Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eugene, OR
Bikes: '90 Specialized Rockhopper, '94 Giant Rincon, Miyata 1000
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A blessing and a curse
For 8 months I worked at a bike shop that had a bike courier service operating on the back of the building. Basically I had two sweet jobs. The problem was my boss of course. But that is not the point. Before the shop and riding as a courier, I could have cared less where I worked. Today I was on a ride-a-long with a coffee distributor. Pay and benefits are all up there. But when we passed a guy on a bike or a bike shop, I was left longing for the feel of a cone wrench in my hand or battling the elements. I was offered the job and was given the weekend to think about it, but by the time the ride-a-long ended I had already made up my mind. I even stopped on my way home from the ride-a-long, at a bike shop I had never seen before to see if they needed any help. I'd rather be doing something I love right now, than spend my days behind the wheel of a van working 50-60 hours a week, day dreaming about my next ride.
I just had to share this with someone that would understand. Because it sounds crazy to everyone else I talk to.