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Team News ... 3/16/2017
Dear SBW Club members,

The Eliel store will be reopened soon for a limited number of items such as the
Laguna Seca bib shorts, Rincon Jersey, Mavericks skin suit and the shoe covers.

We have minimums we need to hit so if only 1 or 2 folks want a particular item it
won't be remade. The above items are solid. We have had requests for Vests,
base layers and long sleeve jerseys too. Please let me know if you will be ordering
any of these so I can fine tune the expectations for the club store.

We are also planning on a sock order- stay tuned for details!

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Team News ... 3/8/2017
We had a full plate this past weekend. The Team ride last Saturday was great, our Racing Team did an awesome job at CBR race series last Sunday and we are also well represented at LAVRA's Sprint Tournament at Velo Sports Center.

Here is the summary of those activities.

What a super fun Team ride last Saturday. The weather is just perfect to ride those hills of Palos Verdes.
We hit VDM on our first climb, then switchbacks to Ganado and all the way to Crest.
The third and final climb is via Zumaya. Great ride and great stories along the way.

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Race Report: CBR Race Series # 3, Carson, CA.
Awesome performance by our Racing Team at CBR.
Good job by all! We are so proud of you all. Keep up the good work and always have fun racing!

Masters 60+
Leo Monty Pettus- 2nd
John McKee - 4th
Rick Lilleberg - 6th

Junior 13-14
Samuel Alpert - 6th

Masters 45+
Robert Macpherson - 11th
Chuck Winn - FF

Cat 3/4
Hilario Reyes - 8th
Marco Rodriguez - FF
Rooney W Scobar - FF
Oscar Cervantes - FF
Kevin Escobar - FF

Master 35+ Cat 1-3
Chuck Winn - FF

FIXED Gear Category
Nigel De Sota- 4th

Category 4
Daniel Beltran - 8th
Kevin Escobar - 9th
Marco Rodriguez- 10th
Julio Escamilla - FF
Oscar Cervantes- FF

Category 3
Nigel de Sota - 2nd
Hilario Reyes - 7th

7 Athletes represents SBW last night at LAVRA's Sprint Tournament .
We had a great time and good results.

Thank you to all of our Sponsor for the continuous support!

CHEVRON, Calbike Law, ELIEL, Rudy Project, GQ6, KidneyDoc, GWT, LLP, CJT Law, Velo Sports Center, Matt Construction, CB Loans, Catalina Coffee.
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The Prez News ... 2/15/2017
Please note meeting date change. Our meeting scheduled for 2/15 is postponed one week to February 22nd. I apologize for any inconvenience. Same time same place.
2-22 @ 7pm CalBikeLaw 20355 Hawthorne Boulevard Torrance, CA 90503 - next to Allen Tire
I will bring the SBW logo waterbottles for purchase @ $5 each. I will also bring the small inventory of our current SBW Eliel kits. We has a few jersey's, bibs and vests. Sorry no skinsuits. We will also be polling members to plan for a follow-up order with Eliel.
Lastly the World Cup Track event is Feb 25 & 26 at the Velo Sports Center. Please come out and support this event. These races are very exciting and the ticket prices are reasonable.

http://www.stubhubcenter.com/events/detail/uci-track-cycling-world-cup

Regards,
Matthew

(We will discuss club plans, coming events, take feedback and all get reaquainted with each other. We will serve refreshments as well. Our meeting will be held in the conference room. Please let us know if you will attend so we can prepare seating and refreshments.)

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The Prez News ... 1/11/2017
Dear South Bay Wheelmen,

Rick Lilleberg has resigned as President of our club. (Please see his e-mail below) Rick has a lot on his plate and we wish him and his family the very best. I will assume the president's position. Jennifer Hirsch has let us know she will not be returning to the SBW board this year. We are working on the open board positions and will report on the elections in the near term.

The expected ship date for our SBW club kits from Eliel is January 20th. We are very excited about the new kits and our association with all the folks at Eliel Clothing.

With 2 sessions to go our SBW Track Clinic series have been a hit. This year we opened up the sessions to some local clubs to manage the cost and foster good will among the area clubs. Many thanks to our race director John McNulty and coaches Tela Crane and Giddeon Massie for making it a truly memorable experience.

SBW has committed again in 2017 to sponsor the LAVRA Time Trial series at the Carson Velodrome. The schedule will be posted to the SBW website and facebook when it becomes available.

Please see our club website http://www.southbaywheelmen.org/ for details on the continuing recovery of Teresa Steele. Steve Whitsitt is also feeling much better after his recent heart episode while riding his bike at Dockweiler beach. Lastly we lost a friend and former club member, Chris Reed, in a helicopter crash. Details on our website. >

We are looking forward to a great 2017 for the South Bay Wheelmen and all of our members!

Matt

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from Rick Lilleberg

To all board members and interested parties,

And so we start a new year with new hopes and new paths to travel.

After much thought and discussion, I have found that still working for a living, remodeling the house (mostly all my own work) to get it on the market , recovering from the seasonal cold/sore throat bug, trying to maintain some reasonable bike fitness through all of this and finally trying to stay involved in the affairs of SBW, ....and of course looking for a place to live in Austin, I find that I'm coming up short of hours in a day to do this. So with that said I'm turning the reigns of leadership over to Matt Gorski our current vice president who over this past year has done a ton of work and an exceptional job for the club.

I sincerely hope to get a better handle on my time management skills and get this ankle healed to the point I can get down and meet for a few more rides before I head to Austin.

Regards,

Rick