SDBC Weekly Update

SDBC 2014 Sponsors

Please support our sponsors. Without them SDBC would not be able to maintain the racing teams and other activities that we have all enjoyed. 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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Karl Strauss Oktoberfest

5% ABV • 15 SRM • 20 IBU

Karl Straus Pintail Pale Alw

A traditional German Oktoberfest Lager. Vienna, Munich, and Carahell malts provide crisp toasted malt flavors, while Bavarian Hallertau hops lend a delicate hop character.

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SDBC members save 25% on ALL products, services and testing for September and October.
Use coupon code "SDBC" during checkout at (includes KLEANATHLETE line).

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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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Be sure to check our website and social media pages for more information.

Borrego Springs/Palm Canyon Ride and Campout

San Diego Bicycle Club's annual ride and camp weekend will be November 1st & 2nd this year. Here's how it works. Meet at the Mira Mesa Park & Ride (Mira Mesa Blvd & I-15) at 7am, leave your camping gear with a sag vehicle and enjoy the 75 mile ride to Borrego Palm Canyon campground. Have dinner and swap stories around the campfire. After Sunday breakfast, return to San Diego via Montezuma grade.

Sag support is limited to carrying your gear. You are responsible for getting yourself to Borrego. Event is limited to 50 riders/sag drivers. Dinner and breaking provided. Free to club members. Up to 10 sag vehicles welcome. (Motor homes are not allowed in the group campground)

Reservation required.

Contact: Linda Web
Phone: 619 806-1284

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A Note From The Training Director

San Diego Bicycle Club

Build Speed & Endurance
In the Off-Season

Get stronger and faster with the Off-Season C-ride. The C-ride started two years ago when a group of WTC riders wanted to keep building on their WTC experience. Now, the C-ride is picking up the baton every Saturday now through December, rolling out around the same time as the B-ride (whoever talks less, rolls first). The C-ride is being led by Didier Sagan and Xavier Cany and a team of experienced C-riders and assorted ride leaders. Here’s what Xavier says to expect:

For the first two months we are going to go easy and help riders build up speed and endurance. As long as people feel comfortable with a 55 miles climbing ride any regular A, B and D-1 rider should be able to join the fun. We'll keep the group together on the flats and have the fastest riders loop or wait for the slow riders whenever necessary on the climbs. It promises to be a lot of fun!

So join Xavier, Didier, and the team and for the fast, group training Off-Season C-ride!

Mike McLaughlin
SDBC Training Director

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A Note From The Clothing Director

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SDBC Kit Fit Night

Fit Kit Night will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, November 17, 2014 at UC Cyclery. The 2015 SDBC Kit design will unveiled to SDBC members and the new fit kit will be available. Watch for more details coming soon.

2014 White Summer JerseyThe white summer jersey is still available in the Men's Ascent AIR, Men's Summit Pro, Women's Ascent AIR styles. Visit the Pactimo Team Store to order.

To access the Team Store from the club web site, click on Mebers, then SDBC Clothing, sign in with your email address and password, click on Order Uniform, and follow the directions. 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. Neither Pactimo nor SDBC can be held responsible if you order the wrong size. Use the following link to access the Pactimo Custom Clothing sizing chart.

Nick Jones
SDBC Clothing Director

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SDBC Sunday Ride ~ October 12 ~ Ride to the Kook! - in conjunction with the Kerry Kunsman Memorial Ride

San Diego Bicycle Club

And you thought last week was easy...

Leaves UC Cyclery at 8:30, led by SDBC ride leader, again NOT hilly & NOT challenging.

Ride up the coast to The Kook, do a 180, stop at Java Depot, be back to UCC by 11:00, get water, roll out at 11:15, to be able to participate in the Kerry Kunsman Memorial Ride (see separate announcement) leaving from Shoreline Park South on Shelter Island at 12:30. The Memorial Ride goes along Harbor Drive and around the bay, approx an hour, beginning and ending at the park where the 2:00 service will be held. Feel free to ride your bike to UCC, or attend the event on your own via car or bike.

Bring two bottles of fluid and be ready to roll at 8:30. A group pic will be taken and sent to you afterwards with ride write-up.

Come join us!

Contact SDBC ride leader Michael Pelkey at

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2014 Fiesta Island Time Trial Series

Only one more FITT remaining for this year on Sunday, November 23rd - Sign up now so you don't miss out!

The fall events are open for registration. Check it out on:

  • Sunday, November 23rd

Hi-Tech Bikes is the series title sponsor this year and will provide onsite mechanical support.

