Michael

Michael Barry

Co-leads the business. Michael has been working under Tom and Mike Sr.’s tutelage building and painting bikes since retiring from professional cycling at the end of 2012. As a cyclist, Michael represented Canada at the Olympic Games (’96, ’04, ’08), Commonwealth Games (’94, ;02) and was a World Tour Cyclist (1998-2012). He rode for the most famous teams of his age, including Team Sky, Columbia – High Road, T-Mobile, Discovery Channel, and the US Postal Service team. He competed in the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Giro d’Italia. With a deep level of experience in bicycle fit and design, as well as a keen attention to detail and eye for style, Michael has a unique skill in translating a cyclist’s specifications to the bike design.

Posts by Michael:

J.B. (Jock) Wadley & The Origins Of Randonneurs Ontario

By Mike Barry Recently, I attended the Randonneurs Ontario annual banquet and prize presentation. It was a great evening where we were able to get together with some old friends. There are a good [...]

A Summer of Crits, Lemond and Gert-Jan Theunisse

We pulled up in the van mid-morning, as steel barriers were being put in place to close off the course. Some of us were half asleep, our necks kinked against the windows, while others punched [...]

Paris Roubaix.

Paris Roubaix is a race of unknowns. What the riders can’t control, what looms in their futures, haunts them until the pop of the starter’s pistol. In the days prior to the race, they’ll check [...]

The Lead-Up

The protagonists who will animate the Tour of Flanders, Paris Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, and the other Spring Classics will fine tune their fitness and test their legs in less prestigious [...]

Building A Dream

A plate of half eaten nachos sat on the table, Doug leaned back and quoted W.P Kinsella’s book, Shoeless Joe, “If you build it, they will come.” It wasn’t the first time I had heard him repeat [...]

Rivals and Friends

Every winter, teams from all over the world travel to warmer climates to train for the coming races. For 10 to 14 days, the riders spend every hour of the day with their teammates: they eat [...]

Extremes

In much of North America, snow is continuing to fall. We ride indoors, ski, skate, run, and workout in the gym in order to maintain some level of fitness, while elevating our endorphins to keep [...]

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