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wayneg1957

56 M Pittsburgh, PA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 4:47am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly vegan
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Retired
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Has kids, but doesn’t want more
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Divorced for four years after a thirty year marriage, retired college professor (electrical engineering), two adult children out on their own. I live in a small house in the Brookline section of Pittsburgh, convenient to most of our city's great activities. I retired from my full time teaching gig at a relatively young age, inspired by Thoreau's words "I trust that I shall never thus sell my birthright for a mess of pottage". Oh, and I'm left handed. As for professional team sports, I'm more of a doer than a watcher so if you are also a doer say hello.
What I’m doing with my life
Bicycling (when the weather permits). Fixing up my house. Turning firewood into ashes. Trying to get good karma. Determined to make 2014 a great year!!! Once the weather breaks I plan to bicycle the GAP to Cumberland MD and back; most likely at least a four day trip. I would love to find a bicycling companion for that ride. Update 6/2/14: Of course the wood stove is now in hibernation, but a lot of biking has been going on. Who wants to go for a roll?
I’m really good at
Pushing onward. Finding and restoring older steel-framed road bicycles and magnesium-cased chainsaws back to original working order (I just redid an old Trek steel-framed touring bike on which I finally made it all the way up Sycamore Street). Keeping my vehicle under 5,000 yearly miles so that I can get an exempt emissions sticker and also feel like I'm trying to do my part by keeping my carbon footprint under control.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Most of the time I eat vegan (but I certainly don't necessarily expect that of a date). The Zenith Tea Room on the South Side is one of my favorite places to eat. Another place for great food (both vegan and omnivore) is Spak Brothers on Penn Ave. I love Chinese food (without msg).

For music, it's mostly WYEP but occasionally I get in a WDVE mood.

The three books I've read most recently are all about mathematics: "The Joy of x" , "Thinking in Numbers", and "In Pursuit of the Unknown - 17 Equations That Changed the World".

For movies I mainly watch them at home on the DVD player. Recent good ones I've enjoyed: Fly Fishing in the Yemen, The Five Year Engagement, Larry Crowne, The Way, 50/50, No Direction Home (a documentary about Bob Dylan), Premium Rush, Silver Linings Playbook, Promised Land, The Heat, The Internship, Girl Most Likely, Cloud Atlas, Jack Reacher.
The six things I could never do without
There are very few things we could NEVER do without. Here are six things I would not WANT to do without:

A good relationship with my children, Father, and siblings
My bicycles
Craft beer
Meaningful projects to work on
Exercise
Burning firewood to heat my home
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why people drive their SUVs to their gym for a spin class instead of simply bicycling around their neighborhood (maybe even for an errand?).
On a typical Friday night I am
Either fixing a bicycle or chainsaw or plotting world domination.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't believe that Elvis is dead.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 40–70
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
You want to take a bicycle ride or a hike, you want to bum around the strip or the South Side sometime, you want to take a day road trip to tour a winery or a brewery, you need a witty and charming date for a wedding or other social event, you want to share a growler of good craft beer and watch a dvd, you don't have cats (I'm very allergic), you don't smoke (again, allergic), you want to join me to browse the Saturday morning garage sales, you like sitting in front of a wood stove watching the fire and soaking up the radiant heat while drinking an adult beverage,you have a burning desire to split some firewood (I will provide the chunks of wood and the maul; you can just swing away), you want to talk about how growing old sucks and see who can complain the most about aches and pains, you simply want to have some coffee and chat with someone new.