Surf City Overall after #2

November 11, 2005 · Print This Article

Math is hard. But we scribbled and scrawled and figured it out. Here are the points after the first two events in the Surf City Series.

Ben Jacques-Maynes (Kodak/Sierra Nevada) seems to have a commanding lead over Mike Hernandez (Safeway Bag Boy) and David Wyandt (Boomswagger.boom) in the Men’s A Presented by Kona. But with the added variable of USGP racers at the last event anything could happen. Ben could oversleep, Mike could get a hole shot (right), and David could get his Boomswagger sponsors to pony upsome extra boom.

Sarah Kerlin (Velo Bella) has a slight lead over her teammate, Ann Fitzsimmons and Stella Carey (Kelly Bike) in the Women’s A Presented by Bicycle Trip. Sarah, resplendent in her purple horns and tail, took over the lead with a great performance at the Halloween event. The rest of Kerlin’s 47 teammates will be at the final event, so look for things to shake up a little in this category.

Jeremy Blalock (Joselyn’s Bicycles) and Logan Loader (Alan Bike) are in a dead heat tie in the Junior A event Present by Bontager. More than pride is at stake here as the overall series winner gets to take home a set of Bontrager XLite tubular wheels. Don’t you wish you were 17?

Consistency has paid off for David Eastwood (Art by Opsal). He leads the Men35+A Presented by Bicycle Outfitter over cross stalwart, Mikey Matthews ( and the resurrected Tim Thompson (Flossaid/Eurocycling). Nipping at all of their heels though is the corpuscled winner of race #2, Alan Coats (Amgen).

Hey Look! Larry Hibbard (Family Cycling Center) is leading the Men 45+A. Mark Abele (Boure/Rivendell) is in a solid 2nd place.

Other category leaders include:
Melanie Dominguez (Bike Trip) – Women 35+
Katrina Baumsteiger (Black Market Racing) – Women B
Julianna Perry (Dirty Diaper (ewww)) – Women C
Jesse Nickell (Bike Trip) – Jr B
Robert Mau (Needs a sponsor) – Men B Presented by Scotts Valley Cycles
Murray Swanson (Pen Velo/Kondra Sys) – Men 35B
Matt Dunstan (Scotts Valley Cycles) – Men 45B
Eric Lowe (C’s don’t need no sponsors) – Men C
and riding like a man posessed,
Rich Maile (Art by Opsal) – Singlespeed

Thanks everyone for coming out. Look forward to seeing the gang at Surf City#3: Crankbrothers USGP #5. Pre-registration for this event is encouraged. Remind your loved ones (and their sisters) about our Women’s Cat C Bicycle Trip challenge.

and ummmm….what else…
oh yeah! Thank, visit, and spend lots of money at the following sponsors:
Bicycle Trip, Scotts Valley Cyclesport, Bicycle Outfitter,, Hincapie Sports, Bontrager, NCNCA, Kona, WTB, Crankbrothers, Calabazas Cyclery, Dwight Goss Construction, GU, California Giant, Gizdich Ranch, Palo Alto Bicycles, PAZZO, Phil Wood, Ritchey, Rock Lobster, Subaru of Santa Cruz, Seabright Brewery, Sheila Moon, Vanderkitten, Crossroads Bicycles,Chain Reaction Cycles,VeloTech,White Industries, and Munktiki

This fabulous post was written by one of our awesome bella volunteers ~ Sabine is the cofounder of Velo Bella and if you like this report, you can thank her with brownies and beer.


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