CKAP News

CKAP News

“Sir” James is pleased to announce that Illustrator Mike Rapsey under the pen name of “Sey Ottawa” has agreed to supply CKAP with his view of cycling in the form of a monthly cartoon which will be at the head of the CKAP News page.

Member with a sharp eye may notice that the hyphen is starting to disappear on the CKAP web page. Reason is that it was a question on the annual cycling log a few years back and members voted to have it removed. However, until we restyle the CKAP jersey the hyphen on the jersey and the CKAP List Page address will remain. We will always be Canadian – pause- Kilometer Achiever Program.

The CKAP brochure in PDF format on the CKAP web site has been updated to include the question on how you would like to receive your CKAP annual report; by web page address in PDF format or by mail in black and white hard copy. It’s 2007 version has “Sir” James’s new
email address and the new prices for CKAP as of July 01 2007.

“Sir” James has now got the hang on how to make multiple page PDF files which is nice as he can now correct the gremlins that now and then sneak in. So if possible my advice is to go PDF for the annual report (in living colour) if you can, but wait a week or two before printing and
hopefully all the gremlins will have been purged from the report. Just let James know if you want to switch from mailed black and white hard copy.

James will send you a PDF version to insure that you can view and print etc before switching. .

Lastly “Sir” James wishes Michael Poplawski -1082, a belated, all the best as he steps down as CKAP’s West Coast Director and a welcome to Raymond Parker our new West Coaat Director who as a professional photographer has supplied CKAP with several great photos of our west
coast members and had the honor of presenting Ken Bonner with his three awards. May you both complete the 2007 PBP in fine style.

CKAP News July 26, 2007

Ken Bonner
CKAP No. 1255
CKAP News 26th. July 2007

This informatiom was put on the CKAP List Page earlier this year but I thought I would add to the “News” before deleting the original message.

  1. A short while ago, someone raised the question of titanium bicycles for touring + randonneur cycling. For those folks living on Vancouver Island, please note that Fort Street Cycle (on Fort Street in Victoria) is now carrying LightSpeed titanium bicycles. I suspect they were influenced by the longevity of my 8 year old LightSpeed, which they keep in good working order; and, the number of VanIsle 1200 riders from the U.S. who were riding titanium bikes.
  2. Saddle sores – I’ve been plagued by saddle sores ever since I first rode more than 160 k. I have a VERY large bag of ointments, creams, bandages, etc. to try and deal with the problem. The only thing that helped the pain, but not the saddle sore, was to use Lanacane (which includes a pain-killer). Michel Richard introduced this to me. However, it did not prevent the saddle sores from occurring.

    A couple of years ago I spotted a product called Body Glide in the U.S., then discovered that it was available at Frontrunners Running store on Vancouver Street in Victoria. I’ve been using the product for the last couple of years. It comes in several sizes of containers that look like deodorant sticks. Easy to carry and no mess!! I apply it to my body and my cycling shorts prior to riding, then re-apply every 200-300 km.. Saddle sores have ceased to be a problem (now I can concentrate and truly enjoy the exquisite pain emanating from the bottom of my foot!)

    Most running stores carry Body Glide (eg. Frontrunners and the Running Room- Victoria) and some bicycle stores (eg. Fort Street Cycle – Victoria).

    Note: James has purchased Body Glide at the Runnung Room in the Glebe on Bank Street Ottawa, Ontario.

  3. Make your cycling mileage ‘count’ — Check out

    The Ultra Marathon Cycling Association”s (UMCA) Year Rounder
    The Canadian Kilometer Achiever Program (CKAP)

  4. Obtain a useful free weekly e-newsletter from: Road Bike Rider As the title suggests the newsletter is full of interesting information regarding road biking. Former Bicycling Editor and long distance cyclist, Ed Pavelka, is the man behind ‘roadbikerider.

May each of you achieve your cycling goals for this year – the prime goal being to enjoy your cycling!

Ken Bonner

CKAP News December 3, 2006

James D. Wilson
CKAP Coordinator

The CKAP Yahoo Groups List Page is so members across the country can communicate with each other on cycling matters. It should be a form for the experienced to help the new cyclist.

New members can’t subscribe themselves as it’s a closed page for “Members Only”. For this reason we have a List Page Moderator, Paul Dicks CKAP # 1206  who subscribes all new members. In the past any member could unsubscribe by clicking on a link at the bottom of each list page message. This is no longer the case with Yahoo.

Not all member who are subscribed may want to be on the list page . However, they have a choice, by sending a message to Paul, you can be subscribed in three ways.

