Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 29
  1. #1
    Senior Member thebarerider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Norman, OK
    My Bikes
    Trek520
    Posts
    471
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Busiest two weeks of your life

    Describe the busiest time of your life. It must be a period of more than two weeks.

  2. #2
    Administrator Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Atomic batteries to power; turbines to speed
    My Bikes
    Salsa La Raza, Panasonic Electric, Bria, Bamboo touring, Bamboo cargo
    Posts
    4,753
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    It will be more than two weeks.
    Last edited by Allen; 03-03-09 at 11:29 PM.

  3. #3
    moving target c0urt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    birmingham, al
    My Bikes
    a masi speciale, and a kuota k-factor.
    Posts
    2,830
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    accepted a job in guam, the same day was on my way to get a vasectomy, on that day got home and had to be driven to the e.r., and then dropped into a coma, attacked 4 nurses, had to be tied to the bed for several days, was clinically dead for a bit, and to be transferred 180 miles in an ambulance, and learned I love morphine



    lost my memory for two years+


    from what i understand a lot when on that two weeks. oh and went in 190pounds, come out around 140 and really needing to shave.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by c0urt; 03-04-09 at 04:10 AM.
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

  4. #4
    Back on the Yam-Yam kniprm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    367
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    we have a winner.

  5. #5
    I... Don't care. nekohime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Sunny SoCal
    Posts
    1,279
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My busiest time started two weeks ago and will continue for two weeks more. Finals are approaching, I've got research deadlines coming up to here *gestures over head*, I still have to gather data because the data I have is inconclusive...aaaaugh, more subjects, and... and... and...

    I just want the quarter to be over. I can haz spring break nao?
    Wanna join my charity folding bike ride? Sign-up here!
    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way :p

  6. #6
    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
    My Bikes
    Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
    Posts
    2,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It was three weeks...of hell.

    The company I worked for got hooked up with some National Council of Prefabricated Homes or some such, and since a log home, even a custom one built in another location then transported to the homesite fits this qualification, we get hooked into participating in a "special project", building a house out in Cortez about 1:45 away from here.

    The home is on an Anasazi reserve and belongs to a woman that at one point was a personal advisor to Ronald Reagan. This has now become a Big Deal. I wouldn't even be needed for this project if the local Cortez contractor hadn't dragged his feet and pushed us to a month from the photoshoot deadline. I spend a week in the shop making up specialty distressed casing and base, all by hand, then head over on Monday with so much wood on my truck, I bog down to 30MPH on the pass out of Durango.

    When I arrive I'm met by the president of our company at the local lumberyard. The clerk is ecstatic at us placing such a large order for prehung doors (it was actually under a dozen), and promises they'll be there in a week. This fits into our scheduling, so we set up an account and leave for the jobsite.

    The prez introduces me to the homeowner who turns out to be a very sweet lady, then we go on a brief tour. The land there is only sold if a contract is signed that stipulates if Native American artifacts or remains are found, the owner pays for the archaeological dig. Cool stuff and I'm honored that they trusted me to do the job right and get it finished. The rest of the day is spent in unloading all the trim, setting up hotel rooms, and meeting up with Paul (more about him later).

    The next day we find out why the project is so much behind. The local yokel contractor shows up as we're starting work...late. From what we've seen of the house so far, I already think he's an idiot. He didn't disappoint. This guy shows up in a truck that looks like something off the Beverly Hillbillies set...and so does he. Seriously, the guy has a bridge of front teeth, yet refuses to wear them...perhaps preferring the look of Adirondack charm it lends him. After some brief conversation wherein he is let know that I am in charge now, I set him to task doing the most menial and unimportant job we had to do, setting parquet flooring.

