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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Karl Strauss Five Wee Heavy Bells
Holiday Scotch on Scotch Ale

9.5% ABV • 35 SRM • 25 IBU

Five Wee Heavy Bells

A smooth, malty scotch ale with rich caramel flavors and a warming finish. The beer’s malt sweetness is balanced by pronounced scotch characteristics carefully developed by aging the beer on scotch-soaked American oak chips.

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In this Issue

Well, I warned you last week that there was more coming and here it is! And we're not done yet - more next week.

The holiday season is getting into full swing and there are plenty of activities to help you escape the office, kids, or reality if you need to.

Most important - the final FITT of the year is this Sunday the 23rd.

Select a link on the left to see what is happening in the weeks ahead.

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

2014 Fiesta Island Time Trial Series

The FINAL FITT for this year is this Sunday, November 23rd - Sign up now so you don't miss out!

The last event is open for registration. Check it out on:

  • Sunday, November 23rd

Find FITT on Facebook FITT on Facebook
Follow FITT on Twitter FITT on Twitter

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SDBC Open Women's Ride

Hosted by the SDBC Women's Team

Sunday, November 23rd

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This Sunday the SDBC Women's Team invites you to meet other women, especially those interested in racing, for a beautiful tour of San Diego - Spruce Street Suspension Bridge, Banker's Hill, and Balboa Park. Route designed and co-lead by Tony Lowery of "Bike Ride San Diego".

Meet at Fiesta Island Dirt lot at 9:30a - just after the Fiesta Island Time Trials. The ride will take approx 2.5 hours - endurance (light) pace.

SDBC Women's Team Director

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A Note From The Clothing Director
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Jersey Front

2015 SDBC Clothing Store Open

The 2015 SDBC Kit was unveiled to SDBC members Monday night and the Pactimo store is now open.

Place your order by December 1st so that you receive your items in time for training camp.

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To access the Team Store from the club web site, click on Members, then SDBC Clothing, 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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Custom SDBC Sunglasses
SDBCSpy Optic web site

SDBC is proud to have SPY Optic as a new sponsor for 2015! As part of the sponsorship we have a special MEMBERS ONLY deal on custom SPY/SDBC Screw sunglasses. There are only 100 pairs available in the first order, and 57 are already reserved.

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Contact Serge Issakov at for details.

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63rd Annual M*G*E Racing/SDBC Turkey Ride and Hunt to Elfin Forest

San Diego Bicycle Club
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014

This is a 60 mile "Fun Ride", NOT a Race!

Leaves at 8:30am sharp! from La Jolla Village Square. No Fee, No Sag, No Patch, just a good old fashion Fun Ride, and a great way to get ready to pig-out later in the day!

Please ride safely and obey all traffic laws and never more than "two on a breast!"

Remember it's not whether you win or lose, but it's how much fun your have!

The object is to Hunt Turkeys, Not be One! "Happy Thanksgiving"

Info: Ralph Elliott - 619-239-4321 or email

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Join us the day after Thanksgiving for SDBC’s Black Friday Ride and taste the brews at Karl Strauss after the ride with your friends!

Moderately paced, departing Karl Strauss Tasting Room at 9:00 am, located at 5985 Santa Fe St (by the Rose Canyon Bike Path), led by SDBC ride leaders, TANDEMS WELCOME!

30 miles complete: Bay route out to Point Loma, no steep climbing, stop for coffee at Newsbreak Cafe in OB, back by noon. We will have the group split up at Sunset Cliffs Blvd for those that want to ride to the tide pool at the end of Point Loma. Bring I.D. and either Nat'l Park Pass or 3.00 to gain entrance to Cabrillo Rd.

Bring two bottles of fluid and be ready to roll at 9:00. A group pic will be taken and sent to you afterwards with ride write-up. Back at Karl Strauss, SDBC members will receive 10% off drink purchases with their club card. There will be party-cut pizza and one free taster for every SDBC rider. Be sure to wear your Black & Green!

Routes available at: Google Maps  or  RideWithGPS

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27th Annual SDBC Light Up A Life Holiday Toy Ride

San Diego Bicycle Club

December 13th (Hey it's 12/13/14!)

Tell your buddies, call a friend, post it on your social media page - just get the word out! Join San Diego Bicycle Club for the 27th annual "Light Up A Life Holiday Toy Ride" on Saturday, Dec. 13, to benefit the Salvation Army. The 40-mile round trip ride starts at 8:30 am at UC Cyclery located at La Jolla Village Square.

Riders are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to carry to the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, located at University Ave. and 69th Street. Led by Santa Claus, the ride is holiday pace (slow), and everyone is welcome. The Salvation Army is collecting toys for children of all ages–toys for older children are especially appreciated–as well as canned or boxed nonperishable food. Decorate your bike in the holiday spirit. Prizes will be awarded before the ride begins to the best-decorated adult rider, junior rider, and tandem riders.
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Every year the Salvation Army invites hundreds of San Diego families to select from the toys collected at the holiday distribution center.

