Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    The good looking one Bikehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Centerville, Ohio
    My Bikes
    gary fisher, Schwinn Woodland
    Posts
    184
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Should I ride or drive

    Hello All

    I have a job interview,at a new bicycle shop. That is opening in my town
    doing general assemable of bickes/and doing some work on bikes, that are in for
    service. It's a 20 min ride from my house. Question is should I ride the bike
    over, or drive my wife's car, and be neat/ fresh for the interview. Didn't
    know if riding my bike would help land the job.

    Thanks All

    Bikehead

  2. #2
    Senior Member GaryA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Canby, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Gary Fischer mtb, Specialized Allez, Cannondale Jekyl, Trek 8700, Motobecane Sprint (just ordered)
    Posts
    189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ride but ride at a calm pace, so you don't show up winded and dripping sweat.
    2007 Motobecane Sprint
    2003 Cannondale Jekyll
    1992 Specialized Allez
    1991 Trek 8700

  3. #3
    Senior Member kokomo61's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Herndon, VA
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR C2, Kona Jake the Snake, Scattante 650-R
    Posts
    895
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Drive your car to within 1 mile, then ride the rest of the way. Just don't get caught doing it...
    Giant OCR C2
    Fuji Cross Pro
    Scattante 650-R
    '06 Kona Jake the Snake - back to stock, and up for sale.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    College Park, MD
    Posts
    535
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    normally I would say don't ride to any interview, but it's a bike shop.

    ride. they'll understand. it'll probably even get you some points, by showing that you are really into bicycles. if they don't and it doesn't I'll be really surprised.

    just take it easy going in so you don't show up sweating. or get there really early and take some time to cool down.

  5. #5
    totally louche Bekologist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    A land that time forgot
    My Bikes
    the ever shifting stable loaded with comfortable road bikes and city and winter bikes
    Posts
    18,026
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yep. ride there. Ride easy. Give yourself plenty of time, arrive early enough to cool down first. Wear decent clothing, button up shirt, no jeans, NO spandex or jerseys. let them know (if there's an opening for you to mention it) that you rode to the interview.
    "Evidence, anecdote and methodology all support planning for roadway bike traffic."

  6. #6
    Senior Member BlazingPedals's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Middle of da Mitten
    My Bikes
    Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
    Posts
    7,285
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ride, but make sure your bike is perfectly tuned. It'll get interviewed, too, ya know.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Thor29's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    757
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You guys are from another planet. Here in California, nobody would care if you showed up at an interview for a bike shop wearing shorts and a t-shirt. They'd be more interested in what you know about bikes than if you know how to button your shirt and iron your pants.

  8. #8
    Senior Member staehpj1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Parkville, Md
    Posts
    7,694
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29
    You guys are from another planet. Here in California, nobody would care if you showed up at an interview for a bike shop wearing shorts and a t-shirt. They'd be more interested in what you know about bikes than if you know how to button your shirt and iron your pants.
    The OP is apparently in Dayton Ohio. That may actually qualify as a different planet than anywhere in California.

  9. #9
    Senior Member wheel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Crystal MN
    Posts
    2,147
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bikehead
    Hello All

    I have a job interview,at a new bicycle shop. Didn't
    know if riding my bike would help land the job.

    Thanks All

    Bikehead
    Are you serious? Do you think you would land a job at your auto dealership ridding your bike?

    For the other people, I feel more pumped up. I take them by surprise on how animated and positively hyper I am.
    My Youtube Cycling Videos Here

  10. #10
    Senior Member bike4life's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Milwaukee
    My Bikes
    '05 Lemond Sarthe - Yes! the orange one!
    Posts
    196
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by GaryA
    Ride but ride at a calm pace, so you don't show up winded and dripping sweat.
    +1

  11. #11
    ROM 6:23 flipped4bikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Coastal Maine
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tricross Comp, Lemond Tourmalet, Bridgestone MB-5
    Posts
    1,713
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ride. For all the reasons above except for post #7. Isn't Cali a different planet?
    Every time we let a vehicle pass there is a little bit of compromise. But compromise allows the city to function and allows cyclists to function in the city. The trick is not to eliminate compromise but to learn how to work safely within it.

