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Michael "One Speed" Bennett
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Residence: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Birthdate: December 10, 1972
Age: 32
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 135 lbs
Occupation: Software Design Engineer, Nortel Networks
Disciplines: Mountain Biking, Road and Cyclocross
Number of years Mountain Biking: 10 (7 years racing)
Class:

  1. Mountain Bike: Veteran Expert (30-39); and,
  2. Road/Cyclocross: Master 'A' (30-39)
Race Highlights:
  1. 4th 2005 24 Hours of Summer Solstice, Solo Category;
  2. 18th 2004 TransRockies;
  3. 5th 2004 24 Hours of Summer Solstice, Solo Category;
  4. 3rd 2004 Gary Fisher Epic 8 Hour, Solo Category (Solo), or 13th/248 overall;
  5. 6th 2003 24 Hours of Summer Solstice, Solo Category;
  6. 5th overall 2003 Ottawa Bicycle Club Cyclocross series (Master 'A');
  7. 1st 1999 Ontario Provincial Championships; and,
  8. 3rd 1999 Canadian National Championships
Contributions to Cycling Community:
  1. Assisted in organizing and developing the Kunstadt MTB team for 2002 and 2003; and,
  2. Assisted in course design, layout and preparation for bi-weekly Kunstadt race series
What makes me unique? Others need 24 or 27 speeds. I only use 1 - 100% singlespeed, 100% of the time in all disciplines: Mountain Bike, Road and Cyclocross

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2005 Racing Goals:

  1. Top 5 - 24 Hours of Summer Solstice, Solo Category;
  2. Have fun!
2005 Training Goals:

During the winter months, my training program will consist of a regimented schedule of indoor stationary cycling on a home bike-mounted trainer, XC skiing and light weight-lifting to build a solid endurance base. As the winter subsides, in-the-saddle time will increase to a minimum of 10-12 hours per week with intervals, hill climbing, 4-6 hour endurance rides, etc. to strengthen cycling-specific muscles, sharpen coordination and to further build on my solid endurance foundation.

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What can I do for you?

You want return on your investment in the form of product exposure and recognition. I can give this to you.

In return for your company's generous sponsorship, you can expect me to promote your product professionally to the fullest extent. This will include product promotion through use while racing competively, training and "just riding along". Further product promotion would be in on-line cycling-related forums (for example, www.mtbreview.com, in which I am a long-time and well respected contributor) as well as the ever-valuable word-of-mouth. I am very dedicated to those who support me and I will endorse and promote your company as "best-in-class".

During a typical race day, you can expect the following product exposure opportunities for your company:

  1. Displaying product logos on my bike, helmet, and clothing;
  2. Talking about your product with fellow racers, riders, coaches, race promotors, and spectators in the pits and at the start/finish line;
  3. Displaying product banner in the pit area;
  4. Performing product demonstrations (if possible); and,
  5. Providing product reviews and technical assistance at www.mtbreview.com, as well as, product write-ups and links on my race website.
What can you do for me?

For the 2004 cycling season (April - December), I am seeking sponsorship in the form of products, equipment, and/or financial contributions towards licensing and race entry fees, as well as, travel and accomodations.

Current Sponsors:

Personal:
  1. Rudy Project;


