E. S. Battles
Third heat — Starters: Aylward 20 yards, Battles 40 yards, ` 45 yards, Dilges 40 yards.
Ready was first to the front, with Dilges close up. Battles tried hard to overhaul the leaders, hut Ready would not be denied first place and won by a wheel's length in 1 min. 10 4-5 sec., Dilges second and Battles third.
San Francisco Call, Volume 74, Number 35, 5 July 1893 - THE RACE ON WHEELS - California Division L. A. W. Championships
E. S. Battles is a racing man of more prominence than the last three mentioned, and is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds in riding condition, and is only 18 years of age. He began racing in 1892 in the road races of the Pacific Road Club, being more or less successful taking second place in the novice race of the meet of the Bay City Wheelmen on July 3. 1893, which was won by Dick Aylward. On the eight relay of the great relay race Battles did exceedingly well for his club and succeeded in beating the time of all his opponents on this relay. From the two-minute mark in the Associated Cycling Club's ten-mile road race he won eighth place.
WITH THE WHEELMEN. - San Francisco Chronicle - 05 Jan 1895, Sat - Page 12