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Is there anyone who has a dream job that also allows them to pursue their passions; especially mountain biking?
Most people just seem so jaded in their work life and only come alive when they hit the trails(or is that just me?)
So if your work is enjoyable and enables you to lead a good mountain biking lifestyle too share it with the forum.....I'm looking for new options!
 

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Work Whizzle Mtn bike park. Just for summer 2006 between school and preping for the LSAT. It would be the perfect place to relax when I want and ride when I want.
 

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Is there anyone who has a dream job that also allows them to pursue their passions; especially mountain biking?
I have a sweet job as a CNA (nursing assistant) on my way to an RN degree. I work twelves so I'm on for three days and off for four. I can ride over half the week. Now if I can just get my degree without actually going to school. That would truly open up a ton of time.
 

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If all goes as planned,.....

By the end of the year (2006), I'll have retired and relocated to Grand Junction with my wife, where we'll have as much time as we want/need to ride bikes and just have fun. Fruita and Moab just short drives away, plus tons of other trails close by.
 

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goatman said:
Is there anyone who has a dream job that also allows them to pursue their passions; especially mountain biking?
Most people just seem so jaded in their work life and only come alive when they hit the trails(or is that just me?)
So if your work is enjoyable and enables you to lead a good mountain biking lifestyle too share it with the forum.....I'm looking for new options!
Everyday I go to work I can't touch a bike for 24 hours. Yet it is the best job in the world. I get to drive a big red machine that carries 500 gallons of water. I get invited into strangers homes at all hours of the day and night. I try to fix their problems and or help as best I can. Sometimes I make an impact, but other times it is hopeless and they cannot be helped. As for mountain biking, I get the next 48 hours after work to find time to ride. I usually will ride during the day while everyone is at work. I have the trails to myself. If I happen to take a day off work then I get 5 days off in a row to travel to distant trails and explore. Then I go back to work with a smile on my face looking forward to the day ahead and all the scenes of the human condition that I am able to witness. While it is definately not for everyone, a job in the fire service does have many rewards and being able to ride is one of them. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Mark
 

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when i grow up, i definitely want to be an mtbr.com moderator
Well.... it's a cool job but it doesn't pay for the bills.... not to mention it doesn't pay for any bling bike items. :D

I'd rather be a pornstar or a full time bike tester.

Seriously, I'd work on an oil rig. You're a lot of time away, but you make big bucks and have a lot of time to ride.

But here, behind my desk, from 9:00 to 19:00, mon-fri and whenever I'm needed...... :(
 

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Great Job!

As far as biking goes I have a pretty good setup. At least thats what my friends tell me. I own and operate my own personal training studio in SoCal. Pretty much I train athletes from 5:30am - 10:00am and again from 4:30-7:30pm. I also rep for a supplement company and I am in the process of organizing my first race series. The 12 Hours of Temecula. Most of my work revolves around biking and the athletic community and I wouldnt change it for the world. The best part of my job is that I get to spend time with my family. Who happen to bike with me!!!!
 

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I comfortable being a Chinchilla Rancher. As long as you don't let your "job" define you you'll win.

Memo: Never stare a chinchilla directly in the eyes. To give you some perspective, chinchillas feed on the lost souls of Killer Rabbits.
 

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Still dreamin

My dream job would be to own a sports park. Baseball, Soccer, Football, and run leagues there for kids and adults. If it turns successful, bring in a dome so I can run indoor leagues in the winter, maybe Hockey.

Second best dream job would be to own a bunchof land and build short track and cross country trails for the general public to use.
 

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Rode 108 days in 2005 so.....

.... so I suppose I have the dream job everyone is looking for. Home early enough to ride, six weeks vacation, great pay, lots of holidays, little stress, excellent co-workers, time to ski and surf too.

Sh!t, thanks for openning my eyes! Happy New Year.

In the end, its not the job at all but the way you look at things and I am the optimist's optimist. To think I also get to retire with a secure and ample pension in a few more years on top of everything else. Hey, my parents were right. Stay in school, work, save your money and quite your b!tching and all will work out in the end.
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Everyday I go to work I can't touch a bike for 24 hours. Yet it is the best job in the world. I get to drive a big red machine that carries 500 gallons of water. I get invited into strangers homes at all hours of the day and night. I try to fix their problems and or help as best I can. Sometimes I make an impact, but other times it is hopeless and they cannot be helped. As for mountain biking, I get the next 48 hours after work to find time to ride. I usually will ride during the day while everyone is at work. I have the trails to myself. If I happen to take a day off work then I get 5 days off in a row to travel to distant trails and explore. Then I go back to work with a smile on my face looking forward to the day ahead and all the scenes of the human condition that I am able to witness. While it is definately not for everyone, a job in the fire service does have many rewards and being able to ride is one of them. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Mark
I have to second that. Being a fireman is the best job in the world. I work 10 days a month 48h on then 96h off (2days/4 days). I only drive to work 5 times a month. Lot of time for ridding, family, vacations. Plus the job is super rewarding.

I was a techy before. An electrical engineer. I left to pursue my passion, life.
 

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I finally graduated with a BS in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in September. I start my new job tomorrow, Jan 3rd, as a process engineer :D . I had two similar offers and took the one closes to good mt biking. Its an 8am-5pm so hopefully I'll get out and do some night rides during the week. We'll see if i'm not too tired after work :confused:

I have a friend that graduated with a business degree but went straight to the fire academy after graduation. He's currently working as an EMT in the ER and volunteering one day a week at the fire station. He seems to be having a hard time finding a fire fighter position. But yeah, sounds like a great job as far as time to ride, time with family, etc.
 

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I finally graduated with a BS in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in September. I start my new job tomorrow, Jan 3rd, as a process engineer :D . I had two similar offers and took the one closes to good mt biking. Its an 8am-5pm so hopefully I'll get out and do some night rides during the week. We'll see if i'm not too tired after work :confused:

I have a friend that graduated with a business degree but went straight to the fire academy after graduation. He's currently working as an EMT in the ER and volunteering one day a week at the fire station. He seems to be having a hard time finding a fire fighter position. But yeah, sounds like a great job as far as time to ride, time with family, etc.
Hey man, congrats on making it out of school. What'll you be doing as a process engineer?
 
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