  2. Gretna Bikes - Lupine Lighting Systems; and,


  3. ThorUSA - Formula Brakes

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  1. 24 Hours of Summer Solstice: 4th (Solo)
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  1. 24 Hours of Summer Solstice: 5th (Solo);
  2. TransRockies: 18th (Open);
  3. Ottawa Bicycle Club Paris-Roubaix (Road/Cyclocross race): 20/36 (Vet A);
  4. Ontario Cup #1 -- Dagmar: 14/27;
  5. Canada Cup #1 -- Bromont: 21/46;
  6. Gary Fisher Epic 8 Hour (Solo) -- Mansfield: 3/64 (solo men).
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  1. Ottawa Bicycle Club Paris-Roubaix (Road/Cyclocross race): 10/60;
  2. Ontario Cup #1 -- Pleasure Valley: 20/47;
  3. Canada Cup #1 -- Bromont: 20/42;
  4. Canada Cup #2/Ontario Cup #3 -- Hardwood Hills: 15/41;
  5. Canada Cup #3 -- Tremblant: 17/42;
  6. 24 Hours of Summer Solstice, Solo Category -- Albion Hills: 6/34;
  7. Ontario Cup #4 -- Calabogie: 10/22;
  8. 24 Hours of Adrenaline (5-man team) -- Hardwood Hills: 7/92;
  9. World Master's Championships -- Bromont: 31/50; and,
  10. Ottawa Bicycle Club Cyclocross series
Camp Fortune Sunset Series (Elite/Expert Category):
  1. 8/23;
  2. 7/22;
  3. 10/27;
  4. 7/22; and,
  5. 7/24
Ottawa Bicycle Club Cyclocross Series:
  1. Brockville: 9/12 (Senior Men);
  2. Britannia: 7/17 (Vet/Master A), 15/48 (Overall);
  3. Fortune: 3/7 (Vet/Master A), 12/33 (Overall);
  4. Almonte Time Trail: 6/18 (Vet/Master A), 11/52 (Overall);
  5. Almonte Mass Start: 5/19 (Vet/Master A), 12/56 (Overall);
  6. Upper Canada: 7/15 (Vet/Master A), 14/40 (Overall);
  7. Mooney's Bay: 7/18 (Vet/Master A), 17/54 (Overall);
  8. Kingston: 5/10 (Vet/Master A); 13/40 (Overall);
  9. Upper Canada: 9/15 (Vet/Master A), 16/45 (Overall);
  10. Almonte: 2/8 (Vet/Master A), 8/39 (Overall); and,
  11. Mooney's Bay: 3/8 (Vet/Master A), 5/24 (Overall).
  12. *** Final Overall Placing: 5/36 (Vet/Master A). ***
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  1. Canada Cup #2/Ontario Cup #3 -- Hardwood Hills: 19/54;
  2. Canada Cup #3/Quebec Cup #2 -- Tremblant: 28/35 (flat);
  3. Ottawa Bicycle Club Grand Prix (Road) -- Gatineau: 71/93;
  4. Ontario Cup #4 -- Horseshoe Valley: 13/33;
  5. Ontario Cup #5 -- Dagmar: 10/37;
  6. 24 Hours of Adrenaline -- Hardwood Hills: 9/85 (5-person open, 150-199);
  7. World Master's Championships -- Bromont: 37/52;
  8. Ontario Cup Provincial Championships -- Kelso: 18/51 [16th overall in series]; and,
  9. Ottawa Bicycle Club Cyclocross series: 6th overall (Master 'A')
Ottawa Bicycle Club Cyclocross Series:
  1. Britannia Park: 19/48;
  2. Britannia Park Madison: 7/20;
  3. Almonte Time Trial: 4/13;
  4. Almonte: 15/49;
  5. Terry Fox: 12/45;
  6. Upper Canada Village: 12/38; and,
  7. Almonte: 11/33

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  1. Ottawa Bicycle Club Paris-Roubaix (Road/Cyclocross race) -- Almonte, ON -- Date: April 18, 2004;
  2. Ontario Cup #1 -- Dagmar -- Date: May 2;
  3. Canada Cup #1 -- Bromont -- Date: May 23;
  4. Gary Fisher Epic 8 Hour (Solo) -- Mansfield -- Date: May 29;
  5. Canada Cup #3/Ontario Cup #3 -- Hardwood Hills -- Date: June 6;
  6. 24 Hours of Summer Solstice, Solo Category -- Albion Hills -- June 19-20;
  7. Ontario Cup #4 -- Calabogie -- Date: July 11;
  8. Ottawa Bicycle Club Grand Prix (Road) -- Gatineau Park -- Date: TBA;
  9. TransRockies -- Fernie, BC to Canmore, AB: 7-day stage race: World’s Toughest MTB Race! -- Date: Aug 8-14;
  10. World Master's Championship -- Bromont -- Date: Sept 4;
  11. Ontario Cup #6 -- Mansfield -- Date: Sept 12;
  12. Ontario Provincial Championship -- Hardwood Hills -- Date: Sept 26;
  13. Camp Fortune Sunset Series (6 races) -- Camp Fortune -- Date: June - Aug; and,
  14. Ottawa Bicycle Club Cyclocross Series (12 races) -- Various locations -- Date: Sept - Dec
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Frame: Seven Cycles Titanium disc-only singlespeed with EBB
Fork: Fox F80X and Morati Titanium disc-only rigid fork
Headset: Chris King
Brakes: Magura Marta SL
Stem: FSA XC-120
Handlebar: Easton CT2 Monkey Lite
Grips: ODI Rogue Lock-on
Cranks: FSA Carbon Pro Team Issue
Bottom Bracket: FSA Platinum Pro Ti
Eccentric Bottom Bracket: Bushnell
Chainring: Boone Titanium 36T
Chain: SRAM PC-68
Pedals: Shimano 959
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Seatpost: Moots Titanium
Front Hub: Hope Bulb
Rear Hub: Chris King singlespeed disc
Rims: Sun DS1-XC
Spokes: Swiss DT Revolution
Skewers: Norco 5mm bolt-on
Tires: Panaracer TrailBlaster 1.8
Tubes: Stan's NoTubes

Other:

Eyewear: Rudy Project Ekynox, Ekynox SX, Graal, and Freeon
Helmet: Giro E2
Gloves: Rocket Power Parts Scary Fast Charger
Shoes: Shimano 320
Heart Rate Monitor: Polar S-725
Gels: Hammer Gel
Light System: Lupine Edison
Trainer: Kurt Kinetic

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Interests: Bicycle maintenance and repair, XC skiing, baseball, and softball
Education: Master of Engineering (1998) and Bachelor of Engineering (1995)
Loving Husband and Father to: Cari, Tyler and Kiley
Favorite Beer: Sleeman Honey Brown

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