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Gift Idea Help...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Richard Cranium, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium [OP] The lice...they hate the sugar

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    My brother turns 40 next wednesday and as usual I'm having an impossible time deciding on a gift.

    Some visuals of his randomness (blacksmithing classes), Easy Rider trip, and booze-hound-iness. He's #2 behind my dad in running the family drywall company, but an architect at heart. He's a new dad, rides a harley, likes to shoot my guns, a photographer, a camper/outdoorsman, loves all sorts of beer & root beer & food. I've been searching for a couple weeks and just havent found anything "right." Throw some ideas out there...

    smith.jpg
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  2. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    Wait, for your brother? My normal approach does not apply here.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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    Do you have a price range? That'll help narrow things down a bit.

    For a 40th I'd think some sort of "life experience" would be a great gift. Skydiving session, NASCAR experience, something like that.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium [OP] The lice...they hate the sugar

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    We're already doing some sort of adventure - he has yet to make a decision...he's narrowed it down to a trip to FL Keys with myself and our dad or a bare-bones week long motorcycle adventure and maybe try the Iron Butt challenge.

    Here I'm looking for just a more personal, fun, unique gift - $200 or less.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    If you go the alcohol route try and give him some basil haden's. My dad swears by that stuff.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    It's slightly out of budget, but do you think he'd like a GoPro video camera? It's available with a handlebar mount so he can grab video of some of his rides. Also comes with a waterproof case for those fishing trips and rainy days.

    Not exactly a unique gift but it'd give him the chance to capture some of his adventures and relive them later.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    you can pick up the 960 model for $179 at Costco's. 960 is all I shoot in my GP anyway. It is the same camera minus the firmware doesn't support a backpac led. Still a good gift!

    How about a new Garmin GPS? The new Montana model is sweet but maybe out of your budge or a good ol CX60x is a workhorse for out in the woods & add a ram mount & its good for the Harley.


    A nice pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses? My brother in law loves his!
     
  8. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    Or maybe a nice quality toolbox engraved with some harley custom plaque little pic of his new child on the inside? Maybe a lot of work to put it together but it would be unique.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    I think this one is a winner - If he's anything like my brother, a little creativity is a must -

    even with the gopro cam, maybe you could film some kind of vid for him to take it that extra mile!
     
  10. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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  11. Jul 19, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    The GoPro is in the lead so far. I went with the harley toolbox idea at 35. He's got plenty of sunglasses and a GPS already.
     
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    Richard Cranium [OP] The lice...they hate the sugar

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    Just sayin.......


    But on the real thats tough, I was going to suggest a GP cuz even if you dont even do a lot of extreme activites or what ever its just awesome to have.


    Im not sure what the iron butt challenge is but im sure the GP could come in handy for some of it...
     
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    Iron Butt SaddleSore challenge = 1000mi in 24 hours
    Iron Butt BunBurner challenge = 1500mi 24 hours
    Iron Butt 50cc = Coast to Coast in 50 hours
     
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    Thats insane and awesome at the same time. Gotta have an iron butt for sure and be wired too for that much riding.

    If you do that please document it cuz that is just awesome.
     
  18. Jul 19, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    The 50cc one would be awfully tough. I left from Oregon on a Monday and rolled into NJ Friday around noon. Can't imagine cramming that into just over 2 days.
     
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    Thats got to be bard as hell besides killing your ass. You gotta average 62+mph, thats not including piss and gas stops. Gotta find some nice open rode without traffic for that, DAMN!!!
     
  20. Jul 19, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    Richard Cranium [OP] The lice...they hate the sugar

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    We've flirted with the idea of Omaha -> Denver -> Roswell, NM = approx. 1050mi

    I want him to pick this :D
     
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