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    Mashin' in traffic bicyclejade's Avatar
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    The worst part of having no job?

    Not being able to buy all the cool lineups for 2010 (esp BMC & Cinelli).



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    Not being able to ride to work?? That would suck too.
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    I hear you about not being able to buy new products and there is a lot of cool new stuff.
    You live in Portland and I hear used bikes cost more there than anywhere on the planet.
    Have you tried flipping a few? Is it possible there to find any to flip?
    Just curious.

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    Have bike yet no travel to the non-existent job for me. Getting very frustrated only having one bike!

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    Yes, used bikes in Portland pay a very strange tax. Maybe the "vintage" "urban-cool-hipster" tax. I avoid used bikes (shops and CL) for this very reason. I'd rather have a BMC Race Master SLX anyway...

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    work as a messenger...better than nothing...

    I see some dude rolling around manhattan on that Cinelli all the time.....I drool

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    Finding work as a messenger in Portland is impossible.

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    I have no idea what portland is like

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    A mini-wannabe-version of NYC in some respects. At least when it comes to the messenger thing.

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    NYC is a mini-wannabee version of NYC too. Especially when it comes to "messengers".

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    that's cinelli's 2009 mash fyi

    this is 2010:

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    I find small children (under 5 works best) to be exceptionally light and very easy to trick.

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    I hate having a job. I'm jealous of those who don't have to work and have more time for fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j3ffr3y View Post
    I hate having a job. I'm jealous of those who don't have to work and have more time for fun.
    Try being unemployed for awhile. See how you like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmh657 View Post
    Try being unemployed for awhile. See how you like it.
    It's actually pretty fun if done correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtgotsjets View Post
    It's actually pretty fun if done correctly.
    I didn't get the how to on it. Do you have any pointers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by das_pyrate View Post
    that's cinelli's 2009 mash fyi

    this is 2010:

    LOVE this bike. I guarantee you can find a job no matter what it is. It's better to work a fast food job for minimum wage than it is to just sit around being a waste of air IMO. I hate deadbeats

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    I'm trying to get to the point where I can drop my 'real' job and survive on teaching drum lessons and tutoring math classes at the local schools. Then i'd be able to ride to work every day... sigh... I'd love that.

    Not having a job sucks. I agree. In my own life it causes me to bum from my freinds and family and makes me feel like a failure. I just want to be able to sustain myself, job or no job.
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    ^ you say that now, but when your old you will regret it.
    Having retirement money is always a plus....
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    if that is the worst part, consider yourself lucky.

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    For some reason that is well beyond my comprehension it is so much easier to get a job when you have a job. To that end, I'd honestly suggest trying to get a job doing anything. Anything at all. A few moons ago when my children were younger I took a year off to establish a relationship with them. I was working insane hours at the time and while I didn't burn out it was breaking my heart. Once I felt I was on solid ground with the kids (about 15 months later) I decided to get back to it. It was a bit of a shock when I experienced problems getting back into things. I ended up taking a job that to say I was over-qualified for would be like saying The Pacific Ocean was a nice little place to take a dip. But, a few months of doing that and I landed back as if I never left. I think we carry ourselves differently when we want different things but we don't need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmh657 View Post
    Try being unemployed for awhile. See how you like it.
    well, putting things more in perspective, I'm a full time student, and have to work during the semester and full time during the summer
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    This summer I was on strike for 6 weeks. I had zero income during that time so I had to carefully ration my money on only instant noodles and beer. I remember riding around thinking "back pressure! back pressure!" whenever I had to stop as if I skidded through my tires or used up my brake pads I didn't know if I'd be able to replace them.

    Nonetheless, I did ride like 300 miles a week during that time, so I actually kind of had a blast. Couldn't care less about new bikes honestly
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    Quote Originally Posted by VA_Esquire View Post
    ^ you say that now, but when your old you will regret it.
    Having retirement money is always a plus....
    Very vaild point. I definately don't see retirement as a goal or an acheivement. I'd love to work doing something that I love that I could work late into my life. I know its very optimistic and at some point not practical or realistic. Still trying to hash that out though.
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    I got ride a car, so I could buy more bike stuff. Love commuting to work. Smiling at all the poor fools enslaving themselves to their Autos.

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    worst part about not having a job is more likely not being able to pay rent...

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