2011 Stagecoach Nov Registered Riders Update Email

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  7th Annual 2011
  Stagecoach Century
     and Time Trials

  Sat, Jan 15, '11

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

Start: 7:00 - 9:00 A.M.

Distances:  26, 50, 73, 84, 90, and 100 miles.  Out-and-back route allows riders to chose own distances.

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Dear Sturdy Riders,


Thanks for registering for the 2011 Stagecoach Century, on Sat, Jan 15, '11, 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:  59 days until Stagecoach rolls!

2.  Special Jersey Announcement:
  Our jersey provider has granted a short deadline extension to Fri, Nov 19, for ordering jerseys in the 1st Production Run. These jerseys will be delivered at the event for those who purchase them.  The 2011 design is one of our best.  See website for more details.  To order:

     a.  Send an email to Jim with your Name, Size and Quantity.   Deadline is 4:00 P.M. PST Fri, Nov 19, '10.
     b.  Mail check (as soon as possible) for $70 to:
           ST Promotions, LLC
           Attn:  Jersey
           13143 Kellam Ct, #41
           San Diego, CA  92130

      2011 Stagecoach Jersey Front
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3.  Rider Levels:  Be sure to check out the 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
4.  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.

5.  Desert Weather:  Co-Founder Jim rode the Stagecoach course on Nov 16.  Starting at 6:30 A.M., temp was 45F.  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 more of that in Jan!

6.  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
     2010:  Mild temps 49-74F, mild winds 3 - 5 MPH, gusts
                  to 10 MPH.  Sunny and Warm.
7.  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.

8.  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 of this.  For 2011, more than ever, we need your referrals to encourage more riders to accept the Stagecoach challenge by registering.

     a.  Facebook:  Below is a link to the 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, and join discussions.

                             Facebook page

     b.  Discount:  Our ambitious goal for 2011 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 $15 discount for new riders using promocode "UB15" (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.


9.  Sponsor Corral:

   a.  World Cycles:  Save 10% off most parts and accessories and save 20% off Tune-ups.  Great deals on bikes too.  Ask Owner Alex about Coaching and Training systems.
   b.  Leucadia Cyclery:  Mention Stagecoach to receive 10% discount off most parts and accessories, including Tune-ups!  Owner Fred is a cool guy with incredible knowledge.

    c.   Nytro:  Special 20% off Tune-ups.  Ask for Walt (who will be riding Stagecoach).  Please mention ride. 
    d.  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

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

    f.  Sport Action Photos:  New Official photographer, specializing in capturing unique action-oriented rider photos at affordable prices.



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



Jim and Larry


Managing Members

Shadow Tour, LLC

ST Promotions, LLC

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            Stagecoach Century Sign in Ocotillo
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Save $15
Register today for the 2011 STAGECOACH CENTURY on Sat, Jan 15, '11 in Ocotillo, CA.   We're pleased to offer a special discount to new Shadow Tour riders.
Enter promocode "UB15" (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.  This offer is not retro-active and not be combined with other promotions.

Offer Expires:  9:00 A.M. (PST), Sat, Jan 15, '11