I'm an equiptment operator and mechanic for my local town highway department. I mostly run grader and excavator in the summer months and plow snow and repair eqiuptment and trucks in the winter months here in the rolling hills of upstate New York.
What do you consider Upstate NY? I always found it interesting that the more south one goes in NY the more south people consider "upstate". Growing up in Rockland County, people in Long Island considered that Upstate. Going to undergrad way up in Clinton County I learned what "Upstate" really is.
1976 KZ 400 (Free, free, free...needs major work)
2004 Intruder Volusia
ex- 1976 KZ 400 Hot rod (Owned by return2ridin before me and Wolfencopter after me. Does anyone have it now
ex- 1978 KZ 200
Bergen County, NJ
29+ yrs, medical research biologist @ National Institutes of Health, Betheda, MD. Just a hair from being eligible to retire.
'82 KZ750 CSR, M1 twin. Mac 2-1 exhaust, K&N pods, 17tooth drive sprocket, Mikuni BS-34 carbs w/#47.5 pilot jet and #125 main jet, Canadian XS650 needlejetjet needle, Wired George's coil mod.
Barrak, Nancy and Harry says: Welcome to the United Soviet States of America, Comrades
Flooring Installer.Been installing for about 18 years now.
Yeeeeup...I make My living...on My knees.(keep the comments clean,people. )
I'm currently working up at Red Mountain Ski-Resort,doing some flooring in the Slalom Creek condos. (Rossland,British Columbia).
The construction up there will not stop for years to come...it's a bloody ZOO!("GitterDONE!")
I don't normally advertise it, but I'm a Corrections Officer in a level four and five prison in Ohio. Been babysitting there for almost nine years now. As fate would have it, "Thirty Days In The Hole" by Humble Pie just started playing!
Right now i am happily doing nothing! But what i did last year and will do again after New Years is teach English to Korean children.
I am a certified teacher in New York state, and i consider Rochester upstate (everything parallel to or north of Syracuse is upstate!)
After university i did not want to start the 20 year routine many folks complain so much about, so i have been traveling and when i can working in random countries; at one point i boxed Microsoft software in a factory in Ireland...
One day the party will end, I hope by then i can learn how to weld and try to weasel my way into a union... or maybe i will join the Army... or maybe learn to drive a big truck... i dunno
1977 kz650 c1
bought it because I was told it would never run again...I like to prove people wrong.
currently Im slingin pies for papa johns - gotta pay the college bills somehow!
1 semester away from a degree in Forest Technology, then I'll probably head out west to fight fires for the USFS or some similar unit.
Hospital security is my game. Been doing it for about 15 years and have hated almost every minute of it! J/K It can be a lot of fun and I get a month of vacation every year! I have worked graveyard all those years. It's nice not having a boss and I make about 2 bucks more an hour for the night shift.
I've been doing home repairs (painting, sheetrock, trim, door intallation, walpaper,etc...), usually small scale, working dirrectly with the homeowners. For the last three years I've done quite a bit of tile work, but I don't enjoy that as much as I thought I would. So I'm trying to focus back on painting (less overhead). Been doing it for about 28 yrs now. Feast or famine!
81 KZ750E2(project), 81 KZ750E2(parts donor), 87 BMW K 75C - got it runnin, didn't care for it, holding for family member, 79 CB650(project) Nomad 1700, VStar 950