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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:29 pm    Post subject: What 'lasting' anniversary gift for a triathlete? Reply with quote

Hi all,

Sorry for long absence, have been rather sidetracked by horse riding... which considering the large bruises on my backside could have been a mistake Very Happy Very Happy

Anyhoo... it's mine and Mr Weds' 10th wedding anniversary next month and obviously I'd like to buy him something.

He, being a triathlete (he's going long for first time at the Outlaw) only wants to upwrap lyrca, neoprene and carbon... over the years I've bought him bikes and windsurf boards but they tend to get replaced over time.

I hinted at going halves with him on a Cyclo cross bike (aluminium with is 10 years) later in the year but want to get him a token for next month.

Any ideas on a gift that will last for years to come yet is appreciated by an athlete? cycling style cufflinks? err that's where my inspiration runs out!

Any ideas (sensible) very much appreciated Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anything by assos

or zipvit gels (they taste so much like #@?# that rhey last for years untouched Wink )

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TransitionTed wrote:
anything by assos

or zipvit gels (they taste so much like #@?# that rhey last for years untouched Wink )

HTH


LOL at zipvit gels! Assos... mmm could be an idea

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

get him one of those super nice campagnolo corkscrews.

http://www.shinybikes.com/product.php?productid=16416
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks camerons - he's already got a very cool corkscrew but good idea

OMG Assos kit is expensive - is it really worth it / very long lasting?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well start the evening with a steak.....
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dr dre wrote:
well start the evening with a steak.....


we're going to Barcelona so it'll be tapas Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you can stomach the fact it's made by Rapha how about this nice coffee table book

http://www.rapha.cc/the-rapha-guide-to-the-great-road-climbs-of-the-pyrenees
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weds wrote:
thanks camerons - he's already got a very cool corkscrew but good idea

OMG Assos kit is expensive - is it really worth it / very long lasting?
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is it long lasting?

yes-ive had assos stuff for years and provided YOH doesnt put weight on (or lose too much) then it'll see him right.

is it worth it?

well, thats a thread all on its own-and not one that we want to start here when all you want is some advice on presents





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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RoadID Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys - keep the ideas coming

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tattoo!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a slot for kona
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tattoo +1 Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dr dre wrote:
well start the evening with a steak.....


+1

I remember those days well
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