The passing of Steve Jobs has left a black hole in the Innovation Universe. Not in our time, has there been a more consistent driving force in so many areas. Personally, and professionally, I have known no other platform other than Macintosh/Apple since the mid 80s. Participating in the ups and downs of Job’s innovation challenges has been a multitude of wonderful experiences, as we have used every product introduced, in our engineering business and now, in our bicycle and kayak business. At Ride South, we understand the difficulties of bringing innovation to the marketplace, which was only one aspect of his enormous contribution to the world. We salute you, Mr. Jobs, for setting the Innovation Bar at it’s highest point yet.