I work for SamTrans, Caltrain, and the Transportation Authority here in San Mateo County. I am also available to all the cities and I advise companies like Oracle and Google (and darn near anybody else) on shuttle programs.
We run the shuttles for BART and Caltrain for business and such. My responsibilities take up two pages so that is probably enough info.
Since I find my job quite easy I've become the special projects guy for these agencies. Now this is fun and challenging stuff, not just running spreadsheets and sending emails.
Right now is the time for Caltrain's Holiday train.
We are lucky enough to have help from a great crew of volunteers to decorate an entire train to raise toys for the Marine's Toys for Tots program.
My friend Janet and I are the actual employees who help supervise this project while all the other labor comes from volunteers. We raise much of this from donations and the thousands of kids that turn out for Santa and the carolers make it worth it.
Years ago I was a show quality guy as I lived in Maine and had long winters.
Now I've gone over to oily rag type restos as much as possible. For example my Chinese Chang M1S needed a complete resto after it's career in the Chinese army so I don't feel bad a bout that.
On my Yellow Goldwing I went way out of my way to keep everything original as a bike is only in factory finish once. On my LTD I expect to spend twice as much time touching up original paint and matching it as I would just painting and re striping.
The Norton has an interesting history since it was owned by a Kennedy cousin, a musician, and even a Republican representative's son. I kind of enjoy the history aspect of an old bike. I'd like to find out where the conversion was done because it was in CA, New Hampshire, Maine, and I've brought it back to CA.
Most of my bikes run well, I used to run a hippie bus company that ran old greyhounds from SF to New York and a lot of my work tends to be commercial bus type work.
There is a very good chance that if you were to set out for New York with my recently serviced yellow wing you'd get there with no hassle. I've put the LTD up until she gets a complete rainy day service this winter.
I think I'll donate my M5 Chang to Hiller Aviation Museum when I'm done, she has two major points left on her checklist, ignition, and transmission before she is ready. No rush there, they will be happy to have it whenever I complete it.
I have one Goldwing that needs much work and I robbed some bits to restore the other two wings. I'll do some work on that one this winter too.
I just try to make some bike progress each day if possible, it's just a hobby after all.
The red Chang does a few shows each year and is starting to get just a bit too tatty so she needs some work this winter. I don't compete in concours, my bikes usually just go to the fun shows.