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 Peanut Butter Cup Porter

5.6% ABV • 56 SRM • 30 IBU

Karl Straus Pintail Pale Alw

Karl Strauss and San Diego go together like peanut butter and chocolate. That’s why we chose San Diego Beer Week back in 2012 as the perfect place to debut our Peanut Butter Cup Porter. This decadent twist on a robust porter packs rich layers of smooth peanut butter and dark chocolate flavors. The lingering, slightly dry finish is sure to keep you going back for the next sip. Today, it turns out you really can have your dessert… and drink it too.

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SDBC Men's Cat 1,2, & 3 Team Sponsor
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Interested in advertising with us? Please email our Sponsorship Director for details.

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A Note From The Events Director
SDBCUC Cyclery

SDBC Kit Fit & Club Night at UC Cyclery

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, November 17, 2014 at UC Cyclery from 6:00-8:00 PM

On Club Night, all SDBC members get:

  • 20% off parts & accessories!
  • 10% of Garmin products!
  • 10% of bikes - no discount limit!
  • Other specials to be announced!
  • Food and prizes - don't miss out!
  • New kit design unveiled
  • RSVP online at the SDBC Facebook page

SDBC Special Events Director
Pat Murray

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Special SDBC Sunday Ride 11/9

A visit with Juan Carlos Vinolo at Sharp Rehab followed by a ride through CicloSDias Hillcrest/Bankers Hill

35 miles complete, leaves UC Cyclery at 8:30, led by SDBC ride leaders, regrouping as needed. We will visit Juan Carlos & take group photo with him in pleasant courtyard setting (feel de love & de gratitude, mon), then on to CicloSDias (SD's 3rd Annual, hosted by SD County Bicycle Coalition), to show our support for cycling in San Diego, and then back to UCC via Reynard Way/Goldfinch St/Presidio Dr. Only one hill: Texas St (you can do it!)

No hills to speak of on the first leg to Sharp Rehab but we are aiming to be there by 9:30, so we’ll need to set an approximate 16 mph pace. We will be hooking up with challenged athlete hand-cyclists on the way, and it needs to be said that when Juan Carlos is again able to ride, he, too, will become a hand-cyclist athlete.

Bring two bottles of fluid and be ready to roll at 8:30. #TeamJuanCarlos ribbons will be issued before we leave. Please wear them or put them on your bike to show support for Juan Carlos as he nears his release date to go home!

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The group photo will be emailed to you afterwards with ride write-up.

Please come out and show your support!

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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Borrego Springs/Palm Canyon Ride and Campout

Well, the calls, texts and emails started about noon on Friday, "The weather does not look so good, I'm going to cancel." But on Saturday morning 12 riders were at the start, ready for the 75 mile trek to Borrego Palm Canyon campground. The sag drivers were there to haul the camping gear. It was great to see some new faces as well as the regulars. Riders headed off on the still wet but managed to miss the rain throughout the day. One optimistic rider, in her white summer kit arrived at camp clean! Cool and tailwinds and no rain made for a great day of riding. (OK, a couple sprinkles and a pesky headwind the last couple into camp, but a beautiful day of riding overall.) By dinner time, a few more old timers showed up.

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More photos on Barb's Borrego album on FaceBook

Sunday dawned sunny and calm and the riders were off for the 14 mile climb up Montezuma Valley Road, and on to Mira Mesa. Now another Borrego ride is just a fond memory. 15 riders in all, some rode one day and some rode both. The sag drivers enjoyed 2 days of riding in the valley.

A big THANK YOU to the sag drivers and to all the riders for another fantastic event.

See you all next year.

Linda and Tom, ride leaders

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A Note From The Membership Director


Join or renew now for 2015 and get Oct., Nov. & Dec. 2014 for free. Still just $45!

Exciting things are happening - take a 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!

So whether you’re an experienced racer, an endurance cyclist, a recreational cyclist, or someone just getting into biking, when you join/renew, you’re teaming up with hundreds of other cyclists to help us:

  • Keep our Saturday rides free and open to everyone.
  • Offer coached training rides for all levels of riders.
  • Expand our racing program.
  • Offer specialized training programs.
  • Continue our philanthropic work like the annual Christmas Toy Ride.
  • Keep our annual Beach Party and Borrego Spring Camp-out ride free to members.
  • Advocate for cyclists rights.
  • Create a safer riding environment.

You may renew on-line - we’re picking up the registration fee this year, OR pay by cash, check, or credit card at most Saturday rides in November and December.  There will also be a membership renewal letter showing up in many of your mailboxes, so you can renewal by mail, too.

Marilyn Detloff
SDBC Membership Director

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SDBC at the 6th annual Michael P. Nosco Memorial Bike Ride

San Diego Bicycle Club(for complete story, click here)

Richard Lee, Tony Lowery, Mike Barreras, Allen Rider, Reed Moore, and Pat Murray attended the Michael P. Nosco Memorial Bike Ride on November 3rd, along with Juan Carlos' wife Emma and their two children. Family friend Martha Sheridan also joined the group in sending off our San Diego convoy onto the course. Juan Carlos was not permitted to leave the hospital to attend the event.

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To preserve his brother’s memory through the Michael P. Nosco Foundation, Jack' Nosco's main goal is to provide financial relief to families and/or individuals in the community. Emotional support comes with the 500+ people that show up in their honor! Your support means a lot to them and goes a long way in providing inspiration and strength to their families - you can still donate via the website:

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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 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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Recent Race Results

Year to date - 26 Firsts, 28 Seconds, 40 Thirds, 249 Top Ten Finishes. Results for the last 60 days listed.

Upgrade Series 10/12/2014
Men Cat 2 - Edwin Clement - 2nd

Mt. Graham Hill Climb 10/5/2014
Women Master 60-64 - Adrienne Brian - 1st (new record)

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

Collegiate Track Nationals 9/25/2014-9/28/2014

Flying TT 9/25/2014
Eric Geier - 2nd

Match Sprint 9/26/2014
Eric Geier - 1st

Kilo TT 9/27/2014
Eric Geier - 5th

Individual Omnium 9/28/2014
Eric Geier - 7th

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

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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.

Bicycle B & B Website Beta-Test

Help beta-test a website service that will connect cyclists with hosts when traveling to race or ride. Check out this idea as explained at the SDBC Cycling Community Blogspot.

Interested parties can call, text, or email me to sign up or ask questions:
Mobile (call or text): (949) 529-1323


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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

Updated: 10/9/2014

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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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