Archive for September, 2006

Warrior’s Society Event Update – Pow Wow Registration is now Open

In this Warrior’s Society Event Update:

1. The last two events of our Orange County Mountain Bike Championship

2. The Switchback Cyclery 6-Hours of Orange County

3. The Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall XC Mountain Bike Classic

4. Practice Days scheduled for the 6-Hour and Fall Classic XC events

5. The 2007 Mountain Bike Pow Wow Registration is Open

1. THE LAST TWO EVENTS OF OUR ORANGE COUNTY MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMPIONSHIP

Our last two events in the Orange County Mountain Bike Championship are coming up soon. On Saturday, October 21st is the Switchback Cyclery
6-Hours of Orange County and on Saturday November 18th we have the
Sho-Air/Rock and Road Fall Mountain Bike Classic XC race.

In the solo class Manual Prado of Team Sho-Air (in the 17 to 30 Class) is leading the Warrior’s Society / Sho-Air Male Orange County Championship Series. Manual has total points of 185 after a 1st place win in our last event, the 24-Hours of Orange County, with 20 laps (112 miles and 25,060 total feet of elevation gain). With two more races in the series left it will be exciting to see if he continues to lead the series.

Bernice Pierson leads the female championship with 195 points and was the top female solo rider (31 to 45) with 16 laps (89.60 miles and 20,048 of total elevation gain) at our last event, the 24-Hours of Orange County.

In second place in the female Warrior’s Society / Sho-Air Championship Series) is Warrior’s Society club/race team member Mary Huth who completed 14 laps (78.40 miles and 78.40 miles) at the 24-Hours of Orange County. Mary trails Bernice in the Championship Series by 10 points.

To see the complete standings go to the championship series web page at:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/xc_championship_info.html

The series final will be the Sho-Air/Rock N Road Fall Mountain Bike XC
Classic where we will crown the champions and raffle off $5,000 worth of
Felt Bikes. For each event in the series you’ve entered you will receive a raffle ticket towards the prizes from Felt; the more events you participate in the greater your chances of winning.

Sho-Air and Rock N Road will also be providing a free copy of the “2004
Mountain Bike Pow Wow” DVD for all those participating in the
Sho-Air/Rock N Road Fall Mountain Bike XC Classic. The DVD documents the
2004 Vision Quest and Counting Coup and includes a 3D tour of the courses.

2. THE SWITCHBACK CYCLERY 6-HOURS OF ORANGE COUNTY

There are solo (age group classes and novice, intermediate and expert skill level), two man and 3 man classes (no skill level or age group breakup). The course is 5.6 miles long with 1,253 feet of total elevation gain per lap.

The entry fee is $45.00 each, which includes t-shirts, raffle prizes, lunch of salad, rolls, pasta, beer, soda and ice cream sundaes or root beer floats.

Core Chiropractic will again be doing massage at the event. Several of their patients are participating in the race and will want as much massage as possible, so please find us and get your spot. The DMS massage affectively moves lactic acid and keeps muscles fresh during long races. If you have any questions, check out their website:

www.endurancechiro.com

To register for the event:

The Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County registration:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1301312

Downloadable application:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Events_And_Results/6-hours-oc-app.pdf

3. THE SHO-AIR / ROCK N ROAD FALL XC MOUNTAIN BIKE CLASSIC

The course is 5.6 miles long with 1,253 feet of total elevation gain per
lap.

Laps per class and fees:

Novice – 1 lap $30 entry fee
Intermediate – 2 laps $45.00 entry fee
Expert – 3 laps $45.00 entry fee

The entry fee includes a 2004 Mountain Bike Pow Wow DVD, t-shirts, raffle prizes, a lunch of salad, rolls, pasta, beer, soda, and ice cream sundaes or root beer floats.

Online Registration:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1301313

Downloadable application:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Events_And_Results/fall-classic-app.pdf

4. PRACTICE DAYS SCHEDULED FOR THE 6-HOUR AND FALL CLASSIC XC EVENTS

Saturday, October 14th and Saturday, November 11th have been scheduled as practice days for the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County and the Sho-Air/Rock N Road Fall XC Classic.

Practice will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. There will be a $5.00 per car charge to enter the Flying B.

5. THE 2007 MOUNTAIN BIKE POW WOW REGISTRATION IS OPEN

The date of the Mountain Bike Pow Wow is Saturday, March 3rd. We have a couple of changes to the 2007 Mountain Bike Pow Wow. Due to the fact that only 1/3 of the field used the shuttle from O’Neill Park to the start at Black Star we will no longer provide a shuttle to the start in the morning.

Participants will have to arrange their own transportation to the start. We are lowering the price of the Pow Wow events by $10 (Vision Quest from $115 to $105 And Counting Coup from $75 to $65) since we will save $2,200 by not renting 5 buses and 6 trucks.

We plan on getting permission from O’Neill Park to allow the parking of a shuttle vehicle overnight on Friday for those who plan to carpool to the start and want to have a vehicle to drive back after the event ends at O’Neill, our end of the race staging area.

