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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SDBC 2015 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 Coalition:Serge Issakov
Volunteer Director:Linda Webb
Special Events:Pat Murray
SD Velodrome:Victor Hupp
MTB Director:Mike Farkas
Clothing Director:Nick Jones
Public Relations:Renee Robinson
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
In This Issue

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.

SDBC Light Up A Life Holiday Toy Ride Photos

San Diego Bicycle Club
The 27th annual SDBC Light Up a Life Toy Ride was held last Saturday and despite the early rain the ride was dry for over 200 riders.

Thanks to Santa Ralph Elliot for his leadership and SDBC for the jingle bells and the Joan Kroc Center for the breakfast, and every rider that participated to make this toy drive successful!

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​Click here for more photos from the ride, courtesy of Roxyanne Young Photography and Kawika Ohumukini for this great video!

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Attention All SDBC 2013 Perpetual Trophy Winners

PLEASE Return NOW! WE need them by this Saturday December 20th. Drop them off at UCCyclery or at Ralph Elliott’s this Saturday!

2013 Trophies to be Returned
Teammate of the Year     Mike Farkas
Most Improved Rider Edwin Clement
Senior Men BAR Sean Muldering
Intermediate BAR Christan Sanchez
Midget BAR Noelle Camanyag

Ralph Elliott - 619-239-4321

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A Note From the Special Events Director

Do you own a local business or offer a service? Can you help us out at ou SDBC annual Banquet of Champions and donate a raffle prize?  Gift Certificates for a service or product to raffle of any value would be helpful!!

Please contact Pat Murray at ASAP.

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A Note From The Membership Director


Now is the time to renew your membership for 2015. Still just $45!

An SDBC membership makes a great Christmas present for those hart-to-buy-for friends and family members. Great for them and easy for you.

Exciting things are happening in 2015 - take a look…

  • Expanded discounts to all members.
  • Increased sponsor support benefiting both the general membership and the race teams.
  • A new Cat 1-2 Team.
  • A 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 for men, women & juniors.
  • 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 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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Have You Moved In The Last Year?

A Note From the Membership Director

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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Fluid Team Order


Make sure to take advantage of a team order with deep discounts (40% off retail prices) and get the nutrition you need with huge savings! Hurry up, the special online order starts December 11th and ends December 24th.

Remember to take advantage of the latest new product of single packet of performance drinks, perfect for carrying in pocket for refueling on a long ride. They're the only sports drink packet available designed to fill an actual bike bottle.

Fluid is proud to be an official sponsor of SDBC. We make premium electrolyte and recovery drinks to help you stay hydrated, energized, focused, and feeling great again tomorrow. Fluid products are low in sugar, lactose free, gluten free, and made 100% in the USA. Here is a brief product overview:

Fluid Performance - Before/During training & competition

  • Dual Source Energy System for rapid absorption & sustained energy.
  • Bioavailable Electrolytes to prevent cramping, buffer lactic acid, & enhance performance.
  • Great Taste - Blueberry, Pomegranate, Raspberry Lemonade, Passion Fruit Tea (contains caffeine), and Fresh Citrus!

Fluid Recovery - After training & competition

  • Whey Protein Isolate for lean muscle growth.
  • L-Glutamine for tissue repair and immunity.
  • Complex + Simple carbs for glycogen replenishment.
  • Great Taste - Tropical Escape, Berry Treasure, Chocolate Wave.
Ordering instructions:
1. Go to
2. Stock up on all your favorite goods.
3. Click "Proceed to Checkout" button.
4. Use code "SDBC" to get your discount.
5. Enter UC Cyclery’s address in the "Ship To" address fields.
8715 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, Ca 92037
6. Select "Local Pickup SLO" so that you don't pay for shipping.
7. Check out & write "SDBC TEAM ORDER" in the shipping details area.
8. Your Fluid will be available for pickup at UC Cyclery starting December 31st, 2014.

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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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68th Annual SDBC Banquet of Champions
San Diego Bicycle Club

Please join the San Diego Bicycle Club for our annual banquet to celebrate our accomplishments during 2014 and kick-off our 69th year of bicycle racing!


  • Sunday, January 25, 2014
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm No Host Social Hour (Cash Bar in Bar Area)
  • 6:00 – 8:30 pm Dinner, Raffle and Awards


  • Old Spaghetti Factory (map)
  • 275 5th Avenue
  • San Diego, CA  92101
  • (619) 233-4323

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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, 12/21

San Diego Bicycle Club
quatro pequeños amigos

The "original" tough little ride, sans Zumaque. Leaves UC Cyclery at 8:30, led by SDBC ride leader, 40 miles, regrouping on climbs (if needed). 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 and sent 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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Other Items Of Interest

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

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December 21st - 8:00am start

SPY Happy Camp
1900N Coast Hwy 101
Encinitias, CA 92024

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Contact: Phil Tintsman at

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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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