Communities need heroes, and heroes need legends.
We have a great bike community in the Twin Cities. We consistently rank as a great biking urban area despite our winters. We are great because the community is great, and one of the many things our community has, is heroes.
After extolling the virtues of Freespoke in a recent post, I was digging for contact information for it's creator Karl. And came across this. Karl is not only the creator of Freespoke, but he's also the hero who on his day off manufactured a fix for a hand-crank cycle - getting its owner 'cranking' again in time for a local marathon.