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But if you’re female, and you like to ride, the news is nothing but good.With stats like that, they won’t be lonely for long.At it’s even better for the female fat-tyre-fanatic; there’ s simply no competition.Linking Up by Laura Williamson Recently, while doing some Internet research on mountain biking overseas (otherwise known as wasting my employer’s valuable time), I noticed a certain heading popping up frequently under my Sponsored Links list: MTB Singles.At first, I thought there had been a surge in websites dedicated to single speeders.I don’t think they meant checking out new features down at the freeride park. didn’t seem to host any mountain bikers (they’re more of a gym crowd) and I opted to give a miss. But au gave me a male cyclist to female cyclist ratio of 41 to 8, and turned up guys with handles like (On Ratemybody.com, you can also click on the votebar and declare someone hot or not, which is strangely addictive.) The lesson?If the Internet dating stats are anything to go by, she’s a hard road finding the perfect woman, especially if the road is a dirt one and you want to travel by bike.After all, for reasons that escape me, this does seem to be a growing trend. This, I decided, merited immediate and further investigation.
Deep down, I still thought of meeting people on the Web as the provenance of pasty code-crunchers, Star Trek fans and axe-murders on parole; in my day, skulling beer and throwing oneself at the nearest unattended male seemed to work well, and I saw no reason for change. Apparently, as well as being a planet-wide repository for useless information about Nicole Richie and a great place to flog off your used drive-train, the Internet is like a giant singles’ bar, and a lot of those singles ride bikes. Touted as “New Zealand’s largest premium dating site,” this service lets you search by keyword, so I tried looking for straight males, 18 to 64 (I’m not one to be ageist), with the keyword MTB. I got 56 results, including a couple of gentlemen with promising user names like , I did the same search, but for straight women. Yes, ladies, for every single mountain biking female on the Internet, there are at least 3.5 males looking for you! Is the world full of men who want nothing more than a woman to go riding with?
Furthermore, the singles who do ride bikes are mostly male, so if you’re a who cycles, the place is a goldmine. Could men be attracted to chicks on bikes like Bill Clinton was attracted to big-boned interns?
I jumped on and had a little browse of their UK database.
They offered me over 700 British blokes who enjoy a spot of single track, and only 99 women.
Every listing under the “interested in MTB” section was for Man Seeking Woman, and most of them seemed pretty promising (read: un-axe-murderish).
Although I would shy away from the fellow who mentioned that he is part of the “entertainment industry”, and I wondered about the one or two who claimed to like “new experiences”.