2012 PDC Round up Email

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~ Shadow Tour Proudly Presents ~
The 2nd Annual Holland Cycles 

Palm Desert Century

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

    Shadow Tour Logo Palm Desert Century
                                           SPONSOR          CHARITY
  2nd Annual 2012

    Palm Desert Century

 & Chiriaco Summit TT


Sat, Nov 10, 2012

  Palm Desert, CA

    University Park
    74-902 University Park Dr
    Palm Desert, CA  92260

    (Just off I-10 at Cook St
     exit,  Map it)

Start: 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.

Distances:  20 - 130 miles

Final Registered
Riders:  883


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Host Hotel:

Homewood Suites Palm Desert

Event Hotels:

Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Desert




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2nd Annual Palm Desert Century
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Chiriaco Summit Time Trial

Dear Palm Desert Century Riders,     

The 2012 Holland Cycles Palm Desert Century (PDC) rolled as scheduled on Sat, Nov 10, '12. Favorable weather, with sunny skies, and temps in the 60sF helped make the 2nd Annual PDC even more memorable. This "Round up" email showcases some event highlights.

THANK YOU for participating! Congratulations to all riders, regardless of distance, or time, ridden. The desert can be a harsh & unforgiving place--gnarly headwinds was only a sample!  Shadow Tour is proud of every rider for keeping it together, staying safe, riding your plan, following the Rider Instructions, and achieving your personal goals.

Many Thanks to Title Sponsor, Holland Cycles, for their tremendous support of the ride. Bill Holland takes great personal pride in crafting each of his bicycles. Learn more by visiting their website, or calling Bill at 619-469-1772.

The Desert Recreation Foundation provided the majority of Volunteers from Start to Finish. We thank them for their vital contributions.  Especially noteworthy were organizational and on-site efforts of Indio Mayor Glenn Miller and Jeff Ronci from the Desert Recreation District.  Their volunteer recruitment drive benefitted the Coachella Valley "Trips for Kids" program. Your generous donations to their fund-raising efforts assists the Coachella Valley at-risk youth, and are much appreciated.  This program provides mentorship and a moral compass to children in every desert community the Palm Desert Century passed through.  Please read below to learn how to help! 

1.  The Field:  There were 883  Final Registered Riders:  604 Full Course + 279 Short Course Riders.  768 riders picked up packets on Fri & Sat.  The Preliminary Full Century Finishers List has 438 riders, including 17 Super Century Warriors.  The Full Century Finisher count will rise, as some riders did not check in at the finish, or crossed the finish line after the 5:00 P.M. course deadline.  Registered Riders traveled from 18 US States, plus Canada:

     California:  785              British Columbia, Canada:  15
     Arizona:  17                    Alberta, Canada:  8  
     Nevada:  10                    Quebec, Canada:  2
     Colorado:  8
     Idaho:  5
     Utah:  4
     Illinois:  3
     Washington:  2
     Connecticut: 1
     Massachusetts:  1
     Tennessee: 1
     South Carolina:  1
     Pennsylvania:  1
     Minnesota:  1
     New York:  1
     Ohio:  1
     Oregon:  1
     Texas:  1

2.  Full Century Finishers:  If you registered for the FULL CENTURY, or FULL CENTURY W/TT, and you completed the 100 or 130 mile course, but your name is missing from the list, please send Jim an email with "FC" (Full Century) or "SC" (Super Century) and your Bib # in the Subject Line.  The Full Century Finishers List will be updated through Friday, Nov 16, '12, then locked in.  Note: SHORT COURSE riders are not eligible.

3.  Preliminary Time Trial Results:  CEP Timing did a fine job capturing accurate for results for TT Riders. Congrat's to all who opted-in for the 14.65 mile TT up Box Canyon. Preliminary Results are posted on the CEP Timing website and show Men's Champion Neil Shirley from Newhall, CA, and Women's Champion Sally Majidian from Palm Desert ripped up the TT course! In the Men's Field, Neal Shirley blazed to a new Course Record of 39:02, followed by Evan Trubee of Palm Desert (42:01), Brian McCulloch (42:01), and 2011 Champion David Bruemmer (42:05) of Carlsbad, CA. In the Women's field, Sally Majidian posted a strong 52:35 and held off hard-charging 2nd Place Alexandra Napier of Indio, CA.

