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|Sadly, the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix Board of Directors has unanimously voted to postpone the 59th MBGP to next year due to the safety risks during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It will be the first time we've missed having this unique event in 59 years. But the safety of all involved is paramount.|
SBW President Matt Gorski is managing a public sale next Saturday, May 23, from 9a to 3p for the contents of Bill Ron bicycle shop, with deep discounts on valuable items, including hard-to-find parts for your track and road bikes. CASH ONLY. Covid-19 precautions are in effect, including social distancing and masks. Please cooperate and help protect you fellow cyclists. For more info, contact Matt - see his club email announcement.You may also use the contact form link at the top.
Ted Ernstrecently became a young 88! Here he is with his Madison track mate, back in the day. Still going strong.
USAC has postponed all sanctioned racing thru May 31 due to the Corona Virus Pandemic response. This includes the Velo Sports Center
Hilario Reyes - sixth at Murrieta Circuit Race in a big, tough 35+ 3/4 field. Lasted an hour and a half.
Vikki Appel, Leo Pettus, Sarah Mattes, and Elise Traylor did great at the Phoenix AZ stage race, with Vikki second in GC overall (congrats on your citizenship).
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Bill Ron has shown modest improvement in his speech. Greg Aden and Steve Whitsitt report that he understands everyone's words well - but it is still difficult to understand what he is saying, and a bit frustrating for him. Speech therapy is important, but will be tough to do during this Corona crisis. Wife Thekla reports that he is able to move himself into the car from his wheelchair, and that he has even tried to adjust the brakes on it (see pic)! He still has significant physical limitations on his right side. Here is the GoFundMe for Bill, with a FB Page for status reports. Please Like the Page and share with your Friends. Another great donation is the wheelchair ramp from Jim Hannon and Beach Cities Cycling Club. Thank you.
Masters Track Worlds completed
- Individual -
Jim "Doc" Kloss Gold + breaks own UCI 80+ 500M record in 38.859
Jim Kloss Silver in Sprint, a close race in a younger combined category
Jim also broke his own UCI record for the 200m TT sprint qual in 12.881
- Team events -
Elise Traylor Bronze in Team Sprint, with Charlene Yarnell
Leo Longo Bronze in Team Pursuit
Honorable mention - Vikki Appel had a strong showing in 3 events.
Masters Track Nats 2019: SBW team was amazing. So many breakthrough performances (e.g. Seidel, Traylor, Mattes, Appel), Jim Kloss' WRs, and sponsor Gerry Agnew's championship form.
Official Results Click Here. Until they take it down, includes start lists, results, and splits ("Audit") as well as the daily Communiques. Many member photos on Facebook. Large set of professional photos organized by day for sale HERE.
Nats Podium Summary
- Individual -
Jim "Doc" Kloss Gold + breaks UCI 500M record by over 2 sec in 39.545
Kurt Sato Silver in Sprints
Leo Pettus Bronze in 500M TT
Gerry Agnew Gold in Pursuit
Sarah Munoz Bronze in 500M TT
Sarah Mattes Bronze in Pursuit
Jim Kloss breaks World Best record by over 1.5 sec in the 200M TT - 13.111
Kurt Sato Silver in 500M TT
Sarah Munoz Gold in Pursuit
Sarah Munoz Silver in Scratch Race
Jim Kloss Gold in Sprints
Leo Pettus Silver in Scratch Race
Michelle Seidel Gold in the Points Race
Sarah Mattes Silver in the Points Race
- Team Pursuit -
Leo Pettus Bronze
Leo Longo Gold
Sarah Munoz Gold
Elise Traylor Gold
Vikki Appel Gold
Michelle Seidel Silver
Sarah Mattes Silver
- Team Sprint -
Elise Traylor Bronze
Sarah Munoz Bronze
- Madison -
Sarah Mattes/Vickie Appel Gold
Sarah Munoz Silver
Michelle Seidel Bronze
UCI Masters Best Performances (aka world records) - Men Women Hour rules
Great 2019 SBW Awards Pizza Party. Check out the walkabout video HERE.
SBW rocks both coasts! William Aligue and mates get both Siver in Team Sprint, and Gold in Team Pursuit at the Northeast USAC Regionals (as in "State champs").
Official MBGP results | Easy Reader | Daily Breeze | Beach Reporter
Latest WADA Prohibited List - goes into effect 1 January 2020.
Monty Pettus and John McKee got top tens at the USAC Masters Road Nats, at altitude (Co Springs)! Sarah Mattes won the 45+ Women's State Road Race Championship. John Mckee won the 70+ Men's State Road Race championship. Monty Pettus won the 70+ State Crit championship, with McKee 2nd, and Mike Fleming 3rd - an SBW sweep!
Happy Birthday to Founder & Hall of Famer Ted Ernst. 87 years young!
USAC 2020 Nats Schedule is out
Founder Ted Ernst and Race Director John McNulty join the competitors at the "Domes" summit after the Ernst TT PV Hill Climb last August (Matt Gorski photo).
