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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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

Well the holidays are over but the club activity is still bustling.

Next Sunday is the first Fiesta Island Time Trial for the season.

The men's racing team training camp is coming up and they are in need of a sag driver for Saturday, January 17th.

Right after the the training camp the Banquet of Champions wil be held on Sunday, January 25. Registration is filling up so register now if you plan to attend.

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.

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!

The banquet is filling up fast. If you would like to attend the banquet, you should purchase your tickets ASAP. You can sign up on the SDBC website. Click on “2015 Banquet of Champions, January 25” under “New With SDBC". Registration-RSVPs are needed by 1/18.

We need a few volunteers from 4:30-5:30p the night of the event. Meet at the Spaghetti factory to help bring up equipment. Contact the Special Events Director at


  • 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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2015 Fiesta Island Time Trial Series

FITTUC Cyclery

The first time trial of the season is next Sunday, January 11th.

2015 Fiesta Island Time Trial Series is open for registration. Check it out on:

  • Sunday, January 11th
  • Sunday, March 29th
  • Sunday, April 26th
  • Sunday, September 27th
  • Sunday, November 15th

UC Cyclery will be our new series title sponsor, which will provide onsite mechanical support and prizes.

Top six finishers in each category will be eligible to earn points towards series competition. Prizes and awards will be given to series winners at the last race of the season in November.

You may sign up each race individually, or sign up for the entire series to receive 15% discount. The registration fee for 20K is $33 for adults, and $17 for juniors. Fees for tandems and 40K are $45. All prices include processing fees. No other hidden charges.

Thanks to all the racers, sponsors, and volunteers. You all make our race a success. Remember please support our sponsors, UC Cyclery , and SDBC . They make our race happen.

We will see you then!

Take care,

UC Cyclery/SDBC Fiesta Island Time Trial Series

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SAG Driver Needed
San Diego Bicycle Club

 The SDBC Men’s Racing Team is looking for one additional SAG driver to assist in the Saturday portion of their team training camp in Borrego Springs.

The date is Saturday, January 17th and the hours are approximately 7:00am – 3pm.  For more information, please contact Wells Wang at  or Michael Yuhas at (Meals, fuel, goodies included)

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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
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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A Note from the Velodrome Director

San Diego Bicycle Club Attention velodrome racers or anyone interested in the velodrome: the season is approaching and I have spoken to Dave at UC Cyclery about a deal on track bikes. SDBC members already get a 10% discount, but he said that if we can get a commitment on a number of track bikes to order there is more room to discount and the process is easier than one at a time. Contact me and let me know if you are interested in a track bike, and we can get with Dave to start the process in time for track classes and the racing season.

Also, if interested in joining the SDVA SDBC members get a 50% discount. Let me know and I will email you a waiver and the contact info for the SDVA .

SDBC Velodrom Director -
Victor Hupp

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SPY/SDBC Sunglasses
SPY Optic LogoSpy Optic web site

SDBC Custom SPY Sunglasses

The SPY/SDBC sunglasses are here! Did you get your pair yet?  They are 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, including extra lenses for the glasses. These SPY Screw frames accept Screw Under (smaller) and Screw Over (larger) lenses, as well as standard Screw lenses.

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, 1/11

San Diego Bicycle Club
Quatro Pequeños Amigos

The “original” tough little ride with 4 tough little climbs. 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.

It's tough, but you're tougher!

Route available on Google Maps

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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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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Other Items Of Interest

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

2015 Free Bicycle Traffic Skills Course

Are you a "D" rider?  An "A" rider?  Or between the two?  This free course should be taken by everyone who rides a bike on public streets.  Everyone!  This course could save your life.

My wife Beth and I have been riding and racing with SDBC for 21 years and took this course a few months ago.  We feel safer riding on the road and learned the most current rules of the road.  This course is well worth a few hours of your time.

Taught by our local cycling hero Pete Penseyres (former record holder of RAAM)  and the Oceanside bicycle coordinator Howard LaGrange.

Sign up here:

Bob Parker

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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: 2011 Cervelo RS

Posted: 1/8/2015

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  • Cervelo RS Carbon Road Frame
  • Size - 51cm
  • Shimano Dura Ace 10 Speed Groupset
  • and Mavic Kysrium SL Wheels
  • $2500 or best offer


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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

Focus Mares - alloy series CX BikeClick for larger image

  • * 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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