Jim's Shadow Tours

Jim Knight's Solo Shadow Tours:  
 
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Year: 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 











 
Age: 43 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54
Miles: 2,111 2,274 2,222 2,189 2,140 2,267 2,132 2,167 2,221 2,283 2,237
Time: 142:06:00 
143:31:33 
149:51:55 
137:21:16 
129:28:28 
135:22:09 
130:46:55 
138:47:01 
149:11:19 
144:24:02 
140:50:48 
Avg mph: 14.85 15.84 14.83 15.94 16.53 16.75 16.31 15.62 14.89 15.81 15.89
Ft Climbed: 
107,460 126,772 134,970 142,891 150,022 155,485 149,887 162,464 159,239 171,450 149,924
Gradient: 0.8900% 1.0558% 1.1501% 1.2705% 1.3274% 1.2989% 1.3312% 1.4197% 1.3576% 1.4221% 1.2691%
Start Wt: 190 192 200 188 182 180 178 178 174 170 174
Finish Wt: 172 179 186 175 170 167 165 167 166 163 167
Wt Lost: 18 lbs 13 lbs 14 lbs 13 lbs 12 lbs 12 lbs 13 lbs 11 lbs 8 lbs 7 lbs 7 lbs
Doubles 0 1 6 5 1 2 3 5 7 10 10
Flat Tires: 1 1 1 1 2 3 0 1 1 4 1
Days: 23 23 23 22 22 21 19 19 19 19 19
Field: JK & LG Solo Solo Solo Solo Solo Solo Solo Solo Solo Solo
                       
Bold Red indicates Shadow Tour Record
               

 
2016 Solo Shadow Tour XII

 
July 2 -20, 2016

  Upcoming

  Stage Blogs:  Click here
  Strava Post-ride Downloads (tba):

Stage 1:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 2:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 3:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 4:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 5:   200 mi Temecula
Stage 6:   200 mi Laguna Mt
Stage 7:   200 mi Orange County
Stage 8:   200 mi Shelter Valley
Stage 9:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 10: 200 mi Coast/Elfin Forest


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2015 Solo Shadow Tour XI

  July 4 - 22, 2015

  Successfully Completed

  Stage Blogs:  Click here
  Strava Post-ride Downloads (tba):

Stage 1:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 2:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 3:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 4:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 5:   200 mi Temecula
Stage 6:   200 mi Laguna Mt
Stage 7:   200 mi Orange County
Stage 8:   200 mi Shelter Valley
Stage 9:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 10: 200 mi Coast/Elfin Forest

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2014 Solo Shadow Tour X 
    
  July 5 -23, 2014
   

  Successfully Completed

Stage Blogs:  Click here
Strava Post-ride Downloads: 

Stage 1:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 2:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 3:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 4:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 5:   200 mi Temecula
Stage 6:   200 mi Julian
Stage 7:   200 mi Orange County
Stage 8:   200 mi Big Bear Lake
Stage 9:   200 mi Big Bear/Julian
Stage 10: 200 mi Coast/Elfin Forest

2014 Solo Shadow Tour Highlights

+ 10 Double Centuries (ST Record)
+ Completed in 19 days (Tied ST Record)
+ Achieved 8 of 8 negative splits on South
   & East Grades Palomar Mt in 1st 4 stages.
+ 1:17:29 S. Grade Palomar Mt (ST Record)
+ Most Distance: 2,283 Miles
+ Most Elevation: 171,450 ft
+ Highest Gradient:  1.4221%
+ Lowest Finish Weight:  163 lbs
JK 56 ST 2014
JK 53 ST 2014JK 54 ST 2014
JK 55 ST 2014

4 Kings                 SGPM      EGPM     Cole      Hwy 79     Total       Total
Stages   Distance   Climb      Climb     Grade     Epie Rd     Time     Elevation
   
    1       200.12   1:26:58  1:14:34    24:16       n/a      13:36:52   16,837
    2       200.27   1:24:21  1:08:10    19:44       n/a      12:51:50   18,377
    3       200.11   1:20:41  1:04:20      n/a      16:50     12:45:56   16,726
    4       200.27   1:17:29  1:01:40      n/a      14:45     12:41:19   16,939

