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Old 01-06-15, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
I just spent the winter in southern Germany and my gf's family is doing a frame-up restoration on an Austin Healey.



They also have a 928 GT sitting under a tree. I guess that's their version of a beat-up 80s Camaro

I like those big Healys. So beautiful but they are brutes!

928s like old Camaros. LOL
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Just to tie this into the cycling theme, the job I have now is the first I've ever had that is truly conducive to cyclocommuting.

I started as a musician in the eighties. Most of my work was in New York City, 30 miles from my home on Long Island, and way too far to drag a drum set on my rear rack. After that, I operated a home-based production company and could only really ride as far as the local 7-11 for coffee before work. That led me into a seven-year career in audio/video-based robbery investigations for Lloyd's of London during the early 2K's. This job had me flying to a different North American city virtually every day of the week, so the bike didn't come out very much at all during those years.

Finally, an opportunity arose for a job with my local township, and, even though it meant a drastic reduction in income, it also meant I'd be working three miles from home. Even better, I could go to work in jeans, sneakers, and a t-shirt every day. Having dreamed of commuting to work by bicycle for many, many years, I jumped at the offer before really thinking through the ramifications of making half the money I was used to. Still, for the singular reason that I can get to and from work on my own pedal power, I am really glad to be setting up PA systems and concert venues for my measly salary.
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Old 01-06-15, 07:02 PM
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I'm a project manager for a large construction company. Work has moved me to Mass, DC, Virginia, and NYC. I've been able to bike commute in all of these places. I'm very lucky.
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Old 01-06-15, 09:13 PM
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I'm a mechanical engineer-turned-electrical/controls engineer, working for a custom air handler company. Lots of programming, and troubleshooting 480V electrical panels.

Quite a few people at work are cyclists, and had a team of 20 for a local organized cycle ride of 50 miles.
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Coordinator Quality Data/RN for a large healthcare system. Spent a couple of decades here in patient care delivery before moving into a job looking at patient records to see what we are doing in order to figure out how to improve our services.
Drive to work more often than I ride but have been biking to work in hospitals for 40+ years.
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Old 01-06-15, 09:43 PM
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Structural Engineer for an international A/E firm.

Bicycling appeals to my mechanical sense. I think my work has bled over to commuting. I don't pay the shop to repair unless absolutely necessary. I prefer to think it out myself - "what are the stresses?", "is it prone to fatigue?", "right spoke pretension?", "can I patch that?". And then there is the riding "what is my wind drag sail area?", "rolling resistance?", "weight and acceleration?".

It appeals to me for many reasons...
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Old 01-06-15, 09:55 PM
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I sell home theater systems, pretty fun especially when the customers let you do what with their money!
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Old 01-06-15, 09:56 PM
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Humanitarian Aide work in China.
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Old 01-06-15, 10:40 PM
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Im a manager for a larger, slowly crumbling retail store, that I cant recommend patronizing. I go into work, flick my wrist and everything done actual work wise. Dealing with the general masses though? God... However it is very convenient for commuting to work, as I have my own office to change and store stuff. Its also conveniently located by the route I use most often for longer rides. I hate my job, but a few minutes on my bike and Ive already forgotten the ridiculously ridiculous day behind me...

I was an electrician, and wouldn't mind going back to that, then worked as a corrections officer for a number of years, couldn't be happier away from that job. Im getting older though, and need to find something else while I can...

I do electrical work, and build/repair/refurbish bicycles in my "free time"...
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Humanitarian Aide work in China.
Hmm, not personally but our firm is doing work in Kunming...
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Old 01-07-15, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by bicyclelove View Post

928s like old Camaros. LOL
They live in between Stuttgart and Ingolstadt, I see interesting older Porsches and Audis all the time. RS2s/928s ... also ABT Tuning is about 20km away

928s aren't that rare there, hence, why it's parked under the tree
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Originally Posted by TerraCottaGamer View Post
Humanitarian Aide work in China.
I didn't make it that far south when I was on holiday there, which was quite a shame
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
They live in between Stuttgart and Ingolstadt, I see interesting older Porsches and Audis all the time. RS2s/928s ... also ABT Tuning is about 20km away

928s aren't that rare there, hence, why it's parked under the tree
I'll bet old Camaros and Mustangs ARE rare there.
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That's my mom's Alma Mater! I declined to attend.

I work in clinical trials helping process, QA, and query data. I support a number of projects across different indications.
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