The following is the full listing of anyone who is currently (and regularly) working with CMG. Oh yes, and the name in brackets following the full name is what each person uses to post on CMG (just to help you with identification purposes).
Rob Harris (AKA Editor ‘Arris)
Answers to the name Editor ‘Arris (in honour of his English ‘omeland), ‘Arris is the editor of CMG (odd, considering the name) as well as Le Grand Fromage (owner) of the CMG empire. He currently lives in Sackville, New Brunswick with an unemployed lobster and suicidal moose.
Daily News & Assistant Editor
Zac earned his job at the CMG by crashing Editor ‘Arris’s Konker in 2010, proving he was one of the sad few afflicted by the CMG curse. Originally from PEI, he now lives in a van down by the river, just outside Saint John, New Brunswick with a collection of tattered Hunter S. Thompson paperbacks.
Mr. Seck was a pillar of CMG for many a year before upping the ante and moving to Pakistan to see what carnage he could create there. In the end the authorities literally threw him out and he returns to CMG a little wiser but with the same refreshing and somewhat dangerous attitude. Mr. Seck lives in Toronto under the DVP.
Costa’s had quite the moto journalistic career. Working first for CMG, then Cycle Canada and now back to CMG, Costa is one of the best that there is in Canadian moto-journalism and contributes mainly test bike features and product launches. He currently resides in a topless bar in Montreal, Quebec.
Steve ‘Bondo’ Bond
Steve Bond has been writing about motorcycles since the days of chalk and slate. A racer in the 70′s (nineteenth century), Steve later turned his hand to writing and has since become one of Canada’s foremost motorcycle journalists and test riders. Steve lives in a heavily fortified compound in Oshawa, Ontario.
Racing News Editor/Features contributor
Larry has been in the motorcycle industry since the days of the first Velocycle and uses his vast knowledge and no-nonsense speak to cover all things racing for the CMG. Larry resides in the Napanee area of Ontario – just far enough away form the chaos of Toronto.
Jamie likes to ride sidecar outfits but we all have our crosses to bear and Jamie bears his well. Since we don’t test many sidecars we don’t have much cause to tap into this expertise, but he does also like small bikes and scooters, so that’s what we throw at him – it helps that they’re light. Jamie lives somewhere in Ontario where sidecars are acceptable forms of transport.
Warren spent most of his life working as big cheese of motorcycles of Honda Canada where he earned the respect of many a journalist with his excellent knowledge and enthusiasm for the job. Since retiring, he’s taken to riding as much as he can and brings to CMG his vast knowledge and real life testing thanks to the massive mileage he racks up every year. Warren lives in a tent next to his BMW Sertao.
Christian is the man that makes everything CMG into everything MGC (our French site). Yes, he moves the first letter of every word to the end and says he’s now translated it into French. But then what do we know? Christian lives in the hip part (a tad north of the leggy part) of Montreal, Quebec. Or should that be Ontrealm, C.Q?
French Copy Editor
Claude is the guy who stands in when Christian pops out. He lives in Ranbyg, Uébecq.
Advertising Sales Manager
Brenda also used to have a previous life at Cycle Canada but now brings her skills to CMG, which suits us just fine. Well respected in the industry, Brenda takes care of anyone’s advertising needs. Brenda lives in Toronto, Ontario with four million other people/raccoons.
Pat is the techie god of CMG. Unlike most techies he isn’t podgy, socially inept and tiresome to be around for more than 20 seconds (he’s good for 30). However, he is superb at all things tech related. Pat lives in Toronto with a cat named Captain Kirk.
Scott “TK4″ McKay
Tech Help (motorcycles)
Scott “TK4″ McKay is one of those rare people who, despite working most of his life in the industry, still manages to maintain a sense of humour. His expertise and insider knowledge is second to none. Scott currently lives on Mars.
Matt’s one of those rare lawyers who actually gives a damn and is willing to give a legal opinion without charging an arm and four legs for it. Matt lives in Ottawa, Ontario, and a little too close to all the politicians.
Mr. MacLennan is an intense man, but also a ever-helpful, stand-up, determined dude. That’s why we gave him the Forum deletion keys, which he’s happy to use. We think Rob lives in the GTA but if he actually told us, he’d have to kill us.
If there’s something that looks good on CMG, be it the new logo or fancy graphic then odds are that Gary Davidson did it. Very talented with an ability to get it right first time, Gary is one of the few people that can actually make us look good, and that’s impressive. Gary lives in the GTA with a GS800 and two dogs (as in animals, not shit bikes).
We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the people who have been an intrinsic part of CMG/OMG in the past, but have since been able to escape, some of whom still grace the pages of CMG in a freelance capacity:
Wilfred Gaube, Wayne ‘Sonic’ Mallows, Tony Lee, Tom ‘Shovel’ Arnold, Piero Zambotti (RIP), Nick Smirniw, Jeff Bloor, Scot Magnish, Ronn Moffatt, Barb Piatkowski, Daniela Stranscak, JP Schroeder, Jeff MacMillan, Jean Houde, Ed White, Sheila Tang, Miss Miryana, Nestor Gula, Kevin Rosenthall, KC, Julian Haber, Richard Seck, Jon Lewis, Scott Smith, Harry ‘bbb’ Freedman, Richard Perrin, Greg Vosper, Leslie Machado, Steve Thornton, Shaz Shaukat, Christian Leskowski and, err, yes … you. The one that’s now pissed off because you weren’t mentioned. You didn’t think we’d forgotten you? Yep, your help was really appreciated. Thanks.