William Clyde Waibel, Piedmont, Calif. Taught in Kern County, then in Alameda County. Is now principal of the Benicia High school. Took his A.B. degree from U.C. and has about completed work for masters degree.
[William is second from right, middle row. - MF]
It was all Garden City wheelmen from first to last. Not one of the other clubs were in the running, and after the second relay they never so much as caught sight of one of the riders wearing the "fleur de lis." The New Century wheelmen and the Oakland wheelmen fought it out for second place, while the Bay City wheelmen and the California Cycling club were so far in the rear that they never finished. They were at least 8 minutes behind Waibel when he carried the packet across the tape at Central avenue, Oakland.
Because of change of pace among the New Centuries, Oaklands and Bay Citys and the unfair riding of the California Cyclers these four clubs became bunched and gained a little on P. Maggini, but made fine time through the city. Peterson took the packet at the beginning of the seventh and he gained on his opponents by nearly half a minute. The great ride against heavy odds was made by Chaboya on the eighth. He broke the record over this relay by over two minutes and that on a punctured tire. His time for his course was 26:30. He placed the packet in the hands of Dieffenbacher nearly five minutes ahead of his pursuers. While crossing the bridges on his relay Dieffenbacher punctured his tires in many places and had to change wheels with Harden, his trailer, and lost considerable time. He gave Waibel a good lead and the clever rider on the final relay sprinted down the course at a 26:18 clip, which is the record over this course.
Tessie Waibel, Merle Gray, John Berryessa, Bob Diefenbacher and P. Maggini Will Endeavor to Win Centerville Race - Trophy by Oakland Club.
The home boys look forward to easily adding the new cup to their already large collection. The ones who will ride as the home team are "Tessie" Waibel, Merle Gray, John Berryessa, Robert Diefenbacher and P. Maggini. These riders were members of last year's relay teams, and it is expected that they will win in the coming handicap. A ball game will also be one of the day's features at Centerville, after which the entire company will partake of a feast of pie and watermelon at the hotel.
THE annual 100-mile relay race around the bay is but five days off. Judging from the showing made by the Garden City Wheelmen in the past, they will probably carry off the honors Sunday. Captain Dermody has selected the following 10 men to represent the local wheelmen Sunday: J. Berryessa, R. Diefenbacher, S. Maggini, C. Showalter, P. Maggini, B. Murphy, W. Waible, Merle Grey, C. Burnett and W. Chaboya. All these youngsters have had previous experience in road racing. Many are known as being among the fastest amateurs on this coast.
Projects have been started on several occasions to take a team representing the Pacific Coast to the Eastern States to compete in team races, and the prospective choice has always included at least five representatives from the Garden City Wheelmen. Those who would probably be chosen at present on such a team are: Merle Grey, Robert Diefenbacher, William Waibel, John Berryessa and Carl Showalter.
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