30 Grand Rapids, United States
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My self-summary
Cycling is my passion. There is something immensely freeing about the act of riding a bike. To be a cyclist is to have a singular mission, to get where you need to go. In the meantime, nothing else matters. It's simple and unfettered. I can go on a 50 mile ride, and all my troubles melt away.

Family is extremely important to me, so are my friends.

I am a negotiator, a care taker, a grand/son, a brother, a problem solver, occasional MacGyver, adrenaline junkie, wandering storyteller, insomniac, dreamer.

I love to cook.

I have an eclectic personality, and I'm intensely competitive. I love a challenge and being challenged.
What I’m doing with my life
I am working and studying to be a sommelier. I also take care of my grandmother, who I love dearly.
I’m really good at
Almost anything. My belief is that with enough effort, I can be successful in just about anything (with the possible exception of things involving ridiculously tall people like basketball).
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes are arguably my most noticeable feature. I have been told they are a very unusual shade of blue, like faded blue jeans.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A) 1984, Animal Farm, Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, A Wrinkle in Time, The Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Xiyouji, Romance of the Three Kingdoms

B) Vanilla Sky, American Beauty, Good Will Hunting, Cast Away, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Scent of a Woman, Bicentennial Man, Top Gun, Spaceballs, Secondhand Lions, Rounders, Big Fish, A Night at the Roxbury, American Flyers, Don Juan Demarco, Forrest Gump, Pleasantville, The Crow, The Cider House Rules, The Mighty Quinn, The Green Mile, The Truman Show, L.A. Confidential, When Harry Met Sally, The Big Kahuna, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 1776, Sunday in the Park with George, The Royal Tennenbaums, Moon, District 9,
B') Shows: Doctor Who, House, Friends, Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother, Future Food, Firefly, Star Trek, Psych, MacGyver, Archer, Once Upon a Time, Battlestar Galactica, Person of Interest

C) The Who, Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, REM, Counting Crows, Barenaked Ladies, Duran Duran, Queen, Steely Dan, Juanes, Tori Amos, Grateful Dead, Van Halen, Gin Blossoms, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Jazz, Blues, Rock, 80's music, Reggae, etc

D) Anything really healthy. I love to cook, and I love Japanese food.
The six things I could never do without
sunglasses, mittens, my Grandfather's cap I wear every fall/winter to remember him by, my brain, my bike, my brother
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Aging and family. I try really hard to remember the little moments. I do not want to forget. Trying harder, feeling more, regretting less.

Whether I can make this exact situation occur in the real world:
On a typical Friday night I am
Most likely, I'm working. If I'm not working, I'm preparing for a race or a long Saturday morning ride.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm an open book. If you want to know just ask.

One thing I will tell you. This is not a private thing. I carry a satchel. Yes Indiana Jones does wear one, but so does MacGyver. I solve problems one case at a time with my Swiss Army knife, my duct tape, and the things I find along the way.
You should message me if
If you love the movie "Roman Holiday" as much as I do.

If you think the best part of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" is George Carlin and the song "In Time" by Robbi Robb.

If you want to exchange fairy tales with me and Mr. Jones.

If you ain't seen nothin' like the Mighty Quinn.

If you have an interest in or have been hang gliding, bungie jumping, skydiving, or anything of the sort.

If this makes you happy: http://youtu.be/KaOC9danxNo

**If you want to ride bicycles.

I am looking for more meaningful people in my life. I can always find time for a new friend.

I am looking for a partner, a comrade, a friend. I want passion, trust, and acceptance. I want a meaningful relationship full of life and full of new adventures and experiences.

If you are looking for a good conversation.

Also, match percentage can only tell so much. Don't let an arbitrary statistic control your fate!