Thursday, October 30, 2008

Forwarded email to Siclistas

----- Original Message -----
From: steve salvador
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:26 PM
Subject: bike ride

Hi! my name is Steve and I ride with Benicia Bike Club, and I would like to ride with you guy one of this day, Maybe you guy can come out and ride with us. I met you guys back in August during Napa ride and i would like to know you guy's more. you can call me on my cell @ THIS NO. 707-853-3524. Hope to here from you soon thank you.

scdg salvador
Email from Steve Salvador

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Death Ride 2009 Registration Info

Got this in the email...any takers?


New registration procedure for the 2009 Tour of the California Alps - Death Ride, event date - Saturday, July 11, 2009.

On December 11, 2008 and January 14, 2009 registration will open on a first come first served basis.

1,000 available entries will be available on December 11th and 1,800 available entries will be available on January 14, 2009. Register, pay your entry fee and receive your confirmation the same day, no selection process, no waiting! Stay tuned for the link.

We will once again partner with The Active Network the leading on-line event registration company.

Helpful Hints for Registration Day:

*Event entry fee - $95.00 (this will include your postage fee for your registration materials to be mailed to you before the event)The processing fee will be your responsibility.

*You will not be required to have an user profile to register for the 2009 Tour of the California Alps - Death Ride.

*Declined credit cards could decrease your chances for a confirmed spot. You are not considered registered until your credit card payment has been processed.

*Make sure that your email address will accept the confirmation email from active. We have experienced problems with spam and bulk mail folders in previous years.

*The organizers of this event have a strict no refund policy. This will include duplicate registrations. Duplicate Registrations are transferable. Please refer to for complete details.

Mark the dates on your calendar - don't miss out on this early registration procedure!

Alpine County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 265
Markleeville, CA 96120
(530) 694-2475
FAX (530) 694-2478

Webcor Women's Fall Sale

A few days late, but I thought I would post this for those of you looking for:

Bikes, Shoes, Stems, Seat posts, Saddles, Handlebars, Tires, Helmets and Clothing

The WEBCOR Women's - End of Season Sale - is a great opportunity to get what the Pro's are riding at a great price.

Orbea Orca Road Bike. 51 cm. Ceramic Bearings in bottom bracket, Swiss Stop bake pads, Durace throughout, Hudz hoods, Easton Orion Race wheels, Easton EC90 bars and seatpost. Asking $3,100 Barely used

Orbea Orca Road Bike. 51 cm. Dura-Ace, Easton Circuit wheels, Easton EC90 bars and seatpost. Asking $2,900 Barely used

Orbea Ordu Time Trial complete bike 48cm. Easton EA90 SLX wheels, DuraAce, Easton carbon aerobars. Ceramic BB bearings, Swiss Stop brake pads. Asking $3,500 Low use.

LAKE SHOES (All Shoes are New)
Los Logos Active Life Shoes Size Men's 44. Color Cayenne
Perforted Action Leather, Super Grip rubber sole Asking $35

CX190 Road Shoes Women's size 38.5 Silver/black Asking $85

CX190 Road Shoes Women's size 39.5 Silver/black Asking $85

CX330C Road Shoes Size 42.5 White/Silver, Carbon Sole, Kangaroo leather.
Asking $160

CX330C Road Shoes Size 39 White/Silver, Carbon Sole, Kangaroo leather.
Asking $160

EA 50 MTM 26.0 x 120mm 6 degree rise Asking $15 Condition New
EA 50 31.8 x 90mm 6 degree rise Asking $15 Condition New
EA 50 31.8 x 90mm 6 degree rise Asking $10 Condition Used
EA 50 31.8 x 100mm 6 degree rise Asking $10 Condition Used

Easton - E090 Carbon Taperwall. Road 31.6. 300m Asking $130 Condition New
SOLO Carbon Seat post. Road 31.6. Asking $80 Used Once

fi'zi:k Arione saddle black/white Asking $40 Condition Used
fi'fi:k Aliante saddle Black/blue Asking $85 Condition New
fi'zi:k Arione saddle black/blue Asking $85 Condition New
Limited edition blue/black pro cycling saddles. Ti rails. Asking $85 Condition New
Saddle pack. Available with the ICS clip system for compatible Fizik saddles or with a strap for all saddles. 25 cubic inches. Asking $10 Condition New

