I'm John. Moved to Portland last year and had a looong winter of trying to establish myself and survive. I don't know anyone here except co-workers and my ex-girlfiend who had moved here with me so expanding my social circle is probably needed. Very open to meeting people on a friend basis for that reason.
I'm a bit of an erudite and philosoph. I love reading and learning but haven't found the practical application to drag me out of my state of scholasticism.
At heart I'm an artist, musician, and philosopher. My guitar, sketch pad, and textbooks are my worry stones. Any real problems that don't disappear after exercise are either rationalized and incorporated into the continuity of my worldview or released into music and art. I rarely share any of my art for this reason; it's kind of like having the contents of your heart turned out or your neuroticisms and idiosyncrasies displayed.
I love the freedom of nature and will always love biking, hiking, and backpacking. The outdoors are an integral part of who I am; whether it's a walk downtown or a week in the woods it puts me at peace. Being an adult and working have put a damper on the amount of time I've gotten to spend really getting out into the woods lately. Something I'll have to work on.
I feel it's oddly important to note I am, and will be for the foreseeable future, a bike commuter/lover/nerd. I've been amazed to learn my choice of transportation is such a large issue. I don't need to share every ride I go on or really need a cyclist as a partner or friend necessarily. In fact, the solitude of many of my rides is very important to me. However, riding to the grocery store rather than driving, bar hopping, going on an adventure, or joining me in other ways on incorporating the bike into normal life makes me feel understood and accepted. Again, not necessary, just gives me warm fuzzies.
On the same token and being inexorably related to my choice of cycling everywhere, I'm a total fitness junky intermittently and very active in between relapses to my exercise addiction. I would really like someone who is fitness minded as well or at the minimum, in shape.
Lastly I am a solitary creature who has found himself and sculpted himself through solitude. I'm happy and content with who I am and I'm here just to keep all ways of finding someone open but it's not necessary for me to find someone. I'm nowhere near perfect, but I love who I am as a constant work in progress and I'm just waiting until I find the woman who loves me that same way; because of me and despite me but drives me toward my betterment.
UPDATE: I really don't want to sound horrible but I think I've got to be more clear. Fitness is really important to me, for myself and as something I share with a partner. There's a utilitarian beauty of form following function in peoples' bodies and the way one lives shows in their build. I think there's something beautiful in a Rubenesque body as well but fitness is not the function conveyed by that form.