October 28/99 2:15 am - Vote Canadian, Alberta 'Cross, Hallowe'en
Posted by Editor on 10/28/99
Okay, this request from Chris Gagan of Race Face isnâ€št exactly cycling-related, but we thought that it nicely encompassed the Canadian vs American contest.
An epic struggle has erupted; quietly, but with brute force... A contest is being staged by the Frank J.Zamboni Co. to pick a winner who will resurface the ice at this year's NHL All Star Game (being held at the Air Canada Center). 2 serious contenders have emerged into what is now amounting to a battle of good vs. evil, or rather Canada vs. the U.S.
The choice of the American voters is Al Sobotka, the guy that works at the Joe Louis Arena. Canada's hopes rest on the shoulders of one Jim 'Iceman' MacNeil, who has been resurfacing at the Brantford Civic Center for the past ~25 years.
Al Sobotka 206,267
Jimmy 'Iceman' MacNeil 142,041
The contest began a few weeks ago, and Jim held a massive lead, thanks largely to word-of-mouth in the Brantford area - an area with a population of <100,000 people. Then, Detroit found out. Metro Detroit, with its millions of people, has been inundated with radio, TV, and newspaper ads urging for the voting of Al - he's now leading by 64,000 votes. It's now up to you, Canada. Your vote matters - as Princess Leia said,"this is our most desperate hour"... You can cast your vote at http://www.zamboni.com. Please pass this message on to as many others as you can think of - we must rally support.
Alberta 1999 Provincial Cyclo-cross Championships
(courtesy Andy Holmwood)
Held October 24 at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, Okotoks, Alberta
|Open Men (7 laps X 2.8 km = 19.6 km.)|
|1||Rafal Kuncewicz||Sports Shack Croakers||53:51|
|2||Roy Garcia||Pedalhead|| at 1:39|
|3||Chris Rubuliak||Juventus|| 2:18|
|4||Aaron Whitfield||Bow Cycle/Republik|| s.t.|
|5||Brian McClennon||Bow Cycle/Republik|| 4:09|
|6||Rob Brandrick||Bicisport|| 4:26|
|7||Glenn McElroy||Bow Cycle/Republik|| 4:35|
|8||Jared Gervais||The Bike Shop|| 5:36|
|9||Brent Hambleton||Bicisport|| 6:26|
|10||Dave Clifford||Bicisport|| 7:01|
|11||Jonathan Keats||Pedalhead|| 7:11|
|12||Len Conlin||Bicisport|| 7:58|
|13||Dan Ward||NCTDC/Bike Shop|| 8:05|
|14||Stuart Hughes||Bow Cycle/Republik|| 9:34|
|15||Nicholas Utting (Top Junior)||Bow Cycle/Republik|| at 1 lap|
|Open Women (6 laps X 2.8 km = 16.8 km)|
|2||Leslie Schlebach||The Bike Shop||at 1 lap|
|3||Lisa Licis||Sports Shack Croakers|| 1 lap|
|4||Jenn Reimer||Eurotech|| 1 lap|
|5||Kathleen VanIhinger||Bicisport|| 1 lap|
|Citizen (3 laps X 2.8 km = 8.4 km)|
|2||Andre Santerre||at 0:58|
|3||James Kenney|| 4:40|
|4||Lori Nadeau|| 9:46|
|Novice Men (6 laps X 2.8 km = 16.8 km.)|
|2||Matthew Dawe||Bicisport||at 0:06|
|4||Jay Acheson (1st U17)||Sport Shack||0:28|
|5||Greg Achtem||Bow Cycle/Republik|| 1:16|
|6||Damian Stachura (2nd U17)||Sports Shack|| 2:31|
|7||Kevin Wright||Ridley's|| 3:44|
|8||Carl Moreau||Altitude|| 3:59|
|9||Mark Bass||Velocity|| 4:26|
|10||Keegan Eastmead (3rd U17)||Sports Shack|| 5:37|
|11||Greg Yanicki||Bicisport||at 1 lap|
|Master Men (6 laps X 2.8 km = 16.8 km.)|
|2||Rick Thiessen||Bicisport||at 0:46|
|3||Scott Osinchuk||Pedalhead|| 2:31|
|4||Gregg Menard||Juventus|| 2:44|
|5||Derrill Shuttleworth||Velocity|| 3:15|
|6||Michael Boer||Eurotech|| 3:27|
|7||Jason Nadeau||Independent|| 4:28|
|8||Ted Dahms||Bow Cycle/Republik|| 4:55|
|9||Michael Johns||Reaction Racing|| 4:58|
|10||Brian Licis||Sports Shack|| 5:08|
|11||Dan Bierd||Bicisport|| 6:16|
|12||Andy Achuff||Pedalhead|| 6:36|
|13||Bob McKerrell||Bow Cycle/Republik|| 8:27|
|14||Damon VanZandt||Eurotech|| 8:51|
|15||C.P. Walsh||Eurotech|| 9:52|
|16||Michael Meeres||Ride 'n Glide|| 10:34|
|17||Brian Kullman||Eurotech|| 12:06|
|18||Kim Harris||Eurotech|| 1 lap|
Outdoor Gear Canada Named Outstanding Distributor by Gary Fisher Bicycles
Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) has been awarded outstanding distributor honours by the Gary Fisher Bicycle Company for their marketing and sales performance in 1999.
This is the 2nd consecutive year and the 4th time in the past 6 years OGC, based in St-Laurent, Quebec has won this award.
"OGC is a first-rate company with a dedicated and knowledgeable sales force," said Maureen Muldoon, Distributor Sales Manager for Trek Corporation, who own Gary Fisher Bicycles. "They have done an exceptional job as Fisher's distributor; it is a pleasure doing business with them."
OGC is also the Canadian distributor for Answer/Manitou, Avocet, Bontrager, Camelbak, CycleOps, Delta, Fi'zi:k, Graber, Hayes, Icon, Kryptonite, Mavic, MountainSpeed, NiteRider, Northwave, Pedro's, Phase, Profile, Saris, Speedplay, Stratos, Tamer, Vittoria and Wrench Force as well as Gary Fisher and Lemond bicycles.
In August of this year, Profile Designs also named OGC its outstanding international distributor.
OGC is based in St-Laurent, Quebec with warehouses in St-Laurent and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Send Halloween Cards
Tis the season to eat candy, carve up pumpkins and pull out the lights for night riding. Here is a site to send your nearest and dearest ghoul or goblin an electronic card from: http://greetings.xoom.com/xigo/cat/halloween.