Trek Women
October 31, 2007

Hunt for a hunk...

Online_dating_mouse This single’s stuff has homework. I’ve been trying to do one thing a week in my ongoing hunt for a hunk. Hunk, meaning a nice, funny guy who’s happy with what he does in life, bonus points if he likes riding too. Some days, the only way I think I'll find him is if I happen to fall on him on the bike path. I haven't counted that method out yet; but, I'd prefer something a little less painful.

To get back to my original point, I checked out some Internet dating sites this past weekend. Who hasn’t heard stories of the friend of a friend’s cousin’s roommate’s sister who met her soul mate online and now they'll be together forever (they’re registered at Pottery Barn).

Completing your dating profile is like writing the next great American novel. Between taking "personality" "perfect match" quizzes and answering a million essay questions about who you're looking for, I wasn’t even sure who I was by the end. Here’s a sample… Thunderstorms: turn on or turn off? Tattoos: turn on or turn off? Skinny dipping: turn on or turn off? How about, skinny dipping: turn around and get the heck out of here if you think I’m stripping down to my birthday suit in public. Jeez. This is supposed to be fun, right?

P.S. It was pretty incredible on Sunday’s ride when we met up with the other DC cycling club. The whirring noise from our 100+ bikes sounded like a swarm of happy grasshoppers. I was too busy pushing to keep pace with the group to see if any of the guys were worth falling on -- just kidding :) I kept up just fine.


I am a bike rider from way back before there were "bike riders". I got my first bike at 5 and haven't been off one since. But that is beside the point. I was reading your blog and the "looking for a hunk" story caught my eye. I have a match for you or at least a potential match. It is my bro-in-law. Only problem is he lives in the Bay area? Are you interested in a commutte? I've been talking with him and he has said he is looking for the same thing in a woman! Anyways if you are interested drop me an E and I can give you his E address or at least tell you a little more about him. He is really a great guy.

Sweet Inspirations,

Posted by: laurie (actually it's Laura but I go by Laurie) | Oct 31, 2007 9:52:56 AM

Hi there, Great story. I was laughing out loud about the dating profile. I have certainly completed many of those in my spare time.

Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Oct 31, 2007 2:28:18 PM

Laura, I know this is an older post but I stumbled on it looking for vintage cycling hats (figure that Google connection out!?) and I just started reading your blogs (dozens) and find them funny, perceptive and thoroughly readable. I just have to say that you are ADORABLE, I mean that in the very best sense (read: pretty, smart, articulate, and best of all, you really enjoy riding bikes). There may be no greater aphrodisiac than a women (enjoying herself) on a bicycle. Ahhh, there must be something in the water in / around DC that blurs men's vision and alters their natural libidos. I'm about eight states away and probably too old for you so this really is not some "play" just bewilderment from afar...

Posted by: 123Fixie | May 26, 2009 3:38:14 PM

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