    --Robert Hurst

  12. #12
    lunatic fringe Dogbait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Miles from Nowhere, Columbia County, OR
    My Bikes
    1980 Schwinn World Sport, 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour, 1984 (?) Univega Single Speed/Fixed conversion, Kogswell G58 fixed gear, 1987 Schwinn Super Sport
    Posts
    1,111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by staehpj1
    The OP is apparently in Dayton Ohio. That may actually qualify as a different planet than anywhere in California.
    .... and most certainly as a separate reality.

  13. #13
    No Rocket Surgeon eubi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Corona and S. El Monte, CA
    My Bikes
    Cannondale D600, Dahon Speed T7
    Posts
    1,648
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wheel
    Are you serious? Do you think you would land a job at your auto dealership ridding your bike?
    Sure. If you get rid of your bike, that's good for their business!

    Fewer Cars, more handlebars!

  14. #14
    The good looking one Bikehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Centerville, Ohio
    My Bikes
    gary fisher, Schwinn Woodland
    Posts
    184
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wheel
    Are you serious? Do you think you would land a job at your auto dealership ridding your bike?

    For the other people, I feel more pumped up. I take them by surprise on how animated and positively hyper I am.

    I was riding my bike, when I got a job,at a car dealership. Worked there 6 years, till the car line
    was sold to another dealer, across the street. All the time I worked there, I got,Oh your too old
    to ride a bike everyday,I was 56. And had just retired from G.M. After 30 years,and wasn't ready
    to stop working, yet.
    The saleman, was always, telling me they would give a good trade-in for my bike on a car...haha
    In those 6 years I missed 10 days, not riding 5 days a week. I got use to all the your too old, and you
    better buy a car, before your old bones, are found on the side of the road. I have always, wanted to
    work in a bike shop, since I stated riding, back in the mid-late 70's. Bike shop around here, have very
    few, job opening. So I'm going to jump on this job,and work in a bike shop, before I retire for good in
    5 years. You need to go for your dreams, or your be, "Man I always wanted to work, in a bike shop,
    and didn't get too.

    Bikehead

    Paramount Series 3
    Gary Fisher Nivana
    Schwinn Woodlands MB

  15. #15
    *****es love tarck kemmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Sandy, UT
    My Bikes
    so many
    Posts
    3,303
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My friend interviewed at a scooter shop in Denver. She showed up in a motorcycle jack carrying a helmet in gloves. The interview was more about her scooters than anything else. She has 5 or 6 vintage Vespas, she got the job.

    Definitely ride the bike. Clean it, but make sure it looks like it gets ridden. If needed, replace tires, brake pads, bar tape etc... Make sure everything is in perfect working order. I'm not sure I would ride any of my bikes to an interview at a bike shop.

  16. #16
    Spazzy Member zippered's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    t.dot
    My Bikes
    '05 marinoni delta, '86/87 bianchi sport s(e)x, ? kona ?, raleigh '71, specialized crossroads
    Posts
    881
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    so... did ya get the job?

    i have an interview tomorrow. not at a bike shop. i plan on riding (even at -5C i know i'll be a bit sweaty) but i told the manager i'm a cyclist. i figure that if they want to hire me, that they should know who i am. cycling is a big part of who i am and the choices i've made in my life.

    good luck vibes all around!

  17. #17
    The good looking one Bikehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Centerville, Ohio
    My Bikes
    gary fisher, Schwinn Woodland
    Posts
    184
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by zippered
    so... did ya get the job?

    i have an interview tomorrow. not at a bike shop. i plan on riding (even at -5C i know i'll be a bit sweaty) but i told the manager i'm a cyclist. i figure that if they want to hire me, that they should know who i am. cycling is a big part of who i am and the choices i've made in my life.

    good luck vibes all around!

    The interview is at 3:30 tomorrow 2/107
    I will be usrw to let everyone, know if
    I got it. Keeping my fingers/toes/eyes
    crossed for good luck. Also good-luck
    on your intrerview.

    Bikehead


    Paramount series 3
    Gary Fisher Nivana
    Schwinn Wodland MTB

Posting Permissions

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