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So now I'm a pro cyclist ...(7 posts)

So now I'm a pro cyclist ...Humma Hah
Mar 27, 2003 5:01 PM
... this has happened several times in my life. I got paid to do some deliveries when I was a kid, on the present cruiser's predecessor.

And I got paid at my last job to go pick up some electronic parts, the day before the 2001 TD Palm Springs, allowing me to break in a new chain. During that century, I discovered I actually had a domistique. Um, well, the LBS had clued in another customer that I would be there, and said to watch out for me. When we met, I sent him ahead to wear down the competition for me.

And then at this job, we use a bike to test a product (discussed a few days ago).

This morning, as I was preparing the bike for the test, they declared that rather than testing for at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour, they had calculated that I must ride it for at least 90 minutes!

I certainly didn't complain. I actually got paid for some decent base miles on a beautiful day!
re: So now I'm a pro cyclist ...Akirasho
Mar 27, 2003 5:25 PM
...I've been required to ummmm, "ride" for 45 minutes or so... and was bought dinner beforehand... does that make me a pro too???

Be the bike.
Absolutely ...Humma Hah
Mar 28, 2003 11:09 AM
I gotta agree with that, or I'm disqualified.
keep breaking it so you have to re-test :-) nmDougSloan
Mar 28, 2003 1:03 PM
Heh-heh! Actually, it flunked the test ...Humma Hah
Mar 28, 2003 2:12 PM
... and I'll need to repeat it next week after a few modifications. The reason we use an aluminum bike is to avoid interfering with a very sensitive magnetometer in the unit, but it turns out the spokes on the rear wheel, just below the unit, are rather badly magnetized. Poor thing got all confused.

Oh, boy! The riding I could get in with just a few small magnets taped on various places!
Ksyriums are all aluminum nmDougSloan
Mar 28, 2003 9:07 PM
Heh-heh! Actually, it flunked the test ...capnjim01
Mar 29, 2003 6:34 AM
spoken like an evil genius. enjoy the perks