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October 28/99 2:15 am - Vote Canadian, Alberta 'Cross, Hallowe'en

Posted by Editor on 10/28/99

Vote Canadian

Okay, this request from Chris Gagan of Race Face isn‚t 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.

Current Standings:

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 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.)
1Rafal KuncewiczSports Shack Croakers53:51
2Roy GarciaPedalhead at 1:39
3Chris RubuliakJuventus 2:18
4Aaron WhitfieldBow Cycle/Republik s.t.
5Brian McClennonBow Cycle/Republik 4:09
6Rob BrandrickBicisport 4:26
7Glenn McElroyBow Cycle/Republik 4:35
8Jared GervaisThe Bike Shop 5:36
9Brent HambletonBicisport 6:26
10Dave CliffordBicisport 7:01
11Jonathan KeatsPedalhead 7:11
12Len ConlinBicisport 7:58
13Dan WardNCTDC/Bike Shop 8:05
14Stuart HughesBow Cycle/Republik 9:34
15Nicholas Utting (Top Junior)Bow Cycle/Republik at 1 lap
Open Women (6 laps X 2.8 km = 16.8 km)
1Marg FedynaERTC53:32
2Leslie SchlebachThe Bike Shopat 1 lap
3Lisa LicisSports Shack Croakers 1 lap
4Jenn ReimerEurotech 1 lap
5Kathleen VanIhingerBicisport 1 lap
Citizen (3 laps X 2.8 km = 8.4 km)
1Stephen Sauer26:51
2Andre Santerreat 0:58
3James Kenney 4:40
4Lori Nadeau 9:46
Novice Men (6 laps X 2.8 km = 16.8 km.)
1Guri RandhawaPedalhead53:59
2Matthew DaweBicisportat 0:06
3Chris CheckPedalhead0:27
4Jay Acheson (1st U17)Sport Shack0:28
5Greg AchtemBow Cycle/Republik 1:16
6Damian Stachura (2nd U17)Sports Shack 2:31
7Kevin WrightRidley's 3:44
8Carl MoreauAltitude 3:59
9Mark BassVelocity 4:26
10Keegan Eastmead (3rd U17)Sports Shack 5:37
11Greg YanickiBicisportat 1 lap
Eric LafreniereAdrenergiednf
Ian KiviahoIndependentdnf
Master Men (6 laps X 2.8 km = 16.8 km.)
1Clayton ParadisPedalhead48:33
2Rick ThiessenBicisportat 0:46
3Scott OsinchukPedalhead 2:31
4Gregg MenardJuventus 2:44
5Derrill ShuttleworthVelocity 3:15
6Michael BoerEurotech 3:27
7Jason NadeauIndependent 4:28
8Ted DahmsBow Cycle/Republik 4:55
9Michael JohnsReaction Racing 4:58
10Brian LicisSports Shack 5:08
11Dan BierdBicisport 6:16
12Andy AchuffPedalhead 6:36
13Bob McKerrellBow Cycle/Republik 8:27
14Damon VanZandtEurotech 8:51
15C.P. WalshEurotech 9:52
16Michael MeeresRide 'n Glide 10:34
17Brian KullmanEurotech 12:06
18Kim HarrisEurotech 1 lap
John StephensJuventusdnf

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:


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