2010 Stagecoach Registered Rider Nov Update Email

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  6th Annual 2010
  Stagecoach Century
& 4-person 100 mi TTT
  Sat, Jan 16, '10
  Ocotillo, CA
(80 miles east of San Diego, just off I-8)

Start: 7:00 - 9:00 A.M.

Distances:  26, 50, 75, 84, 90, and 100 miles.  Out-and-back route allows riders to chose own distances.
228 Registered Riders thru 11/29/09

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Dear Sturdy Riders,

Thanks for registering for the 2010 Stagecoach Century, on Sat, Jan 16, '10, in Ocotillo, CA.  Below are pre-ride updates/preparation tips for registered riders.  Two more updates will follow in Dec and Jan.  The "Final Rider Instructions will be ready in mid-Dec and will be posted on the website and will be in the next rider update email.

1.  Countdown:  46 days until Stagecoach rolls!

2.  Rider Levels:  There is a recently added a section on the website titled "Rider Levels".  It's a comprehensive resource for riders to learn about the course.  Specific tips and advice are provided for a wide variety of rider levels.  You'll also find a detailed course description and details relating to weather, including past weather data.  Future updates will include your comments and suggestions.  We strongly recommend reading it.

                                      Rider Levels

3.  Training:  The fall weather has been delightful for riding; with cool mornings and mild afternoon temps in So Cal.  It's important to start building up for the ride now, so that means getting those training rides in.  With limited daylight, it can be challenging during the week.  But, on the weekends, shoot for rides of 2-4+ hours.

4.  Desert Weather:  Founder Jim rode the Stagecoach course on Thanksgiving.  Started at 5:57 A.M., temp was 53F.  Wore a base layer + light arm warmers and was fine the whole way.  Finish temps in the 70's, not a cloud in the sky.  Mild winds.  Let's hope for that in Jan!

5.  Previous Stagecoach Weather
     2005:  Mild temps 50-70 F, mild winds 5-10 MPH,
                  Sunny and Warm  
     2006:  Mild temps 48-65 F, sustained winds 10-12,
                  gusting to 20-25 MPH, Sunny 
     2007:  Cold temps 28-42 F, mild winds 5-10 MPH,
                  gusting to 15 MPH, Overcast/Some Sun 
     2008:  Warm temps 48-74 F, mild winds 3-9 MPH,
                  gusting to 15 MPH, Sunny and Warm 
     2009:  Warm temps 45-82 F, mild winds 3-5 MPH,
                  gusting to 10 MPH, Sunny and Warm

6.  Bicycle Maintenance:  Stagecoach is no place to take a chance!  We highly recommend every rider have their bicycle tuned-up before the ride, along with a thorough safety inspection.  If tires are borderline, have them replaced, same for brakes.  You'll enjoy your ride more knowing your bike is mechanically ready for the ride.  We have begun posting bike shops in San Diego, Orange County, and LA.  Some offer Stagecoach riders discounts, so be sure to ask!  See sponsor offers below.

7.  Referrals:  Stagecoach is a unique event in many ways.  Our #1 source of new riders comes from previous riders telling their friends.  We are very proud and grateful of this fact.  For 2010, more than ever, we need your referrals to encourage more riders to register.

     a.  Facebook:  Below is a link to the new Stagecoach Facebook page.  We invite you to become a Fan of Stagecoach and invite your friends to join.  It's a great way to share stories, post photos, join discussions, and make postings on the wall.

                             Facebook page

     b.  Discount:  Our ambitious goal for 2010 is to attract 1,000+ Sturdy Stagecoach riders.  In this tough economy, we're asking for your support.  To help, we're offering a special $1o discount for new riders using promocode "GOWEST10" (see coupons below).  Please encourage all your cycling friends to join you at Stagecoach.  Below is a link to easily forward this email to your riding buddies.


8.  Sponsor Corral:

   a.  Performance Bicycle:  Special 1/2 price Tune-up with coupon (see details below) and 10% off any purchase, excluding bikes, with coupon, at all So Cal Stores.

   b.  SockGuy:  Offering Stagecoach riders a special 20% discount using promocode "Ocotillo" when placing an order on their website.  This sweet deal is valid until Jan 31, '10.  Founder Jim is a huge fan of their high tech "Classic Baselayer".  Check out their cool products here.

    c.  Leucadia Cyclery:  Mention Stagecoach to receive 10% discount off most parts and accessories, including Tune-ups!  Owner Fred is a cool guy, here's the link.

    e.  Attorney Richard Duquette offers some wise legal advice for riders:  "Don't skimp on insurance!".  Check out his article on Under/Uninsured Motorists.  Richard and wife Kim, are avid cyclists, triathletes, and Stagecoach Vets.  Contact Richard at 760-730-0500.  Here's his link.

    f.  Mission Valley Resort:  The Host Hotel for Stagecoach is offering riders a special price of $69 plus tax.  Click here for more details. 

Looking forward to seeing all of you in January.  Until then, please ride safely and enjoy your Holidays!


Jim and Larry

Managing Members
Shadow Tour, LLC
ST Promotions, LLC


2009 Stagecoach Rider

                2009 Stagecoach Century
                   Luciano B. from Redondo Beach
                           Near Carizzo Badlands
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Register today for the 2010 STAGECOACH CENTURY on Sat, Jan 16, '10 in Ocotillo, CA.   We're pleased to offer a special discount to new Shadow Tour riders.
Enter promocode "GOWEST10" (all caps) when you register online.  It's the very last step, so be careful not to miss it.  Active.com software is case-sensitive.  The promocode may also be used on mail-in and walk-up registrations.  The discount is valid for all entry categories, but may not be combined with other promotions.
Offer Expires:  9:00 A.M. (PST), Sat, Jan 16, '10


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Performance In Store Coupon

Offer valid at Southern California stores.  Must bring original coupon.  Click here to download coupon.  Cannot combine with other offers.  Offer valid through 1/31/10.

Offer Expires:  Jan 31, '10