Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Million Thanks

A Million Thanks

On its third year, the unabashed Siclista Classic is again a success. Without further due, we would like to recognize its constituents.

This year, Ramon, also known as (a.k.a) Jack Ibagbaga, is at the helm. He is responsible for duty delegation, resource procurement and logistical mapping. Rodge, a.k.a. Capitan, returns in a capacity as a tenured consultant to the incumbent. Capitan, with his remarkable leadership talent, envisioned this classic ride and led the first two events.

Of course, without the traffic marshals, SAG drivers and safety officers, the East Bay’s treacherous canyons and twisted hills will not be secured. Security and safety are some of the affair’s core competencies and without a doubt are implemented.

The generous donors, be it monetary, equipment and food, thanks a million. You made the word “feast” possible. The abundance of scrumptious food satisfied a peloton of calorie-hungry cyclists. In addition, raffle prizes as well as priceless awards add another dimension of excitement.

Last but not the least important one are the participants. You are our main motivation. We hope that you were best served. Recreational riders and King of the Mountain racers alike, we know that you put a lot of training miles to conquer Sierra. We appreciate your participation and competitive mindset.

Accept our gratitude and congratulations to you!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sunday Ride 26Sept2010

Tassajara Livermore 60 miles Loop with two moderate climbs at Crow Canyon & Highland. Meet at Pugad Lawin (Jollibee) 8:00am Roll 8:30am SHARP This is a long ride. View larger map for more details.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Email to Siclista

From: Lee Millon
To: jack.ibagbaga@; dbolloso@;
Sent: Mon, September 13, 2010 8:50:48 AM
Subject: Siclista Classic 2010 -- Thank you!

Hello Siclistas,

I got your email info from the Siclistas Blog. I was in the area visiting family in Pleasanton and very glad that I joined your wonderful ride yesterday. It was my first ever Siclistas ride and I was very impressed with your organization and selfless volunteers! I had never ridden any part of the course it's great to discover some great new roads to ride. Thanks especially to Jun Bolloso who helped me out a lot by taking some unnecessary items I carried in my pockets back to Fremont. I had no idea that the ride would be so well supported so I stuffed my jersey pockets with lots of food and extra water bottle. It was a pleasant surprise to see a banquet laid out at the top of the Calaveras Hill. Jun kindly took all my extra food, bottles and clothing I shed as it warmed up.

I'm not sure if I met you yesterday or not. I met several folks at the post ride fiesta but unfortunately did not trade contact info with anyone except Jun Bolloso. There were also two gentlemen (SAG support crew) who were interested about my Paris Brest Paris Jersey (PBP) and asked about that ride. Again I'm sorry but I did not catch their name. I believe one of them rode with Jun (Tony?). I would like to send them and others who may be interested in that event. It is held every 4 years and 2011 will be a PBP year.

Please pass my contact info on to those who were interested in PBP Tony(?) and the rider second from the right wearing the Banesto jersey in this pic He is also in this pic sitting across from Jun.

I've been looking at the great pics already on your blog and saw myself in several of them! The pic below is from the post in Justin's Blog I think about the 30th pic down after the video. -- that's me finishing 4th overall on the KOM and I was told the first of the "Masters". I am 51 soon to be 52. Not bad for my first time up this hill., hehehe... ;-)

Unfortunately I had to drive back to meet with family in Pleasanton and could not stay for more of the fiesta. I did, however, eat plenty of the great food laid out for the gathering!

Thanks again and look forward to the next ride,
Lee V. Millon
Winters, CA

PS: I also wrote a check for a small donation to your club. I made it out to Ruel Asino but did not actually meet him. I gave it to one of your club officers. I met so many people yesterday and I apologize for not remembering all their names. Also please keep me informed on kit orders I am interested.

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 8:38 PM, jack ibagbaga wrote:

Hi Lee,
It was a pleasure to have you in our annual fiesta. It'll be nice if you can join us on one of our weekend rides. Just check the blog for schedules and route, or just hang out with the gang.

