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SDBC 2015 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
and Sponsor of the Cat 1/2 Team

UC Cyclery, the official bike shop of the SDBC, is HIRING!  They are looking for both full time and part time employees to join their Sales and Service Staff.

If you  are passionate about bikes have excellent customer service skills and work ethic, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Please apply in person at UC Cyclery.

8715 Villa La Jolla Dr. #B
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-452-8842
Fax: 858-452-0525

Hours: M-F 10-8 , Sat 9-7, Sun 11-6

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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.

If you are unable to view the Weekly Email Update correctly, you can view an archived copy here. All corrections are also posted to the online version as well.
SDBC Sunday Ride,11/15

San Diego Bicycle Club
Route to be determined

Leaves UC Cyclery at 8:30, route to be determined by participants. There may or may not be an SDBC ride leader. If I am able to show, I’ll be there to lead.

You may want to do a standard SDBC Saturday route, or possibly a ride up the coast.

Bring 2 bottles of fluid, and be ready to roll at 8:30.

Please keep camaraderie and rider safety in the forefront. If I'm not there, please have someone take a group pic and email me with any new email addresses.

Michael  Pelkey
SDBC Sunday Ride Leader

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Help Wanted Fiesta Island Time Trials
San Diego Bicycle ClubFITT

Fiesta Island Time Trials is seeking a few volunteers as backup for timing operation. The only requirement is familiarity with tablets (either iPad or Android OS). No experience needed. Will train the right the candidates.

The time trial series is sponsored by SDBC. It's very well known in cycling community. And highly appreciated by new and experienced racers alike. The event runs in early spring and fall on Sundays. Each should last about two hours. You will be provided with an iPad. The training to operate the timing app should take no more than an hour.

If interested, please contact

Thank you!

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A Note from the Cat 4/5 Team Director

The SDBC Men’s Development team is currently looking for Cat 4 and Cat 5 racers to join the team for the 2016 season.  If you are an experienced racer or would like to start racing, we would like to speak with you!  Members of all of our race teams will be on the B Ride and the D-1 Ride this week and will be introduced before the rides roll out.

If you’ve thought about racing, please say hello and get the answers to your questions.

You can also reach our Team Director, Michael Yuhas at

Michael Yuhas
SDBC Mens Cat 4/5 Team Director

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A Note From The Clothing Director

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SDBC Fit Kit Night

Fit Kit Night will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, November 16, 2015 at UC Cyclery. See the announcement from the Events Director for more details.

Click for larger imageThe summer jersey is still available in the men's and women's Ascent Air and Summit rflx options. Visit the Pactimo Team Store to order.

The regular jersey and all other clothing items are also available at the clothing store site.

To access the Team Store from the club web site, click on Mebers, then SDBC Clothing, sign in with your email address and password, click on Order Uniform, 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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A Note from the Velodrome Director

San Diego Bicycle Club  

For all the latest info concerning the velodrome visit the San Diego Velodrome Association web site at 

Victor Hupp
San Diego Velodrome Director

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Recent Race Results

Year to date - 63 Firsts, 49 Seconds, 63 Thirds, 389 Top Ten Finishes. Results for the last 60 days listed.

2015 Bi-National Sport Games (Tijuana, Mexico) 10/30/2015-11/1/2015

Individual Pursuit (2 km) 10/30/2015
Junior Women 13-14 - Noelle Camanyag - 4th

Scratch Race (15 laps) 10/30/2015
Junior Women 13-14 - Noelle Camanyag - 6th

Standing 250m TT 10/31/2015
Junior Women 13-14 - Noelle Camanyag - 1st

Elimination Race 10/31/2015
Junior Women 13-14 - Noelle Camanyag - 7th

Jumpstart Crit 10/11/2015
Men Cat 3/4 - Christian de Groot - 1st
Men Cat 3/4 - Romain Chassefeyre - 7th

Jumpstart Crit 10/10/2015
Men Cat 4/5 - Romain Chassefeyre - 6th

LAVRA Fall Upgrade Series 10/3/2015
Junior - Noelle Camanyag - 4th

In This Issue

The final Fiesta Island Time Trial is this Sunday, November 15th - get your registration in and have some fun Sunday morning!

The Kit Fit and Club Night is next Monday, November 16th at UCC. Don't miss out on this opportunity for special deals at UCC and to try on the various kit items to ensure that you order the correct size when the clothing store opens.

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

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

A Note From The Events Director
SDBCUC Cyclery

SDBC Kit Fit & Club Night at UC Cyclery

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, November 16, 2015 at UC Cyclery from 6:00-8:00 PM

PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN OUR POLL ON FACEBOOK - Vote for the items you want to see available on club night.

