Everyone knows a hero must have courage, outstanding achievements, and noble qualities, but the full definition of a hero is someone who is also admired and respected by others. A hero cannot exist without fans, supporters, followers, and admirers. It is easy to see that Kurt was, and still is, a hero, not only displayed by his results as a racer, his admiration from his fellow riders, mechanics, team managers, and sponsors, but by people he never knew personally: his fans. Kurt made time to talk with his fans who, when you think about it, are complete strangers who sometimes forget they are one of many, many people demanding a racer’s time. But he made that time, and it wasn’t forced or disingenuous; he was just that nice of a guy.