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    hello from southern cali

    I'm Chris, currently living in Irvine, California. I've been in CA for a few years (first in the san fernando valley, and for the past year, Irvine). And I've been biking to school (my senior year of high school, as well as most of college), and work since I got to the west coast.

    I've had several cheap bikes since high school (one of the better ones was finally retired last december, a friend of mine gave it to me for $20, and it lasted me almost 3 years with a 6-20 mile commute daily, and it was well used. Someone jumped a curb and hit the bike that was locked to a bike rack ), and have just recently replaced a really cheap bike with a trek 820, which so far has been a worthwhile investment. I ride between 50-100 miles a week, mostly to work and school, and I just love it!

    I work with dogs, specifically small breeds, so I'm chasing, playing with, and cleaning up after them all day. I work 6-12 hours a day on my feet, and I've found my early morning rides to work wake me up quicker and I almost never feel sluggish during work. As exhausting as this gets, I'm one of the few people who can say I love my job

    Between my job and my rides, I'm loving life even though I'm perpetually broke

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    Welcome to BF. Nice to see another Chris from California. Haha.

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    Welcome to bike forums...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchnauzerHerder View Post
    I'm Chris, currently living in Irvine, California. I've been in CA for a few years (first in the san fernando valley, and for the past year, Irvine). And I've been biking to school (my senior year of high school, as well as most of college), and work since I got to the west coast.

    I've had several cheap bikes since high school (one of the better ones was finally retired last december, a friend of mine gave it to me for $20, and it lasted me almost 3 years with a 6-20 mile commute daily, and it was well used. Someone jumped a curb and hit the bike that was locked to a bike rack ), and have just recently replaced a really cheap bike with a trek 820, which so far has been a worthwhile investment. I ride between 50-100 miles a week, mostly to work and school, and I just love it!

    I work with dogs, specifically small breeds, so I'm chasing, playing with, and cleaning up after them all day. I work 6-12 hours a day on my feet, and I've found my early morning rides to work wake me up quicker and I almost never feel sluggish during work. As exhausting as this gets, I'm one of the few people who can say I love my job

    Between my job and my rides, I'm loving life even though I'm perpetually broke

    Where are the photos?

    Not only do we love bikes, but some of us like Schnauzers, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Where are the photos?

    Not only do we love bikes, but some of us like Schnauzers, too.

    Welcome to BikeForums!

    East Hill
    The schnauzer herder thing was a joke from my sister: She sings the 'mini sirloin burger" song a lot and walked into work when we had a lot of schnauzers (including a pair of Giant Schnauzers), and sang:

    "Herding Schnauzers the size of cattle, but their schnauzers!"

    that was probably more information than you guys really needed...
    But sadly, all the schnauzers that come to work haven't been in a while I'll get you some pics once their parents bring them in...

    in the mean time: have some pics of a bike, and some other dog breeds! (there's my little corgi/lab mix, a french bulldog puppy, and a pug)
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    French BullDogs are the CUTEST puppies! Makes me giggle. And it's feet look like piggie feet. TOO CUTE! The pug looks like it needs some exercise

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamaraEden View Post
    French BullDogs are the CUTEST puppies! Makes me giggle. And it's feet look like piggie feet. TOO CUTE! The pug looks like it needs some exercise
    Yea, he's a fairly hefty dog... he's even big for a pug.

    anyways: have some more... (it's been a slow night for me, and i have nothing better to do - also, I am out of pictures of the dogs i work with)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchnauzerHerder View Post
    Yea, he's a fairly hefty dog... he's even big for a pug.

    anyways: have some more... (it's been a slow night for me, and i have nothing better to do - also, I am out of pictures of the dogs i work with)
    I've got a flickr guy for you to check out. He too works with dogs and I've loved his dog pics for years. This is one of my faves http://www.flickr.com/photos/fenbran...n/set-1550102/

    I'm a dog person who had the same cat for 19.5 years. I had a couple dogs during that time but since high school, I'm 36, I've only had cats.

    Meet Chester. He's like a dog the way he lays when asked, talks, follows

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamaraEden View Post
    I've got a flickr guy for you to check out. He too works with dogs and I've loved his dog pics for years. This is one of my faves http://www.flickr.com/photos/fenbran...n/set-1550102/

    I'm a dog person who had the same cat for 19.5 years. I had a couple dogs during that time but since high school, I'm 36, I've only had cats.

    Meet Chester. He's like a dog the way he lays when asked, talks, follows
    I've had a few dogs: Jazz (my current dog, first picture i posted, before the bikes), is a corgi mixed with a yellow lab. Before her we had a few dogs that thought they were cats... most notably my mother's dog Timmy (a little yorkie). He'd get onto window sills, sleep on the back of the sofa, i swear he even purred.

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    Thanks for the photos!

    (Love the French bulldog pup) .
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