I just had to write a profile on Rob Britton. His story is fascinating. He’s a high-altitude climber from flat Regina. He himself says he had no natural talent when started competing in Saskatchewan races as a teenager. He moved west and got stronger and stronger as a cyclist, but was somehow always slightly outside of the core Canadian programs of the day: he never got on Symmetrics or Spidertech. He never got any breaks. And, he came close to quitting road cycling at least three times.
I’m sure my eyes widened when Brendan Arnold suggested I visit his BMX track. We were chatting at the 2017 launch of the Cannondale-3 Rox team this past January. The national BMX coach was telling me about the track he runs in Stouffville, Ont., about 50 km north and a bit east of Toronto. He said I should visit and try it out. I hadn’t been on a BMX bike in almost 30 years. Mine was red and yellow. I rode it around the neighbourhood and to the corner store to get freezies and comic books.
The MEC Provincial Road 233’s predecessor, the Provincial Road 222, got it’s name from a highway that follows the southwestern shore of Lake Winnipeg. “Its one of those great Prairie inter-lake roads. I thought it’s the perfect name for that bike, the adventure spirit of it,” said Tim McDermott, MEC bike product manager and bike designer. McDermott knows the road from growing up in Winnipeg. He also cited a solo EP of the same name by John K. Samson of Winnipeg’s The Weakerthans as inspiration.
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