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off1984

30 Oakland, CA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 23–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 2:51pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Black
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other, but not too serious about it
Sign
Gemini, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Education
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t want kids
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi I'm Offie (sounds like coffee) ns yes thats my "real name" that my mother gave me, yes my real mother.

As you can see i like to ride my bike(s) a lot. I did my first century when i was 10 years old and i started racing bikes when i was 15. So that means i'm not a fixie riding hipster, I'm more of a fixed gear riding cycling obsessive. I also raced road and mountain bikes. Used to be a runner and football (soccer) player, now it's mostly bikes and boards. I want to learn how to surf!

I like to be active and outdoors, no matter the weather or conditions. I also greatly enjoy snowboarding and climbing (started climbing when i was a kid, f* you techie hipsters).

I have my own vibe and it takes a while to get to know me. I could tell you a LOT of things about my self and my life but that does not mean that you know me. I'm more of an experiential type of person; i like experiences and you have to experience me.

I'm a gemini and i think the idea of duality is applicable to me. A lot of people associate the word "two-faced" with Geminis for some reason, to me it represents a dynamism. The ability to be technical and creative, introverted and at times extroverted, athletic and intellectual. I'm not any of those things, i'm just sayin', Gemini people... I'm not super into the astrology thing but i do like Free Will Astrology's horoscopes, Bob Breszny is so poignant.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
- After 4 years of working in a private high school as an IT profession and coaching mountain biking I left that and am working as a bike messenger and promoting cycling culture in the Bay Area.

- Have you ever wanted to join a fixed gear bike gang? My cycling club attends/puts on races, rides and events so i am very involved with that. As well as riding with our younger riders and turning them into little bike racing beasts.

- Filming people on bikes

- Editing videos and photos

- Riding bikes - everywhere all the time.

- Working a part time job and creating an online business so i can continue to work freelance and keep doing videography

- Working on a plan for a youth development cycling team in Oakland, being a cycling advocate, getting people on bikes, riding those bikes with them.

- Trying to find a semblance of peace.

- Mountain Biking, rock climbing, yoga are kind of on the backburner but you can convince me to go every once in a while.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Being a low match percentage with Brown Girls. Sup with that?

-Being mediocre at a whole lot of shit
- Endurance activities
- Fixing your bike
- Using Photoshop for evil.
- Being direct
- Motivating people to do stuff that i'm already psyched about.
- Explaining technology to your mother.
- Outdoors; I am awesome at the outdoors.
- Shading with a gel pen
- knowing when to use a list vs. paragraph format.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
i hope people notice my passion for cycling and outdoor sports.
But it's probably my hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
The only thing i watch on "TV" is the Daily Show and now Nightly with Larry Wilmore, he's so much better on his own. Lately, I am watching a lot of documentaries on ancient cultures and buddhism. Saw an insightful documentary on the rise of the Saudi Kingdom a couple days ago. I also watch a lot of action sports videos to analyze the editing and videography and because i like action sports.

I love Italian, Indian, Japanese, Soul Food, middle eastern/mediterranean food. Lets make some. I have been cooking a lot more lately experimenting with foods my mother and grandmother used to make. I make a mean lasagna.

I'd rather talk about this in context rather than just list every thing i've ever enjoyed in the realm of culture. Because i am complex and my tastes change; i can tell you why i liked Existential Novels when i was a teenager. We can break down the evolution of hip hop and talk about our favorite artists from each era and why; We can eat curried things and jerk things and BBQ and Pho and try to name the ingredients. We can explore the flavors of existential crises in Postcolonial African novels. We can talk about what Octavia Butler and Andre 3000 have in common.

We can talk about the relationship of social justice, equality and economics in light of the recent social protests. But do we have to start with that? All the time?

When/If we initially meet talking about family and jobs and where you are from is all well and good but that is not really how you are going to get to know me. Please keep that in mind because i'd rather talk about why the Boondocks is preachy and overwrought or how the internet works, the Rise of the Huns and your favorite science fiction novel, rather than listing my credentials and telling you what po-dunk town in North Carolina my Grandfather is from. We can get to that.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- Bike
- Pen and Paper (is that two?)
- Midnite - my favorite band ever
- Sunshine
- black beans
- a really great day pack.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- fixed gear video shoots
- the industrial hemp industry
- bike parts
- am i mostly damaged or partially salvageable.
- the future
- what light is doing when it enters your camera
- Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
- Working
- editing videos/photos
- Riding my bike (Bike Party or otherwise)
- Keeping it low key
- Prepping to go on a trip
- Looking at art on the canvas of our town/city from the seat of a bike, probably with some beers and herbs in my pack.

This past friday i took some of the young guys from our bike club to scout a spot for a race we are planning.

Lately i have not been super motivated to go and hang out late into the night in dark crowded rooms; alternative activities ensue.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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On Christmas Eve i was with a friend getting drinks and i was jumped by 5 dudes and spent 3.5 days in the ICU. My friends got my bike back from some dope head riding around downtown the next day.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
- you actually have time to spend with another person.
- You are looking to hang out and be friends.
- You are active and unpretentious
- You are positive and creative.

Thats pretty simple, right?