No... NOT for swinger sex, romance or marriage. A personal ad is how I met Elaine, second wife and a HUGE upgrade from my first. We're doing better than ever 22 years later.
I refer to finding a biking partner that's a good speed/endurance match. One of my employees is a good match but doesn't want to ride very often. Then I have friends who I love dearly but that I have to wait for a lot and who are daunted by the hills I like to conquer. We have a family friend who is in her early 60s -- a tiny, scrawny vegetarian who I doubt weighs even 95 lbs. She will cheerfully go up the steepest hill I can find, and damned if she can't ride all day without getting tired, but she is only in Austin occasionally.
Patience is not my biggest virtue -- When I ride I want to push myself, not cruise around in circles waiting on somebody to catch up. I ride hybridized mountain bikes using no clips or cleats. Handlebars higher than the seat and full suspension are comfortable to me and let me ride hours without my back getting tired. But my equipment, riding style and fitness level -- although good -- is such that I would put a hard core roadie in the same position I am in with most of my friends.
So.......thinking of putting an ad under "strictly platonic."
Don in Austin