February 23, 2014 by jnyyz
It was a comparatively balmy night for Icycle 2014, barely below zero.
As per usual, all proceeds for the evening were directed to a worthy charity, this year the Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund.
Race director Derek.
Martin was flagman, here looking very serious.
Looks of fun equipment on the rink.
Wood and plexiglas would not be my first choice of materials for a suspension fork.
Some last minute fine adjustment.
Inevitably, some vendor would make a carbon fat bike. Could have used this for my ride last week.
The Ice Emperor and the Ice Stud.
Start of a women’s heat.
The crowd gets into it.
Vic is shooting for Dandyhorse.
Nick reloads his camera.
I see that Tino has already posted some great pictures.
The BMX heat.
The women line up again.
New this year: a chariot race, with the surprise appearance of “Raymond”.
Pool noodles are apparently the method of choice for encouraging your steed.
At the finish.
Thanks to everyone for a fun evening!
some more photos posted on Flickr.
video from Toronto Star.
Derek being interviewed for the video.
video of the preliminary heats