From O’Neill Park we will have one bus and one truck to shuttle people back to the start at Black Star starting at 2 p.m. with the last shuttle at 5 p.m.

We will have ONE start time of 5:30 a.m. There will be no early start at 5:00 a.m. as has been done in past Pow Wows.

As previously mentioned, because we will not be providing shuttles to the start the 2007 entry fee has been lowered by $10; $65.00 for the Counting Coup and $105.00 for the Vision Quest.

The entry fee includes breakfast goods at the start, lunch, t-shirts, raffle prizes, a coup feather for finishers of the Counting Coup and a beaded Coup Feather, as well as helmet and car coup feather stickers for finishers of the Vision Quest.

Participation is limited to 200 for the Vision Quest and 100 for the Counting Coup – and the events always sell out. To insure a spot in either event register ASAP.

To download an application for the 56.5 Mile Vision Quest go to:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/PowWowApplication2007.pdf

To register online for the Vision Quest go to:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1371821

To download an application for the 44 mile Counting Coup go to:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/PowWowApplication2007.pdf

To register online for the Counting Coup go to:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1371819

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09/19/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Club member Monique “Pua” Sawicki Rocks the Kona Global 24 Hours

2. The Holy Jim Volunteer Fire Department is holding a fund raising auction

3. “Warrior’s Society Event Update” to be released next week

1. CLUB MEMBER MONIQUE “PUA” SAWICKI ROCKS THE KONA GLOBAL 24 HOURS

Pua gets another 1st! She also is on the cover of the current issue of Mountain Biking Magazine.

For the full story on her Kona Global win go to:

http://www.teammata.com/news/?p=29

2. THE HOLY JIM VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IS HOLDING A FUND RAISING AUCTION

What: Annual Holy Jim Auction

When; September 23rd – High Noon

Where; Held at the Holy Jim Volunteer Fire Department Fire Barn up Lower Trabuco Creek Road located four miles up the Canyon Road-off pavement close to the Holy Jim Trail Parking area.

The Great Duane Turner will be the auctioneer.

Lots of GREAT STUFF!! Gift Certificates, new and old merchandise, the perfect item for you!! Help us to raise the only funding we receive to maintain and operate our Volunteer Fire Department.

Food and drink will be served for a nominal fee – Tax Deductible Donations Graciously Accepted.

Call (714) 838-1093 for info

3. “WARRIOR’S SOCIETY EVENT UPDATE” TO BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK

Next week we will be releasing an update on our final two events of the 2006 Warrior’s Society / Sho-Air Orange County Championship.

The last two events, the Saturday October 21st Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County and the Saturday, November 18th Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall MTB Classic will be held at the Flying B Ranch near Silverado California.

We will also have information on the start of registration for the 2007 Vision Quest and Counting Coup.

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09/09/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Club member Monique “Pua” Sawicki sets E100 Record!

2. Reminder – our next volunteer work event on Saturday, September 16th.

3. The Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust is recruiting volunteers

4. Let’s say “Thanks” to our troops

1. CLUB MEMBER MONIQUE “PUA” SAWICKI SETS E100 RECORD!

After spending two months recovering from a horrendous crash at a marathon event in Quebec Monique “Pua” Sawicki is back to her winning ways and setting records:

http://www.teammata.com/news/?p=28

2. REMINDER – OUR NEXT VOLUNTEER WORK EVENT ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH

Our next volunteer work event will be on Saturday, September 16th. We will be assisting Trails4All in their cleanup of Orange County Watersheds. We will be working with the SHARE Mountain Bike Club cleaning up Trabuco Canyon which is east of O’Neill Park. We will clean Trabuco Canyon from Live Oak Canyon to the Holy Jim Trail parking lot.

Location: Live Oak Canyon and Trabuco (at Trabuco Creek, east of O’Neill Regional Park)

Date/Time: September 16, 2006 9AM

What to bring: Gloves, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, snacks and water for during the work and a hat.

We will be working 4.5 miles up the canyon, so please feel free to bring your mountain bike. We will be providing a lunch of hot dogs, chips and drinks after the project is over.

All those signing up to volunteer with the Warrior’s Society and SHARE will qualify to participate in our combined volunteer event in December.

See:

http://www.trails4all.org/cleanup/2006/index.asp

for all the cleanup locations in OC, including Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.

Please RSVP to:

countingcoup@warriorssociety.org

if you can help us out.

3. THE IRVINE RANCH LAND RESERVE TRUST IS RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS

The Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust is recruiting volunteers for the Irvine Open Space Preserve South. If you are interested in volunteering in this portion of the reserve please attend one of our informational meetings on Wednesday September 6th or Tuesday September 19th 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To RSVP please contact Ryan Gragnano at 714 508 4760 or rgragnano@irlrtrust.org

4. LET’S SAY “THANKS” TO OUR TROOPS

You can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq.

You can’t pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.

It is 100 %FREE and it only takes a second to brighten the day of one of America’s modern heroes.

www.letssaythanks.com

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