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Breathless Agony Training


Don't Fear the Reaper - 4/27/19

Breathless Agony Training rides have started and will be posted on the OCW Home page when scheduled. We encourage all interested riders to contact ride leader Randy Profeta at: RANDY@TRAILSENDCC.COM  to be added to his email list.

Rides will usually be scheduled on Sundays at 8am  and  they will start at "The Square"  near  Main and MacArthur unless notified otherwise.  

Anaheim Police Department Community Bike Ride Sat, March 9th

The Anaheim Police Department is hosting a Community Bike Ride on Saturday, March 9th to promote bicycle safety and community engagement. Start at the South parking lot of the Angel Stadium at 8AM. Take the Santa Ana River Trail to Huntington Beach and back! Event page link......  https://www.facebook.com/events/278779632797088/ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-bike-ride-with-anaheim-pd-tickets-55808491701

 

Breathless Agony

Ready to test your endurance and strength? Breathless Agony is one of the most challenging centuries in Southern California: 107 miles and 12,000 ft of climbing! Join us on April 27th for an epic experience. Cost of the event is $90 through March 27th, then increases to $110 until registration closes on April 20th. There will be registration available at Friday evening check-in (April 26th) and the day of the ride for $125 (cash only.)

Breathless Agony is part of the Planet Ultra led three part series, King of the Mountain. This is the 14th year of this outstanding series that leads off on April 13th with the Mulholland Challenge, followed by Breathless Agony on April 27th, and finishing on May 18th with Heartbreak Hundred. A very special jersey will be available to only those riders who successfully complete all three events. For more information, go to
https://planetultra.com/king-of-the-mountains-century-challenge/

OCW Awards and Installation Banquet

Our annual OCW Awards and Installation Banquet will take place on Saturday, February 23rd, at 5:00 PM at The Villa, 510 E Katella, Orange, CA. It will be an evening to recognize the achievements of our members and to usher in the new Board of Directors. And the evening would not be complete without another great video from Jim Brewer.

We are excited that our entertainment will be provided by Dan Perea, son of past president, Miguel Perea. Dan has presented his music and uplifting message at TEDx in Santa Barbara and this is an evening you will not want to miss. 

Dan Perea is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and software engineer in Santa Barbara, CA. He has toured the country as a traveling musician, performed as a solo artist and in various local groups, all while writing and producing songs in a wide range styles including: soul, folk, reggae, funk, electronic, and spoken word. Having grown up bicoastal, he spent most of his young life living on the east coast in New Jersey.

Dan became passionate about both music and engineering at a young age and began designing and developing websites professionally at the age of 14. Musically, he started as a drummer, and then moved on to singing and songwriting, learning guitar, bass, and piano along the way. Dan spent five years after high school writing music and touring the country with a traveling band singing and playing bass. He finally fulfilled a dream by moving to Santa Barbara in 2008, where he attended UCSB and earned a degree in Communication and Marketing. 

Still a Santa Barbara resident, Dan is currently writing, producing, and performing his music under his own name. Additionally, his interest in metaphysics and futurism has inspired the electronic project, The Great Filter, which touches on a variety of genres from ambient to EDM. In his professional life as a software engineer and UX designer, he has helped grow the wellness company BioIQ by contributing to the design and development of their online platforms. Additionally, he cofounded and created the website GratefulForBlank.com, which aims to inspire positivity and happiness through gratitude. Up-to-date information about Dan’s projects, as well as upcoming gigs can be found on his website, http://DanPerea.com.

 

The Registration "Welcome to the Orange County Wheelmen" is not currently available.



Spring Metric

Hold the date of March 23rd for the annual OCW Spring Metric. The event this year will start and finish at Yorba Regional Park and will include full support as well as lunch at the end. The final route has not yet been finalized so watch for a later update. As always, there is no fee for current OCW members. Non members are welcome to ride with a registration fee of $35.

Metrolink Closure Dates between Oceanside and Mission Viejo

Metrolink will not be running trains between Oceanside to Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo on the following dates:

January 12-13

February 9-10

March 2-3

March 9-10


March General Meeting - The Hunt for Gold

The Huntsman Senior Games - Dori Lewis and Greg Kibble

Please mark your calendar for Thursday March 7th to attend our OCW General Meeting event highlighted with both Dori Lewis and Greg Kibble presenting on their personal experience competing in the annual Huntsman World Senior Games in St George UT.

