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    Wanderlust, how to get past it during work?

    Since moving to CO I am dreaming even more than usual of big tours and races. I find myself making dumb mistakes at work because I end up daydreaming and wondering where the last hour went. How do you guys stay focused for the 8 hours a day or so at work?
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    I retired.
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    Quit and go for a ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubcake View Post
    Since moving to CO I am dreaming even more than usual of big tours and races. I find myself making dumb mistakes at work because I end up daydreaming and wondering where the last hour went. How do you guys stay focused for the 8 hours a day or so at work?
    Ride lots in the evenings and on weekends.

    Do you do weekend tours?

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    Get a job with flexible hours? I carry a bike with me and ride whenever I can.

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    I feel your pain. I'm dual-monitoring: one screen with a picture of the Surly LHT I'm ordering in a month and the other screen has a picture of Route 66.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubcake View Post
    Since moving to CO I am dreaming even more than usual of big tours and races. I find myself making dumb mistakes at work because I end up daydreaming and wondering where the last hour went.
    Let's hope you are not a neurosurgeon or an airline pilot.

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    I have this problem too. Was 6 minutes late for an online meeting b/c I was looking at pix of the TT bike I want to buy. Oops.

    Spring is in the air, and when it's not blowing around at 80mph, it's very distracting.
    ...

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    Be a teacher. The kids won't let you think of anything else. :-)

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    Great responses everyone, I am a mechanic at a bike shop, luckily I always catch the mistakes when I test ride things so they never make it out the door but it still is frustrating and makes me look bad. I ride to work and read touring journals on my lunch break. Actually right now I should probably quit typing and get on my way, the internet always pulls me in before work as well...

    Macka I think I have the wife convinced for a weekend tour next week and I hope to make it a semi regular thing until we can get to something bigger. I do ride often, I just want a ride that can truly be labeled as an adventure, its been way too long.
    Follow me as I prepare for the 2010, wait no 2012, maybe 2013 Tour Divide, ahh hell I will do it one day...
    The Long Way Home

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