!

    hora
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    Yes I would. Maybe its best I dont win 8)

    I would be woken by the singing of a mermaid where upon my wallah would present my warmed slippers and smoking jacket. The governess would then bring the children for inspection and I would scold them for being improperly turned out, even if they were not. Asquith, my butler, would then hand me my gilded blunderbuss and we would head in to the hunderd acre orangery (that’s like a big conservatory to you, wretch) to shoot a unicorn for breakfast (which would be cooked using lasers).

    Once replete I would take the air in the garden with that days mrs stabiliser and I would have a poet cascade sililoquies upon her whilst i decided which otter to have for lunch. Once said otter had been jugged and consumed I would take to my bicycle and ride the trails in the drawing room for a few hours, applauded upon my deft skills by an appreciative host of flunkies. I would have grown tired now and so i would retire to the spa to recieve invigorating treatments at the nimble hands of a number of masseuses.

    Dinner would be an informal affair with a few heads of state and captains of industry to whom i would refer as bell ends throughout. The evenings entertainment would consist of music from Berlin Symphonic, a series of amusing tableaus by the RSC follwed by strippers. And then to bed.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    I honestly don’t think you’d be able to live a life where you didn’t “do” anything, and just having the ability to go wherever you pleased or do whatever you liked wouldn’t be enough to fulfil you.

    A life where you didn’t “do” anything is a different life from one where you can go wherever you please and do whatever you liked. I’m very confident I could make the latter extremely fulfilling πŸ™‚ The problem is too many of us spend too much of our life doing jobs that aren’t all that fulfilling. Having enough money to remove that problem is a very nice dream.

    Anyway, back to fantasy land…

    robdob
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    Dinner would be an informal affair with a few heads of state and captains of industry to whom i would refer as bell ends throughout

    That is the best thing I’ve read this week! Genius!

    Dibbs
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    **** you lot I’d be off somewhere warm but not too hot (Hawaii?) where I could ride all day every day if I wanted.

    samuri
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    I’ve always wished I had more time to do touring. Just very relaxed riding about on a bike, stop when I’m tire. No schedule, no deadlines.

    So that.

    get up, leisurely breakfast somewhere in the world, ride my bike for a bit, dinner, ride my bike for a bit more, tea, stay somewhere else.
    I’d try and follow the summer but having a break every now and again to go skiing

    bikebouy
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    I’d wake up in New Zealand or Perth WA, open my veranda to the sound of crashing waves, grab my 75ltr board, rig a 4mtr up then chuck it in back of my pickup and head the 40mtrs to the beach then go play in the waves. Come home, shower, lunch, crash out in the garden, get ready to head north/south into the vast wilderness mountains, jump on my bike and go play near my mountain retreat, crash there for the evening (or two) then head back to the beach at some point to do some more windsurfing.
    Might chuck some sails in the Swan 70footer and head around some islands, but that would mean a bit of preparation and at the moment I don’t think I can be all that bothered πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Sign up for tinder. Immediately.

    dirtycrewdom
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    Finally find out if the trails really do come alive.

    (And report back scathingly if this is false)

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    As a regular lottery player I have thought about this from time to time.

    It would depend where I am as with a lottery win I’d have multiple homes around the world, UK in Surrey Hills, Switzerland in the Alps, something on the coast / lake somewhere with great sailing.

    Awake not too early, breakfast and catch up on the news.
    Walk/hike, cycle, ski or sail at sometime during the day, perhaps all day
    Do some research for my next great holiday / extended vacation, discuss with my adult kids to see if they’d like to join.
    Get in touch with my “family office” who’d be managing the money, run through a few investment ideas
    Look at a few potential “toy” purchases, enjoy the ones I’ve got

    Probably start a car restoration business, something that would just about be economicaly viable, fun to dip in and out of but wouldn’t require managing too closely if I fancied going traveling for a few months.

    This business has side benefits of also requiring stuff like a test track to be built, a 3D replica of Monaco, but with run-off areas πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I won last week. I cashed in my Β£3.20 and went on my merry way with an extra Β£3.20 in my pocket. It’s still there building interest.

    sobriety
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    Yacht. Spend the rest of my life seeing the world.

    Premier Icon surroundedbyhills
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    I’ll wake up in my Bodega and olive grove in Northern(ish) Spain, not too far from the mountains or Barcelona (such a thing may not exist so I’ll build it)just to keep my mind ticking over with producing fine wine and olive oil.
    head out in one of those huge camper trucks with internal bike store to park up in the mountains .
    Then ride my bikes while I wait for the coke and hookers to be delivered. πŸ˜€

    FuzzyWuzzy
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    I guess like others that don’t have family commitments my morning routine would likely involve trying to get over a hangover and picking crusty white stuff from my nose. Other than that I wouldn’t want a routine, I’d be doing a mix of travelling and enjoying various rich guy toys, the amount of which would depend on the size of the win. I could seeing it getting a bit tiresome after a few months though and wanting some project to work on (work in a very loose sense of the word), assuming I survived that long.