Dori and Greg both medaled in their respective games and for Greg this was nothing new as a veteran of the games. Greg was the overall winner in his age group. Dori participated in her first Huntsman games so you will learn what the games experience was like from two unique perspectives. Dori also participated in both cycling and running competitions.

The Huntsman World Senior games support 32 unique sports categories including softball which Dori's husband Tom was a participant. To learn more about Huntsman Games check out (https://seniorgames.net/).

Please join us 3/7/19 at 6:30pm for light dinner and 7:00 meeting start. All OCW Monthly meetings are held at the Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room - 15500 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618.  Non-members are welcome!

Knight Composites Wheel Opportunity

Here is an update on our team discount from cycling legend, Chris Horner, on great wheels from Knight Composites. If you are considering purchasing an upgraded wheel set, you need to check out Knight Composites. 

Chris Horner 

Knight Composites, LLC

 

Welcome to the 2019 Knight Composites Team Partnership Program! 

 

For the Month of February, we are offering a Free Chris King Hub Upgrade.

 

Below is your club discount code and we’d appreciate it if you could update all your members by email on how to use the Club Code correctly and let them know all the benefits of riding Knight wheels.  

 

Thanks again for teaming up with Knight and hope you all enjoy the wheels as much as all of us here at Knight do. 

 

Here are the details -

 

Our entire line of Road, Mountain, TT, Gravel, Cross and Fat wheels are available to the team with your 30% team discount. Check them out at https://knightcomposites.com. Simply configure your custom wheel, go to checkout, enter the discount code, & process your transaction:

 

Orange County Wheelman Team code: CHOCW2019

 

For the free Chris King Upgrade, 

 

Select the Chris King option (non-ceramic) when you select your wheels. The discount has been applied to the retail price. The additional 30% off will be applied at check out.

 

Please email teamsales@knightcomposites.comwith any questions, or call the 

office at 541-223-9415.

 

Let us know if you have any questions about our wheels or would like a visit from me to personally show off our wheels and let the club members try them out. Call the office for details and scheduling.

 

 

If you want to learn more about Knight, read below…

 

Knight Composites was started by 4 industry veterans; myself, Jim Pfeil, Kevin Quan and Scott Wolfe in 2014. Jim founded Reynolds Composites and was part of the ENVE group for 5 years. Kevin Quan was the Lead Engineer for Cervelo, and designed the P3, Soloist, and many other Aero bikes. Scott was a Product Manager at Cane Creek for 7 years. Combined, we have over 40 years composites experience. We thought enough had evolved in the design, development and manufacturing of composites that we could make a better wheel, that’s why we started Knight Composites. In a short period of time we’ve had our products under athletes competing at the highest levels of sport and have already stood on 3 World Championship podiums in 3 different disciplines. 

 

Investing over $500K developing the product line, we focused on 6 areas;

 

Computational Fluid Dynamics– All rims are designed using CFD. It allows for 100’s of design iterations to be run through the computer program to optimize the rim profile for aerodynamics.

 

TEAM technology– Changing the paradigm by designing around the trailing edge of the rim. That allows for “clean air” to pass from the trailing edge of the rim to the downtube, reducing both drag and wind steerer.

 

Expanded Polystyrene Manufacturing– EPS starts with a foam core, a “tool within a tool”.  The carbon is wrapped around the foam core and a vacuum is pulled to debulk. The ‘preformed” part is placed in the tool and cured under heat and pressure. This process yields a rim with less voids, therefore better consolidation/compaction. The net result is stronger part.

 

Experience– We designed the brake tracks to be twice as thick as our competitors, to eliminate brake track delam; we reinforce the spoke holes and drill them at an angle to optimize the bracing angle with the hub flange, to eliminate spoke fatigue/breakage.

 

Patented Tubeless System- We developed a road tubeless system working with Schwalbe. Descending side walls allow for 3 solid points of contact that allows you to find the right balance between performance and comfort without the risk of the losing the bead. It’s the perfect wheel for road, cross and gravel. And is the first truly “field serviceable” tubeless system. On and off with a single tire iron, seat with a floor pump. We have achieved our goal and the response to our new Tubeless Aero (TLA) system has been excellent.

 

Ride Compliance– All wheels are designed to be both laterally stiff and vertically compliant. A responsive ride that increases performance, while dampening vibration to enhance comfort. We do all of this while maintaining all the performance benefits of carbon.

 

Ciao,

 

Chris

 

Chris Horner

Brand Ambassador/Owner

Knight Composites, LLC

Bend, Oregon