Easton Handlebars (all 2007, all carbon)
EC90equipe.44cm. 31.8 clamp Asking $120 Condition New
EC90 equipe. 40cm. Asking $120 Condition New
EC90 equipe. 40cm. Asking $110 Condition Barely Used

Specialized Mondo S-Works tires 700x23c, Made in France. Asking $25 Condition New
Schwalbe Stelvio Tubular HS 030. 285 grams, 700x25. Asking $75 Condition New

Bell blue and green helmets size sm. $80 Condition New
Clothing - Pro Team Colors
Skimsuit size small. Great for time trials or training at track. Asking $30 Condition New

Unisex Team Clothing
2007 Team Wind Shell Vest - Medium Asking $20 Condition New
2007 Sublimated Arm Warmers Asking $10 Condition New

WEBCOR Platinum Women (Retro) Size L, runs small. Asking $5 Condition New
WEBCOR Go Green Women Size Large. Asking $8 Condition New
WEBCOR women's go green french cut tee shirt XL. Asking $8 Condition New
WEBCOR Platinum Men (Retro) Size Small. Asking $5 Condition New
WEBCOR Go Green Men Size Medium. Asking $8 Condition New

Please email or call Patt.

Patt Baenen
Scaled-Up Productions (650) 851-7621 Fax (650) 851-8934

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thank You


Thank you for all your prayers for my speedy recovery. I am home and by tomorrow will start my therapy. Again Maraming Salamat. I'm hopeful I will be back on the saddle again 4 months from now with my titanium modified pelvic.

Tailwind Forever,


Tunitas Creek Rest Stop - The Bike Hut

This is really nice of these folks to offer their hospitality for all bikers going through Tunitas Creek:

Dear All,

I wanted to let you all know of The Bike Hut which will be of value to Bay Area cyclists. My wife, Christine, and I recently bought a farm on Tunitas Creek Road in Half Moon Bay - http://potreronuevo - which we're transforming into a non-profit dedicated to the food justice movement. We'll grow organic vegetables and offer nutrition and cooking classes for local low-income families, provide environmental education programs for all ages and more.

But we also have a one-car-garage- sized building right on Tunitas Creek Road which is now named The Bike Hut. Since this road is so popular for bicyclists, we wanted to provide you a rest stop and homemade energy snacks and drinks. At the moment, there's just a small
picnic area for your use and we'll always have free water there for you. It will probably take us a few months, but we're working on recipes for organic/vegan energy snacks and drinks which we'll sell. For now, feel free to stop, picnic, get some water, etc, and keep an
eye out for more developments.

We're one mile inland from Hwy 1. You can't miss The Bike Hut - it's bright red - and a great place to take a pause before starting the ascent up Tunitas Creek Road to Skyline Blvd.

We'd appreciate your passing the word to others in the bicycle community. If you have any ideas on how we can get the word out, please let us know. Also, if any of you are planning any rides or events where we could be a pit stop, please contact us.

Bill and Christine

Potrero Nuevo Farm, 1045 Tunitas Creek Road, Half Moon Bay, 94019

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Congrats to the Abuan Brothers

  • Spencer & Jr. are 2008 Triple Crown laureates. The elder of the brothers rode three double centuries & the younger endured four double centuries. Jr. has one more to go for the 1,000 mile club. Go for it! Again, congratulations!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Sunday ride that was? 19 Oct 08

Meet at Jollibee 730am Roll 8:00am sharp
El Presidente suggested ride. Check: Ride Route Map

Saturday, October 18, 2008

1st Siclista Classic Video

Turn up the volume, ride your trainer and watch the 1st Siclista Classic video for 3 minutes. Whew!!! What a workout! Thanks to the Lising brothers for their excellent video coverage (edited by yours truly).

It came out blurry on youtube. But if anyone wants a copy of the original version... post a response and we can work on a fee (jk)... I mean we can figure out a way of sending it to you guys.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Specialized Custom Bike

(: Specialized custom bike "El Presidente" Roubaix for who else ;)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More 1st Siclista Classic Photo Link

Click image to view photo album.
1st Siclista Classic

From Winston (Picasa)
Copy from Luzvimin Yahoo Sports Group Site (Allan A.'s Picasa)
From Francois (Derek's Picasa)

Send your photo link and we will do the rest to post it here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Our Appreciation

To All Our Guest,

It is nice to read all the good feed backs from you but I am not the only one who deserve the compliments for the success of our 1st Siclista Classic. Gentlemen like Romy, TonyC, Cesar, Ruel, Jack, JohnV, JohnM, JoMo, BobbyG, Vill, JohnnyBoy, JojoW, Mar and Ed deserves the same compliments and equal recognitions for a job well done. They are the people behind the scene who had worked hard too. My job was only to coordinate everything. Also last but not least all the Siclista members for their generous financial contribition that make this event possible.

