In the year before I got the call to head MC, I did a little freelance work for our now-sister magazine Cycle World. At one of the product launches I covered I sat at a technical briefing behind a young man with dreadlocks who asked very good questions and, later, rode with an intelligence that belied his age. But what struck me was his intensity. While these press events can become fairly fraternal, Ari Henning was all business. It's a good description of the man: He takes everything he does—including writing and starring in our successful MC Garage videos—seriously, like it's all going to be on the final exam. A hint, Ari: It is.