SDBC Weekly Update

SDBC 2014 Sponsors

We have some new sponsors this year, including a new title sponsor, and many continuing sponsors that have supported us for years. Visit the sponsors page on the SDBC web site to view more information about each of our sponsors or click the logos to go the specific sponsor's web site.

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SDBC Title Sponsor

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The Official Bike Shop of SDBC
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SDBC Men's Cat 1,2, & 3 Team Sponsor
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Click here for more info on purchasing clothing.

Interested in advertising with us? Please email our Sponsorship Director for details.
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SDBC 2014 Officers and Directors
President: Jim Swigart
Vice President: Jim Ring
Treasurer: Mike McLaughlin
Secretary: Jim Ring
Sponsorship: Mike Farkas
Membership Director: Marilyn Detloff
Fiesta Island TT Director: Fred Nicolet
Junior Team Director: Jesse Eisner
Collegiate Director: Open
Women's DEV Team Director: Beatrice Dormoy
Men's Cat 1/2/U25 Team Director: Wells Wang
Men's Cat 3 Team Director: Wells Wang
Men's DEV Team Director: Michael Yuhas
Master's Team Director: Jim Swigart
Bike Coaliton: Serge Issakov
Volunteer Director: Linda Webb
Special Events: Jonathan Camanyag
SD Velodrome: Sean O'Hare
MTB Director: Mike Farkas
Clothing Director: Nick Jones
Public Relations: Jonathan Camanyag
Webmaster: Tim Perkins
Weekly Newsletter Editor: Tom Welch
Training Director: Mike McLaughlin
Historian: Ralph Elliott
Non-Voting Support Directors
General Counsel: Open
Exec. Race Dir: Ralph Elliott

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SDBC Women's 2014 Racing Team Camp
San Diego Bicycle Club

Save the dates 1/11 & 1/12/2014

If you are interested in racing in 2014 with the SDBC Women's Team, please contact women's team director, Bea Dormoy at for more information about the upcoming training camp. Any female cyclist that has B or A group ride ability is welcome and encouraged to race with the team.

1/11/14 Saturday morning: SDBC group ride meet at UC Cyclery at 8:15, roll at 8:30 (Women's team ride together) After the ride a team meeting will be held to discuss the racing season – race calendar, goal races, address questions about racing, points, equipment, training etc.

1/12/14 Sunday morning: Skills Clinic–Beginners or cat 4 women. Only a couple spots left so register online now at 

Beatrice Dormoy
SDBC Women's Team Director

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SDBC New Years Day Ride 2014

San Diego Bicycle Club
Report by SDBC ride leader, Michael Pelkey

Ralph Elliott was not able to attend & officiate this year, as is his usual for our First Ride of The Year, and he asked me to sit in for him in his absence.

We started out with everyone shouting out a nice, big, and loud “Happy New Year!” I mentioned that there was a lot going on for SDBC in 2014: with our new sponsor, a new green & black kit; a start-up of a Cat 1 & 2 Team; and that SDBC now offers rides on both Saturday and Sunday.

I briefly went over the day’s route and handed out some “Ralph” sheets with directions to those needing them. Weather was perfect and we had about 70 riders. Initially we kept together but eventually the long climb up Pomerado split the bunch--not untypical. We regrouped at Shell Station off I-15. After rest & nourishment we headed into Escondido all together with a trim 18 mph pace.

The amount of traffic lights limited our speed but when we hit Palomar Airport Rd we started to see some momentum picking up. Various people took pulls with, of course, 11 year old Alex, right on their wheels. This was the beginning of fast. Dig in, and hang on--hills and all!

In the SHARROW lane heading down the coast the speed increased and for sure by now the group was split. Through Encinitas and then past Swami’s, ever increasing. By the time we were on the run up to the hill the men & women with the fast legs took over and roared away up the hill to Java. At Java Depot our average speed was 18.8 mph. We pulled in at 11:40. We left at 8:40. Not bad, huh?

Another GREAT RIDE sponsored by SDBC and our First Ride of The Year!

According to Serge at Java Depot our average speed was 18.8 mph. We pulled in at 11:40. We left at 8:40. Not bad, huh?!

