June 5/98 10:40 am - Canadian in Texas, Heart Ride, New Brunswick News, Gilligan
Posted by Editor on 06/5/98
A Canadian in Texas (courtesy Liz Linder)
Thought you might get a kick out of knowing that a transplanted Canadian won both the Masters 30+ and Open/1/2/3/ Texas State Road championships!! Les Akins also placed third overall at the National Collegiate Championships. He is attending Midwestern State University here in Wichita Falls Texas and invites any and all interested in attending to email him via firstname.lastname@example.org!! Cheers to all.
Ride for the Heart
This coming Sunday (June 7th) the Ride for the Heart fundraiser will take place in Calgary and Toronto. If you happen to be free that day, go ride with a (big) bunch of cyclists, and make a contribution to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. For more information, contact (416) 752-1612 (Toronto); (403) 781-7433 (Calgary).
New Brunswick News (courtesy Dave Macfarlane)
1998 Velo NB Road Series Tentative Calendar
Some dates subject to change. Call contact to confirm or check Velo NB home page for updates. (available June 12, 1998)
|May 17 || Time Trial || St.Jacques || Camille Deschenes|
|May 24 || Road Race || Sussex || Kirk Cheney|
|June 14 || Road Race || St.Quentin || Jean-Luc Belanger (506) 235-3635|
|June 28 || Criterium || Edmundston || Jean Desjardins (506) 739-7253|
|August 2 || Road Race || Riviere-Verte || Camille Deschenes (506) 735-6954|
|August ? || * Road Race * || St. Quentin || Jean-Luc Belanger (506) 235-3635|
* Provincial Championships
Cannondale Motorcycle Update
Just got off the telephone with Tom Armstrong at Cannondale, who wanted to tell me that they are sending us info on a bunch of new `99 products in the next couple of weeks. He also updated us on the status of the Cannondale motorcycle project. Tom says that the prototypes are now being tested, with finished samples in about 6 months, and that it should in stores in about 1 year. Part of what is slowing the project is the development of their own motor. He promises that we will be able to get one for testing when they are available. (the question is: do we really want one?)
We could resist posting this one...Bob Denver, the Å’starâ€š of Gilliganâ€šs Island, has been arrested on charges of marijuana possession. I guess we know now why he always looked so happy, even when the Skipper was whacking him about the head...
COFFEE GRINDS PASTA
Event 8 of the Midweek Club's Wednesday series was Jet Fuel Ace, Heath Cockburn's, chance to show Crit. Man, Tim Lefebvre, Ital Pasta, how he won the series last year. In cool, windy conditions, Cockburn and independent rider, Patrick Shea, made an early break from the hesitant 1/2 pack and stayed away from them for the rest of the event, passing the handicap bunch in the process.
Eventually, a chase group of seven detached itself from the pack but Heath and Patrick put on a rare display of team time trialling and gained 5-8 seconds per lap on them. The sprint for third was taken by Dave Fry (Hummingbirds) with Woodstock's Greg Cavanagh 4th. and Piers Davidge (Mississauga) 5th.
Among the 16 newcomers to the series were Sophie Radecki and Allyson Fox, Rip n' Hammer and national team member Anne Samplonius who, with GT's Leslie Greene, Lisa McGilvray, Schwinn, Tina Mayberry, Jet Fuel and Deanna Mercier, Chain Reaction, made up over ten percent of the field. Significantly, over a quarter of the riders were mountain bikers.
Thanks go to the city of Mississauga for finishing the road works on the circuit during the day.
Midweek Club RESULT SHEET
EVENT # 8 - 55 KM HANDICAP CRITERIUM
DATE June 3rd. 1998
WEATHER Sunny with cloudy periods, 40kph NE wind 12C.speed 40.3 kph
|1||Heath Cockburn||Jet Fuel||1||1-21-50||12|
|3||Dave Fry||Hummingbirds ||1||1-23-22||10|
|5||Piers Davidge||Mississauga ||1||s.t.||8|
|6||Domenic Rigato||Racer Sportif||2||s.t.||7|
|7||George Neuman||Ital Pasta||1||s.t.||6|
|8||Tony Abramavicius||Schwinn ||VA||s.t.||5|
66 STARTERS 36 FINISHERS - This event run as a handicap race with all 1/2 categories starting 2.5 minutes behind the rest of the field and free laps given until 20th lap.
THE MIDWEEK CLUB SERIES STANDINGS - AS OF JUNE 3RD. 1998
|VC||TIM PORTER||JET FUEL||14||26|
| ||AUGUSTO GONCALVES||INDEPENDENT||13||32|
|MIN||JOSE ESTAVEZ||RACER SPORTIF||10||44|
|SEN 3||GARY WRIGHT||MISSISSAUGA||25||7|
|SEN 2||DOMENIC RIGATO||RACER SPORTIF||26||6|
|SEN 1||HEATH COCKBURN||JET FUEL||56||1|