That is Tony Castellvi in the Banesto jersey. He goes by the name Tony Lemond and Tony Madone also.
That was me who got your check and I handed it to Ruel Asino, our treasurer/financier :)


Meet Jack Ibagbaga:

Thanks Sir JunB for taking care of Lee during the SC3


Thank you Jack & Siclistas for your warm hospitality. I often visit family in the area and I will definitely check the blog next time I'm headed down there. Also please let me know if any of you are headed my way (Winters/Davis area) to ride so I can meet up -- -- google map of Steady Eddy's in Winters, a coffee shop and common meeting place for cyclist getting ready to ride in the area. We have lots of great routes and varied terrain but nothing like Sierra Grade! Please keep me informed about kit orders. Is there an official club charter or dues for joining?

Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) is the oldest cycling event still held. I was recently informed by the French Organizers that Cristino Concepcion and I were the first Filipino (registered by Philippine passports) to have completed the ride in the event's 120+ year history (since 1891). I have actually not even met Cristino as we did not ride together. We did it in 2007 but I am certain there have been other Filipinos (Fil-Am?) that have also done it. I am preparing for this adventure again in 2011. It is only held every 4 years.

Wikipedia has a great article and lots more info all over the web.

Great pic that sums up it up nicely:

My Tagalog is rusty marami na ang nakalimutan ko pero it was nice to practice my Ilocano with manong JunB -- ado ti nalipatan min pay. I will have to miss the Giro d' Barkada ride because I had already planned to do the San Francisco 200k brevet that leaves out of Rodeo (north of Pinole) and ride out to my town, Winters, then back to Rodeo also on Oct 9.

Until next time,
Lee V.Millon
Winters, CA
PS: I have started updating my blog again in anticipation of PBP 2011 and also my facebook wall.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Siclista Classic 3 KOM Contenders

Here are the pics for the KOM contenders. Much more to come later for the rest of the ride.

KOM Contenders Pictures Here

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Siclista Classic 3

Siclista California -Siklista Houston

John Valderama with Rene Remo from Houston.

Photo Links:

from Jack's album - before and after the ride
from JustinV's blog

from RonAclan's YouTube video

3rd Siclista Classic

3rd Siclista Classic 12Sept10

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, MIRA MESA, TRACY RIDERS & Filipino cyclist and friends.

3rd Siclista Classic.
Mark this date on your calendar: Sept 12 2010 Sun.
Fun ride only
brisk 16-20mph pace. Optional KOM Race: Starts at the bottom of Sierra Rd. with summit finish. Trophies for the top finishers.
Siclista Fiesta after the ride at Fremont Central Park. Ride Route:
A figure 8 loop. 54.3 miles, Starts clockwise from Mission Blvd. to Nile Canyon Rd. Calaveras Rd., Turn left counter clockwise Piedmont to Sierra Rd. 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.
We also need headcount of riders attending so we can estimate our food preparation, please use comment section for your group headcount. We really appreciate if you can.
Direction link:
Fremont Central Park 1400 Stevenson Blvd Fremont CA 94538
Follow instruction below after opening map of Fremont Central Park.Get directions: click "To here" enter where you're coming from, then Go. Find lodging: click "Search nearby" enter "lodging" then Search.

Ride Route (View larger map for details)

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Sunday 8/29/10 Siclista meeting

Siclista meeting to cover the Siclista Classic III at Mountain Mike's Pizza by Jolibee around 2:30PM this Sunday.

oh what a meeting!!!

Siclista Classic III

Ladies and Gentlemen,
It's that time of the year again that we are looking for a few good men. A commitment from these few good men is all we need to get the ball rolling for our 3rd Siclista Classic.
Target date is September 12, 2010. Sunday after Labor Day.
Anonymous 100 WinstonA 40 RenatoA 25 RuelA 100 LarryB 30 JunB 100 Sonia &FrancisC Soda & Water GonzaloC 80 JojoC 30 TonyC 100 CorkyD 100 DuE 50 NielE 50 MelF 50 CesarG Trophies BobbyG 25 RichardH Food Warmers Ed Lising 100 DennisM 100 JojoM 25 Gatorade FrankN 50 MannyS 25 RogerT 100 BenjiT 25 JohnnyS 40 JohnV 20 MarV 25 AdolfoV 50 Rey 25
Donations from Guests:
Fred 20 LeeM

Received Total: $1485.

