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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
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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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    Unemployed, ultra-fvcked and living off of gov't cheese.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by surfndav View Post
    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.
    can you get off mtbr and go fix whatever issue is causing your network to implode in my area every day for the last 2 weeks now? and no, it's not my router... thanks!!!

    on topic : i make sure you get the correct credit card offer based on more information financial institutes have about you than you'd like to know. you're welcome.

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    I used to be an exploration geologist, then jumped the fence and now I'm an environmental compliance manager for a multinational construction firm. Oh, and I'm a self-employed volunteer pale ale taster.

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    I worked for a couple big companies and a couple small ones after grad school and got fed up with the scene. After getting laid off, I tried to do my own thing. I manage to survive with a little income from various regular job substitutes at one time or another since then. That includes writing software, selling photos, trading stocks, and other stuff.

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    I run a mtb website, I am a photographer / videographer, marketing consultant and secretary all rolled up into one.
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    You all seem like you have important jobs!!! I own a mobile pet grooming salon, not very exciting but I work Monday thru Friday, make my own schedule, and make plenty enough to support my habit..lol. my husband works for the above said cable company..........

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    I think the key word there is SEEMS...it's all good as long as we get to ride....
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    i think this thread has deflected from its original purpose,, and that was to find out who has inside connections at a brewery...

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    Broke! I am jerking off my dog to feed my cat right now. I'm so fvcked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanseeds View Post
    Broke! I am jerking off my dog to feed my cat right now. I'm so fvcked!
    I think you and I could combine forces and really put something out there on YouTube that the world has not seen....something so foul, Tosh.0 won't touch it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankerblade View Post
    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
    Im a ****.. sure!

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    Imports and exports. I import things and export things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfndav View Post
    P.S. don't tell my wife I said that stuff above...
    Pm me a picture or I'm telling!!!

    I'm a project engineer for a construction supplier. I basically read through the blue prints and find all of the architects mistakes so my company can profit off of them for our scope of work. My wife also helps support my habit. Me and my two boys are currently lounging around in Florida while my wife is at a teachers convension.

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    I do marketing for a Title Insurance Company and I work at Trek West Phoenix Part time to support my habit

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    I own a Custom shop
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    Quote Originally Posted by azpoolguy View Post
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    Operations Manager for a big company you have probably never heard of, but more than likely has products in your home as a result of those products being embedded in other products you have purchased, borrowed, won, or stole.

    I skip meals, make my kids go barefoot, and pimp out my girlfriend in order to feed my insatiable habit...I also have dogs, a video camera, and the gift of numbness and questionable morals, so if some big new internet sensation originates from this thread, count me in...I need a new frame soon....
    Check my pulse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fattirebliss View Post
    You all seem like you have important jobs!!! I own a mobile pet grooming salon, not very exciting but I work Monday thru Friday, make my own schedule, and make plenty enough to support my habit..lol. my husband works for the above said cable company..........
    LIke
    Better than most, not as good as some.

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    I manage a nature preserve in southern AZ and work with a group of ranchers on the AZ/NM line. Starting to get more involved with local trail work down here so the line between work and play is getting fuzzier every day.

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    I do the same exact thing that DurtGurl does except for a MUCH larger semiconductor company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsxj View Post
    Pm me a picture or I'm telling!!!

    I'm a project engineer for a construction supplier. I basically read through the blue prints and find all of the architects mistakes so my company can profit off of them for our scope of work. My wife also helps support my habit. Me and my two boys are currently lounging around in Florida while my wife is at a teachers convension.
    i hope she teaches math and not english...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer View Post
    I think you and I could combine forces and really put something out there on YouTube that the world has not seen....something so foul, Tosh.0 won't touch it.....
    If I know ANYTHING... There isn't anything Tosh.0 won't touch. Lest we not look past last nights Cannonball Dookie clip.

    Keep pedalin'. You can catch your breath on the downhill!

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    Razardica... Is this the 3 letter IT company by chance?
    Keep pedalin'. You can catch your breath on the downhill!

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