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Former Sen. Scott Brown is a bike mechanic now

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has already tried dusting himself off and running again. So when he lost in a tight race in 2014 to Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Brown decided to retreat from politics in favor of doing some good old manual labor, working a few days a week as a bike mechanic at Gus' Bike Shop in North Hampton, New Hampshire:

"Back in December, I came in and said, 'Listen, I don't need a job, I don’t need any money, but I've always wanted to learn how to put together and take apart bikes,'" Brown told Seacoast Online.

A cyclist and triathlete, Brown said learning to repair bikes has always been "a bucket list thing."