NWJared
41 Bend, OR
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My self-summary
Outdoorsy and always curious. These attributes have served me well in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon where I am finding quite a few people with the same characteristics.

What makes me happy is a good conversation over dinner, learning something new, a good powder day, getting outside for dawn or sunset, or just hanging out with people and family I've not seen in a while.
What I’m doing with my life
Keeping friends close, getting outside as much as I can, and maintaining a hard earned career. I've also managed quite a bit of travel lately including many parts of Taiwan and Japan.

This fall the priority has been riding a bike in Breckenrige and around Kenosha pass, hiking a teener or two in the Rockys, exploring around Kyoto and Nara Japan, and performing snow dances which paid off during my ski trip to Hokkaido.
I’m really good at
Balancing work travel and fun travel, getting to the mountains, and prioritizing getting a bike ride, run, or xc ski in after work.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I am left handed. Second are my eyes - either green or brown - I've always thought it would be amazing if it was expressing something internal.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I eat sushi and udon noodles once a week if I can find them. I also like most mexican, italian, and thai to go along with my once a month burger or steak.

My musical interests are pretty much everything. I listen to classical while working, pop & hip hop while exercising, and quite a bit of classic rock and vinyl when it strikes me at home or on a road trip. I'll listen to anything live.

I will watch just about any movie with the right viewing companion but might have trouble sitting still for the long ones. I've read quite a bit of classic fiction but currently relax by reading newspapers and books that friends put in front of me. The last book was about the Vendee Globe. I don't really watch tv except when in Japan. Japanese commercials and daily shows crack me up and give me strange insight into Japanese culture.
The six things I could never do without
Friends
Water, Mountains, and Sunshine
Travel to different places and the interaction with different cultures and people that this brings
Changes in the weather
I spend a lot of time thinking about
When to get a another dog. If the Leadville Silver Rush 50 on a mountain bike would be fun torture or avoidable torture (the 100 is avoidable torture). That I should practice my poor Japanese and that an Avalanche course might be a good idea.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lately, headed to the mountains for a weekend of catching up on some exercise, catching up with friends, and then catching up on some relaxing. It might be a cross country ski, a mountain bike ride or a run followed by a trip to a brewery or restaurant.
You should message me if
You would like to see if there is a connection on some level. New friends, activity partners, and interesting people are all welcome. I sit still enough at work and am looking for someone who wants to get off the computer/phone and go do something...find a new cafe, walk into a happy hour, explore a new restaurant, ride a bike trail to coffee or a bakery, go find a bottle of wine or ski a new trail...
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