I rode with great care—after all, I knew I had the spirit of Rayborn watching over me, and I knew he would approve. I'm a bit of a moto-history buff, and I know more than a few things about the late Calvin Rayborn, but that didn't stop me from doing a bit more research before embarking on this assignment. The more people I talked to, the more reverent I became. To hear just how much he was respected by all of his friends, even now, nearly 40 years after his death, tells me everything I need to know about him as a person. He was the greatest of the great.