The morning of Sunday, November 23rd, 203 racers descended into the bowl of  to take on the Ontario Provincial Championships of Cyclocross.

The racers and several thousand interested onlookers were treated to some epic racing, seasoned by a spectator-friendly course, live-polka-band, beer-tent, kielbasa-BBQ and industry expo area.

The morning started off frosty, and well below freezing, but by mid-day the sunshine came out the temperature hovered just over the 0 degree Celsius mark, so the day's main event at 1 o'clock turned into a muddy and slushy affair.

Pre-race favourite Mike Garrigan opened up an early lead and steadily opened up a commanding gap to take the Championship Crown. 

OCTTO-sponsored Jet-Fuel Cycling rider Peter Morse took the bronze-dais of the podium. 

Pete used OCTTO bars, stems, seatpost, bar-tape and some prototype parts on his 'cross bikes.

Full results and more photos at the OCA's pages.

After the race, a muddied and bloodied Morse said that this was the best race of the Ontario calender, citing the epic challenge of the course and the great atmosphere surrounding the event.

OCTTO exhibited at the race, showing off our parts and some prototypes.  Thanks to all the people who stopped by to check us out.  Also, thanks to RAAM contender Peter Oyler, Rob 'The Count' West and Gianni Fornasier for manning the booth and helping to prep, set-up and tear-down.

11/26/2008 01:37:20 am

It was a pleasure to meet Dave, along with a few of his "rides" and talk shop. What caught my eye was his orange Surly Steamroller with an OCTTO crankset. I was there riding my wife's Surly LHT. It's good to see a fellow Torontonian having his engineering and common sense bring to bear on the cycling culture here and in Asia...and ultimately the rest of world. Good luck in this endeavour and your stuff looks awesome.

Dr. Octto
11/26/2008 02:20:49 am

歡迎, 歡迎 ! 謝謝! Thanks for stopping by!

1/27/2011 05:15:56 pm

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns -- he should be drawn and quoted. Do you agree?


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