The Denver Post has a profile of Twin Lakes mountain biker Cole Bangert, who is competing in the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Scotland. He's not exactly local, but in the scope of the world, Twin Lakes is just a stone's throw away.
And he rides here, so you may have seen him - probably his back - as he barreled down local trails.
I love this quote: "Apparently I broke my back at some point, too, although I don't know exactly when. As long as you break the right bones, they heal pretty fast."
There's some interesting stuff on why we don't support athletes at Cole's level - either with support or funding or prize money. Is it because it's bike riding? We sure throw our money behind other sports / athletes.