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 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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Interested in advertising with us? Please email our Sponsorship Director for details.

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In This Issue

The Annual Meeting is next Monday, December 8th. If you haven't cast your vote for the proposed changes to the ByLaws please try to do this Saturday or at the meeting.

EVERYONE should try to make the Annual Light Up A Life Toy Ride on Saturday December 13th - ALL SDBC rides leaving from UC Cyclery that day will be following Santa to the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

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.

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 NEXT 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:

Amended 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 morning, 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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Have You Moved In The Last Year?

A Note From the Membership Dierector

Dear Members,

If you have moved in the last year, please send me an email with your new address to


Marilyn Detloff
SDBC Membership Director

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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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22nd Annual Parade of Lights Party
San Diego Bicycle Club

San Diego Bay

Sunday December 21st

It’s time for some Chili on the Bay

Join Ralph for the 22nd Annual
Parade of Lights Party on the San Diego Bay

Sunday December 21, 2014

The Chili Cook-off format will continue again this year. Ralph would be honored to have our guests serve as judges for the Chili Cook-off.

If you feel a bit more adventuresome please bring your Chili to the party!

Previous winners:

  • Robert Reid, MD (2004)
  • Randy Reid (2005)
  • Robert Citrano (2006)
  • Lindsay Bunn (2007)
  • Ralph Elliott (2008)
  • David Landman (2009)
  • Windy Storm (2010)
  • Eric Landman (2011)
  • Beth Landman (2012)
  • Tom Welch (2013)
  • ??????? (2014)

Location: On Harbor Island, San Diego Bay, near the public parking lot directly across from the Hilton Hotel. Look for Ralph’s big red truck with camper and flags. Remember parking is limited at this event so first come, first served.

Don’t let parking keep you away! Be creative: Ride your bike, take a cab, hitchhike, park at Spanish Landing and walk, skate, ride your scooter, or valet parking at the Hilton.

Time: Chili cooks should arrive by 3:30pm. Judges should start to arrive at 4:00pm for the 5:00pm “Chili on the Bay cook-off”.

What to bring: Warm clothes, Beverages of your choice, lawn chairs, blankets, a cheerful attitude, and a empty stomach! A public restroom is conveniently located within walking distance from our location.

Hope to see ya at the Parade of Lights

Questions - contact Ralph Elliott at (619-239-4321)
Or Email:

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24th Annual Christmas Day Orphan Ride

A Note From the Membership Dierector

Thursday December 25th, 8:30am

25 miles around San Diego Bay and back on the Ferry.

Meet at 1058 22nd Street in Golden Hill at Ralph’s. We will have coffee, donuts, juice and snacks before the ride. Do the ride, "Holiday Pace", drink coffee-mochas on Coronado Island, ride the Ferry back home to Ralph’s.

Back at about 12:15 in the afternoon, and don't forget to bring some money for the Ferry.

Merry Christmas & Enjoy the Ride!

Ralph Elliott, 619-239-4321

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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 at the Fit Kit/Club night and the Pactimo store is now open.


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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 63 are already reserved.

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Contact Serge Issakov at for details.

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SDBC Sunday Ride - 12/7

San Diego Bicycle Club  
Black Mountain Side
(courtesy of Jimmy Page)

44.4 miles complete with some decent climbing (if in doubt, review the route). Leaves UC Cyclery at 8:30, led by SDBC ride leader(s), focus on riding 2x2 but with regrouping as needed, coffee stop at Java Depot in Solana Beach before return.

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

Route available on Google Maps

Come join us!

Contact SDBC ride leader Michael Pelkey at

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SDBC Black (& Green) Friday Ride

Many thanks to Karl Strauss for hosting our Black Friday ride on 11/28. Lisa Mancarella helped set up the storefront, and called in crew early to take care of our group before rolling out and after returning. We were treated like Royalty! Beautiful weather accompanied the 35+ cyclists who participated in our Black Friday ride departing from SDBC sponsor 'Karl Strauss' Tasting Room, just south of the Rose Canyon Bike Path.

Led by SDBC ride leaders Michael Pelkey and Tony Lowery, it was a moderate-paced and very pleasant ride with a few hills up to Cabrillo Park/Point Loma and back and, along with the assorted riders, also included 5 tandems!

Black & Green Riders
For the full story: SDBC Black (& Green) Friday Ride

Pat Murray
SDBC Special Events Director

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A Note From The Membership Director


Join or renew now for 2015 and get December 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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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)

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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.

Cyclocross Bikes For Sale:

Posted: 12/4/2014

Jamis Nova - alloy series CX Bike Click for larger image

  • Size - 51cm
  • Shimano 105 Groupset
  • $750

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  • * Disc Brakes *
  • Size - 56cm
  • Shimano 105 Groupset
  • $1,000

Contact: Tony Comer
Phone: (760)-402-4611

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For Sale:

Altitude Training 8850 Summit Altitude Tech Generator

Posted: 12/4/2014

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8850 Summit + Altitude Generator. Train high and sleep low is proven to increase an endurance athlete's performance. I used this to train for the Breck Epic MTB race and it worked perfectly. I felt great going from sea level to 9600' and racing up to 12,500' for 6 days. This is perfect for anyone that wants to improve your performance in cycling, running or any event you compete in for fitness. You can sleep at 10,000' with this machine. The tent for up to a King size bed and hoses + Hepa filter included.

This machine has 707 hrs.

  • Easy turn dial adjustment of altitude
  • Precision balanced double piston insulated compressor
  • Sound insulated exhaust
  • 7200 litres per hour flow
  • Altitudes up to 10,500 ft at full flow
  • Built in wheels and handle
  • Vustom system available
  • $1750

Contact: Michael Farkas

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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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