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Cycling Across Canada 09 - Looking for Buddy!

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by olihaydon, 1 Jul 2008.

  1. olihaydon

    olihaydon New Member

    ...plan changed.
     
  2. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...I can be that;);):biggrin:

    Beware: Cranky old git posting:biggrin:
     
  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Why female? Are you looking for consensual sex on route?
     
  4. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Oli is female perhaps?.. sure hope so after my last dumbass post:biggrin:
     
  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    My post works either way:tongue::tongue:
     
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    olihaydon

    olihaydon New Member

    I'm confused and scared...mainly confused. I'm a dude, I wanted a female partner because it would restore the balance of the universe, and we'd probably end up getting on better than two guys competing over who can do the most pedal strokes in an hour. I'm not some wierd desperate guy and I was hoping that the replies would be people interested in the idea, not random questions....
     
  7. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I wouldn't say random, they all focus on one issue!

    I don't wish to be rude but most single, youing girls are going to be a bit apprehensive about teaming up with a complete stranger, I suspect.
     
  8. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Let me retract my post. Apologies..no harm ment. ..but Rich does have a point
     
  9. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    I'm not single or young. However I am female! If I hadn't comittments (you know crappy job, stroppy partner (only joking on that one he's lovely really!) and a mortgage etc) then I'd certainly be up for something like this after checking you out and discussing with family etc.
    Maybe you could put a local add up, or perhaps webpage about yourself/what the tour would entail. This would allow potential partners to initially see if they like you, what would be expected of them etc.
    Then they could contact you to arrange telephone call for a chat and than a meeting in person (after of course telling friend/family member what they'd be doing in case you turned out to be a mad axe murderer).
    If the meeting went well then hey presto. You know you get on well and travel plans can commence! Perhaps it would be better with say 4 of you 2 x male, 2 x female so both girlies feel safer and this should curb the competitiveness somewhat between the boys as you'd be going the pace of the girls or you'd get a bent ear!
     
  10. Wouldn't matter if either of them were male or female. You all taste the same to a bear...
     
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    olihaydon

    olihaydon New Member

    I know I know it's a little forward just asking for a female partner, but the idea of this post and many others is to find somebody who's interested in the idea and is free for 2/3rd of 2009, It's not as if once they say they like the idea I won't see them until Day 1 of the cycle, I just don't want to write essays on who I am and stuff until I find someone who shares the same interest as me for this trip. I have profiles all over the place, on Mangotree, myspace, facebook, www.olihaydon.com and I'm happy to talk to anyone who's interested...

    ...and as for the bear comment...that's just not helpful at all really? is it?

    x
     
  12. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    You can be big and brave and protect your female riding partner, and then she'll fall in love with you, fly into your arms and you can cycle off into the sunset together!

    I'm so excited for you!
     
  13. xilios

    xilios Über Member

    Location:
    Maastricht, NL

    Have you posted at www.crazyguyonabike.com? Many looking for touring companions there, check it out.
     
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    olihaydon

    olihaydon New Member

    Thanks Xilios!!!

    Also..I've updated the first post, I hope it's more to everyone's liking...pfft!

    :-)
     
  15. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    dont be ridiculous kirstie,

    who ever heard of a bear that could cycle 100km a day.

    honestly some people

    andy