26 Seattle, WA
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My self-summary
Moved to Seattle at the end of July from Chicago. Still trying to figure out how to settle into a new city as an adult and meet people.
What I’m doing with my life
Working as a software developer.

I just started rowing again after leaving the sport for about 6 years. Its great to go back to but the morning practices are still rough.

I commute to work by bike daily and I try to get out and ride for fun/ exercise when I have the chance. I would love to get back into track racing if I could figure out how to get over to the Velodrome in a reasonable fashion.

Now I also do a little sport climbing. Currently just at the gym but at some point I would like to go outdoors when I feel I am prepared enough.
I’m really good at
Cooking is something of a hobby of mine. I love making very involved dinners when I cook for friends.

City biking, having ridden for 3 years in Chicago and now in Seattle I think I can get around fairly well. I still am not the best at the hills out here but I can get around without too much fear of the city's traffic. I would like to say competitive cycling again at some point but my fitness is just not there currently.
The first things people usually notice about me
Orange cycling jacket and large grey/red messenger bag I take everywhere and my bike. 95% of my trips are via bike so I am almost always either on it or carry some gear related to it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Just a sampling.

-Dresden Files
-Y The Last Man
-Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
-V for Vendetta
-Sherlock Holmes

-Scott Pilgram vs. The World
-The Avengers
-The Bourne Trilogy
-Sherlock Holmes

-Cowboy Bebop

-Peter Fox
-Nine Inch Nails
-Cowboy Bebop OST
-Bastion OST
-Beats Antique

Video Games:
Half-life 2

-All cuisines are pretty damn awesome.
-I love to do french cooking myself.
-Scotch or Cider
The six things I could never do without
-Messenger Bag, I always am wearing one, whether to just carry a water bottle and other random items, a full load of groceries, or my laptop and clothing for work, it is always on my back. Even when I am not biking I take it with me.

-Smart Phone, It is great for making sure I do not get too lost in the city.

-A well stocked kitchen. While this is multiple items I think this qualifies here. Cooking is a big deal for me as I get to create something tangible that I can share with others. I love trying to improve my cooking and trying new recipes.

-Bikes, for competition and commuting. I have been kinda lazy lately though and only commuting, not doing extra rides. I am in search of riding buddies.

-Computer, for work, games, and internet surfing.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Computers/ programming, its my job so its often on my mind.

Bikes. Bicycling is my favorite hobby and is my main free time sink. It is my main method of transportation so it is a huge part of my life. I would like to get into better cycling shape and perhaps compete at some point. I am kinda bad a training solo so not sure if I will get to that point.

Food, I love to cook but have been busy. I hope once I settle in to my new apartment I will start cooking more enthusiastically. I really only cook a few dishes though, I need to work on branching out.
On a typical Friday night I am
Currently, going to bed early. I row early Saturday morning so I don't stay out too late. On my free nights I can be found playing board games, going climbing, getting drinks/ dinner with friends or staying in and playing some co-op games with my longer distance friends.
You should message me if
You want to take a bike ride somewhere, bonus points if its a super long ride.

If you need a belay/ climbing partner. I am interesting in getting more time in climbing and improving my abilities.

Exploring new restaurants/ bars if fun for you. I don't enjoy exploring restaurants solo as much as with someone else. There is so much more of Seattle I need to get out and enjoy.