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08-25-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,156
Posted By el forestero

Thanks for the helpful replies, everybody! ...

Thanks for the helpful replies, everybody!



I'll be heading back to Japan to resume running my bike tour business as soon as inbound tourism can resume. In the meantime, a low-level job in...
08-25-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,156
Posted By el forestero

According to the store manager I spoke with, even...

According to the store manager I spoke with, even management positions at one of the larger bike store chains in the Bay Area only pay $20 to $25.
08-22-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,156
Posted By el forestero

Thanks for the replies, all. I just asked a local...

Thanks for the replies, all. I just asked a local employer the usual starting pay range and was told it's $15 to $19, depending on qualifications/experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,334
Posted By el forestero

Thanks for the helpful replies, all. I guess...

Thanks for the helpful replies, all.

I guess those grades do sound kinda crazy. I live in a pretty mountainous area, with Mt Fuji and Mikuni Pass, the steepest segment of this year's Olympic men's...
08-04-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,276
Posted By el forestero

Ah, sorry, didn't realize that it didn't work for...

Ah, sorry, didn't realize that it didn't work for you folks. If you use the Tor browser and have it direct through Japan you may be able to view it.
03-30-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,678
Posted By el forestero

Those are good ideas, and that was a fun old...

Those are good ideas, and that was a fun old thread that helped get my creative juices flowing. Thanks for the link.

I don't need a setup that's more rigid than a tie through the wheel, but I...
03-28-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By el forestero

I have car interior and roof racks with fork...

I have car interior and roof racks with fork mounts that I use to transport bikes, so QR is much more convenient for me. Just didn't have the budget for a bike that came with QR wheels this time. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By el forestero

Thanks for the advice, all. I ended up getting...

Thanks for the advice, all. I ended up getting used to the new position the second time I took the bike out for a long ride and didn't have any problems. Must've just needed a short time to adapt to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,350
Posted By el forestero

Sure thing. Here are the best shots I got that...

Sure thing. Here are the best shots I got that day.

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The road at the lower reaches of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,350
Posted By el forestero

I decided to cap my budget below my original...

I decided to cap my budget below my original range, trading a degree of capability on the road for a more financially-comfortable path. I was interested in Giant's models in my price range, but it...
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