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    How are you supporting your habit

    I was just curious as to what kind of cross section of working class folks we had out here and what they were doing when they weren't workin' the dirt.

    I'll start... I'm a Solution Architect for an IT company...A large one... Has two letters in the name... Can't tell you more, or it would give it away. But you can buy computers, cameras, printers, and you may have seen Russell Brand or Manny Pacquiao hocking the products recently.

    SO, what pays for your "fix"?
    Keep pedalin'. You can catch your breath on the downhill!

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    Im working two jobs now, so i should have more money to pay for this hobby. My primary job is a Dispatcher for an ambulance company and when im not there, i work for a roofing/ foam insulation company. Its bloody hot out on those damn roofs haha, but cant complain, the money is good....

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    I sell crack and pimp out chollaball.

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    i sell dolls,,,

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    Can my bike bump blow your dolls up??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankerblade View Post
    Can my bike bump blow your dolls up??
    no,, but laugh all you want
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    I went for the super efficient solution and found a job in the biz
    Desert Sunset Calls/Upward, Pain, Perseverance/Welcome Solitude

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    Sales Engineer for a large electrical and communications product manufacturer.
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    So far, a couple professionals, and a bunch of comedians!
    Keep pedalin'. You can catch your breath on the downhill!

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    Mrs. Britmtnbiker supports my habit! Was in the hospitality industry for 13 years, got burned out and now work part time and full time stay at home Dad. Im so lucky....

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    I guess my job would be considered blue collar. I'm a network technician for a local cable company. It's the big one, you can probably guess. For the most part I'm the guy that is trying to fix things when we have an area outage. I like to tell people "most people who are smart enough to do my job are also smart enough to not be out at 2:30 in the afternoon in July digging a ditch in order to fix old broken cable". The pay is by the hour, and over time is frequent. 14 years with this company and I'm not complaining, life is good.

    Edit: After reading Britmtnbiker's post I should add, MY wife is a HOT dentist who worships my studly hotness, so I get lots of cool bike stuff.....

    P.S. don't tell my wife I said that stuff above...
    Better than most, not as good as some.

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    I resort to begging for parts... Anyone got a free 70mm riser bar in 31.8 laying around? X9shifters? x7 rear der? Ill wash your car.. that means itll rain the next day and then i can wash it again for another component

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    Flooring subcontractor..

    ..For me the best items are those slightly used items and those from people that never used the item to its potential or its real pourpose but had to have to new stuff. I love people that have to have todays latests and greatest everytime it comes out.
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    how do you find time to ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfndav View Post

    Edit: After reading Britmtnbiker's post I should add, MY wife is a HOT dentist\...
    I'm looking for a new dentist

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHNIPE View Post
    I resort to begging for parts... Anyone got a free 70mm riser bar in 31.8 laying around? X9shifters? x7 rear der? Ill wash your car.. that means itll rain the next day and then i can wash it again for another component
    So does that mean you'll get out there in a bikini top and daisy duke shorts for some of those alternative life style riders that frequent this board

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    I'm looking for a new dentist
    Wait a minute.....
    Better than most, not as good as some.

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    Self-employed attorney who moonlights as a stone mason to keep my sanity/humanity. I tried to make it work the other way around, but the economy didn't play nice.

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    I was a Paramedic in San Diego before I moved here to be a stay at home dad for the last 5 months.
    I sold off my arsenal of 6 bikes I moved here with to afford 2 new ones. (craigslist out here has been a gold mine!)
    I just got a local paramedic job that will afford my next one. (or should I finally get a new car? NO! Haha)

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    Professional student (working on the microbiology PhD)/bike mechanic/carpenter/tourist shuttle driver. The bike shop EP's really help out.

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    Media and PR manager for the largest FMX company in the US (you can tell I am proud of that) and we just started a moto news site geared toward the younger set that I am the sole editor of. I do all the announcing for our shows too. So I get to travel alot, work from home more and take care of our two year old while wife works out of the house. I don't get to ride as much as I like, but it keeps me from breaking components so that keeps it cheaper!
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