To resolve any timing issues, email CEP Timing prior to Noon on Fri, Nov 16, '12. After Nov 16, results are FINAL. Trophies will be mailed to the Top 5 Men & Women TT finishers after the results are finalized.

     a.  Time Trial Preliminary Results:

           Overall Women:  

           1st Place:  Sally Majidian, Palm Desert, CA
                              52:35.5  Women's Champion
           2nd Place: Alexandra Napier, Indio, CA
           3rd Place: Margaret Benson, Long Beach, CA
           4th Place: Sharon Fletcher, Palm Desert, CA
           5th Place: Stephanie Tischler, San Diego, CA

          Overall Men:

          1st Place:  Neil Shirley, Newhall, CA
                              Men's Champion/Course Record  

          2nd Place:  Evan Trubeee, Palm Desert, CA
          3rd Place:   Brian McCulloch, Yacaipa, CA
          4th Place:    David Bruemmer, Carlsbad, CA
          5th Place:    Victor Camero, La Quinta, CA

     b.  Overall Results (Everyone):  Click here
     c.   Overall Results (Age Divisions):   Click here
     d.  Super Century:  Coming soon

4.  Last Chance Jerseys:   Due to rider requests, we're reopening a short window to order PDC Jerseys.  The deadline for ordering Jerseys in the 2nd Production Run is 3:00 P.M. (PST) this Fri, Nov 16, '12.  To place an order follow the instructions below.  Jerseys take about 8 weeks to produce, and will be mailed in Jan (free shipping).  Ship date will be posted on the website. Price is $75/Jersey.

     a.  Order:  Deadline is 3:00 P.M. Fri, Nov 16, '12.

     b.  Download & complete the CC Authorization Form.
              -  Fax the form to 858-356-9596, or
              -  Digitize the form and email to Jim, or
              -  Call in Credit Card info/sizes/quantities to Jim
                  at 858-692-6220

5.  Last Chance "Tec" T-shirts:  Visit Shadow Tour Store to purchase PDC T-shirts.   Many riders were amazed with the soft-as-butter "Tec" Hanes Cool Dri T-shirts.  These T's can easily be worn as a base layer year-round.  Only a few remain in stock, visit the Store, 1st Come, 1st Served.  There is no 2nd Production Run. 

6.  Last Chance "Trips for Kids" Donations:  As you all know, the Volunteer crew gave up their weekend to support your cycling adventure.  Now you can return the favor!  If you were satisfied with the Volunteer efforts, please Donate to their cause: "Trips for Kids" helping at-risk youth throughout Coachella Valley.  So far, only 5 of 883 have Donated. Please click through & Donate today. A generous donation directly rewards the cool Vol's who supported you all day out on the course.

All Donation proceeds go to directly to the Desert Recreation Foundation's "Trips for Kids" program (none to Shadow Tour). Five riders have already donated. One made a fabulous anonymous $4,000 Donation (Wow!). Make yourself feel good by clicking on the Donation link and giving what you can right now.

The event goal of $10,000 has not yet been reached (currently $4, 150). Think back to your ride and how nice it was to roll into a Rest Stop and have everything you needed ready. Remember the rousing "Welcome" from Vol's at the Finish Line bringing you in with Cheers & Cowbells!
We all routinely tip restaurant servers, even when the service was average. Here's your last chance to show your gratitude to the Vol's who provide Top Notch service with Genuine Care & Smiles. Please click here to Donate. We ask that you do what you can to help.  Building Goodwill in Coachella Valley benefits all of us!

