Jet Fuel at CHIN Picnic - photos

The 27th Annual CHIN International Picnic Criterium was held yesterday on the grounds of the venerable Canadian National Exhibition in the Toronto lakefront.

Dr.OCTTO was there to capture the action of the Pro/Am race.

A points-race format led to constant attacking and action. Jet Fuel Cycling fielded a full team, resplendent in their brand-new long-sleeve skinsuits, and they were very active throughout the 70 minute event.

Early on, Zack launched a flier off the front. Mid-race, Pete Morse was active in another break attempt. Late in the race, Bryson was very aggressive, despite or because of his expenditure in a victory earlier in the day in the unusual single-lap sprint event.

In the end, all 3 were in the points scoring, but Jet Fuel was shut out of the podium positions. (results here).

Images (copyright OCTTO)

Pete Morse and Zack flank former National Champion M
ark Walters (center) of Kodak Gallery-Sierra Nevada:

Bryson Bowers in the late break follows Jet Fuel alumni Heath Cockburn of La Bicicletta into the corner of carnage.

Jet Fuel riders hound eventual winner Zach Bell of Symmetrics:

Former National Champion Andrew Randell of Symmetrics is a Jet Fuel Coffee barista and an alumnus of Jet Fuel Cycling (Randell was also a teammate of Dr. Octt
o a long, long time ago):

Bryson going all Rollerball in the last laps:

The Doc's Photo Vault :Jet Fuel circa 1999~2000

Dr. Octto's relationship with Jet Fuel Cycling and the riders extends back many many years (besides drinking a lot of coffee at the Jet Fuel).

Back around 1999, the Doc first crossed paths with the team, when he was designing frames for Jet Fuel Cycling's then-current bike sponsor. As part of his extended engineering duties, the future-Dr.Octto-to-be (before the OCTTO, there was no Dr.Octto) was the sponsor's technical liason to the team.

Here are some of the Doc's pics from those days:

Health Cockburn at the High Park Criterium, Toront
o ca. 2000:

Sympatico - Jet Fuel team at USPRO Championships 2001. Josh Hall (back-row far-left) and Joe Giuliano (front-row far-left) are riding for Jet Fuel again in 2007. On the front-row far-right, is a very young Dominique Rollin who graduated from the Jet Fuel programme and then went on to become National Champio
n. (Also note Jet Fuel regular customer Bill Stats in the back far-right.):

Bonus Pic - Joe Giuliano (r) and future Jet Fuel alumnus Andrew Randell (l):

OCTTO and Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling in 2007

OCTTO is proud to support the Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team in 2007.

The Jet Fuel Cycling team has existed in one form or another for over 10 years now, with the goal to support and develop cyclesport in Toronto. The current focus of the Jet Fuel team is to provide an environment to develop younger riders. This is a great fit with the OCTTO ideals.

The Jet Fuel team will thrash these
OCTTO components:
  • OCTTO PROFESSIONAL GRADE full carbon-fibre bars
  • OCTTO PROFESSIONAL GRADE carbon-fibre seatposts
  • OCTTO full carbon-fibre water-bottle cages
  • OCTTO silcone-implant handlebar-wrap.
Product details can be found at OCTTO.com


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