Thanks to all who participated and lent their expertise in making it so.

Happy New Year and see you next year!

Michael Pelky
SDBC Ride Leader

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A Note From The Membership Director

San Diego Bicycle Club
Membership renewal notices went out in the mail…

And now is the time to renew your membership for 2014. Still just $45!

Exciting things are happening in 2014 – look…

  • Expanded discounts to all members.
  • Increased sponsor support benefiting both the race teams and the general membership.
  • A new Cat 1-2 Team.
  • An entirely new Club kit.  Fun!

You may renew (a) on-line – we’re picking up the registration fee this year, OR (b) pay by cash, check, or credit card at most Saturday rides in November and December, OR (c) use the yellow envelope that was included with your membership renewal letter.

SDBC Membership Director

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SDBC Sunday Ride

San Diego Bicycle Club

“Sundays will never be the same”--Spanky & Our Gang

SDBC is hosting an ongoing Sunday ride leaving from UC Cyclery at 8:30 a.m. Once a month we may alter the route, riding a bit longer or possibly leaving from another location. Make sure to check SDBC Online Weekly as any change will always be posted.

An SDBC ride leader will lead the ride and participants are expected to:

  • Bring emergency contact information
  • Be familiar with group riding skills
  • Be able to maintain a D1 pace–approx 17 mph average
  • Adhere to safe riding habits
  • Assist in keeping group together

Camaraderie is the key! The ride will be about 40 miles, and arrive at our sponsor, Java Depot, in Solana Beach around 11:00 a.m. It is not a recreational ride, nor a no-drop ride, but we will assist in incidents as deemed prudent to the group.

Routes will contain hills (with regrouping as needed at the tops), faster sections with cornering, possible descents, and at least one brief rest/water stop before coffee shop. It will be challenging, but doable & fun--like a faster version of our D2 Ride.

Arrive at 8:15 for announcements, bring 2 bottles of fluid and be ready to roll at 8:30.

A group pic will be taken on each ride and will be sent to you afterwards with a ride write-up. 

Looking forward to seeing you.

Last Week's Riders
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Contact SDBC ride leader Michael Pelkey at

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SDBC 2014 Kit Available

On Monday, November 25th the 2014 SDBC Kit design was unveiled to SDBC members at the Fit Kit Night at UC Cyclery. The new kit design is shown below - larger images are now available by clicking on each view.

2014 SDBC Jersey Front 2014 SDBC Jersey Back
2014 SDBC Bib Left 2014 SDBC Bib Right

The Pactimo store is open. To access the Team Store from the club web site, click on Members, then SDBC Clothing, and follow the directions on the page. If this is the first time you have ordered clothing from Pactimo, you will need to create your personal account.

Please be sure of your sizing. Pactimo and SDBC are NOT responsible if you order the wrong size. Use the following link to access the Pactimo Custom Clothing sizing chart.

A Note On Pricing
The clothing committee worked very hard in negotiating prices with Pactimo. Despite almost across-the-board price increases on garments, we're keeping the prices of many popular items the same as last year. In cases where we have raised prices, we have kept the increase as small as possible.

Nick Jones
SDBC Clothing Director

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Other Items Of Interest

The following items are not sponsored or endorsed by SDBC but may be of interest to the general membership.

Found Seat Bag on Saturday Ride 12/28/2013

This seat bag and toolkit was found on the I-5 on-ramp to the freeway this past Saturday. If it's yours you can claim it at UC Cyclery.

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Racers and Volunteers Needed for Boulevard Road Race

The UCSD Cycling Team is proud to announce the 2014 Boulevard Road Race. This is the largest and most successful race in the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference and also one of the largest in the entire country. The proceeds from this race almost entirely fund our race season and allow us to foster the talent of many collegiate cyclists.

We request that volunteers please notify Drew Lawyer (this years race director) at Remember that by volunteering, you are not just helping to make Boulevard run smoothly but are also giving back to the community by making a significant contribution to the UCSD Cycling Team's season and continued success.

