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CMA. Dead Man Walking?

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Hey Steve,

A good PR person would be awesome. In the past I would typically just asked Marilynn directly and she has always been very friendly and forthcoming.

This was the last notes we exchanged back in 2016 in relation to CMA supporting international events... Great news if CMA has changed this position.  

From: Marilynn Bastedo
To: Michael Traves
Subject: RE: information sharing

That’s fine and never expect to be thanked.     It seldom happens.

 

Marilynn Bastedo, CEO

Canadian Motorcycle Association

 

Website: www.motorcyclingcanada.ca

 

From: Michael Traves
To: 'Marilynn Bastedo'
Subject: RE: information sharing

 

This is what is currently posted (I have removed the dates and contact info)… please let me know if you are okay with it…

Marilynn agreed that I could share our my conversation with her so as far as supporting TdN goes... 

The CMA has never been able to provide funding for any of our international team projects and there is a policy that stipulates that they can't even if we had the money.

The reasoning behind this (many years ago) was that if funding is available it should first be provided to projects within Canada and which would benefit more of the members.

But on further discussion (as I noted before) if additional funds are raised (outside your $80 CMA Fees) then: ... 

Priorities TAC is looking for funding for.

are -

support for riders to attend the CMA National Championships

support for riders to attend the FIM North America Championships

support for riders attending the Trial des Nations.

I did make an effort to find support for these priorities but people preferred to support local efforts. I will continue to look for support for these priorities although some times it seems a little thankless.

Regards,

Michael

 

 

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The only dead men walking are you clowns that keep rehashing this stuff year after year! Canada's motorcycle industry is too spread out and too small for anybody in the world to worry about.

You might see a change when you fossils are no longer able to participate and the younger generation takes over. As for the guy that posted #timesupcma, Aren't you the guy that's failed with at least 3 motorcycle importations, screwing up the market further? And you expect us to listen to you?

#giveitup

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Nice one Evolution....

Most of the people posting here are actually passionate about the sport in Canada and are trying to move things in a positive direction.   Classs act you are....

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10 hours ago, evolution said:

The only dead men walking are you clowns that keep rehashing this stuff year after year! Canada's motorcycle industry is too spread out and too small for anybody in the world to worry about.

You might see a change when you fossils are no longer able to participate and the younger generation takes over. As for the guy that posted #timesupcma, Aren't you the guy that's failed with at least 3 motorcycle importations, screwing up the market further? And you expect us to listen to you?

#giveitup

Wow you are seriously out of touch with reality... Steve and I are both way past our prime as far as participating, I will give you that but we are both very passionate about growing the sport for the up and coming younger riders. Both Steve and I are heavily involved in putting on events on different ends of the country. Just last weekend I put on an indoor demo at the local motorcycle show in conjunction with Honda's red rider jr training to encourage more young people to get involved. Guess what the first question I was asked by the show organizer ... "do you have insurance" to which I was able to reply the same I do to the 6 local landowner whos properties we put on trials events at - "Yes we do! $5M in liability to cover the landowner."  - I don't really give a sh!t about what anybody else in the world thinks. I do care that we are able to continue to put on events in our local area and we are making a concerted effort to improve the sport locally, nationally, and our riders are able to compete on the international stage if they so desire.

The past Canadian distributor is a great individual and has been extremely supportive of the sport of trials in Canada - pretty hard to build the sport without access to bikes! You are not truly suggesting OSSA going out of business was in some way the distributors fault are you? The role of distributer in Canada is far from easy - ask anyone that has tried (I know 4 personally and consider them all friends)  I wish somebody would pickup Sherco as a distributor but it is a lot harder than you might think.

Sometimes fossils have a lot of very valuable history to share I wouldn't underestimate them if I where you.

BTW - Exactly what have you done to improve the sport (ever) ???

 

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I don't want to fire anyone up here, but the CMA has NEVER actively participated in the growth of Canadian Riders on an International level.

The CMA has lost control over EVERY discipline of Motorcycle racing. Guess why?

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On 3/9/2018 at 8:03 PM, michael_t said:

Wow you are seriously out of touch with reality... Steve and I are both way past our prime as far as participating, I will give you that but we are both very passionate about growing the sport for the up and coming younger riders. Both Steve and I are heavily involved in putting on events on different ends of the country. Just last weekend I put on an indoor demo at the local motorcycle show in conjunction with Honda's red rider jr training to encourage more young people to get involved. Guess what the first question I was asked by the show organizer ... "do you have insurance" to which I was able to reply the same I do to the 6 local landowner whos properties we put on trials events at - "Yes we do! $5M in liability to cover the landowner."  - I don't really give a sh!t about what anybody else in the world thinks. I do care that we are able to continue to put on events in our local area and we are making a concerted effort to improve the sport locally, nationally, and our riders are able to compete on the international stage if they so desire.

The past Canadian distributor is a great individual and has been extremely supportive of the sport of trials in Canada - pretty hard to build the sport without access to bikes! You are not truly suggesting OSSA going out of business was in some way the distributors fault are you? The role of distributer in Canada is far from easy - ask anyone that has tried (I know 4 personally and consider them all friends)  I wish somebody would pickup Sherco as a distributor but it is a lot harder than you might think.

Sometimes fossils have a lot of very valuable history to share I wouldn't underestimate them if I where you.

BTW - Exactly what have you done to improve the sport (ever) ???

 

I havent been on the forums here in quite some time busy with work and lots of preparation behind the scenes with the Canadian Nationals/ FIM-NA Championship that will take place this Sept in Ioco BC. I am devestated to read that I am well past my prime as far as competing is concerned??? Sorry to disappoint Michael lol. Not sure where you got your intel from?

Just thought I would take the time to put this thread to bed so we can all get on with enjoying the sport, and for some of us continue working on bring it together Nationally once and for all.

As some statements on this thread are fact... and some not. It has been well known that for MANY years the MCC group which includes the WEC and so called WTC have been trying to get the FIM affiliation away from the CMA. It was only reported recently that an OFFICIAL application was made to the FIM. I can now tell you that this application has been rejected! 

Now lets get on with things. Not everyone cares to start with. But some of us do and have been trying to do things the right way. There are some very good people involved who have cared about the sport and will continue to. Happy riding!

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