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Do you ride your bike during work?

Old 10-04-07, 06:10 PM
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Do you ride your bike during work?

How many of you ride to work and then ride on breaks/in the office if you're the only one around? I work as a software developer, and I'm the only one here at night so I often bring my bike in and track stand and ride around our small office. Just curious how many of you also slack off of work to go riding. [I'm at work now, and probably typed more in bike forums than has gone into my IDE.] During my day shifts I ride on my break, I usually end up smelling so the boss leaves me alone

edit: uhh... messengers feel free to chime in but uhh, if you're not riding, you're not really working.
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Old 10-04-07, 06:13 PM
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I'm in college, I ride all the time. It's phenomenal. Except I graduate in 8 months, which is not phenomenal in terms of riding. More money for bikes = less time to ride bikes
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I had to clean skid marks off of the carpet when I started at this place. I don't ride on my lunch breaks much anymore, I work in a big industrial/office wasteland and there's absolutely nowhere interesting to go. There's nothing but a gas station, a ****ty food court and a subway within 4 miles of this place. There is a big abandoned PCB manufacturing plant, but I've been through it close to 10 times and I'm kinda bored of it.

I did bring my skateboard to work and sometimes I go out and pretend I'm not 30.
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Old 10-04-07, 06:17 PM
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one time on my break my boss asked me if could i go get bagels. they would give me an extra15 minuts of break time if i did so i rode to the bagel place and got bagels it was super sweet. i don't ride on my break though because i wear a set of clothes to ride to work and a set of work clothes. when i'm waiting for them to unlock the doors and let me out i usually ride around in circles.
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Old 10-04-07, 06:23 PM
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I permanently keep an old Bianchi Pista at work for running errands like going to the bank, post office, etc. I don't use it for casual riding though...
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At my internship I'd ride home for lunch most of the time, home being only a mile away. A few times I went for a ride during work, as a break, which they were totally cool with. Getting some physical activity always helps to spark some creativity.
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Old 10-04-07, 06:32 PM
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I have a screw machine shop in an old mill complex. I ride my bikes in my shop and in the basement of the Acadia Mill. When I need to go to anther shop to borrow a drill or something its faster to ride through the basement then to walk. Also More fun.

When my machines are running well I ride around the outside of the buildings or practice low speed handling and track stands inside.

When my machines are running like crap and everything is going wrong I ride around outside to release frustration and to clear my head.

On the rare days my daughter works for me we race a couple of banana seat, ape hanger bikes around.

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Old 10-04-07, 06:43 PM
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Old 10-04-07, 06:50 PM
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Not in the office, but to lunch and to run errands all the time.
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Old 10-04-07, 06:56 PM
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when i was working at a bike shop I used to ride laps around the show floor me and another wrench used to also have races on the kids Schwinn trikes......take a corner on those things and you slide like crazy......I also worked construction for my uncle and once he realized i was a very tiny boy not intended for that sorta labor, he had me counting trucks at the gate....most of that job was spent doing backwards circles and reading helter skelter
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I have my bike in front of me when working so I can stare at her all day, ride up and down the halls occasionally and go for a blast thru town at lunch. A BMXer works upstairs so we sometimes do a couple of laps around the studio as well.
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Old 10-04-07, 07:05 PM
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I ride for work....
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Old 10-04-07, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by dblock View Post
when i'm waiting for them to unlock the doors and let me out i usually ride around in circles.

Where do you work that they lock you in?
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Old 10-04-07, 09:19 PM
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I think they should have bikes in prison.
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Old 10-04-07, 09:35 PM
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yup. work in an auction house with a nice slick concrete showroom floor. there is an automobile auction house that works in the same building. its a big warehouse full of cars ... its like having a permanant traffic jam to negotiate. good fun when stuck there after hours.
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Old 10-04-07, 11:32 PM
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i ride to work cross town, deliver packages to random UPS, fedEX and DHL boxes at a drop of the hat to get out of the office
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Old 10-04-07, 11:38 PM
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I'm a planner so I ride my bike around to do site visits if they are in the Central City. It's much faster for me to get around downtown on a bike than a car. Best part of my day yesterday was trackstanding at a light and having a van roll by and someone yelling "Hipster!" out of the window. I almost fell over laughing so hard. I was still in my shirt and tie from work.
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Old 10-05-07, 12:09 AM
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currently on the dole. but i do trackstand in my room err roomstand
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Old 10-05-07, 12:12 AM
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haha i ride around the office /trackstand when there are other people there(not customers, just coworkers and no boss)
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Old 10-05-07, 12:17 AM
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yup... i get paid to bike around - at night - delivering munchies to stoned/drunk people. awesome.
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Old 10-05-07, 12:44 AM
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when i actually am working in the summer time (college student) i always would ride my bike while on break. it would always be something to look forward since everytime i would go in the back room to grab a box of apples (work at a small grocery store) or something my baby would be staring at me with that puppy dog look in her eyes waiting for me to ride her again. hell most of the the time when work was drawing to a close i would be more excited about riding my bike home then actually being done with work.
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Old 10-05-07, 12:53 AM
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I work as a concert booking agent at my university, and I just mess around and trackstand in my office when I get bored.
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Old 10-05-07, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
Getting some physical activity always helps to spark some creativity.
Wait a second, a job/internship in which creativity is encouraged? I gotta know what it is.

A little more OT... I guess I ride between classes? Does that count?
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