There’ve been some changes at Canada Moto Guide over the last few months, and some new writers and contributors.
To help you keep track of who’s who and who claims to do what, here’s the list of us all so far, as well as easily-clickable contact information.
These are the regulars, but we routinely publish stories and photography from freelancers and just people who like to ride motorcycles and appreciate motorcycles and who have a story to tell, from Canada and all over the world.
The list is always open, though we are kinda picky. If you want to contribute too, or just tell us about a great ride (or a truly awful ride), send us a note.
Editor and Grand Poobah
In charge of all things Editorial, which means he sits around and thinks about motorcycles, a lot. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario, and rides a Harley Low Rider. One day, he’ll fix the Suzuki DR600 in his garage and go exploring all those roads that discourage cars on them. One day.
Managing Editor and Guinea Pig
Zac earned his job by crashing the CMG Konker in 2010, proving he was one of the sad few afflicted by the CMG curse. Originally from PEI, he now lives down by the river just outside Saint John, New Brunswick, with a collection of tattered Hunter S. Thompson paperbacks.
Montreal correspondent and lucky bastard
Costa’s had quite the moto journalistic career. Working first for CMG, then Cycle Canada magazine and now back to CMG, Costa is one of the best there is in Canadian moto-journalism and contributes test bike features and product launches. He lives in Montreal.
West coast correspondent and grouchy old bugger
Steve moved to the Vancouver area from Ontario in the middle of the night without leaving a forwarding address. He now rides motorcycles there and writes about how wonderful it is and how there’s no snow and cheaper insurance, and generally ticks us off, but we love him anyway.
Racing columnist and another grouchy old bugger
Larry lives pretty much next door to the Shannonville racetrack in Ontario and volunteers there as a track official. He’s got years of racing experience under his now-expanded belt, and while he’s standing next to the fence waiting to wave a flag, he’s thinking about all the racing he’ll watch that evening and write about for CMG. In the photo, he’s the one on the left.
Winnipeg correspondent and dirty biker
We’re a bit scared of Willy, who has no hair and no neck and wears a lot of black leather and rides a Harley. He writes about his adventures in Winnipeg every month for CMG, and we’re too nervous to not publish his column. He’s got a full-time job as the autos editor of the Winnipeg Free Press and is the host of his own TV show, Willy’s Garage, on APTN.
Touring columnist and famous author
Jeremy lives in Canmore, Alta., but gets out as much as he can on his crappy old KLR. He’s written books about his bike travels through Central America (Motorcycle Therapy), Europe and the Middle East (Through Dust and Darkness), and he’s always planning The Next Big Trip.
Bike tester and daredevil
Jeff lives somewhere down on the Niagara Peninsula and we force him to test ride fabulous motorcycles for CMG. He also tests cars for various automotive publications, and works as a producer and photographer for a Hamilton-based video production company. Sometimes, he remembers to focus.
Bike tester and raconteur
Sabrina’s from Montreal, but fled down to Toronto to practice her English. She’s been riding for more than a decade now but still finds new things to tell us about with all the motorcycles we make her take out. She’s the nicest person of all of us, but that doesn’t mean much.
Newbie and wannabe
Matt doesn’t know much about bikes and only just got his basic licence, but he reminds us what it’s like to be getting into this passion. He’s decided he loves bikes but he’s a car guy really, and reviews exotic machinery for The Globe and Mail. We don’t hold that against him. Much.
Mr. MacLennan is an intense man, but also an 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.
Courtney is the Big Boss and we don’t argue with her. She can fire us all on a whim, so we try to keep her in a good mood. Courtney lives in the main cupboard of the CMG offices in the metropolis of Sackville, New Brunswick.
You’ve heard about the separation of Church and State? Well, if all of us on the Editorial side of CMG are the Church, then Kelly’s the State. She’s worked in advertising sales for the National Post, PostMedia and, most recently, Trader.com, and she earns the money that we all like to spend on bikes.
Techie Overlord Wizard
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.
What – you thought we’d only have one Tech Wizard? What happens if one gets sick, or goes on a bender, or goes on strike for more money and holds us to ransom? Olivier lives in New Brunswick and knows a lot more about how computers work than the rest of us. Combined.
Would you like to contribute to Canada Moto Guide? Send us a note and introduce yourself!