    Tom_W1987
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    I’d use some of the money to attain Roman Abramovich levels of wealth, I want to be able to laugh at Simon Cowel for having a smaller boat than me.

    On a more serious note, I’d carry on studying and I’d buy myself a big library πŸ™‚ I’d also invest a lot of my money in philanthropic endeavors..

    A few unbelievably incredible houses in nice places – one being near where I live, close to friends/daughters friends

    Lots of holidays

    Lots of bikes

    Lots of fast cars

    Lots of animals

    Lots of fine whisky

    Lots of fine coke

    Lots of fine food

    Personal gym

    Amazing stereo/entertainment system

    Games rooms

    Fantastic clothes

    Absolutely no routine whatsoever – I hate routine

    Absolutely no work – if I chose to do something resembling work, it wouldn’t be work, because I would be doing it for a hobby

    Do good stuff for people less fortunate than me

    Do good stuff for animals

    kudos100
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    No such thing as a daily routine for me with millions in the bank.

    Some of the things I would get up to:

    Riding bikes
    Snowboarding
    Surfing
    Travelling (somewhere hot in winter, whistler in summer)
    Eating out a lot
    Viagra and hookers (don’t do coke anymore)
    Driving fast cars
    Drinking fine wines and whisky, in my library surrounded by old books.

    I’d be a bit like Hugh Hefner and Travis pastrana crossed together.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    simple really, Id just start every day thinking… what would michael carroll do?

    actually Id quite like to do an archaeology degree
    and buy a bikepark

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Actually yes, my business might well be a bike park in some rural area. Generate some wealth for the local economy, and have my own bike park πŸ™‚

    jekkyl
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    Would you have a bike policy for your bike park that would allow you to eject ner do wells on BSOs?

    dragon
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    Drop down to a 4 day working week. Buy holiday place in Northern Italy, travel a bit.

    And as part of helping the community I’d buy On-One / Planet-X and shut them down immediately, thus, saving people from mistakenly buying their shoddy cr*p ever again.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    And as part of helping the community I’d buy On-One / Planet-X and shut them down immediately, thus, saving people from mistakenly buying their shoddy cr*p ever again.

    Hmm, we seem to have issues here….

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    I wonder if I could buy snowdon off hopkins and turn it into a bonkers DH park πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Would you have a bike policy for your bike park that would allow you to eject ner do wells on BSOs?

    Nope, they are welcome to show MAMOOFs (Middle Aged Man on Orange Five) that it’s not about the bike πŸ™‚

    Although I did think of a way of getting them to eject themselves. Long fast descent with a water splash into a 180 degree berm, right infront of the permieter fence. BSO kid comes hurtling down the hill, through the water splash, crappy brakes don’t stop him, hits the berm straight, takes off and clears the fence out of the park. Possibly having him land in a foam filled pit that the police can come and clear out every evening and arrest them for being ne’er do wells on BSOs.

    pondo
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    There’s a direct relationship between how much I’m enjoying my job and how much time I spend daydreaming about the lottery win – at the minute, I’m thinking about it a lot. πŸ™‚ So –

    During the week, I’ll be at my coastal residence, up early and a quick half hour in the underground swimming pool, breakfast with the news then out for the day doing either;
    – a nice road ride
    – a day at a trail centre
    – a track day in the Caterham
    – a track day on the Ducati
    – a day on the trail bike
    – a day in the garage restoring something old, etc etc
    I’d be quite happy to have a stab at cleaning an maintaining the kit, on the proviso that there’s a local mechanic I can call to finish what I’ve either got bored halfway trhough or broken to a point beyond my ability to fix. After tea, I think I spend an hour or two in study, for an OU degree or a language or a musical instrument, before a walk on the beach for sunset and a glass of wine by a roaring fire with a good book from my vast and expansive library. That’s during the week – for the weekends Mrs Pondo and I would hop into the Beechcraft and fly to our city town house where we’d spend a couple of days in idle revellry. Once or twice a year, we’d get out the atlas, pick a country and go spend a month there looking about.

    Yeah – that’d about do. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I fancied buying some really dull bog standard 20 year old car, like one of my previous Passats, and restoring it to showroom condition. As a sort of ironic joke πŸ™‚

    I’d woo hora’s sister-in-law….

    oldschool
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    Big House, with a horse shoe shaped garage were all the doors open at once, so I can peruse which inappropriate car to go out in. Have a huge workshop for ‘projects'(Busa engined mk1 mini, rally cars, crossers)
    I’d open a not for profit outdoor education centre, put a manager in to run it and then ‘work there’ when I wanted.
    Buy houses in Colorado, Alps, New Zealand, Monaco, London, and travel between them in my own plane/helicopter. Then in a ‘Count of Monte Cristo’ way screw a few people over, with a cunning plan.

    emsz
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    Travel

    Learn to drive, nice car

    Make sure family was ok for cash

    Flat in San Francisco, make sure I had enough money to live on comfortably, give the rest away

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I think I’d invest it and give the proceeds away, rather than giving away the cash. That could wait til I die.

    emsz
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    How much would you have to win to make sure you could live off the interest? Do you have to pay tax like when you have a job?

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