I'm a fun, curious, and energetic character -- very athletic, a dedicated dad (just sent my son off to college), and a fan of history, politics, and lively conversation. If I had to pick a one-word description, it'd be " happy" — because life's mostly been a great adventure so far. I'm a self-employed writer, newspaper columnist, and author of several not-quite-best-selli ng books about cycling and running, have wracked up a bunch of crazy athletic challenges and travels around the world, and live in suburban bliss a stone's throw from miles and miles of mountain trails perfect for hiking and mountain biking, a couple of my big hobbies. My dream: Continue the quest with a smart, confident, educated, outdoors-loving girl who gets a kick out of oddball things and people, and sees life as a fun learning experience. Like most people, I like the movies, concerts, and museums (ah, the sublime joy of the Potato Museum in Blackfoot, Idaho). Since I've never seen a hill I didn't want to climb, a good match would be a very active and healthy girl who thinks young. Are you a see-the-glass-as-hal f-full type? Me, too. Let's meet for a smoothie.