Billy-Dee Does Tour de Rock

 

My friend Bill was invited to ride the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock this year. This event has been hugely successful since its inception in 1998. Some local celebrities, like Bill, and local police officers commit to the ride and the training required to finish it. This year they will ride 1000 kilometers through 27 communities across Vancouver Island between September 22 to October 6th. For months now he has been training the group to ensure they are ready to make the journey and it is very close to “Go” time!

In conjunction with the ride to raise awareness, numerous fundraisers benefitting the Canadian Cancer Foundation are held. The “head shaving” events are hugely popular. This weekend one of these was held at Rider’s Cycles. Bill has been growing his floppy mop of hair to the point of “Flock of Seagulls” since he committed to the Tour and this weekend he was getting a haircut… from some unprofessionals. Ross, always wanting to be helpful, lined up for the opportunity to donate to the cause and to start the cutting.

If you want to get involved or sponsor a rider this is the website:

http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=228641

All the best to Bill and the boys on their journey this year!

 

 

 

The 2007 Canadian Offroad Triathlon Championships

Well, for a moment, I am reining XTERRA World Champion, US XTERRA Overall Series Champion and now the Canadian Offroad Triathlon Champion. Of course, I am set to defend two of those titles in upcoming weeks. 2007 was the first year we had an official Canadian crown and I get to keep it for a whole year. It was a record turnout for a Canadian offroad triathlon this weekend and both Kelly Guest and I put on a good show for race fans, lopping minutes off our last year’s times to take the 2007 titles. It was a beautiful day and showcased some of the best of Canada’s off road talent which I am sure is also a warning shot for the upcoming Maui XTERRA World Championships…the Canadians are coming!

 

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