7.  SCS Photoworks Photos: Scott Stolarz and his crew is busy matching thousands of rider photos and Bib #'s.   Here's the link to the SCS Photoworks website.  Rider photos will be posted soon.  An email will notify riders when the photos are ready.  You can search for your photo by Bib # or name.  There's also a Missing Bib # section.  The wind gusts caused some helmet numbers to come off.  Be sure to browse threw the Missing Bib # section to locate additional images.

8.  Flash Gallery:  Here's a link to the 2012 Palm Desert Century Gallery.  All photos are courtesy of Scott Christian Stolarz Photoworks and Photographers Micheal Kelly and Evonne Terrance.  All photos are Copyright protected.

9.  Mark your Calendar! The 9th Annual Stagecoach Century stampede will bust loose on Sat, Jan 12, '13. "Value"deadline is Nov 30th.  Save 10% with promocode WILDWEST (all caps).  Valid Online/Mail-in/Walk-up.  Not retroactive, may not be combined with other offers.  Expires Jan 12, '13.
10.  Feedback:  We welcome your constructive comments.  Please email your comments & suggestions to Shadow Tour by visiting the contact page.  We're particularly interested in hearing what worked well for you out on the course and what can be improved.  We are aware that PB & J supplies ran low, due to a production glitch.  That will be remedied next year.  We also encourage input to update the Rider Levels section to improve advice for next year's riders.


Sponsor Corner: 

Pearl Izumi: Pearl Izumi was a proud exhibitor for the 2012 Palm Desert Century. Get ready for blowout deals on Black Friday at most Pearl Izumi outlet stores.  Cya there!

Vitalyte: Vitalyte is pleased to continue Sponsorship of all Shadow Tour events.  Citris and Grape Vitalyte was at every Rest Stop to keep you hydrated & feeling great! 


Host Hotel:   Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert.  Homewood Suites Sold Out for this year's ride and is proud to announce it's return for as Host Hotel for 2013. 

Event Hotels:

     Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Desert
     Residence Inn Palm Desert by Marriott
     Courtyard Palm Desert by Marriott


SCS Photoworks:  Official PDC Photographer.  Scott Stolarz and his crew specialize in capturing action rider photos all along the course.  Rider photos coming soon!

Applebee's Restaurant:  Catered the optional post-ride
Pasta Meal in the Start/Finish area.

Traction Bicycle Mobile Repair: Based in San Diego, Traction is a mobile mechanic service.  We come to your home, office, or even on the road, whenever you need us. Owner Matt McDaniel provided SAG support along the PDC route. See Coupon in Goodie Bag. Call for a Tune-up any time!  619-379-5150  

We're most grateful for your support!

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2012 Palm Desert Century
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           It's Time to Stake Your Claim!


             Saturday, January 12th, 2013

           ~~  "Value" Deadline November 30th! ~~ 
           Save 10% with promocode WILDWEST
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OFFICIAL CHARITY:  Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 9th Annual Stagecoach Century on Jan 12, '13.  Until then, enjoy your Fall season of cycling, keep to the right of the white line, always ride alert, and expect the unexpected!       




~Jim & Larry


Jim Knight 

Larry Gitman 

Founders/Managing Members

Shadow Tour, LLC   


Editor's Note:   Apologies, in advance, for any mistakes, typo's, oversights, or factual errors in this Newsletter.  Visit shadowtour.com for corrections, if applicable.  As always, I'll work to improve in the future.   ~Jim




Early movers are rewarded at Shadow Tour events--Right Now is a great time to Stake Your Claim!  Register Today for the 2013 STAGECOACH CENTURY on Sat, Jan 12, '13 in Ocotillo, CA.  We're pleased to offer a special discount to past Shadow Tour riders and members of our Interest List.  Sign up Today & Save!

Enter promocode WILDWEST 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 is also valid for Mail-in and Walk-up Registrations. The discount is valid only for Entry Categories.  It may not be combined with other offers, and is not retroactive.

Offer Expires:  9:00 A.M. (PST), Sat, Jan 12, '13