In the second heat Ed Mauls cut out the pace and held the lead for a few laps, when George Fuller came along with an astonishing burst of speed and took the winning position, which he held to the finish, defeating his opponents handsomely in 2 min. 33 3-5 sec. Fuller is only 14 years of age and for a youngster he is rated as being an exceptionally fast rider.
In the final of the mile novice the starters were: F. Fuller, G. Fuller, Day, Decker and Benson. The riders started off as if they had only one lap to go, but after they had stretched out into single file Benson got a nasty spill, coming down head over heels from the top of the east curve. He remained seemingly unconscious for a few seconds, but when picked up by friends he said he felt all right, and walked to his dressing-room. Decker took the lead, and won easily, with Day second and G. Fuller finishing third. Time, 2:30 1-5.
There are several tandem teams in the Olympic Club Wheelmen, prominent among whom were the Fuller brothers. Since Frank Fuller went East C. F. Lemon has taken the rear seat, and with George Fuller on front they make a speedy class A team. It seems to me they could easily lower the existing record of 2:10 and a fraction, made by the Reliance team, Griffiths and Boyden, at San Jose on June 1. Clark and Smith of the Garden City Cyclers made 2:09 at Santa Rosa May 9, but that record was never allowed.
It is planned to hold a special race for old-timers, including Walter Foster, Orlando Stevens, Charles S. Howard, George Fuller, George Kroetz, J. H. Nash, J. W. Leavitt, Ed. Mohrig and Tom Spillane.