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Offline cdevens

Cycling jobs ?
« on: August 06, 2009, 09:26:12 pm »
I currently work summers running a summer camp, and can't see myself doing anything else during the summer I love it that much.  I am trying to find winter work that I love just as much.  I am wondering if anyone knows of short term cycling work anytime from mid August to early June. I pick up work here and there during the winter, so I have a flexible schedule and am available.  Anything ideas would be helpful.  Working in recreations for years has tout me that winter isn't the ideal time for outdoor work, but one can always hope.

Offline justbarb

Re: older riders
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 10:53:11 am »
I am so glad that I started this thread!  Amazing to see so many responses, especially from 60+ riders, and a few women.  I find that trying to find others to bike travel with is hard but not impossible.  I just keep putting out the idea - best way - and looking on line - okay way.  I plan to do a very short tour in about two weeks...as soon as the front rack arrives.  I have been getting used to the new Raleigh Sojourn and breaking in the Brooks saddle, shifting with bar ends, etc.  It is fun to keep learning, riding, and giving my adult children something to talk about!;-)  Please keep sharing about being an older rider, especially if you are female.

Offline mainebiker

Re: Cycling jobs ?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 10:29:01 pm »
Am an older rider 68, Not a woman. Started riding in 04 in order to beat cancer (I did) I ride at least 100mi a week and have my own bike shop--not your average shop. People donate bikes which have been in their attics and cellars for years, and I restore them. The bike then goes to the "Y" and is given to a person in need of transportation, a youth who wants to ride to school, etc. Since 05, I have done 35 bikes. I love the work. Who says you have to be idle when you retire? I just love bikes and love to restore them. They built some beautiful machines years ago. I found a 45 year old Univega Competitzione at a lawn sale for $15. That bike turns heads when I ride it. It is hard to miss those beautifully hand braized lugs and that beautiful metallic silver paint job. It now has modern components which make it perform better, but those classic lines and the feel of steel go beyond description. Maybe someday, I will find a chrome Schwinn Paramount to restore.