2013 Solo Shadow Tour IX

  Jun 29 - July 17, 2013
 
  Successfully Completed

Stage Blogs: Click here
Strava Post-ride Downloads:

Stage 1:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 2:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 3:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 4:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 5:   103 mi Elfin Forest
Stage 6:   175 mi Mt Laguna
Stage 7:   121 mi Bandy Cyn
Stage 8:   200 mi Big Bear Mt
Stage 9:   200 mi Pacific Coast
Stage 10: 200 mi Temecula
2013 Solo Shadow Tour Highlights

+ 7 Double Centuries
+ Completed in 19 days (Tied ST Record)
+ Achieved 7 of 8 negative splits on South
   & East Grades Palomar Mt in 1st 4 stages.
+ 1:18:03 S. Grade Palomar Mt
+ Crashed over handlebars @ Angelus Oaks
   Stage 8. Completed remaining 26 miles
   over top of Onyx Summit.
JK1 ST 2013 SGPM Sign 300 x 300
     

"4 Kings"                  SGPM      EGPM        Total      Total
 Stages   Distance     Climb       Climb        Time     Elevation  

     1        200.10    1:22:27    1:21:54    13:43:51    15,806   
     2        200.11    1:21:24    1:09:11    13:32:57    15,880
     3        200.13    1:18:48    1:07:56    13:31:15    15,585
     4        200.15    1:18:03    1:23:46    13:59:30    15,963

Big Bear Lake 
   
2012 Solo Shadow Tour VIII
   
  June 30 - July 18, 2012

  Successfully Completed

Stage Blogs:  Click here
Strava Post-ride Downloads:

Stage 1:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 2:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 3:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 4:   200 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 5:   175 mi Temecula
Stage 6:   175 mi Mt Laguna
Stage 7:   181 mi Orange County
Stage 8:   175 mi Temecula
Stage 9:   200 mi Big Bear Lake
Stage 10:  141 mi Lake Cayamaca
2012 Solo Shadow Tour Highlights

+ 162,464 Ft Climbed (ST Record)
+ Gradient 1.4197% (ST Record)
+ Completed in 19 days (Tied ST record)
+ Achieved 8 of 8 negative splits on South
   & East Grades Palomar Mt in 1st 4 stages.
+ 1:18:19 South Grade Palomar Mt
   (ST Record; broken in 2013 with 1:18:03)
+ 4 x 200 Mile Stages 1-4 on Palomar Mt
+ 1 x 200 Mile Stage 9 on Big Bear Mt
jk1 st 2012  PMO 
     

"4 Kings"                 SGPM       EGPM        Total      Total
Stages   Distance     Climb       Climb         Time     Elevation 

    1        200.33    1:22:53    1:15:19    13:44:05    17,088
    2        200.58    1:21:05    1:10:31    13:27:17    16,675
    3        200.48    1:20:05    1:08:06    13:16:44    16,115
    4        200.25    1:18:19    1:02:06    12:59:06    16,007

SGPM Sign 2
   
2011 Solo Shadow Tour VII     
  July 2 - 20, 2011

  Successfully Completed

Stage blogs:  Click here
Strava Post-ride Downloads:

Stage 1:   200 mi Palomar Mt  
Stage 2:   175 mi Temecula
Stage 3:   179 mi Mt Laguna
Stage 4:   175 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 5:   200 mi Temecula
Stage 6:   176 mi Mt Laguna
Stage 7:   177 mi Orange County
Stage 8:   175 mi Big Bear Lake
Stage 9:   200 mi Julian
Stage 10: 175 mi Temecula
2011 Solo Shadow Tour Highlights

+ Completed in 19 days (ST Record)
+ 3 x 200 mile Stages (1, 5, 9)
+ 7 x 175 mile Stages ( 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)
+ Near hypothermia incident at 4:15 A.M. descending from Julian (to Big Bear Lake), Stage 8. Ranger training got me through it.

