For me my days of working at the cardboard factory have ended. I resigned from my glorious position as a corrugator operator began attending college full time as a sustainability major. I got a job at the local bike shop and I'm loving every bit of it. Now, instead of operating dangerous heavy machinery, I'm building bikes, fixing flats and helping customers pick out new bikes. The guys I work with, the legendary Mike Gozik, Tony, Gabe and shop owner Barry, are all experienced bike riders and love sharing their knowledge with customers. A typical day at the shop never seems like work because we are all doing what we love. Mr. Tony is usually hangin out in his corner blasting punk music bangin out repairs and then later sharing pics and videos of his son Anthony doing some rad tricks on his BMX. In between selling bikes and ordering parts Mike is usually accurately quoting a Seinfeld episode or making an obscene joke that seems to create images in your mind that cannot be erased. R32 driver Gabriel knows more about bike videos than anyone I know and loves changing flat tires and eating BOGO ice cream from the shop next door. Through this experience I've learned a lot about cycling aside from our BMX world. I've learned how to interact with different types of people and became familiar with the variety of genres in the cycling world.