  1. Individual email – Way your subscribed first time.
  2. Daily Digest – Which is not very useful, not enough mail.
  3. Web page only – No email, However you must save the members web page address in your “Bookmarks” or “Favorties” depending on your browser. Then check CKAP messages from time to time only if you wish.

Address CKAP Yahoo Groups List Page:

You must first be a subscribed CKAP list page member.

Yahoo Group

To unsubscribe from the CKAP List Page send a email message to:

c-kap-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

In the “Subject Title” type “unsubscribe” . No text is required in the message.

If you run into problems “Please send an email message to Paul and he will be pleased to try and meet your requests. He can also change you to WEB PAGE ONLY instead of unsubscribing. In this way you will not get any email from the
CKAP List Page but you can send messages to the List Page and if wanted check the web site for past messages.

CKAP News November 14, 2006

James D. Wilson

Your web page master has completed updating the CKAP web site which can be viewed at all monitor resolution settings and is best viewed using 800 X 600 for a very up close look.

James checked the 115 links on the CKAP web page using 800 X 600 resolutions and found 62 fit with 53 needing to scroll horizontally to
view the whole page. You may prefer 1024 X 768 as the text is smaller.

To change your resolution setting in Windows;
Open the the “Control Panel”
Click on “Display” then “Settings”
Move the marker on the rule to the far left for 800 X 600 – next mark to the right is 1024 X 768
Choose your setting and click on “Apply” and that all folks.

Note: this is basic information for a person who may not be aware of resolution settings.
All computer geeks are on their own to adjust as they please.
Cheers:-))) James

Flo’s Big Ride

Keith Shealy
CKAP Director USA
Dated: 31st.. December 2005
Hello Sir, James,
Hope all is well with you and your family, including Molly. I’m doing well and Patsy is recovering at home. (knee replacement). She still has a great deal of pain, but that is to be expected for awhile.

I received this newspaper article from a friend yesterday .”Florrie” Graham Bridgman rode with us Carolina Cyclers when she was a kid, and growing up. She married and moved to Alabama. I did not realize that she was still cycling, but looks like she is a tough lady on a bicycle.

I’m sure Woody (Frank A. “Woody” Graham III CKAP # 274) is proud of her. It’s just hard for me to believe that she is 41 years old and the mother of two children. Oh, well 70 is not old any more.

Flo’s Big Ride
Triumphantly pedaled her bicycle into Phenix City Saturday as the first woman to complete a sanctioned ride across Alabama.

CKAP News May 6, 2004

Inaugural Meeting of the CKAP Incorporated Board of Directors

Riverside Pub, Riverside Drive at Uplands Drive, Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Present: James Wilson – Les Humphreys – John Bos – Charles Hand – Jim Morris

The second CKAP Board of Directors meeting was held on the 28th. October 2004
Present: James Wilson – Les Humphreys – John Bos – Jim Morris

Inaugural Meeting of the CKAP Incorporated Board of Directors
Riverside Pub, Riverside Drive at Uplands Drive, Ottawa, Ontario Canada
May 6th. 2004

CKAP Board

CKAP 341 James Wilson President – CKAP Coordinator
CKAP 158 Les Humphreys Vice President
CKAP 940 John Bos Treasurer Secretary
Vacant Vacant
CKAP 774 Charles Hand Artistic Director – Sales & Promotion
CKAP 1098 Haynesworth Van Epps Handcycle Director
CKAP 1206 Ron McCurdy Special Needs Director
CKAP 1253 Paul Dicks List Page Coordinator – Sales Toronto
CKAP 232 Gary Conrod Sales & Promotion – East Coast Canada
CKAP 1297 Raymond Parker Sales & Promotion – West Coast Canada
CKAP 356 Keith Shealy Sales & Promotion – Southern USA
CKAP 1029 John Victor Sales & Promotion – Northern USA

Directors’ Meetings: Will be held quarterly, as needed.

New Trophy

Woody Graham International Olympic Goal Trophy. This trophy awards the highest annual CKAP km regardless of gender or country including Canadians. It is backdated to 1975 with 20 USA and 12 Canadian winners. See Photo Gallery 3.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held the first week in May. James indicated that notice would be sent with the CKAP Annual Report in March.

Handcycling Incentive Program

This Program has been moved to the 25,000 km Bicycle Incentive Program. Handcyclist can still choose to participate in the Bicycle 25,000 Km or Special Needs 15,000 Km Incentive Programs by indicating their choice on the Registration Form and yearly Cycling Logs. All certificates and medals will show the actual km level achieved.

