I used to, 7 years ago.
Bring back the Sig Test!
i worked in a road shop for 5 years during college.
still miss working there and visit every week.
i used to be a wrench at a shop, too.
now i'm a mechanic at an auto repair shop.
and still a student...
I work at a bicycle shop. We do cycling-related business. Yay.
i helped design/build a bike path last summer, and will probably have a similar job this summer.
Bike related, but probably not in the way you are thinking
the boyfriend (posts in SSFG) is a mechanic at the bike shop. i just bring lunch to the shop - delightfully unemployed!
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
Never have been, but wanted to since I was 14 or so.
I recently almost took a job with a really cool place thats all about bikes, and I'd get to do what I now (which I love) but with bikes. Never thought I come across something like it but unfortunately it was about 2000 miles away. Pay would have been the same as I make now but in a much, much cheaper area. I just couldn't bring myself to move so far away from everything I know...
Used to be.
Set up and ran a micro-tourism business doing... bicycle tours and hire.
Then I moved into bicycle advocacy working initially for a state government, then for five municipal councils in a joint venture I founded.
I like my bicycling too much to mix it with business and politics.
Dream. Dare. Do.
Read More: Bicycling With KnatchwaWhen I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman
I always wondered if working in a bike shop etc. would dampen the enthusiasm for cycling. I know of a handful of people like Sheldon Brown who have made cycling their life, both professionally and as a hobby and still continue to seem passionate about it. I just wonder if that is more the exception than the rule?
No never have, I have considered doing it part time but I tend to have concerns like portis. Once my fun hobby becomes work, I tend to resent it more than I like it.
Excluding my fiance, I doubt I enjoy anything in life enough to be able to do it 24/7.