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Kerry Kunsman Memorial Ride & Service

This Sunday, October 9th, please join members of the SDBC Sunday Ride back at UC Cyclery at 11:15 after another easier than usual ride, who will then be riding over to Shoreline Park South on Shelter Island to participate in the ride in remembrance of Kerry. The Memorial Ride begins at 12:30, going along Harbor Drive and around the bay, and will be about an hour, beginning and ending at the park where the 2:00 service will be held. Feel free to ride your bike to UCC, or attend the event on your own via car or bike. Click here for more information or to RSVP.

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Mike Nosco Memorial Ride
What: The 6th Annual Mike Nosco Memorial Bicycle Ride 2014
When: Monday, November 3, 8:00am - 6:00pm
(Yes, it’s a Monday)
Where: Dos Vientos Community Center
4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, California 91320

Join many professional and amateur cyclists along our beautiful coast and through the epic Santa Monica Mountain range.  The ride includes famous climbs, Deer Creek, Latigo Canyon and Mulholland into the Santa Monica Mountains. See the route at This challenging course will bring you, your friends, & family memories filled with love and laughter, but most of all, support for Juan Carlos Viñolo who will receiving a portion of the ride proceeds.

When you register, select the "Michael P. Nosco Foundation, Inc" from the drop down 'donation destination' box and then note “Juan Carlos Viñolo” in the memo box. All donations are tax deductable. (Tax ID#45-3794018)

Questions? Email
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Visit Juan Carlos

Many SDBC club members have recently visited Juan Carlos Viñolo. He really enjoys visits from cyclists in particular, so if you can, go say hello to him! He will be at Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center until mid-November. The best time to visit is between 3 and 6 pm. He works pretty hard during the daytime with the therapists preparing him for independent living. For details and location map go to

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From Serge Issakov:
"Michael Pelkey and I went to visit Juan Carlos today. I was very impressed with his demeanor and character. I can only imagine what he is going through, but can tell you he is dealing with it effectively. He was out on the patio and independently mobile in an electric wheel chair. He should be home in about 2 months. He does plan to go back to his job and looks forward to cycling again on a handcycle. JC welcomes visits. I encourage you to go."

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Recent Race Results

Year to date - 24 Firsts, 25 Seconds, 40 Thirds, 240 Top Ten Finishes. Results for the last 60 days listed.

Fiesta Island Time Trial 9/28/2014
Men Cat 4/5 - Justin Forbes - 3rd

Cyclovets Summer Classic Criterium 9/21/2014
Men Master 60+ - Fred Nicolet - 1st
Women Master 55+ - Heather Odom - 1st
Women Master 55+ - Debi Foli - 3rd
Women Senior Cat 4 - Patricia Murray - 3rd
Men Senior Cat 4 - Kyle Kirby - 3rd
Men Senior Cat 4 - Dehnis DelaCruz - 4th
Men Senior Cat 4 - Anthony Navarra - 5th
Men Senior Cat 4 - Ben Arena - 6th
Men Senior Cat 5A - Sean Lee - 5th
Men Senior Cat 3 - Eric Borman - 8th
Men Master 55+ - Richard Salter - 9th

Cyclovets Summer Clasiic Time Trial 9/20/2014
Men Master 40+ - Justin Forbes - 1st
Men Senior Open - Brian Sammuli - 3rd
Men Senior Open - Eric Borman - 8th

USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals - Crit 09/06/2014
Women Master 55-59 - Heather Odom - 5th
Women Master 50-54 - Beatrice- 5th

Mt Whitney Stage Race 8/23/2014
Men Master 60+ - Peter Dufor - 1st

SoCalCup Crit Series #9 8/31/2014
Men Cat 4 - Anthony Navarra - 6th

Cajon Pass Circuit Race 8/30/2014
Men Cat 4 - Anthony Navarra - 6th

SoCalCup Crit Series #8 8/24/2014
Men Cat 3- Mason Turvey - 2nd
Men Cat 3 - Gabriel Marocco - 4th

Ontario Summers End Grand Prix 8/17/2014
Men Cat 3 - Gabriel Marocco - 1st
Men Cat 4 - Dehnis DelaCruz - 9th

San Marcos Criterium 8/10/2014
Men Junior 13-14 - Kyle Kirby - 1st
Men Cat 4 - Mason Turvey - 3rd
Men Junior 13-14 - Julian Levy - 3rd
Men Cat 4 - Logan Bass - 5th
Men Cat 4 - Ben Arena - 8th
Men Junior 15-16 - Julian Levy - 9th
Men Senior - Gabriel Marocco - 4th

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The new policy regarding classified submission and run duration is now in effect for the weekly update. Please see the note in the left column for details. If your items for sale have been removed you can re-submit your ad.

For Sale: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe Wheelset

Posted: 9/18/2014

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  • Ridden 1 season, 4500 miles
  • White with with black spokes
  • Shimano Hub
  • $250 - price reduced

Contact: Tim Perkins
Phone: 858-945-2388

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