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Joe Shebib
Ottawa, Ontario

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Aquinas class mates
Cyber punk movies
brain cancer research
goldhawk story about my dad

Happy 2003!!!
Family at the Gatineau Baloon Festival, Summer 2002
Leonardo and Mario at Mark's Birthday, March 2003

2001 mountain bike races

2000 mountain bike races
1999 mountain bike races
1999 Camp Fortune Race Photos

Old photo of me with my Proflex Animal. In April 2000, I bought a new hardtail -- ORYX 500 with XTR rear, MAZ shocks and some other bells and stuff. Nice bike, inexpensive, but either I am out of shape or the bike feels very heavy to ride. Probably both.

Mountain biking in Ottawa There are three places close to you where you can train the basics in MTB and have some quick fun without having to drive to Quebec.
1. Carlington Ski Hill --- good climbing and a few short single track trails for practice, used to be used as a MTB race course but not many people ride it anymore, a lot of the trails are overgrown. Best feature: location, near Carling Avenue and Merivale Avenue. Worst feature: the hill.
2. Hazeldeen Woods - in between Kanata and Bells Corners, the NCC has been kind enough to set aside some green space with "machine groomed" trails, as well as some nice single track trials, good medium length trails, no climbs and very few rocks. Best feature: trails stay pretty dry. Worst feature: gets boring after a while, no climbs, good in early spring to do some training.
3. Kanata Woods --- good longer trails with a few short technical climbs, lots of flat rock and some obstacles. Kirkstead Bikes holds races out here every second Wednesday. Best feature: combines longer trails with some climbs. Worst feature: turns into a swamp as soon as it rains.
Gatineau Park has extensive mtb-and-walking trail system. Visit: NCC site - includes a map (ps. the NCC sucks big-time but atleast they keep some trails open for bikes)
Camp Fortune has extensive mtb trail system - National Races held there in 1999 and 2000. Visit: Camp Fortune - includes a map
  Mountain Bike Racing Links
    Race Sponsors
  1. W.O.W. Ltd.
  2. Silent Sports
  3. Chico Racing (BikeNXS)
  4. Trilife/24 hours
    Race Sites
  6. Sea Otter Race Site
  7. CMWC2000 Boston
  8. Toronto Bike show
  9. Hardwood Mountain Bike Centre
  10. Camp Fortune
  11. Mont Tremblant
  12. Mont Sainte Anne
  13. Mansfield (Site of Ontario Cup race)
  14. Skyloft (Site of Ontario Cup race)
    Special Events
  15. Bike til ya Yurt
  16. Grape & Wine Offroad
    Stores/Cool Links
  17. Bike Reviews
  18. Trade-a-bike site
  19. Toronto Trail Blazers
  20. NORBA
  21. Ontario Cycling Assocation
  22. Ottawa Bicycle Club
  23. Canadian Cycling Association
  24. Essex Kent Off Road Cycling Team
  25. 2000 World Cup Races
  26. 2000 World Cup in Napa, California
  27. 2000 Olympics
  28. 2000 Olympics - Mountain Biking information
  29. Swiss Cup
  30. International Race Dates
  31. UCI -- International Race Dates
    More Links
  32. Toronto Area Mountain Biking
  33. Results from the 1996 Olympics

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