My family is my world. Christ is my Savior. Of course, it is obvious that cycling is a huge part of my life. I also like guns and hunting, and I listen to opera while in my tree stand. I stay physically and mentally fit, while struggling to understand the redundant Liftetime plots of man-hating movies. I write poetry and love different kinds of turkey calls. My son graduated from The University of Alabama and now works for Intergraph in Huntsville. My daughter attends Columbus State University and holds my heart in the palm of her hand. John Steinbeck is incredible, and Batman is the best superhero. I try not to cry, holding to the strength of my tearless gender, but the Notebook kicked me in the gut. Nobody is better cowboy than Robert Duvall, and one day I will pack out and ride in Montana. Muscle cars make me giddy. I was a heathen in high school, but graduated with honors in college. The Army brought structure to my life, but my wife showed me how to be selfless and love without bounds . . . she is my essence.