CKAP News March 16, 2008

James D. Wilson
CKAP Coordinator

James has received an order of 24 CKAP Short Sleeve Jerseys with 15″ hidden zippers. This order No. 5 should fill in the missing sizes and the style has been updated.

Sizes Ordered; – S = 3 – M = 2 – L = 4 – XL = 8 – XXL = 6 – 3XL = 1
Please forward full payment to recive one of these jerseys, cost $80.00 ea.

If this is your first CKAP jersey and CKAP has your size in the older style we will send you the older style which cost $75.00
Please check the “CKAP Articles For Sale” on the CKAP web site to see which jersey is available to you. The CKAP Articles For Sale web site has been updated to reflect this new order in green. Long Sleeve jerseys will be ordered next year if required.

Please forward cheque or postal order made payable to CKAP and mail to:
James D. Wilson – CKAP Coordinator
1249 St. Paul Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
K1V 6V6

CKAP News March 13, 2008

James D. Wilson
CKAP Coordinator

James has received 247 – 2007 logs to date.

James will try to accommodate all he receives but once the annual report goes to press and is converted to PDF for the web page that’s it.
Any log arriving after that will go into the data base and will show on next years annul report, plus your km will not count towards the Hewes Challenge, so please try and get your log in on time.

Noted Problem by James:
Members using Excel formatted cycling logs are not deleting the “0” from “Grand Total Km at year end 2007 = 0” and adding their Grand total. The logs are formatted to include this total in the 2008 Gand Total once it’s put into the past Grand Total. Please remember to put this figure in the same cell that you deleted the “0”on your 2008 logs. Don’t know your last years Grand Total? All current members Grand Totals are listed on the CKAP web page.

Members using Excel formatted logs then filling them out with pen? If you can open the Excel log you should be able to fill it out using your computer. Having problems? There are instructions on the page, or send an e-mail to James with your problem. Don’t have Excel? Then scroll past the Excel logs and instructions and you will find below the same logs in PDF format which can be opened with an Adobe Reader which most computer have. Don’t have one, or it’s not working because it’s out of date? Then go on line and download the Adobe Reader from the same page.

Please, Please, Please include your CKAP number on your cycling log and when sending me email messages. CKAP is in its 33rd. year and all files are by CKAP number. I would like to think that I know everybody’s name and number, but in fact were growing fast and the most stressful thing for James is searching for your names so I can get your CKAP number and update your files. We all have names and were very proud of them but please include your CKAP number while you’re at it.

If you haven’t sent James a cycling photo of yourselves please do. One photo is like a thousand words and it’s the way we get to know each other.

The CKAP domain remains with Mondenet (web page) but James has moved on and CKAP’s internet server is now Primus. At the time of writing spam is no longer a problem. However James still want you to put “CKAP” first in the subject title of your email to insure you won’t get deleted in error.

CKAP News March 13, 2008

by : James D. Wilson – CKAP 341
CKAP Coordinator
Updated: 13th. March 2008
Hi CKAP Members,

James has created 2006 – 2007 and 2008 Excel formatted cycling logs. You will have to delete the “0” and type in your grand total from last year in the same cell. Address information, adding information To cells which already have information in them is best done using the formula bar at the top of the screen. all cells are left formatted so click on the left side of the cell such as “CKAP #” on the top left side of the log. this will put CKAP # in the formula bar and then place your cursor, using your mouse, beside CKAP # in the formula bar and type your number. then Ckick on “Name” and repeat the same procedure. You will see that your information will be the same style and will fit the cell. Once past the address informaton the cell are whole line cells and you must click on the row number on the left and put the whole line into the formula bar to add your cycling clubs and check marks.

These Excel files have been saved in 5.0/95 Excel version which means that most Excel users should be able to open them. These files are located above the PDF logs, click on the Cycling Logs Link at the top left of all pages, except Photo Galleries. Once saved you can update the file to your version of Excel However, James has Excel Version 2003. If you plan on sending the log by e-mail don’t save in a higher version or James will not be able to open.

At the end of year 2006 you can then send me the completed log as an attachment to an e-mail. Page Two should also be included. Or you can put the information in the body of your e-mail if sending by e-mail.

If you have earned awards in the incentive part of CKAP. You can print the log and mail along with your cheque, payable to CKAP.

The cycling logs at the CKAP web site in PDF format are for members who don’t have Excel.

CKAP News 10th. March 2008

James D. Wilson
CKAP Coordinator

CKAP held its annual board meeting 09 May 2007 and three items where passed that should be of interest to members.

Due to the increase in cost for postage, engraving, medals, badges, internet service and office supplies and the fact that we were selling jerseys at cost prices, which has left no funds to place orders and made the daily operations of CKAP dependent on other mean of funds, the board voted to increase the membership fee and paid awards effective July 1, 2007. This is the first increase since 1994.

Registration fee: $25.00 to $30.00 – USA members $35.00 USD – UK members $40.00 USD
Incentive badges: $6.00 to $8.00 – including postage and handling, one certificate per year
Incentive medals: $10.00 to $18.00 – including postage, handling, one certificate per year
CKAP short sleeve jerseys: $70.00 to $75.00 – including postage and handling on all orders.
New style short sleeve jerseys: $80.00
CKAP long sleeve jerseys: $80.00 to $85.00
CKAP reflective bike decals: $2.00 to $3.00
CKAP T-shirts remain the same price $10.00 until a new order is placed.
All CKAP’s major awards remain free but require your photo.

Note: The cost of medals have doubled which include engraved disc, ribbon, certificate, postage and taxes.

All members living outside Canada must pay the same amount in US dollars to help pay for the extra cost in shipping.

CKAP recognizes that some members goals and ablities are greater than others. For this reason CKAP has created the 25,000 km plaque made available to qualifying members at the cost of $35.00 each. postage paid. This award is there for members who feel that they require this plaque and for them it was a hard earned effort to reach, and 100,000 km is just to far between awards for them.

How it works:
25,000 km plaque $35.00 ea. if wanted – must purchase gold medal and certificate at $18.00
50,000 km plaque $35.00 ea. if wanted
75,000 km plaque $35.00 ea. if wanted
100,000 km plaque free – Bruce Timmermans 100,000 Km Club Member, name on trophy
125,000 km plaque $35.00 ea. if wanted
150,000 km plaque $35.00 ea. if wanted
175,000 km plaque $35.00 ea. if wanted
200,000 km plaque free – Bruce Timmermans 100,000 Km Club Member, name on trophy
To continue through your life cycle.

CKAP has ordered new Incentive Program patches (badges) from NYA Enterprises
The new patch will have a light blue background with a red maple leaf and will include the word cycling .
These patches will look the same as the medals except the white will be light blue.
There are no bronze badges left. Members who have aready received the older style patch will receive the
same style patch for silver and gold until they are all used. First award members will recieve the new patch so
that your set remains the same.

CKAP Badges

The patches have arrived and they look great! Can’t wait to add a gold patch to a red ball cap.


“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:

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.