What can't be measured is the sense of empowerment that comes from making things - from doing it ourselves. If you can weld up a bike, you could make a motorcycle without much trouble; if you can lay up a carbon front triangle, it wouldn't be a stretch to mold a prosthetic leg. The self-confidence generated by turning an idea into a physical, useful object with your own hands far exceeds the value of the creation. The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is packed with people who get that. Some of them have been making bicycles for decades, while others are celebrating their first frames, and how awesome it feels to join the club. It's an inspiration.