Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Bikes: Santa Cruz Chameleon, Cannondale R800 (CAAD4) with Dura-Ace upgrade
I worked in a shop off and on for about 6 years. I didn't experience a loss of passion for the sport, in fact, I got into different types of riding that might not have ever experienced. I was a mtn. biker, then explored road biking and even BMX.
the one downside I saw was that after working on other people's bikes all day, i never wanted to work on my own and my friends always got mad it me about the horrible condition my bikes were in. I really haven't recovered from that, even though I've been out of the biz for 4 years now.