I had a laughably wholesome upbringing in a town that (at the time) amounted to little more than a paved spot in a North Texas cow pasture. I grew up damn near convinced that not only was the world flat, but that anyone who crossed the county line fell off the edge (seriously, we never saw those people again!) I left after high school myself, and haven’t yet bothered going back to disabuse kids who think as I did.
I've rambled across the country a fair bit. Driver's License has seen a lot of use. Even have a stamp or two in my Passport. Eventually the wind blew me to New York City, and it doesn't look like I'll ramble on any time soon.
I love the outdoors. If I have a little free time I'll jump on my bike and see how far I can get before my legs want to fall off. If I have a lot of free time, I'll throw a sleeping bag and some food into a backpack (never a tent, tents are for weenies) and go for a three day hike. I enjoy these activities, but have little to no interest in doing them in any organized manner (no road races for me anytime soon.) (EDITORS NOTE: This has changed. I recently signed up for my first road race... dammit.)
I make a point not to pretend to be anything I'm not, and see no reason to oversell in this space. That said, I think I’m OK looking (and have provided convenient photo evidence). I keep myself clean cut, and my beard neatly trimmed. I wear jeans, T-shirt, and a leather jacket basically all the time (except summer, when I leave the jacket at home) Ten fingers, ten toes, etc. I’m reasonably intelligent, politically independent, loyal to a fault, scrupulously polite, and generally remember to take my hat off indoors.
In short, I'm awesome. And you should totally message me.