flachette
31 Denver, United States
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My self-summary
Howdy. So, what's my story?

Well, I'm originally from Florida, but I've been out west for a while now (California and Wyoming prior to Colorado). I'm pretty partial to the mountains :) Hot, sandy, crowded beaches and Florida Man just didn't do it for me. I'm into bikes - both with motors and human-powered. I started out mountain biking and used to judge road bikers pretty hard, then I got a road bike last year and it's been a blast. Recently I've gotten into touring; I did about 500 miles through central Florida to St. Augustine last December, and more recently a pretty amazing 300-mile loop from Denver through RMNP over Trail Ridge Road and back to Denver. That probably makes me sound more hardcore than I really am. I'm a softie. I also have a bike of the carbureted variety - I was lucky enough to be gifted my grandfather's Harley Sportster 1200 recently :D Other things I enjoy include reading, good coffee, politics and political activism, being outside, exercise, terrible 80s movies, grammar and spelling nazism, hiking/backpacking/camping (recently got an ENO hammock, good life decision there), and probably some other stuff.

I quit drinking last year, and I don't mention that to be superior or anything about it. If you drink, that's fine, just don't take me to a douchey college bar on a second date. Yeah, that happened. I guess I feel like I've since been going through a bit of a personal transition. I picked up mindfulness meditation this year (although my discipline with sitting isn't superb :/), partly in an attempt to vanquish the cynical, nihilistic gremlin in my brain. The existence of Donald Trump is not helping in that department.

It's cliched, I know, but I can be extremely quiet until you get to know me.

During the day I work at a large general contractor as an estimator (telling architects they can't afford the fancy shit they drew) and daydream about taking off into the mountains on my bike and never coming back. Seriously, my loose 5-year plan is to save up some money, buy a small van and be a vagabond for a while. Or forever. Also society will probably have collapsed by then, so probably that'll just be what everyone's doing, road warrior-type crap.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to be mindful and enjoy the present moment.
I’m really good at
Galaga, whistling, spelling, Rummikub, Boggle, self-deprecation, procrastination, awkward social interactions
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Cloud Atlas. Hyperion Cantos. Sphere. Malcolm Gladwell. Michael Lewis. Dan Simmons.

Drive. The Thing. Event Horizon. Stranger Things!

M83. St. Lucia. Active Child. Glass Animals. Kitsune Maison. YACHT.

Tacos.
The six things I could never do without
Eh, you can always do without. But I'm partial to coffee, my bike, a good book, and...I got nothing else.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why people are unfriendly to servers at restaurants
On a typical Friday night I am
These days, probably working and then heading home to read, generally avoiding the rowdy bar scene that used to be my jam.
You should message me if
You wanna?
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