New toys... New toys...

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  • nothing, belt's tighter than a Yorkshireman in a vice.

    10 24.39%
  • only essential items for home/family/sprogs.

    5 12.20%
  • something on hire-purchase to spread the cost.

    0 0%
  • a bright, shiny new toy with cash - details below.

    23 56.10%
  • AndyW's gurning man-love.

    3 7.32%
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    Default New toys...

    What is your latest and greatest gadget/toy/frivolous purchase?

    Or are we all tightening our belts with the circling storm of economic doom?

    Gleeful posts about how we're supporting the economy here please.


    Personally, I just shelled out on a new 'cross bike, and some new SPD pedals and race shoes. Can't wait for the weekend.

    Last edited by realityhack; 21st April 2009 at 13:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realityhack View Post
    new 'cross bike, and some new SPD pedals and race shoes.
    You are getting threaded excited.......

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    the missus bought a variable colour side lamp, with......

    a remote




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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    You are getting threaded excited.......
    Yep, until he finds out it cost <£2k. He is Threaded, after all.

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    When getting into jogging/running again just before Easter I could not do it without a Garmin Forerunner 405. It is watch with GPS and Heart Rate monitor that collects data as you move about and then it transfers it wirelessly to your Garmin Connect internet training portal.

    But running is still tough :-( Because I am fat and unfit. But the whole plan is to change that.
    "Condoms should come with a free pack of earplugs."

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    I recently bought an underwater camcorder. Haven't yet decided whether or how to run it through the LtdCo books.

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    I never get time to do anything for me. I am either working, playing with kids or recovering.

    But if I won the lottery I would give up work and spend all my time with the kids......

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    New Dell mini 10 just before holidays.

    Also one of those Karcher high pressure water jets for cleaning the patio last weekend. Fantastic BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasSoerensen View Post
    But running is still tough :-( Because I am fat and unfit. But the whole plan is to change that.
    Snap. I'm well out of shape and intend to change that. Used to be able to cycle 40km trials in just over an hour and a quarter, and sprint 100m in 11sec. It may take me some time to get back to that level, if ever again. Probably never again, but we can but try.

    It may have a (tiny little) bit to do with me taking up smoking in my late teens. Something I also intend to pack in.

    I'm hoping that combining giving up with training will be an incentive, as I hope to really notice the improvement - and hence be more motivated to stay healthy.
    Last edited by realityhack; 21st April 2009 at 13:57. Reason: 1:17.5 actually ;)

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    I bought and setup a Media Center Extender, a 2nd dual tuner video card for the Media Center and a Slingbox Pro. This means I can now watch all British TV, any movies I've recorded or downloaded and all my music from the comfort of my German apartment..

    total cost of purchase £300 ish
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