Sunday, March 30, 2014

SDSR Stage 3 Criterium

After three intense days of the San Dimas Stage Race, cyclists pounded their pedals, pumped their hearts and dug into their selves to beat the clocks, the competitors and overcome hurdles. Chasing  dreams of racing on iconic mountainsides, earthquake rocked dams, and the centrifugal force of tight cornered city streets, this photographer took 6,600 pictures over 28 hours of cycling. It still comes down to a single photo of the Professional Men's Criterium  of Stage 3 where Daniel Holloway of Athlete Octane crossed the finish line. Congratulations Daniel. And to ClĂ©ment Chevrier of USA Bissell Development Team who was the General Classification GC Leader.

Dsdr crash for cat 2 riders

Dsdr crash for cat 2 riders

Saturday, March 29, 2014

SDSR Stage 2 Pro-Men Winner

1 101 Varabei, Anton Jet Fuel Coffee-Norco Bicycle 2:45:05
2 107 Santos, David KHS-Maxxis-JAKROO
3 65 Eaton, Daniel Canyon Bicycles- Shimano
4 1 Amaran, Luis Jamis Hagens Berman
5 24 Langlois, Bruno 5hr Energy p/b Kenda
6 17 Tevetkov, Serghei Jelly Belly Cycling

General Classification (combined both days)
1 47 Chevrier, Clment USA Bissell Development Team 3:00:24 @ 00:00
2 151 Hartrich, Coulton USA Unattached 3:00:27 @ 00:03
3 65 Eaton, Daniel USA Canyon Bicycles- Shimano 3:00:31 @ 00:07
4 1 Amaran, Luis USA Jamis Hagens Berman 3:00:51 @ 00:27
5 17 Tevetkov, Serghei Jelly Belly Cycling 3:00:53 @ 00:29
6 49 Oram, James USA Bissell Development Team 3:00:56 @ 00:32
7 107 Santos, David USA KHS-Maxxis-JAKROO 3:00:57 @ 00:33
8 7 Brenes, Gregory USA Jamis Hagens Berman 3:00:58 @ 00:34
9 2 Jaramillo, Daniel USA Jamis Hagens Berman 3:01:13 @ 00:49
10 48 Geoghegan Hart, Tao GBR Bissell Development Team 3:01:18 @ 00:54

SDSR Course Marshalls

Here are a few of the course marshalls at the SDSR Road Race around Bonelli.

Smantha crashes at sdsr boneeli

Smantha crashes at sdsr boneeli

Racing resumes at SDSR. Dam inspection complete.

Racing resumes at SDSR. Dam inspection complete.
The bonelli dam water leakage

SDSR Race delay due to dam inspection. After last nights 5.1 earthquake in brea officials delay the start of the sdsr second group.

SDSR Day 2 the road race around bonelli park has begun. The walk up walnut street was a good workout for a day of photography. My fingers were cold and now they r nicely warmed up.
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Friday, March 28, 2014

San Dimas Stage Race - GMR Time Trial

 1st - James Oram - Bissell Development Team - 14:46
2nd - Gregory Brenes - Jamis Hagens Berman - 14:47
3rd - William Barta - BYRDS - 14:56

1st - Amber Neben - FCS| Zngine - 17:20
2nd - Tayler Wiles - Specialized| lulumon - 17:26
3rd Karol Ann Canuel Specialized | lulumon - 17:37

Joan - as Phil Liggett
Steve as Paul Sherwin
Other riders

All: I have over 3,000 photos comprised of 22G of data. Please contact if you want us to find your photo. Include your Name, Bib Number, Start time. We may also need color of handle bar tape and glasses or other unique identifiers.

Monday, March 24, 2014

San Dimas Stage Race Mar 28-30

San Dimas, California (March 24, 2014) - The dates for the San Dimas Stage Race (SDSR) are almost here. The SDSR is a premier race which attracts top flight riders and teams in all categories and provides great entertainment for spectators of all ages.  Now in its 15th year, the race is hosted by Southern California Velo (SC Velo), presented by MRI Endurance, supported by terrific sponsors, and staffed by dedicated volunteers led by Race Director Al Wiscovitch.

The race consists of three exciting stages in three great venues:

  * A challenging Time Trial up Glendora Mountain Road (GMR) on Friday, March 28th,
     sponsored by Chaffey Auto Body.

  * A grueling classic Road Race around Bonelli Park on Saturday, March 29th,
     sponsored by San Dimas Community Hospital.

  * A fast and furious Criterium around downtown San Dimas on Sunday, March 30th,
     sponsored by Incycle bike stores and Cannondale bikes.

All three stages offer great opportunities for riders to excel and for cycling fans to see exciting pro and amateur racing up close. If you can only attend one day, come on Sunday and enjoy our Expo along with the race. There are no admission fees for watching the races.

On-Line Registration is complete with almost 800 riders signed up. Many world class professional teams and riders are on the roster.  Talented riders from around the country and beyond have signed up in large numbers in all categories from Pro to Juniors.  All of the fields are strong and the riders are anxious to kick off their racing seasons with exceptional performances. 

