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Old 01-05-11, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
So I have a real job interview... Kinda scared...

Looks like I will be running flame and graphite furnace AA all day for metal and asbestos determination if I get the job. Offers full benefits and 401(k) plan.

Downside is that the job is a 90 min drive away from parent's house (would move closer eventually) and work week is tue-sat so I would miss out on alot of weekend racing and riding.

If I do this and start seeing some money I might not be inclined to go to graduate school unless I get into UCSB or UCSC or somethin...
having a real job is a lot better than what 15% of the country could say. There will be races held on Sundays. Good luck with your interview.
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real jobs are better than racing.
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Old 01-05-11, 12:10 PM
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But I don't know anything about either of those.
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Old 01-05-11, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
But I don't know anything about either of those.
Me either.
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Old 01-05-11, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
But I don't know anything about either of those.
Just can't let it go, can you?
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Old 01-05-11, 12:18 PM
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Just can't let it go, can you?
qft.

seriously dude...fanning the embers, remember?
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Old 01-05-11, 12:23 PM
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I wasn't being facetious.

I raced like an idiot and this is a stepping stone job. No disrespect meant to the 15%.

It's a placeholder. That's what it's supposed to be.

Though I am wearing a nice watch and a few days ago someone claiming to be 100 looked at my online dating profile (!!!!! EW !!!!!).
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Old 01-05-11, 01:03 PM
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I didn't get a single bike related thing for Christmas. Come to think about it, I only got a subscription to Smithsonian as a gift.

And I've come to realize, I don't really need anything other than what I have.
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Old 01-05-11, 01:12 PM
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I didn't get a single bike related thing for Christmas. Come to think about it, I only got a subscription to Smithsonian as a gift.

And I've come to realize, I don't really need anything other than what I have.
I'm glad I didn't get anything bike related. I have enough stuff. I did get a bunch of classes at an indoor climbing wall/yoga studio, mostly because of the yoga. I guess that's semi bike related.
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Old 01-05-11, 01:14 PM
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hilarious...I have a 4 year old girl...totally true...
Kids really are just years of increasingly disturbing gross-outs.
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Old 01-05-11, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire View Post
it might just be due to I havent truly gotten te bike fitted or the saddle is the wrong saddle, but for crits and all the bike is really nice. before this I was riding a CAAD10 and didnt like it as much.
sorry for the bad pic. I took a picture with my phone (droid X) and for some reason it put it in low res instead of 8MP.
My guess is you're right as far as bike fit or saddle choice. Get that sorted and you'll be in good shape. If a CAAD10 compares poorly in terms of ride (& I'm assuming CAAD 9 as well), then I bet it'd be right up my alley. It looks like it'd be a great bike to do Tuesday night worlds on. If you lay it down...oh well.

Thanks for the insight.
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I'm glad I didn't get anything bike related. I have enough stuff. I did get a bunch of classes at an indoor climbing wall/yoga studio, mostly because of the yoga. I guess that's semi bike related.
Maybe you'll meet a girl?
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Old 01-05-11, 01:23 PM
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Welcome to the suck-o-meter club. Looks like that one goes to 11.
Thanks! Now with extra suckage for featherweight girl numbers...
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Originally Posted by jwible View Post
I didn't get a single bike related thing for Christmas. Come to think about it, I only got a subscription to Smithsonian as a gift.

And I've come to realize, I don't really need anything other than what I have.
I gave myself a Powertap. NOW I am set.

I always get bike crap for the secret santa thing at work. This year my friend picked me and she did an excellent job: patch kit, multi tool, chain lube.
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Old 01-05-11, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
So I have a real job interview... Kinda scared...

Looks like I will be running flame and graphite furnace AA all day for metal and asbestos determination if I get the job. Offers full benefits and 401(k) plan.

Downside is that the job is a 90 min drive away from parent's house (would move closer eventually) and work week is tue-sat so I would miss out on alot of weekend racing and riding.

If I do this and start seeing some money I might not be inclined to go to graduate school unless I get into UCSB or UCSC or somethin...
i hire recent college grads all the time. if you havent yet interviewed, here are some tips.

understand that as a college grad entering the workforce, you dont really know how to do anything and require alot of effort on the part of your hiring manager to become a productive employee; therefore, being personable and showing initiative goes a long, long way.

things to do:
present your self confidently
know something about the company youre interviewing with and how your background relates to the work they do/position being interviewed for
be prepared to answer some behavioral interview questions
be enthusiastic, but not flippant
be prepared to tell the interviewer(s) why they should hire you
be prepared to answer "if i asked a former employer or yours or college professor what your strengths and weaknesses are, what would they say?"
have some questions prepared about the company and the position that dont relate to you
if they ask your salary expectations, express what they are in a range, but know that the hiring manager already has a # in mind.
good luck!
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Old 01-05-11, 01:34 PM
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This was waiting for me at work today:



Nice wheel. new decal. Let me know how well it holds up. The decal that is. I know how the wheel will hold up . Also....was the chain like that in the box? Animals....I'll have to weld them to the corner guards or something.
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Old 01-05-11, 01:40 PM
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Watch this when you have 5 mins to spare.

Hilarious!

https://www.wimp.com/animalvoiceovers/
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Nice wheel. new decal. Let me know how well it holds up. The decal that is. I know how the wheel will hold up . Also....was the chain like that in the box? Animals....I'll have to weld them to the corner guards or something.
Will do! It looks very shiny and pretty indeed...I am sorry that I will now proceed to ride the crap out of it and gunk it up with some yucky NY winter streets.

Yep, the chain popped out of the box but don't worry, it's still shiny and nice.
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Old 01-05-11, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Watch this when you have 5 mins to spare.

Hilarious!

https://www.wimp.com/animalvoiceovers/
bored at work. so I watched. and I lol'ed.
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Old 01-05-11, 02:03 PM
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Alan! Alan! Al! Alan! AL!!! ALAN!!!
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Will do! It looks very shiny and pretty indeed...I am sorry that I will now proceed to ride the crap out of it and gunk it up with some yucky NY winter streets.

Yep, the chain popped out of the box but don't worry, it's still shiny and nice.
No kidding...I feel bad for my fenders!
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Would a "Roadies and Sports Bras" thread be just past the limit?
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Old 01-05-11, 02:22 PM
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Would a "Roadies and Sports Bras" thread be just past the limit?
Roadies IN Sports Bras might be...
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Old 01-05-11, 02:23 PM
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I see that all the time at spin sessions.
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Old 01-05-11, 02:26 PM
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I don't think my sports bars thread will gain traction. Sports bras on the other hand could be epic.
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