On Club Night, all SDBC members get:

  • 20% off parts & accessories!
  • 10% of Garmin products!
  • 10% of bikes - no discount limit!
  • Other specials to be announced!
  • Food and prizes - don't miss out!
  • New kit design unveiled
  • RSVP online at the SDBC Facebook page

SDBC Special Events Director
Pat Murray

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2015 Fiesta Island Time Trial Series
FITTUC Cyclery

The Last Fiesta Island Time Trial of the fall series is in ten days and is open for registration. Check it out on:

  • Sunday, November 15th

UC Cyclery is our 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.

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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A Note From The Membership Director


Now is the time to renew your membership for 2015. Still just $45! Prices go up Jan. 1st, 2016

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 2016 - take a look…

  • Expanded discounts to all members.
  • Increased sponsor support benefiting both the general membership and the race teams.
  • A new Women's 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 Springs 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 send your renewal by mail, too.

Marilyn Detloff
SDBC Membership Director

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Annual Borrego Springs Ride and Camp Weekend
November 21-22

This is a 75 mile ride (each day) over the mountains to the state park campground at Borrego Palm Canyon. Trip is free to SDBC members.

We have 2 group sites, so we are limited to 50 riders/campers. The club provides Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast.

SAG vehicles will carry your camping gear. SAG drivers are needed. SAG support is limited to carrying your gear, unless you have an arrangement with a driver.

Bring your own tent, sleeping bag and non bike clothes. The desert can be cold overnight. There are hot showers available at the campground, must purchase tokens.

Meet at the Mira Mesa Park and Ride (Mira Mesa Blvd at I-15) 7:00, leave at 7:30. If El Niño strikes we may have to alter plans.

Reserve your spot now. Email Linda Webb at

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64th Annual M*G*E Racing/SDBC Turkey Ride and Hunt to Elfin Forest
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015

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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SDBC Member Involved in Serious Accident

Click for large rimageOn the morning of October 18, SDBC member Julian Wright was riding his bike and struck by a car in the intersection of Miramar Rd and Kearny Villa Rd, which resulted in life-threatening injuries. He is no longer in ICU, but his condition is still serious. A few of us visited him separately and, though saddened to see that he is still semi-responsive, we could tell that he was glad we were there. It will do him a world of good if you are able to pay him a visit. Please feel free to visit Julian at Kaiser Zion Hospital, Rm 3303A, and please keep him in your thoughts & prayers.

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A Note From The Bike Coalition Liaison

SDBC Logo Remember, your SDBC membership includes membership in the San Diego County Bike Coalition which includes a number of benefits. See the new coalition website at

Safety tip of the week: When merging left… don’t wedge the cars! Turn from the rear!

  1. Leader signals left (but does not yet move left).
  2. You signal left when you see someone in front of you signal left.
  3. Last person makes sure it’s clear, yells “clear!”, and moves left.  
  4. When you hear “clear!” behind you, double-check (look back), yell “clear!” to those ahead, and then you move left.
  5. Communicate! Person on the right follows lead of person on his or her left. Stay together. Look PRO!

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Serge Issakov
Bike Coalition liaison

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Please see the note in the left column for details regardging classified submission and run duration . If your item for sale has been removed and yu have not sold it you can re-submit your ad.

For Sale: Bontrager Aeolos 5.0 Wheelset

Posted: 11/12/2015

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Bontrager Aeolos 5.0 wheel set designed by HED. Shimano 8/9/10 and SRAM 10 compatible. Low mileage wheels with only a couple cosmetic scratches on the white spokes. Lightweight and fast, comes with specific pads and skewers. $975 for the set.

Contact: Ric Ladt
Phone: (858) 750-2415

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For Sale: 2016 Specialized S Works Tarmac Frame

Updated: 11/12/2015

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Essentially new 2016 Specialized S Works Tarmac disc frameset, matte black, 56cm. $2600 $2000

Perfect condition. (purchased 56cm complete bike, too small, so purchased 58 frame, transferred mechanicals), have receipts. $3750 retail. Frameset can be mechanical or Di2 shifting, MUST be disc brakes (they're great!).

Frameset is ridiculously light, same one Peter Sagan just used to win World Championship. Link to specs on Specialized web site.


Contact: Bernie Bogard

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2014 Specialized Allez

Posted: 10/29/2015

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2014 Specialized Allez, 54cm for sale. Complete stock bike, a few scratches but minimum damage. Full ten speed Sram Rival groupset, FSA carbon SLK cranks with compact chain rings.

Contact: Kyle Kirby
Phone: (858) 357-5561

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