Late & In-Person Registration: Several categories did not sell out, so there is still an opportunity to compete in the race.  Late registration may be done Monday March 24th through Thursday March 27th by contacting Al Wiscovitch by email at or by phone at (909) 322-3869.   In person registrations will be accepted on a first come-first served basis on Thursday, March 27th, between 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the San Dimas Incycle cycle shop located at 561 W. Arrow Hwy.  In person registration can also be done on Friday, March 28th, in the registration area of stage 1, the Glendora Mountain Road Time Trial, up to 1 hour before the first start time of the category being signed up for.  See for more information about open categories, Time Trial location, and start times.

Men’s Pro/Cat 1 is completely filled with an outstanding field of strong riders.

The Men’s Pro/Cat 1 teams represented by one or more riders are:

5hr Energy p/b Kenda
Airgas Cycling
Astellas Cycling
Athlete Octane Cycling
Audi p/b Kryki Sports
Bear Development Team
Bissell Development Team
BMW Development Team
BYRDS (Boise Young Rider Development Squad)
California Giant/ Specialized
Canyon Bicycles- Shimano
CRCA/Lupus Racing Team
Equipe du Quebec
Fatteville Wheelmen
Firefighters Upsala CK
Fresh Air Bicycles - Focus
Holliday Rock p/b Zoca
Horizon Organic / Einstein Bros
InCycle-Predator Team p/b SC Velo
Intelligentsia coffee
Jamis Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home
Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis
Jet Fuel Coffee-Norco Bicycle
Keller Rohrback Cycling
Marc Pro - Strava
Michelob Ultra LaGrange
Michelob Ultra p/b Big Shark
Pioneer Mortgage Funding p/b
Pure Energy Cycling
Russ Hays p/b Accent Inns
Sinaloa / Craig Shelly
SPY GIANT RIDE p/b MRI Endurance
TEAM Clif Bar
Team H&R Block
Team Novo Nordisk Development
Team Rokform
Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes
VuMedi Elite Cycling Team

Women’s Pro/Cat 1-2-3 is also completely filled with a field of great riders, including previous SDSR Women's Pro 2000 & 2011 Champion Amber Neben racing with the FCS/Zngine p/b Mr. Restore Team.

The Women’s Pro/Cat 1-2-3 teams represented by one or more riders are:

autoglas wetteren cycling team
Cloud Racing p/b Ride2Recovery
Colavita /Fine Cooking Pro Cycling Team
FCS/Zngine p/b Mr. Restore
Folsom Bike / Cervelo
Glotman Simpson Cycling
GrooveSubaru Excel Sports
InCycle Racing p/b Full Circle
LUX/Specialized presented by Cynergy
major motion
Michelob Ultra LaGrange
Monster Media Elite Women
Natural Grocers
Now cycling
Optum Women's p/b Kelly Benefit
Pinnacle Reactor p/b JL Velo
Pioneer Mortgage Funding p/b
Sabino Cycles
Santa Fe Trails
Sho Air
Sisterhood of Cycling
SPY Giant RIDE p/b MRI Endurance
Strive Racing
Team Cloud Racing p/b R2R
Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
Team TIBCO To the Top
Team TWENTY16 Professional Cycling Team
Threshold Sports
Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes
Velo Sports Group

For more information about the race please go to  Also, become a fan of the race
on and follow it on - just search for San Dimas Stage Race.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Took photos of cyclists on GMR today.

There was a certain happiness to the riders on Glendora Mountain Road today. I must familiarize myself with the camera before the San Dimas Stage Race on Friday. Click on the slideshow to bring up larger size images.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Secure Your Spot for SDSR 2014

San Dimas, California (March 06, 2014) – Riders, volunteers, and housing hosts are wanted for the 15th annual San Dimas Stage Race (SDSR), scheduled for March 28 th, 29 th, and 30th, 2014. Come and be part of 3 days of great racing.  Information about the race is available at

Rider registration is open through Sunday March 23rd .  All categories are still open, but register now to assure a spot.  Register at ( ).  Stage races like the SDSR which are open to a wide range of riders are becoming very rare, so please come out and support this race.

Volunteers are needed to help at the race in roles such as Course Marshall.  For information about open volunteer position, see ( )  This is a great opportunity to be a part of a professional caliber bike race.  Strong volunteer support is what makes it possible for us to put on this event.  Everyone’s contribution is valued!  Email our Volunteers Director at if you have any questions about volunteering.

Housing hosts are needed to provide accommodations for pro team riders that are racing in the SDSR.  Hosting one or more riders is a great way to become acquainted with professional cyclists. More information about host housing is available in a PDF document posted at   Email our Host Housing Coordinator at if you are interested in being a housing host.

Bill's Saturday Ride

The beautiful weather brought out lots of riders, many of them obviously training for the San Dimas
Stage Race (SDSR).  It had been two weeks since I have ridden, so I took it easy today.  I stopped at the shed for a while and then rode out on the Glendora Ridge Road to get some pictures of Mt Baldy.

Coming back down GMR, I encountered a rider down at mile marker 11.70.  She had be thrown from her bike when her front brakes locked. She was being tended by other riders in her group. I was asked
about the nearest hospital, I replied Foothill Pres. and gave them directions on how to get there because they were transporting her in a private car. I hope that she is ok.

Saturday Ride

I wanted to go to Fork Plus Four and when I got there my legs said just a little bit further. My legs took me to GRR mile marker 8.3 a total of 42.3 mile round trip. I have plenty of work to do to improve my time. It was a superb day to be on the road riding.

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Empty today


Little Dalton dam this evening. Pretty much empty.