I'd heard about Terry after sending a newsroom-wide email asking for possible subjects for this project. After a quick conversation with a reporter Valerie Hill, I learned that Terry had spent six years building an airplane in his basement then tearing out a wall to remove it. Over the next few years he'd set a pile of speed records with it.
A further look at his YouTube channel showed that he made a cotton candy machine, turned his barbeque into a convection oven and built a recumbant three-wheel bike.
When I called him to ask if he'd be interested in my video project my timing couldn't have been better. He was putting the finishing touches on his workshop renovation and would be starting the construction of a two-wheel recumbant bike. The bike would have two pivot points in the frame making it fold like a wet noodle. And it wouldn't have handle bars.
Over the next two weeks I visited Terry several times at his workshop as he shaped his "KrankiKobra." The inaugural ride took place at his friend's airport hangar in Breslau.