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Old 03-26-08, 08:13 PM   #26
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Old 03-26-08, 08:18 PM   #27
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Old 03-26-08, 08:43 PM   #29
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Old 03-27-08, 06:45 AM   #32
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Retired teacher. I work the odd day to raise extra cash for touring. Don't need to but helps to justify my "luxury" expenses.
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Roughstuff weren’t you recently located in Alberta?

Me I am a student, humanitarian aid/social worker, bum, self-employed at times and unemployed at others! Do debt, no kids, no wife, no addictions, no material possessions, no car, no house, no investments, no pension, no hope of a cushy retirement - so I have to cycle for transportation, pleasure and for holidays!


Yes. I was in Alberta all last summer working on a ranch as a minor ranch hand. I'd feed and water some of the horses in the morning and evening; and maybe do some other chores. In alternate summers I do that to visit other regions of the country and check our more rural/agricural lifestyles. There was a library nearby in Lethbridge which had excellent free 'net access, so I was able to trade stocks and more than offset my living expenses.

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Old 03-27-08, 08:00 AM   #34
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Old 03-27-08, 09:08 AM   #36
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I used to be a financial journalist. Didn't really like it though, so now I'm searching for my next profession while touring. I think it'll almost certainly be self-employed to give enough freedom for future tours. Husband is an IT specialist and not worried about finding work again in the profession.

Whatever your profession though, finding the money and time for touring is easy if you're willing to live simply enough, both on and off the road. One of the main things this trip has taught us is how little we need to be happy.
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Old 03-27-08, 10:15 AM   #37
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Another teacher. 24 years so far and no sign of retirement in sight. 2 kids in college and I have to pay off the house first.

I teach 6th graders. At the end of the school year I need to get away. Bike touring gets me away - far away! (Not just physically, but more importantly, mentally and emotionally.)
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I work in non-profit, which is hard because I don't get all that much vacation to work in tours. I'd have to quit to be able to do anything for more than 1 week per year.... sigh
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Old 03-27-08, 03:56 PM   #41
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Old 03-27-08, 04:08 PM   #42
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project manager=lots of travel to clients so lots of mini tours and evening rides in new places. i'm taking leave or quitting this summer to ride across the US. i will know in a few weeks when i inform them of my plans whether it will be a leave or quitting.
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Old 03-27-08, 06:26 PM   #43
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Tax preparer and home schooling mom. I work like mad during the season, but it's worth the 7-odd month vacation.
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Old 03-27-08, 08:21 PM   #44
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Tax preparer and home schooling mom. I work like mad during the season, but it's worth the 7-odd month vacation.
Maybe I should pursue that aspect of my educational endeavors ... I'm a certified Intermediate Tax Prepare. Or at least I was a few years ago, I'd have to take a refresher. I just took the course as a part of my Business Administration diploma, but didn't have enough interest to keep going with it.
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Old 03-27-08, 09:44 PM   #45
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Self-employed photographer specializing in gardens, native plants, and northwest landscapes. The problem with finding time to tour is that my down time corresponds to the crappy weather season, i.e. winter is my slow period. I'm working on figuring out how to make a tour into a pedal-powered business trip.
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Old 03-27-08, 10:05 PM   #46
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Maybe I should pursue that aspect of my educational endeavors ... I'm a certified Intermediate Tax Prepare. Or at least I was a few years ago, I'd have to take a refresher. I just took the course as a part of my Business Administration diploma, but didn't have enough interest to keep going with it.
I really like it. I work as many hours as I can cram in, both with a chain tax service and helping an accounting firm process routine forms for their regular clients, and volunteer at our senior services center. In return I can afford to spend the rest of the year on my family and our camping habit. I'm thinking of eventually pursuing accounting as well since it seems to fit nicely with my lifestyle, so long as I can keep a computer handy.
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Old 03-27-08, 10:32 PM   #47
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I really like it. I work as many hours as I can cram in, both with a chain tax service and helping an accounting firm process routine forms for their regular clients, and volunteer at our senior services center. In return I can afford to spend the rest of the year on my family and our camping habit. I'm thinking of eventually pursuing accounting as well since it seems to fit nicely with my lifestyle, so long as I can keep a computer handy.
Well, my Business Admin diploma majored in Accounting, so I've even got a bit of that background. At the time I was sort of toying with the idea of going for my CGA, because that diploma gave me my first year ... so I would only have ... 4 or 5 years after that, but I got a job when I graduated, and I didn't go that route.

My father has a friend who is an Accountant who specializes in tax prep, doing taxes for businesses, and he only works 3 or 4 months a year.
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Old 03-28-08, 07:40 AM   #48
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Gunna tour that sabbatical?? Did you get permission from the committee??
I'm only taking a half sabbatical (Fall '08), and will be doing the west coast, from Bellingham on down.
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I'm only taking a half sabbatical (Fall '08), and will be doing the west coast, from Bellingham on down.
What route are you taking from Bellingham to the coast? I'm an old Bellinghamster and have ridden the west coast myself.
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Old 03-28-08, 10:43 AM   #50
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I'm a marketing admin asst at a major pharma company here in NC. I doomed my touring aspirations by remarrying and having two more children, age 5 and newborn. Good thing I love being a dad, otherwise..... :-)

I'm married to a teacher, but she's switching over to a year-round school this summer. In the future, that could give us 3-week blocks if we want to take the kids on tours when they get older (already working on that plan).

I'm taking my 15 yr old on a week-long supported tour of Ohio in July, with his two high school buddies.

I'm turning 50 in four years, and I still hope to do my first TransAm ride, east to west. Just scheming now to fool work and family into letting me out of their sight for 7 weeks in a row. Give me time and I'll figure something out!

Ken

PS - Plan "B" is to get adopted by Nancy SV's family, in time for their London-Beijing ride in 2010 <grin>
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