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    Best cycling job ever?

    I thought I had the best job in bike racing.
    NOT EVEN CLOSE.

    Photog Jon Devich and Moto Driver Chris Monroe have it.

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    Yep, that looks like fun.

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    very cool to be in the race, instead of in a vehicle 20 spots back

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    In Missouri, I was 10 cars out in front. Fun, but nothing like this one.

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    I always thought that it was the person in charge of selecting the podium girls. This job looks pretty good, too.
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    Wow. That's awesome. I'm so jealous. Nice job on the bike handling by the moto too. See him dive into the grass at 3 minutes when he gets squeezed? Can't be easy handling a bike in the mud with a guy on the back.

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    Suweet!

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    If you guys can suggest any cycling related job, I'd love to hear ideas.

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    Put a little rain and sleet into the mix then tell me how much ya like it

    Yeah that looks like fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjcampbell View Post
    If you guys can suggest any cycling related job, I'd love to hear ideas.
    - working in a bike shop
    - selling / being a rep for various product lines

    Each of these is readily available. Check the classifieds here:

    http://www.bicycleretailer.com/
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    I got to ride on the back of a moto at the Philly Commerce Bank race a few years ago, it was awesome.

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    Holy carp! Do the motos "interact" with the peleton like that all of the time? It's a wonder we don't see more moto/bicycle crashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfmckenna View Post
    Put a little rain and sleet into the mix then tell me how much ya like it

    Yeah that looks like fun!
    Nice day, no precip, closed course. That would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnKScott View Post
    Holy carp! Do the motos "interact" with the peleton like that all of the time? It's a wonder we don't see more moto/bicycle crashes.
    The motos zoom through the field several times per stage.
    Jon constantly looks for decent scenery to shoot. When he sees something he likes, they stop and wait for the riders to come by. Then they zoom through the field again.

    Each time they approach the back of the pack, they need permission from Comm One to pass, but it's never more than a quick wave. They may ask motos not to do that during feeding because that's when team cars are trying to get to their riders and will use both lanes.

    At Missouri, we had four or five camera motos like tis one, plus two or three of the video motos.

    The best job is NOT selecting the podium girls. The best job is driving Comm One (immediately behind) or Comm Two (immediately in front of the peloton). Those guys see everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
    The best job is NOT selecting the podium girls. The best job is driving Comm One (immediately behind) or Comm Two (immediately in front of the peloton). Those guys see everything.
    My company managed the social media marketing campaign for the Univest GP this year. I got to "Live Tweet" and take YouTube videos from the back of Comm1 the entire weekend, including the road race. One of the best memories I've got was during the neutral stop Danny Summerhill came up right alongside our car and saw me on Twitter and says, "dude are you on twitter right now?! take my picture, I love twitter!"

    You'd be surprised how much of a pain in the royal ass podium girl's can be, I had that displeasure two years ago at the Tour Of Pennsylvania. Wanted to stab myself in the eyes. Good looks only get you so far.

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    I always thought Bicycling Magazine product testing was the best job.
    "Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want... Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." (Richard Dreyfus as Glenn Holland)

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
    I always thought Bicycling Magazine product testing was the best job.
    copy/pasting press releases is a good job?

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    As I recall watching "Cycling News" videos' , their cameramen/photographers ride real bikes.. Bicycles.. That would be the job for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    copy/pasting press releases is a good job?
    It's easy as cake, and they get to play with all those toys, right?
    "Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want... Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." (Richard Dreyfus as Glenn Holland)

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    copy/pasting press releases is a good job?
    Think of all the free time left for riding.
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    Think of all the other jobs you'd have to work to make up for being a journalist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
    The motos zoom through the field several times per stage.
    Jon constantly looks for decent scenery to shoot. When he sees something he likes, they stop and wait for the riders to come by. Then they zoom through the field again.

    Each time they approach the back of the pack, they need permission from Comm One to pass, but it's never more than a quick wave. They may ask motos not to do that during feeding because that's when team cars are trying to get to their riders and will use both lanes.

    At Missouri, we had four or five camera motos like tis one, plus two or three of the video motos.

    The best job is NOT selecting the podium girls. The best job is driving Comm One (immediately behind) or Comm Two (immediately in front of the peloton). Those guys see everything.
    Awesome video, thanks for the link and insight!

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    This video is from Comm 4 in the 2006 AToC.
    Comm 4 usually stays out of the mix, except when things bust apart on the climbs.
    The photog at the end of the clip is VN's Casey Gibson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
    Think of all the other jobs you'd have to work to make up for being a journalist.
    Point well taken.
    "Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want... Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." (Richard Dreyfus as Glenn Holland)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan.lavelle View Post
    You'd be surprised how much of a pain in the royal ass podium girl's can be, I had that displeasure two years ago at the Tour Of Pennsylvania. Wanted to stab myself in the eyes. Good looks only get you so far.
    But I bet getting to select them is quite a different experience than working with/for them.
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