    Paul and I had worked together for many years, but not often on the same tasks. Paul is a brute and can get a lot of work done in a day, and because of this is a great rough framer...less so a finish carpenter as he lacks the patience for fine work. Since we were behind schedule, I got Paul. I made Paul work closely at my side until I felt he wasn't going to screw anything up. The first week went great and we busted out a lot of projects, right on schedule to install doors. We actually had a lot of fun being out of town, and in the evenings either swam in the hotel pool or checked out the local dives. Having decided on a six day workweek, on Saturday evening we went back home to spend Sunday with our families.

    Monday I headed in to the lumberyard to pick up the doors and the same clerk I dealt with before looks at me like he doesn't know me. When I inquire about them, he slaps his head, apologizes and says he "forgot" to order them. Uh huh. I let him know that this is an important job and that the doors must be there with time for us to finish installing them. I go over the list carefully, reorder and am again promised delivery in a week.

    The mason shows up this week, as well as the furniture...? We find out that the furniture, nicely distressed (though stained in odd colors) is to be the bathroom cabinets, modified to be permanently mounted. We take jigsaws and sawzalls to brand new furniture, rip off the tops replacing them with tile roughtops, then set them as cabinets. The drystack style fireplace is turning out great, the hillbilly contractor is making headway with the flooring, and Paul and I make it through another week, again making great progress...though still worrying about the doors as our trim depends on them being installed. We make as many precuts as possible to be ready for the doors, then go home again for Sunday to decompress.

    On Monday after laying everyone out, I go to the lumberyard again to pick up the doors...again. The clerk has a fearful look in his eye this time, and when I finally corner him, he says, "You're not gonna believe what happened". He tells me a story that the doors had been prepared, were in the warehouse in Denver...and had accidentally been sold. I had no options at this point and reiterated how critical it was that we had the doors before the photo shoot, he swore an oath that they'd be there...and I went back to the jobsite.

    This week was especially fun as we had a mason, a yokel, the owner, tile men, ch!nkers (that's what the goo between the logs is called, but BF censors it) and painters all working on the same small home. We were all tradesman though and the learned courtesy that comes along with that...plus the deadline looming in my mind allowed us all to avoid stepping on one another's toes. Then the decorating crew showed up.

    Mary Emmerling herself appears, as does her crew (honestly, I never knew who she was until this job. Google her if you want to know). Mary turns out to be very sweet, but her crew consists of some plain Jane art student begrudgingly building her resume by hanging out with Mary...and one of the biggest homosexuals I've ever met.

    By that I don't mean to be insulting. I spent too much time in LA nightclubs to be fazed by queeny behavior. What I mean is that this guy was HUGE! He certainly had presence and started throwing it around like he was in charge...which did not sit well with Paul. We went out with them after the workday and it was obvious Paul was itching to fight this guy. Paul's no small guy either, but outside of work I was willing to watch and laugh at Paul's irritation.

    Mary's crew was there to get all the furniture, draperies, beds, linens and decor items set up...and they hadn't brought one single tool. This caused some irritation. All the workmen there had every tool they needed, but this entitled decorator crew started barking orders, making last minute requests that no one had time for, all while treating everyone like crap just because they were with some snooty magazine. At one point, Big Gay Guy barked something at Paul, and seeing the feral snapping look in his eye, I bodily placed myself between them, obviously at my own peril. I was still maintaining order til the photoshoot was eminent...even if it killed me.

    Oh, the doors? They showed up the day of the photoshoot...and not prehung! What that means is the doors were blanks, having no hinge mortises routered into them, nor into the jambs which requires either a precision factory setting or a special jig. I fly off the jobsite, hitting every hardware store in the region looking for a jig...no dice. Sweating bullets I end up back on the jobsite, mortising every door in the house, by hand, with a chisel and hammer. As I am performing this arduous and painstaking task, I'm trying my best to keep Paul from killing Big Gay Guy, trying to make the homeowner happy with the work we're doing, trying to keep Mary happy because I know it means a lot to our company, managing Jeb the contractor who's still not done with the flooring...all while maintaining my focus to make the doors come out. I reach down as I'm preparing to hang a door...and my screwgun is missing. I snap. I know exactly who it is: those decorators that came all the way from NY and didn't bring a single frickin tool, even though they knew what type of work they'd be doing, assembling beds, mounting curtain bars, etc. I let fly with some expletives that had my children heard them, they'd be in foster homes.