Classic Logistics

Logistical reference from last year Classic:
(Option to buy any logistics somewhere else if cheaper & convenient to the volunteer)

1. Volunteer #1 - Ren & Cesar
volunteer to buy & boil 5 doz. of eggs
18695 chinet lunch plate $12.89
740338 90z. cup $8.99
58601 ks napkins $8.99
12648 ks cutlery 8.99
229445 hefty bowl $7.99 +tax Total $52.52
also at Costco:
8691 5dz. large eggs $5.69 &
4 bx 34423 cookies 24 ct $6.49@ Total $31.65 for sag 1 vehicle

2. Volunteer #2 - Martin
Party City:
1289 Veterans Blvd Redwood City CA 94063 Ph.6503638824
4pcs. 54x108 red table cloth $1.69@ $6.76 + tax

3. Volunteer #3 - Cesar
Alpine Awards :
1150 Whipple Rd. Union City CA 94587 Ph.5104293838
volunteer to order & pickup
1pc. trophy: TBTR-0182B w/ red column cycling figure (1-1st men) $16.00
2pcs. trophies: TBTR-0113C w/ red column cycling figure (1-2nd men, 1- 1st women) $7.60@ $15.20
1pc 2" gold victory medal rwb neck ribbon $5.40 + tax TOTAL : $41.95

4. Volunteer #4 MelF

Little Manila: 6180 M.Jarvis Ave. Newark CA 94560 Ph.5104941206
volunteer to order & pickup
Medium Large Lechon w/ choice of 5 dishes $550.00

5. Volunteer #5 Sonia & FrancisC
volunteer to buy & provide cooler with ice for the park
3@$2.78 Refreshe water 24ct $8.34 + CRV $3.60
15 @$2.99 soft drink 12pk $44.13 + CRV $9.00 Total $70.77
6. Two Volunteer #6 -
Asian Store, Smart & Final
2 volunteers to cook the rice to fill foam cooler each
1bag three ladies rice 25L $18.99

2@$5.79 foam cooler $11.58
7. Volunteer #7 - Roger
Island Pacific:

marinade pork chop for BBQ
1 bag charcoal $7.49
40lbs@$0.69 banana $27.60 for sag 1 vehicle
30lbs@$1.27 pork chop $38.30
1btl. vinegar $0.99
1 alum tray for grilled pork chops $3.19
8. Volunteer #8 - MannyD

bring cooler with ice for sag 1 vehicle
8 gal Gatorade
9. Volunteer #9 - Rodge :)
Chain Reaction:

will buy giveaways for raffle
25pcs.@$2.31 tire tubes $57.75
1pc. 10spd chain $27.17
10. Volunteer #10 - TonyC
lend some tables and chairs
11. SAG #1 - LarryB, JunB and TonyC
will bring the food & drinks to Calaveras false summit & Sierra Summit.
12. SAG #2 - Adolfo (backup JunB and TonyC)
bring pump & tubes for flat repairs
tail end sweeper
13. Marshals #1 - Lising Brothers
will organize Sierra KOM start line
14. Marshals #2 - Lising Brothers
will record top finisher time at Sierra KOM finish line
15. Marshals #3 - FrancisC & Sonia
will watch the park.
16. Volunteer #16 - Martin and Alfred
will man the registration table.

Gentlemen, you can volunteer for two non conflicting assignments like volunteer #1 & Marshals #3.
Any donations and potlucks (:desserts:) are very welcome.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

UPDATE for JohnV

Siclista group, I cant Font sizemoto sag coz my wife car brokedown,i was going to ride my moto from turlock straight to the park and afterwards pickup my wife but our car brokedown.instead i will do #15 me & my wife will join francis&sonia at the park and bring Pasta Salad. Sorry for the last minute changes!!!!