Special Needs Program

15,000 Km Incentive Program has now become the Special Needs Incentive Program. You must indicate on your Registration Form and yearly Cycling Logs that you wish to participate in the Special Needs Program. Only human powered vehicles may participate.

Please see CKAP’s Main Page for more program Information.
Comment would be appreciated by the board from our members.

CKAP News July 11, 2001

Atlantic Canada Bicycle Rally

The Atlantic Canada Bicycle Rally

(ACBR) is the largest and most enjoyable cycling event in Atlantic Canada, yet small enough to allow CKAP members to enjoy each others company.

The annual ACBR is organised by CKAP Director Gary Conrod CKAP 232 and happens with the help of his many volunteers.

Please use the “Link” provided and enjoy a really great weekend bicycle rally each year.
Atlantic Canada Bicycle Rally

CKAP News March 16, 2001

26th. Annual ASSAULT on Mt. Mitchell

26th. Annual ASSAULT on Mt. Mitchell is 102 miles and over 11,000 cumulative feet in climbing. The 2001 Assault had LIGHTNING, torrential RAIN, and really big HAIL !!! It was SO MUCH FUN !!! We have a strange idea of fun. this year I’m trying to get a few other hand cyclist to try it out.

Haynesworth Van Epps

This was my sixth Assault with my arms and I’m the only hand cyclist to ever do the Assault or attempt it to date.

“Short Stories” now contains a profile on Haynesworth Van Epps CKAP 1098 who is our Director of the CKAP – Handcycling Program. On July 2, 1990 Van and his friends were riding near Hollywild Zoo in Inman SC. A reckless driver ran a stop sign and crashed into
Van and another rider. Van was dragged 656 feet and sustained multiple injuries.

CKAP News August 14, 2005

Two letters by :
Larry & Judy Ducommun
CKAP # 835 & 834
Dated: 14 August 2005

Belleville, Ontario – 14th. October 2004

Dear James,
Enclosed is the cheque to order Judy’s CKAP short sleeve jersey in a medium.(has received).

As I said in the e-mail, Judy had a Scleroderma renal crisis on December 2nd. which almost took her, which included 3 days in the ICU in Belleville and 4 days in the Cardiac ICU in Kingston. Scleroderma is a member of the Arthritis family, there is no cure and it is a progressive disease that builds collagens under the skin. It can also attack the heart / lung and kidneys. Judy’s Rheumatologist is super pleased with her results and progress.

I thought I’d share with you her charts considering that she will probably get a blood transfusion tomorrow, due to an ulcer that resists curing. This is from when she got permission to get on the trainer on Feb. 23rd.
Hopefully things will get straightened around next week on her 4th. Endoscopy and Cauterization and she hopes to get on the road very soon.

Respectfuully yours,
Larry Ducommun

Belleville, Ontario
03rd. August 2005

Larry and I were really upset to hear about your accident. from reports it appears that you are doing much better but still have a long road to go. Remember if Lance can do it, so can you.

James is doing much better, I’m home on the weekends and I managed to weed the front lawn this weekend with a long handle weeder although I walked like a puppet, very jerky, but I managed to finish.

On December 2nd. 2004 I had a serious Scleroderma renal crisis that almost took me. Thanks to the Dr’s and staff at both Belleville General Hospital I.C.U. and the C.C.U. at Kingston General I survived. there was no damage done to my heart and lungs, accredited to my excellent level of fitness that I have maintained for the last 20 years with the CKAP program and walking

Since my release from the hospital I started cycling with permission from my doctors, in the basement and since Feb. 23rd.

Judy Ducommun Shown at the 1,500 km mark during her recovery training from Scleroderma Renal Crisis
Recovery Training at 1,500 km mark

I have cycled 1,500 km.Some of these kilometers were tougher than others as I have had Gave’s Syndrome (blood vessel leakers in the duodenum) which caused my red blood cell count to drop resulting in 5 transfusions. The condition has since been corrected and I could have been getting some km’s on the road, However, the extreme heat has relegated this season to be in the basement but as you can see I have surpassed 1,500 km.

I am really anxious to get back on the road and when everything is settled down I will. The bike in the basement makes me stronger every day and I can now ride 13 km in 30 minutes. So when my CKAP mileage comes in and it looks like I haven’t been doing much you’ll know I didn’t give up.

We really hope that you continue to feel better, are able to get back on your bike and we will keep you in our prayers.

Respectfully yours,
Judy Ducommun CKAP 834

James hopes to be able to get a few rides on my bike this year, but I have to learn to walk before I can ride.

James and all CKAP members wish Judy continued recovery and the hope you can put it all behind you and will be able to hit the road with Larry in the near future.

Judy Ducommun
CKAP # 834