John S. Egan
The two young road riders left the corner of Octavia and Page streets at 7 o'clock last Sunday morning and rode through the Mission to the San Bruno road, which they found so muddy that they had to walk nearly all the way to Sierra Point, carrying their wheels on their shoulders.
From Sierra Point the road was pretty rideable, and the flume across the marsh was a great help, though broken glass at two points made dismounts necessary. Beyond to Uncle Tom's Cabin the road was passable, but from there on to San Mateo much walking was necessary. Then the road was fine to Redwood City.
Beyond Redwood City two miles of fresh gravel made bicycle-riding impossible. Good riding again developed to Mountain View. From there to Santa Clara there was only about a mile of walking. Messrs. Egan and Panario got lost at Santa Clara and went part way to Los Gatos before being directed back to the Alameda and into San Jose, which was reached at 2 o'clock. Dinner and an hour's rest was indulged in at San Jose. At about 4 o'clock the return trip was begun. A stop for supper was made at Niles and Oakland was reached at about 9 o'clock, thus doing the century inside of the fourteen-hour limit of the Century Cycling Club of America.
Messrs. Egan, Tommereg, McCarthy, Wegener and Conger, of the Imperial Club, have been appointed as a committee to look for a new course to hold the club's next road race on, as the riders are dissatisfied with the San Leandro course.