2009 Stagecoach Round up Email

Email sent Jan 20, 2009

Congratulations to all 2009 Stagecoach Riders !
Stagecoach Century
         2009 Stagecoach Round up

   2009 Stagecoach
      Century & TTT

Date:  Sat, Jan 17, '09

Where:  Ocotillo, CA (80 miles east of San Diego, just off I-8)

Start: 7:00 - 9:00 A.M.

Distances:  26, 50, 100 miles.  Out-and-back route allows riders to chose own distances.

628 Final Registered Riders

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   Attention !!
Sturdy Riders

          will roll on
      Sat, Apr 4, '09

Registration is now open. Use promo code "ST10" (all caps) for $10 discount online/mail-in

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                           IMPORTANT NOTE

On Tuesday,  Jan 20, '09, Shadow Tour was informed by the manufacturer of Clif Bars of a voluntary recall of their energy bars containing peanut butter, which could possibly be tainted with Salmonella.  Some of the bars at the Stagecoach Century are on the recall list.  Clif Bar has tested all lots and found no trace of Salmonella, nor have any cases of food poisoning been reported.  However, in an abundance of caution, please discard all Clif Bars from the Stagecoach Century.  More details are available at the
Clif Bar website.

Dear Sturdy Riders,

The 2009 Stagecoach Century is now completed and in the books.  We're pleased to report a field of 628 registered riders from 17 states and Canada.  Among the full century finishers were Kieran Fennel from Whitman, MA and Mark Greenwood from Plymouth, MN.  We know all riders make a long trek to join the Stagecoach; as your host, we offer our sincere gratitude.
We hope you enjoyed your 2009 kick-off century.  For the second year in a row, Mother Nature smiled on Stagecoach and delivered mild and sunny conditions all along the Great Southern Overland, with afternoon temps into the low 80's with mostly calm winds.   Of course, it wouldn't be Stagecoach without at least some sporatic windy sections! 

Congratulations are in order for riders completing the full 100 mile course.  The total was the highest since we began keeping records with 328 Full Century Finishers, click here to view the list.  If you completed the Full Century and your name is missing, please email  Jim (click on name) with your name and Bib Number in the subject field and the list will be updated.

The Full Cenury Finishers list also included some of Shadow Tour's most sturdy riders, each completing their 8th Shadow Tour event:  Karen Finkelstein, Carlsbad, CA, Courtney Krehbiel, Carlsbad, CA, Amy Snyder, La Jolla, CA, and Patricia Thomas, La Jolla, CA. 

Numerous riders have sent complimentary and constructive emails praising the outstanding work of the loyal and hard-working volunteers.  Others have offered suggestions for improvement (such as a left arrow sign at Scissors Crossing to make the turn back onto S2).  We have passed these comments along to the appropriate individuals.  We can assure you, the volunteers from Ocotillo and Shelter Valley enjoyed being a part of your ride experience and they take great pride and satisfaction in meeting and exceeding your expectations.

Our Congratulations once again go out to Team Descenders (A), the 40+ Club TTT team that blazed to an overall course win and new course record of 4:59:30.  Team captain, Dave Voris, 47, Dave Guidotti, 47, Rick Bienias, 45, and Dave Ernst, 41, all from San Diego, CA, used their veteran Stagecoach experience and tight teamwork to reel in the 5 hour barrier, covering the last 3 miles in under 7 minutes!

Many newcomers to distance cycling participated at various distances on Saturday.  Well done!  We encourage you to participate in many more century rides as your riding base, experience, and confidence build.  Regardless of final distance ridden, riders should be justifiably proud of accepting the Stagecoach challenge.  Special recognition is in order for 8-yr-old Sierra Crocker, who rode the 26-mile course on her new bicycle with her proud dad, Gary Crocker, both from El Cajon, CA.

Our good friends at Brightroom Photography are hard at work right now on your photos, shot by Matt Benedict and his crew.  Because so many riders correctly placed their number on the front of their helmet, rider identification will be much improved over past years.   When Brightroom has completed their compilation, they will let all riders know by email.  Here's a direct link to the 2009 Stagecoach Century on Brightroom's website.

Finally, to all riders, from first-timer to loyal Shadow Tour veteran, our personal invitation to join us for future events has no expiration date.  Next up, on Apr 4, '09, the good folks in Ocotillo, Shelter Valley, and at Shadow Tour are preparing for you with an entirely different Spring Stagecoach experience.   You may use a special promocode "ST10" (all caps) online or mail-in to save $10 off any entry category.  We hope you'll join us and help spread the word!

Most Respectfully,

Jim and Larry   

    2009 Stagecoach Century

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It's already time to register for the SPRING STAGECOACH CENTURY, Sat, Apr 4, '09 in Ocotillo.   We're pleased to offer a special discount for all participants in the 2009 Stagecoach Century.
Please enter promocode "ST10" (all caps) when you register online it's the very last step, be careful, the Active.com software is case sensitive.  The promocode may also be used on mail-in registration forms.  The $10 discount is good on all entry categories, but cannot be combined with other promotions. 
Offer Expires:  Apr 4, '09