Info: Ralph Elliott 619-239-4321


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19th Annual SDBC Joshua Tree National Park Trip

December 4 - 7, 2014

Come on out to this outstanding place! Bring your Mountain bike, non technical riding, Road Bike, Hiking Boots, Climbing Shoes & Ropes, Camping gear, Telescope, Easy Boy Chair, Lots of Water, and some food and drinks. Arrive either Thursday or Friday night.

We will be camping at Jumbo Rocks, and spending the weekend Climbing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Eating & Drinking, Star Gazing, or just enjoy doing nothing! Bring your own Food and Drinks, and something to share for our "group meal" on Saturday night. Yes, it can be cold; So don’t forget some Firewood to help stay warm!!!

There is NO Water in Joshua Tree Park, so bring LOTS!

If you want to go please call Ralph Elliott at 619-239-4321 or email

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SDBC Sunday Ride ~ Rancho Santa Fe Hilly

San Diego Bicycle Club  
November 23rd
No Brutal Climbs

43 miles complete, regrouping (if needed), a fair amount of climbing, but Highland Dr only really steep hill.

Leaves UC Cyclery at 8:30, led by SDBC ride leader, Java Depot in Solana Beach by 11:00, back by noon.

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

Route available on Google Maps
43 miles (32.8 + 10.2 from Java back to UCC)

Come ride with us!

Contact SDBC ride leader Michael Pelkey at

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Annual SDBC Meeting

Monday, December 8, 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Community Room at
La Jolla Village Square Mall (map)

The Annual Meeting of the San Diego Bicycle Club will be held on Monday, December 8th at 6:30PM in the Community Room of La Jolla Village Square Mall.

The key agenda items are:

  1. Nomination and election of officers and directors for 2015
  2. Nomination and election of 2014 Cyclist of the Year and Teammate of the Year
  3. Vote for adoption of amended ByLaws of the San Diego Bicycle Club

Please see the files at the following links for more information:

Ammended ByLaws Vote

To ensure that we obtain a quorum for the vote on the proposed changes to the ByLaws SDBC members will be provided a method to cast their vote on Saturday mornings 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, and at the annual meeting on Monday 12/8.


Attention All SDBC 2013 Perpetual Trophy Winners

Please bring the trophies to our SDBC Annual Elections Club Meeting Monday, Dec.8th, in the Community Room at La Jolla Village Square, Lower level.  Thank you.
If you cannot bring the trophies to the meeting make arrangements to drop them off at Ralph Elliott's house ASAP!

Ralph Elliott - 619-239-4321


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A Note From The Events Director
SDBCUC Cyclery


We had a great turn out last Monday night – UC Cylcery was packed with people overflowing into the parking lot! San Diego Bicycle Club has risen above 500 members - what an awesome, strong community!

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Special thanks to Jim Swigart, SDBC club president, Marilynn Detloff, SDBC membership director, Dave Sadeghi, owner of UC CYCLERY, Pactimo, and each of the vendors/donors that came out to support our club. All current SDBC members continue to get a 10% discount at the shop - just show your member card at the cash register!

SDBC Special Events Director
Pat Murray

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A Note From The Membership Director


Join or renew now for 2015 and get 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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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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Recent Race Results

Year to date - 26 Firsts, 28 Seconds, 40 Thirds, 252 Top Ten Finishes. Results for the last 60 days listed.

Upgrade Series 11/9/2014
Men Senior Cat 3 - Benjamin Sarno - 4th
Men Senior Cat 3 - Eric Geier - 8th
Men Senior Cat 5 - Ian MacNeill - 8th

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

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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:

Customized 2009 Raleigh One Way Single Speed/Fixie

Posted: 11/20/2014

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  • Frame size: 59cm
  • Reynolds 520 Steel Frame
  • Mustache/Albatross Handlebar
  • SR Suntour 175mm Cranks with 42/16 gearing
  • Sealed bearing BB
  • Tektro Canti Brakes
  • 700c 32 spoke wheels
  • Vittoria Randonneur Cross 35mm Tires
  • $200 for SDBC members

Bullet-proof commuter/fun bike. Good overall condition with some paint chips on the head tube and scratches from normal use.

Contact: Charlie Sykes
Phone: (619) 876-8856

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For Sale: 2008 Trek Madone 5.2 Frame and Components

Relisted: 11/13/2014

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  • Frame size: 50
  • Dura-Ace 7800 deraileurs and shifters
  • SRAM Red crankset
  • Chainrings: 50/34
  • Crank length: 170
  • Look Keo peddles
  • Easton EC70 carbon handlebar - 41cm
  • Terry saddle
  • $500 for everything

Contact: Alyssa Freas
Phone: (858) 254-4452

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For Sale: Specialized Time Trial Bike

Relisted: 11/13/2014

2012 Specialized Shiv Comp. Great condition. Detailed specs on Specialized archive site.

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  • Frame size: S
  • Wheels upgraded to Roval Rapide SL45
  • Crankset upgraded to SRAM Red
  • Chainrings: 50/34
  • Crank length: 170
  • Cassette: 10-speed, 11-28t
  • Terry Butterfly X saddle
  • $3,000

Contact: Alyssa Freas
Phone: (858) 254-4452

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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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