Success is only measured by the number of riders from TROPA, LUZVIMIN, MAHARILIKA, ROADBIKE REVIEW, TRACY RIDERS, SJBC and individuals who came to support this event.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH from Siclista California. Also thank you, RoyG, MikeV, FrancoisA, Juan and Richard for your donations.

Tailwind Forever,


Monday, October 6, 2008

1st Siclista Classic Ride Report

On Sunday, October 5th, Siclista hosted its 1st classic invitational. Approximately 85 riders from Luzvimin, Tropa, Maharlika and Road Bike Review registered for the ride. The course was 54 miles long and had an optional KOM challenge, a 3.6 mile category 1 climb with an elevation gain of 1817 feet. The KOM brought out quite a few challengers willing to give it a go.

KOM results:
Place Name Time (mm:ss)
1st Lloyd 22:28
2nd Rozel 28:11
3rd Benjo 28:48

An after ride “Siclista Fiesta” treated the riders and their family members to various Filipino dishes. During the fiesta there was a raffle with prize giveaways and the KOM awards ceremony for the top three finishers.

The ride was fun, competitive (KOM) and most of all it was safe. It looked like all enjoyed the event.

Siclista Classic Pictures

Wow what a great turn out, great food, and amazingly fun!

I have a lot of pictures to process and will upload them in batches. Let me know if anyone would like copies of originals emailed to them. Many more to come!

Batch #1

Batch #2 is now up

Batch #3: Sierra KOM

Batch #4: Sierra KOM Part 2

Batch #5: Sierra KOM Part 3

Batch #6: The SAGing Team
I apologize to those SAG members that I didn't have pictures of.

Batch #7: Sierra KOM Part 4

Batch #8: Pictures from Niles Canyon and Sunol

Last Batch #9: Pictures from Sunol/Calaveras and Morning at the Park


Sunday, October 5, 2008

1st Siclista Classic

View of Siclista KOM Summit Finish at Sierra Road, San Jose Category 1 Climb.

OUR formal invitation to TROPA, LUZVIMIN, F.A.C.T., ADOBO VELO, MAHARLIKA, MIRA MESA, Filipino cyclist and friends.

1st Siclista Classic.
Mark this date on your calendar: Oct 5 2008.
Fun ride only
brisk 16-20mph pace. KOM race optional, mass start at the bottom of Sierra Rd. with summit finish. Winner prize $100.00 Chain Reaction gift certificate donated by Romy.
Siclista Fiesta after the ride at Fremont Central Park. New Ride route
shorter 54.3 mi. figure 8 loop starts clockwise from Mission Blvd. to Nile Canyon Rd. Calaveras Rd., Turn left counter clockwise Piedmont to Sierra Rd. NEW Roll Time: 8:00 Sharp.
Option for those who doesn't want to do the Sierra Category 1 Climb, from Calaveras turn right to Evans.

1st Siclista Classic Map

Complete Link:
Click "Show" for "cue sheet" and "elevation profile"
or you can view/print the Adobe pdf cue sheet here: 1st Siclista Classic

Saturday, October 4, 2008

2nd Batch Champ System

All 2nd batch orders has been distributed.

Chris Horner gives a fallen rider a 2km ride

Old story but still....... a nice read

What a guy. If you guys see Chris Horner smile, I bet you, you'd smile too. His smile is so contagious but this act right here makes him more likeable. We need more of this positive events to draw our attention away from these so called doping in cycling. Check it out ===>

Tony Fuji & the Pampangueno Band

Friday, October 3, 2008

World's Fastest Cyclist a.k.a HPV clocked @ 82.3MPH!

Sam Whittingham bested his previous record of 81.02 mph set in 2002. Read it and see it here!

CalTrain arrest 9/25/2008

A very interesting event for us riders who board caltrain and BART.

Video of the incident

Bloggers tracking the outcome

BikeForum thread