    The homeowner, being a true diplomat calmed me down. We did some incredible set work, propping up the gutless and broken fridge (it didn't actually work, just a shell with no actual compressor, busted in transport) to make it look like the kitchen was complete, slamming baseboards up against doors still wet with lacquer without bothering to nail them as it wouldn't show in the pics...overall an amazing experience.

    Later the homeowner had a house party and invited me. I must admit to turning a few shades of red when she related the construction stories to her high society friends, but if I had it all to do over again...I'd have ran off to Mexico.
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    wa
    Posts
    407
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What wordbiker said.
    "harder" is not a very good safeword.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Michigander's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    My Bikes
    Giant ATX 1200, Schwinn Peleton
    Posts
    1,727
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have, on more than one occasion, had a large commute and 2 + weeks of 60 or more hours of work per week. It's hard to pick out one specific busiest time.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  9. #9
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,328
    Mentioned
    35 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    That period begins today as my little patent drafting firm goes from very little work to trying to unbury ourselves from the pile of corporate jobs that landed in my e-mail box out of the blue from 2 clients who had been pretty quiet until yesterday between 3 and 6PM.

    As we say in the business world, it's better to be buried than dead. MUCH better. Particularly in this F'd up economy.

  10. #10
    Ogr8nwmypstmksnosnse pgoat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    My Bikes
    1986 Trek 500, 2003 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
    Posts
    2,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    probably my last semester undergrad (described more or less in the 'fell asleep in class' thread)...kept getting crazier and crazier right up till the last day.

    So stressed....I was living on two packs of Winstons a day. I lost about 50 pounds but it took me four months to do so....and no nurses were harmed, so c0urt def. wins
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

  11. #11
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The first thought that comes to mind was work (same company I work for now) about 8 years ago.

    A new project came in that was given to me to bid. I bid about 4 months. As usual, the manager bumped it down assuming that I'd inflated it (which I did...because she always bumped it down...was really about 3.5 months work at my estimate).

    She submits it at 3 months to do the work.

    A few months later the project drops in my lap with a 6 week deadline from when its given. And it CAN NOT be late because customers were coming in (from Greece) at the completion to witness the final test.

    So I worked 70-80 hours a week for 6 weeks straight to complete the project. At the time I lived an hour drive away from work too. I remember nearly falling down from exhaustion at work a few times...it was like walking around in a haze. Reminded me of some times back in college.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  12. #12
    Senior Member ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,676
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1999 the entire year. Y2K. Worked 80+ hours/wk 50 wks out of that year installing a new accounting system for a company.
    1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold

  13. #13
    Generated Member trsidn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
    Posts
    233
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Navy boot camp. 1977.
    I became a trained killer. I learned to fold my shorts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mariah View Post
    Transcendental enumeration.

  14. #14
    Senior Member ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,676
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    Navy boot camp. 1977.
    I became a trained killer. I learned to fold my shorts.
    Where can you find pleasure
    Search the world for treasure
    Learn science technology
    Where can you begin to make your dreams all come true
    On the land or on the sea
    Where can you learn to fly
    Play in sports and skin dive
    Study oceanography
    Sign of for the big band
    Or sit in the grandstand
    When your team and others meet


    In the navy
    Yes, you can sail the seven seas
    In the navy
    Yes, you can put your mind at ease
    In the navy
    Come on now, people, make a stand
    In the navy, in the navy
    Can't you see we need a hand
    In the navy
    Come on, protect the motherland
    In the navy
    Come on and join your fellow man
    In the navy
    Come on people, and make a stand
    In the navy, in the navy, in the navy (in the navy)