If you plan to also race Boulevard, that is fantastic, and we are will accommodate that in your volunteer schedule so that you can do both. We will need volunteers at all times of the day, but the heaviest demand is in the early morning and morning while the collegiate fields are racing and many of our team mates will be kicking off their season.

Drew Lawyer and the UCSD Cycling Team



For Sale: Jamis Zenith T1 Time Trial Bike

  • 54cm
  • SRAM Force Rear Derailer (10 speed)
  • Shimano Rival Front Derailer
  • FSA SL-K Light Crank 53/39
  • T2+ Cobra Handlebars
  • TekTro Brakes/Shifters
  • Extra set of Vittoria Rubino Slick Pro tires included
  • $1,000

Never been laid down, never crashed.

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Contact: Arthur Gusby
Phone: (858) 314-8659

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For Sale: Scattante 330R 9-Speed Road Bike
Includes extra Wheelset & Cassette

  • 56cm
  • FSA Vero 50/39 130mm Triple Crank
  • Shimano Sora Front & Read Derailers
  • Alex Rims 500 Wheelset (with 9-Speed Cassette)
  • AeroMax Wheelset (with 9-Speed Cassette)
  • Dual cup holders
  • EXTRA brake shoes, brake pads & travel pump included
  • $400

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I cut my teeth on this bike.  I went from a guy that could only ride 5 miles on a Saturday, to a multi-century rider, all on this bike.  Strong, sturdy aluminum construction that will not let you down.  The added triple crank (granny gear) is there if you need to climb some monster hills, but try not to use it - you'll get better the more you push yourself.

Contact: Arthur Gusby
Phone: (858) 314-8659

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For Sale: Spin Doctor Bike Repair Stand - $75

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Bring your bike up to waist level while you make minor repairs and adjustments. The Spin Doctor Bike Repair Stand will allow you to securely work on your bike without having to bend and have another person hold it for you.
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Contact: Arthur Gusby
Phone: (858) 314-8659

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For Sale - 2012 Pinarello FP0 (24”)

UPDATE: Price reduced to $500 for SDBC members until sold.

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This bike has been proudly ridden on a number of SDBC D4 and D5 rides this year, seen on TV for the 2013 YMCA Ride Across California, finished in fourth in this year's BLGP, finished 2012 Brentwood GP, 2012 Ladera Ranch GP, among other kids races. Sad to part with it, but it needs a good home for the next budding SDBC racer.


  • Specialized "cheater brakes" bought at and installed by UC Cyclery
  • Panaracer Pasela tires (higher PSI) over the stock Kenda Koncepts (lower PSI)
  • Velox rim tape installed (to support higher PSI)


  • Minor scratch/scuff on right shifter
  • Small tear on rear derailleur cable jacket
  • Frame and fork virtually scratch free.
  • Junior range gearing, junior saddle and handlebar geometry

Purchased at Dana Point, CA for $850 as the original owner.
Offering for $500 only to SDBC members and active SD Velodrome racers for first dibbs (before releasing to Craigslist/ebay)

Inspections welcome or see it for sale at the SD Velodrome on Junior Thursday afternoon sessions.

Contact: Jonathan Camanyag
Phone: 949-280-9682

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For Sale: Zipp 808 wheels with 10 speed SRAM cassette

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  • Rear wheel has never been used since the factory-excellent condition
  • Front wheel is in good condition
  • SRAM 10-speed 11-27 cassette
  • $1000 OBO for the pair

Contact: Jonathon Landis

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For Sale : Zipp SL Handlebars

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  • Traditional Bend
  • 170 grams
  • MSRP $350
  • Almost new, immaculate condition
  • $220 obo

Contact: Jonathan (JD) Deguzman
Phone: (510)701-0495

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For Sale : 48cm Cannondale Super Six Evo HiMod

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Contact: Eddie Gonzales

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For Sale - ask Bea @

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Track Handlebar Deda Pista ultra light double-butted 6061 alloy, 31.8x42cm, Ergo bend, 420mmx173mm drop x 109mm reach - New (came with my new track bike) - $35

Contact: Bea Dormoy
Phone: (619) 647-8486

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