In 2011 and 2012 Mike Dyon, the President of our Canadian partner, recruited a couple of other Canadians to come down and race as Team Canada. He was really pushing it so we put together a Team USA to accept the challenge. Each team designed their own uniforms. The teams being there in uniform added a really cool dimension to the race, especially since in 2012 each team had a former Olympian racing for their country again. The evening after the first team competition in 2011, which Team Canada won, Mike stood up on a chair in the middle of the office and made a big announcement. Speaking half in French and half in English, Mike gave a long talk about the strength of the competitors and the pride of Canada, and then presented several pint-sized cans of pure Canadian maple syrup to the company in grand fashion. Those white aluminum cans of syrup took up residence in the company’s kitchen cupboard for at least five years. I don’t know what happened to them, but every time I saw them I would think about Mike and that race, which brought me more joy than if I had enjoyed the syrup inside.