    They want you, they want you
    They want you as a new recruit


    If you like adventure
    Don't you wait to enter
    The recruiting office fast
    Don't you hesitate
    There is no need to wait
    They're signing up new seamen fast
    Maybe you are too young
    To join up today
    Bout don't you worry 'bout a thing
    For I'm sure there will be
    Always a good navy
    Protecting the land and sea


    In the navy
    Yes, you can sail the seven seas
    In the navy
    Yes, you can put your mind at ease
    In the navy
    Come on now, people, make a stand
    In the navy, in the navy
    Can't you see we need a hand
    In the navy
    Come on, protect the motherland
    In the navy
    Come on and join your fellow man
    In the navy
    Come on people, and make a stand
    In the navy, in the navy, in the navy (in the navy)


    They want you, they want you
    They want you as a new recruit


    Who me?


    They want you, they want you
    They want you as a new recruit


    But, but but I'm afraid of water.
    Hey, hey look
    Man, I get seasick even watchin' it on TV!


    They want you, they want you in the navy


    Oh my goodness.
    What am I gonna do in a submarine?


    They want you, they want you in the navy
    1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold

  15. #15
    Generated Member trsidn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
    Posts
    233
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    oh, they want you all right.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Mariah View Post
    Transcendental enumeration.

  16. #16
    Recreational Commuter
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Central Ohio
    My Bikes
    Two brand-less build-ups.
    Posts
    999
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Busiest 2 weeks at work was when the had to prepare a position paper on a complex issue in 2 weeks, when we normally would have had 2 months.

    Busiest 2 weeks of my life would have been adopting my daughter.

    By any scale I can imageine cOurt wins....
    Riding the Ohio MS Central Ohio Challenge tour, July 12th.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    176
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fours years as a music major. Life has been one very long vacation since I graduated, despite working full time and/or two full time jobs since graduation.

  18. #18
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,113
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    I do not measure time in weeks. I measure time in BM's. Busiest period was 372.3 in 14 of your days.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  19. #19
    Ogr8nwmypstmksnosnse pgoat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    My Bikes
    1986 Trek 500, 2003 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
    Posts
    2,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I do not measure time in weeks. I measure time in BM's. Busiest period was 372.3 in 14 of your days.
    can we get the amount of calories taken in for that same 14-day period?
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

  20. #20
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Seasons 1-14, they were the most insane two weeks of ANYBODY's life!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  21. #21
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,113
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Roughly 1k per BM.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  22. #22
    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
    My Bikes
    to many to list
    Posts
    6,093
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It started the day my youngest was born. I was running back and forth from the hospital as I was trying to get things together for my new born daughter AND trying to set up my oldest daughters (then 4) birthday party, my youngest was born on the 28th my oldest the 29th! The 2 weeks after that day seemed like they lasted 200 years! Thank goodness they're grown!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

  23. #23
    Senior Member avmanansala's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Road Warrior
    Posts
    401
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Architecture school... 5 years of sleep deprivation culminating every quarter with two weeks of madness filled with adrenaline, caffeine, zero sleep just before final studio presentations. Topped off with 48 hours of straight unconsciousness. Headaches, hallucinations and lack of gross motor skills took place just before projects were recorded. I once (and it seems that everyone I know has, too) had a nightmare about a studio presentation usually a month or so after graduation - mine happened to be on my thesis.
    "Study your math, kids. Key to the Universe." - Gabriel in The Prophecy

  24. #24
    Ogr8nwmypstmksnosnse pgoat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    My Bikes
    1986 Trek 500, 2003 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
    Posts
    2,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Roughly 1k per BM.
    I can't believe you ate the whole thing!
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

  25. #25
    Dumb@s$ Jarhead mrt10x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Woodland Park CO
    My Bikes
    Calfee Dragon Fly Pro 1984 Pinarello Montello
    Posts
    1,111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    this week and next week.. .ask me again in two weeks... I will tell you the same
    Si vis pacem, para bellum

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •