Where are you from,what do you do?

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by Guest, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. byron27

    byron27 New Member

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    hey, i enjoyed it!
    so do you think you would consider hiring a java programmer from australia??:D
     


  2. byron27

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    hi, im from perth, western australia.
    I began getting serious about my bikes around 18 and then 2 years later became a bike courier. I have done that for 8 years while studying for an array of degrees and have only recently "retired" from the best damn job in the whole world!. Getting paid to ride your bike in one of the best climates in the world!. do it before you get to old...
    Unfortunately my body couldnt keep up with the workload and i am now working as a natural resource management officer for the local environmental authority. I have done some software development in the past as well.
    I have competed in a couple of australian courier championships (17th and 6th respectively) and my proudest moment was finishing 18th out of 800 in the world courier champs in budapest a couple of years ago. Another australian won so it was worth the trip!
    Once i finished couriering i begun some "serious" training and started racing about a month ago, getting 2 3rd's and a 2nd in my local crits and i plan to travel to france or holland in 2005 to race an amatuer season over there. If anyone would like to go and share a dream of mine or has any info on it give us a yell.

    I currently ride a cinelli proxima and a bianchi superlite and LOVE italian steel.
     
  3. mdp874

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    Hi! I live in Sacramento, CA and have recently started up my "training" for road and MTB races in '04 throughout the Southwest US. I say "training" because it's hardly been that as I tirelessly try to recover from a devastating injury -- tore my quad in a triathlon in late 2001. It took 20 months to heal and now I'm back on the bike more-or-less full-time. I road ride 2-3 times during the week for 1-2 hours and MTB 1-2 times during the week for 1-2 hours. On weekends I do a longer road ride and usually a more technical MTB ride. Hopefully, I'll be pain free one of these days and I can start ramping up my training.

    I'm an environmental consultant in Sacramento and work primarily outdoors in the Sierras 9 months a year on hydro-relicensing projects.

    Anyone in the Sacramento area looking for a training/riding partner? let me know.
     
  4. elesec

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    i'm in london uk - do most of my cycling around london but occasionally get out of town at the weekend and sometimes do longer trips - most recently from london to paris and back.
     
  5. yayaya

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    Im from Atlanta, Georgia and currently Im getting myself in shape to ride again after a 3 year layoff..]
     
  6. halfmutt

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    I am from 'bama. I coach soccer & basketball. I used to ride alot, but pollen induced asthsma keeps me in the gym in spring and fall. My main reason for posting is totally off topic: I'm sure someone on this thread is from Toronto. Was there REALLY a Rock, paper, scissors tournament in your fair city this past weekend? I read about it in our fish wrapper and thought it was an elaborate hoax.
     
  7. Memphmann

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    Hello:

    I am from Canada's rudest city. Yes it took place. Was put on to boost our economy after the SARS scare. Am sure it brought it hundreds of $$.....

    Memph
     
  8. jacobxray

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    i wish i'd known. i rule at rock, paper, scissors! i have this possibly illegal move where you can unfold a rock into paper at the last second. highly effective. ;)
     
  9. rjcgix

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    Greetings all.
    IM very new to cycling. I live in Fontana California, and Ive always done some sort of excercise, usually weight lifting. but have always enjoyed cycling, so wanna see if I can get really into it. I currently work for Verizon, although come 11/21. my 13 year tenure with Verizon will be over....as they are having major cutbacks. Life goes on.....and hopefully major cycling opportunities arise!!!:p
     
  10. larry barr

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    Sounds highly illegal to me. My 6 year old unveiled what he calls the crusher, which apparently tops everything, except another crusher of course. I am not sure this move would stand up in tournament competition of course. :D
     
  11. WithDrew

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    i just got here.
     
  12. jacobxray

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    ahh, the crusher, a deadly move for sure. it's splitting the world of paper, stone, scissors. i am all for innovation.
     
  13. svtchris

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    Dallas TX
    Still working in IT, luckily.
     
  14. sammiedog

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    I am from the north of scotland and am new too cycling just bought specialized allez comp 2003 hope I made a good choice.
     
  15. Bio27x

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    Me? Just a little lost boy in Santa Fe, NM... I'm 23 and work for an architecture firm. In the down time I'm a XC/DH/Urban rider... commute to work on a singlespeed roadbike. Spend time @ the gym, competitive martial artist...

    I think that's really about it.

    ciao.
    -jesse.
    http://www.graphically-impaired.com
     
  16. bleachtblond

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    Hi, I am 41, from North Carolina. I manage a fitness center. I started riding last year. I have always been in the fitness industry, doing everything from teaching aerobics to weightlifting. I have preferred to weightlift for 24 years but once I discovered biking I got hooked! = D
     
  17. ianf

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    I'm from Brackley in the UK. Now off season so last week I rode 500 miles in Northern Thailand. I race in the season - mainly time trials and some crits. Trying the indoor track later this month and also doing some roller racing. I'm a veteran and have been riding for ...ty years! CEO of a publishing company.
     
  18. milly valdes

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    I am from LA. The city. Actually, I live on the periphery of LA, in the NorthEast foothill region. Very pleasant. Very diverse.

    Right now, I am headed out da door to do a training ride around the RoseBowl.

    In my working life I teach elem school.
    During my funky time I plan for Burning Man and "other such" events...

    M
     
  19. Ed Roy

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    Here on the eAst Coast, its 42 and rainy, so Im
    jealous millie. It was in the high 70s here last week and got
    in some nice comfortable miles.

    always heard burning man was pretty wild
    Im a lawyer out here
     
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