On March 31st, LAVRA volunteers were recognised by Velo Sports Center staff and Coordinator Elise Traylor for their service in 2018 helping to make the track successful. Then Cedric Washington was given the prestigious CalBikeLaw Community Service Award by sponsor Gerry Agnew for his outstanding support to education and training of new riders and young kids learning track cycling.
SBW AWARDS Picnic LUAU Sunday, March 24, was great. Here is a walkabout video taken as we started eating. And here is Tony Wang winning one of the many doorprizes, always a crowd-pleaser. Later at the Velo Sports Center vel, we presented the club's World Championship trophy to Gerry Agnew, and the National Championship trophy to daughter Sarah Munoz. The trophies are made by Matt Gorski and Ted Ernst.
SBW 2018 Pizza Party was great. See private FaceBook Club Page for more photos. A few at right (missing Sarah Munoz - Best Woman). Walkabout video here
Masters Track 2018 UCI World Championships have completed, with SBW riders once again bringing home gold/silver/bronze medals, a world record, and great experiences with new friends from around the world. Thanks to all the volunteers, from all clubs, for the great help. Here's a summary in roughly reverse order of occurence over 8 days.
Gerry Agnew successfully defended his world title in the 2k pursuit. Jim Kloss won Sprint Gold in an overpowering performance. Daughter Sarah Munoz earned bronze in both the ITT pursuit and the 500m. She topped off her great performances with the most exciting finish I saw in the evening sessions. She came from 4th in intermediate points total late in the race, took over with two to go, held everybody off and won the final sprint, climbing to Silver! The crowd loved it. Elise Traylor, Char/Kar twins, and former SBW Vikki Appel got silver in the 4000m W TTT, just missing out Gold after a premature finishing gun threw the outcome to the officials. Pictured here with Coach Roach. Leo Longo and team got Silver in the 4k Pursuit. Kurt Sato repeats as World Champion in the 500m TT, just a fraction over his WR last year! Check out his world-famous start from about the 20m point. Kurt set a new WR ("Best Time" in UCI masters jargon) of 11.356 in the 200m TT for Sprint qualification. Kurt later got silver in the Sprint. Jim "Doc" Kloss earned Gold in the 500m, in just a shade over his World Best from last year.
Sarah Hammer visits the club in 2006 (Sparks) to thank us for our sponsorship in winning her first of many UCI World Championships. Here she is in a great short for USA Cycling, training at Colorado Springs with her Australian Kelpie "Sedona" tagging along!
Curious about USAC anti-doping program? RaceClean
Ted's nostalgia photos - do you know anyone in the 1962 club meeting (3rd pic) besides Ted (desk at right)?
Tony Wang's great video - DR PV TT
From 10/18/12 seminar: Kurt Sato links
- Early season strength training: here
- Fundamental exercises here
- Watch Kurt put it together: video here
Easy Reader article - Richardson series;
- Nice article about Ted's history
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Ted with Madison mate
Hilario sixth - Murrieta Circuit Race
SBW does Valley of the Sun!
SBW Track refresher crew
James Kloss adds another one to his international palmares
Join/renew Electronic App
SBW proud to have one of the best ever in Masters Track
Bill and Thekla Ron
Home visit schedule
M Racer of the Year: Hilario Reyes
with Matt Gorski & Tom Traylor
W Racer of the Year: Elise Traylor
PLUS National Champion
Sarah Mattes: National Champion
Bill and Thekla Ron
Home visit schedule
Jim Kloss gets Worlds 500m Gold
Jim Kloss 500m Gold + 38.859 WR
Elise Traylor Bronze - Team Sprint
Leo Longo (center) - Pursuit TTT
Leo Longo Bronze - Pursuit TTT
Bill works on his wheelchair!
Mattes/Appel Nats Madison Gold
Elise Gold + Nats record T Pursuit
Seidel-Gold Mattes-Silver Points
Photo: Josh Burton Films
Kloss WR 500M 39.545 Track Nats
Jim + Carol Kloss and family
Will Aligue Gold & Silver in T-Town
MBGP Pro Men Callout
Hilario Reyes MBGP Silver MBGP Winners Jersey
Sarah Mattes State RR Champ
Pettus/Mckee/Fleming Crit sweep
John Mckee State Road Champ
Founder Ted Ernst is 87
Chuck, Ted, Thomas are ready
Elise & Gerry thank volunteers
Cedric: Community Service Award
Gerry Worlds & Sarah Nats Champs
Greg Aden - Service Award
Awards - Luau - Drink - Prizes!
