SDBC Weekly Update

SDBC 2015 Sponsors

We have some new sponsors this year - SPY Optics, Specialized, Pro-Lite USA, Bike Ride San Diego, and NUUN. Emerald Textiles will continue as our title sponsor, UC Cyclery is continuing as our official bike club and sponsor of the Cat 1/2 team, and many sponsors that have supported us for years will continue to support us this year. 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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Interested in advertising with us? Please email our Sponsorship Director for details.

The deadline for Weekly Update submissions is Noon on Wednesday. Updates are published on Thursdays. Email submissions to Submissions can include anything from photos to race reports and results, etc.

Classifieds for bikes and cycling related gear can be submitted by any SDBC member. Your add will run for three weeks. In the event you have not sold your items at the end of three weeks you can re-submit the ad. Email your classified submissions to Please provide any photos in the original size if possible.

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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 New Years Day Ride
San Diego Bicycle Club

 Thursday January 1st, 2015

Celebrate the New Year with a Fun Ride! Leaves at 8:30am from La Jolla Village Square, UC Cyclery.

Route: Out Miramar Road, Pomerado Road, through Poway, RB, over Lake Hodges, into Escondido, over to San Marcos, out Palomar Airport Road to the Coast Highway, down the Coast Highway to Java Depot, then back up Torrey Pines to the Finish!

No Fee, No Patch, No Sag, just a great way to start your 2014 training miles and miss a little football!

Happy New Year & Enjoy the ride!

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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) - link fixed
  • 275 5th Avenue
  • San Diego, CA  92101
  • (619) 233-4323

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Attention SDBC 2013 Perpetual Trophy Winners

PLEASE Return NOW! You don't own these trophies - they were awarded to you for the year. Turn them in so we can complete the engraving for the 2014 winners in time for the banquet of champions.

Drop them off at UC Cyclery this Saturday!

2013 Trophies to be Returned
Most Improved Rider  Edwin Clement
Senior Men BAR Sean Muldering
Intermediate BAR Christan Sanchez

Ralph Elliott - 619-239-4321

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A Note From the Special Events Director

SDBC Logo 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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Guess what Santa delivered early this year!
SPY Optic LogoSpy Optic web site

SDBC Custom SPY Sunglasses

That's right, the SPY/SDBC sunglasses are here! They are now available at La Jolla Swim and Sport, located at 1008 Torrey Pines Road, 858 454-4002. Open M-Th 10-6; Fri-Sun 8-6.

If those times are inconvenient for you, please call to make an appointment for a different time, or email

Purchases can be made with credit card, check or cash. SDBC members also get 10% off any items in the store!

There are some sunglasses that have not been reserved and so are available immediately to any club member. If you made a reservation, a pair will be held for you until January 15. After January 15 all glasses will be first-come/first-served (but still members only).

Please bring a current SDBC ID to verify 2015 membership.

Email me if you have any questions.

Serge Issakov

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SDBC Sunday Ride, 1/4

San Diego Bicycle Club
First Sunday Ride of the Year!
Del Dios Delight!

48.6 miles complete, regrouping (if needed), hilly but nothing extreme, Highland Dr only really steep hill.

Leaves UC Cyclery at 8:30, led by SDBC ride leader(s), Java Depot in Solana Beach by 11:30.

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

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Contact SDBC ride leader Michael Pelkey at

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A Note From The Membership Director


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

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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A Note From The Bike Coalition Liaison


 New Bike Coalition Website

Remember, SDBC membership includes membership in the San Diego County Bike Coalition which includes a number of benefits.  The Bike Coalition is changing its logo, website and other materials to reflect that most people refer to it as "the bike coalition" rather than SDCBC.  This is particularly good for SDBC because SDBC and SDCBC can get confused.  So, the new coalition website is at  Check it out!

Serge Issakov
Bike Coalition liaison

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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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A Note From The Clothing Director
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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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Other Items Of Interest

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

Visiting Pro MTB Racer Looking for a Place to Stay

Emilien Barben races for the BMC/Zimmermann Swiss team and will be in San Diego February 15 to March 8 to train for the US Cup MTB Series in March. I have agreed to house him for the first two weeks and would like to see if other Club members have an interest in having him stay with you the first week of March.  Check out his FB page:

Please contact me if you have any interest.
Jim Swigart

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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.

For Sale: New 2015 SDBC Women’s Small
Pactimo Summit RFLX Jersey

Posted: 1/1/2015

2015 Women's Summit Jersey

  • New with tags attached
  • Aero race fit, sized like an Ascent women’s XSmall jersey
  • Same price as purchased on Pactimo online store ($99 + tax and shipping = $115)
  • Or trade against Women's Medium Summit jersey or Ascent women’s Small jersey

Contact: Bea Dormoy

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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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