JK1 ST 2011
JK2ST 2011
JK4 2011  JK3 ST 2011 
       
2010 Solo Shadow Tour VI
    
  July 3 - 25, 2010

  Successfully Completed

Stage Blogs:  Click here
Strava Post-ride Downloads:

Stage 1:   175 mi Mt Laguna
Stage 2:   201 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 3:   180 mi Orange County
Stage 4:   165 mi Temecula
Stage 5:   153 mi Warner Springs
Stage 6:   179 mi Palomar Mt
Stage 7:   175 mi Temecula
Stage 8:   170 mi Big Bear Lake
Stage 9:   200 mi Julian
Stage 10:  200 mi Temecula
2010 Solo Shadow Tour Highlights

+ Average Speed = 16.75 (ST Record)
+ 2 x 200 mile Stages (9, 10)
+ 6 x 175 mile Stages (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7)
+ 1 x 170 mile Stage (8)
+ 1 x 153 mile Stage (5)
+ Attacked by Pit Bull on South Grade
   Palomar Mt, Stage 2. Got away with
   no injuries. Dog ripped off rear derailleur.

JK1 ST 2010  JK2 ST 2010 
JK3 ST 2010  JK4 ST 2010 
       
2009 Solo Shadow Tour V     
  July 4 - 26, 2009
  
  Successfully Completed
2009 Solo Shadow Tour Highlights

+ 4 x 175 mile Stages on Palomar Mt, each
   Stage with South & East Grade climbs.
+ 1 x 200 mile Stage (9)
+ 6 x 175 mile Stages (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7)
+ 1 x 170 mile Stage (8)
+ 1 x 125 mile Stage (5)
+ 1 x 101 mile Stage (10)
+ Achieved 8 of 8 negative splits on South
   & East Grades Palomar Mt in 1st 4 Stages
JK1 ST 2009  JK2 ST 2009 
     

                      SGPM       EGPM       Total     Average    Total
Stage Distance  Climb        Climb       Time        MPH     Elevation

   1       175    1:31:55    1:17:29    11:46:27    14.86    14,797
   2       176    1:30:05    1:13:20    11:36:14    15.16    14,289
   3       175    1:24:10    1:08:43    11:24:31    15.37    14,823
   4       175    1:19:36    1:04:17    11:00:47    15.80    14,251

JK3 ST 2009 
2008 Solo Shadow Tour IV

  July 5 - 26, 2008
 
  Successfully Completed
2008 Solo Shadow Tour Highlights

+ 600 miles 1st 3 Stages (241+116+242 mi)
   Palomar Mt & Mt Laguna & Sage Road.
   in blazing inland July heat with 40,414 ft.
+ Shook off moderate heat exhaustion.
+ 3 x 200 mile Stages (4, 6, 7)
+ Caught in lighting & rain storm last
   8 miles to Onyx Summit, El 8,443 ft.
+ 170 mile Stage (5)
+ 134 mile Stage (8)
+ 100 mile Stages (9, 10)

JK1 ST 2008  JK2 ST 2008 
2007 Solo Shadow Tour III

  July 7 - 29, 2007
 
  Successfully Completed
2007 Solo Shadow Tour Highlights

+ Replicated original 1903 Tour de France
+ Replicate all distance of 2007 TDF
+ 6 x 100 mile Stages (1-6)
+ 5 x 400 kilometer Stages (7-11)
+ 1 x 300 mile Stage (12)
+ Completed move after 1st 400 km Stage

JK1 ST 2007  JK2 ST 2007 
2006 Solo Shadow Tour II

  July 1 - 23, '06
 
  Successfully Completed
2006 Solo Shadow Tour Highlights

+ Replicated distance of 2006 TDF
+ 1 x 200 mile Stage
+ 1 x 142 mile Stage
+ 1 x 127 mile Stage
+ 1 x 121 mile Stage
+ 1 x 120 mile Stage
+ 9 x 100-117 mile Stages
JK3 ST 2006  JK2 ST 2006 
Original Shadow Tour:    
     
2004 Shadow Tour I     

  July 3 - 25, 2004
 
  Successfully Completed
2004 Original Shadow Tour Highlights

+ Nearly exact replica of 2004 TDF
+ All distance + extra elevation
+ 14 Stages (101-137 miles)
+ 8 Stages (31-99 miles)
+ Rode half tour with Larry Gitman
JK1 ST 2004  JK2 ST 2004