Jon/Sarah/Leo at CBR #1
SBW Team ride 12/22/18
SBW Pizza Party 2018
Best Road - Daniel Beltran
Best Masters Men - Jim Kloss
Prez Award - Marco Rodriguez
Ernst TT Finale Sign-in
Ernst TT Winners - Bryan, Daniel, Lynette w John and Ted
Ted Ernst TT Finale Crew
Gerry Agnew Gold 2018 Pursuit
(Josh Burton Films)
Sarah Super Silver in 2018 Points
Jim Kloss Gold in 2018 Sprints
Elise, mates 2018 W4KTTT silver
Sarah bronze 2018 WITT Pursuit
Leo and team Silver - 2018 4kTTT
Jim Kloss 2018 Gold 500m TT
Kurt starts 2018 500m TT gold
Kurt Sato WC 2018 500m TT
Jon Gorski CBL Scholar
Robert and Jill
2018 MBGP Winners Jersey
3 of 4 SBW UCI 2017 World Masters Track Champs honored at MBGP (Ingram)
"Doc" Golds in Sprint, 500m
Kurt Golds in Sprint, 500m
Sarah Golds in Points, Scratch
Leo Gold in Team Pursuit
Sarah & Elise Gold in T Pursuit
Manhattan Mile Race Flyer
Newlyweds Robert and Jill
2018 SBW Picnic - 3/18/18
Former President Tom Buescher presents Tom Herman with the Harris-Robinson service award
Ted Ernst presents UCI World Champion trophies to Kurt Sato, Leo Longo, & Jim Kloss: all WRs!
Gerry Agnew UCI World Champ trophy from Ted Ernst
Gerry Agnew 2017 2k ITT WC
Kurt Sato is 2017 Sprint WC
(Big Picture Cycling)
Jim Kloss 2017 500m WC +WR
Kurt Sato 2017 500m WC +WR
Leo Longo crew World Champs 2017 3kTTT +WR (R Longo)
Sarah Munoz silver 2017 2k ITT
Rick Lilleberg Texas RR Champ
Sprint team Addison, Gerry, Sarah
The Winns and Gerry Agnew
Weston + Jon Nats Madison Silver
John McNulty leads out of turn 2
Stenberg on her 2017 prime (Martin)
Libby fires up the Kids
Cary and his hot wheels
MBGP Diego T-shirt Design 2017
Jon Gorski State Sprint Gold
John wins State Crit. Mike 2nd
Gerry & Sarah - 2:38.5 2K record
Sarah Munoz 2 Golds in IP & Team Pursuit + 2 Silvers
"Doc" Kloss Gold in IP - one of 5
Kurt Sato wins Sprint - and 500
Legends O'Rourke & Kloss Gold
Strong 3/4 crew at Ontario
Kloss & Sato at Nats (R. Pelegrin)
Ryan Resella State ITT Champ
Lynette Rock State ITT Champ
Leo & mates State TTT Champs
SBW Race team at CBR Crit
SBW Team Sprint at LAVRA TT
Hilario payday at Redlands
Whitsitt thanks LAFD Lifeguards
Leo Pettus gold at Ontario
Leo Pettus gold at CBR (Aligue)
2017 SBW Picnic (Aligue)
Kloss & Sato Nat Track Champs
Diego, Mike, Julie at Picnic 2017
US Women's TTT WC Gold
Kay and Zoe w/ Sarah Hammer
Some mates -SBW TT (Aligue)
Team Ride 2/4 - new kits!
Chris Reed obituary
Dykzeul Memorial Ride (Aligue)
Get well Teresa - tough as Steele
Elise, Jan, and Sarah - Gold 2016
SBW Track Training Class
SBW ride - CCC 8am every Sat
Mario Obejas & Jeff 10/18/16
Pizza Party 2016
SBW Saturday riders
Sarah Munoz Silver at States
Kay Silver at States Track
Deo Silver at ARCO Crit
Kay big at Road Nats
Charity Chia wins CBR
John McNulty beats the boys CBR
Kay takes Bakersfield
Kay in the So Bay Magazine p78
Baxter crew makes the Domes
Kay wins Jurupa 3/4
Kay at Tuscon: 1 CR, 1 RR, 2 GC
Kay wins Murrieta Cat 4
Jennifer wins at Desert Tri
Kay wins Val. of the Sun Cat4 crit
Greg Aden retires
Hirsch Bronze at The Greek CX
McNulty edges Winn at DR Dominguez Crit 2015 (Hirsch)
Jim Kloss sweeps all the Gold!
Kurt Sato - Gold in Team Sprint
TT/DR combo 9/27- Monika-Leo-Ted (Aligue)
Bouquet Canyon RR - 1963
Kay Macpherson - Nats Omnium Gold (Robert Macpherson)
"Golden" Jim Kloss wins Nats BAR
Nats Gold for Kurt Match Sprint
Nats Gold for Mel 500M
Kay jumps at Nats Crit finish
Kay! National Jr RR Podium
Leo gold!- states 2k Podium
States Gold for Grandpa Jim
Jon Gorski Jr State Omnium
Also gold in TTT (Hernandez)
Lilleberg State Crit Champ
Mike Fleming 2nd (Cyclovets)
Hilton Clarke - Pro 1 (Beckman)
Kay State ITT! (Sam right)
Kay wins State Crit!
Steve chaperones - World Cup