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Old 01-20-08, 06:16 PM   #1
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Who here in Foo works in a cycling related business?

Just curious.
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Old 01-20-08, 07:51 PM   #2
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Old 01-20-08, 07:55 PM   #3
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i worked in a road shop for 5 years during college.
still miss working there and visit every week.
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Old 01-20-08, 07:58 PM   #4
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i used to be a wrench at a shop, too.

now i'm a mechanic at an auto repair shop.

and still a student...
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Old 01-20-08, 08:06 PM   #5
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I work at a bicycle shop. We do cycling-related business. Yay.
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Old 01-20-08, 08:12 PM   #6
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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
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Old 01-20-08, 08:23 PM   #7
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the boyfriend (posts in SSFG) is a mechanic at the bike shop. i just bring lunch to the shop - delightfully unemployed!
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Old 01-20-08, 08:27 PM   #8
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Old 01-20-08, 10:18 PM   #9
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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...
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Old 01-21-08, 03:06 AM   #10
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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.

Never again.

I like my bicycling too much to mix it with business and politics.
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Old 01-21-08, 04:29 AM   #11
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I always figured that would be interesting to work in that industry but thus far the opportunity has not been presented, I agree with Rowan, to enjoy the ride so much as to not get caught up in all the variables that industry presents is the best way to go with it.
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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?
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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?
I love cycling even more after starting at the shop. I could be getting paid more to do other work, but I really enjoy my job.
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Old 01-21-08, 09:48 AM   #15
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I love cycling even more after starting at the shop. I could be getting paid more to do other work, but I really enjoy my job.
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I took a pay cut. One of the best decisions I have ever made.
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the boyfriend (posts in SSFG) is a mechanic at the bike shop. i just bring lunch to the shop - delightfully unemployed!

And with that hearts break all over foo.
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Old 01-21-08, 10:12 AM   #17
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Old 01-21-08, 10:59 AM   #18
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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.
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Old 01-21-08, 11:04 AM   #19
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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.
You do it 24/7??

How do you find time to post here?

TMI, dude!
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TMI, dude!
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I uh....erm.......


arlrightythen.

So you are telling me it's artificial?? Hmm. Do tell.
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Old 01-21-08, 11:32 AM   #22
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Old 01-21-08, 12:41 PM   #23
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I flip bikes on craigslist.
Do you make money off it, or just try to break even and do it as a hobby? Would like to do something similar for something to do, but i just dont have the space to do it.
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So you are telling me it's artificial?? Hmm. Do tell.
haha I thought it was already TMI...no you want more...jeez little confusing eh

I don't even think we can get cialis up here come to think of it, I just see the ads all the freaking time.
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