Archive for October, 2006

10/30/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. The Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County write-up

2. The Mystery Tour of Santiago Oaks

3. The Sho-Air $5,000 Amateur Sponsorship Contest

4. The Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall MTB Classic

5. Popular San Diego Trail is Closed

6. Lacey takes another win at Castaic Lake:

1. THE SWITCHBACK 6-HOURS OF ORANGE COUNTY WRITE-UP

We have the write-up and the finishing times posted on our website at:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/6hourWriteup2006.html

Thanks to all our participants and volunteers!

2. THE MYSTERY TOUR OF SANTIAGO OAKS

When: November 4th 2006 at 8:00 AM to noo

Where: Santiago Oaks Regional Park, Orange

What: Seven stations will be set along the course testing your knowledge and physical abilities.

Why:

1. Win prizes for highest scores and great raffle prizes, including a KHS Alite 3000, Kona frame, Hoss MTB clothing and much more.

2. Lunch available, with beer provided by Tustin Brewing Company.

3. Road and Mountain Demo bikes will be on site from Ellsworth, Intense, Kona, Felt, Gary Fisher, Trek, Seven Cycles and KHS.

4. Funds benefit trail work projects at Santiago Oaks Regional Park.

5. Have fun, get exercise and be home for football in the afternoon.

How: Sign up at Active.com:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1373292

Note: Sign ups are limited to 200 participants, so pre-registration on Active.com is highly recommended. For directions, pricing and more details, please see the Active.com site.

PS: We also need volunteers to help with registration, parking and staffing the game stations. If you would like to help, get lunch, raffle ticket and more, please contact Ken Rands at volunteers@cox.net.

3. THE SHO-AIR $5,000 AMATEUR SPONSORSHIP CONTEST

Sho-Air is having an amateur $5,000 bike sponsorship contest that is covered in the December issue of Mountain Bike Action:

http://www.mbaction.com/detail.asp?id=2115

and on the team-shoair.com website:

http://www.team-shoair.com/

All those wishing to take part in the contest have to do to enter is go to the site and write a brief story about how mountain biking has done something good in their life.

4. THE SHO-AIR / ROCK N ROAD FALL MTB CLASSIC

Our next event will be the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall MTB Classic Event on Saturday, November 18th. The cost of the event is $30 for Novices and $45.00 for Intermediates and Experts.

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

We will have an open practice on Saturday, November 11th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the practice will also have a course on technical handling skills starting at 10:00 a.m.

You do not have to be registered in the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall Classic to attend the open practice or technical handling skills class. The practice and skills class is sponsored by Sho-Air, Rock N Road, Cytomax, Clif Bar, Shimano and Manitou/Answer.

There will be a $5.00 charge per car to enter the park. Those riding in on bikes will be charged $2.50.

The Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall Classic will be the last event in the Orange County Championship Series where we will crown our male and female champion. We will also be raffling off $5,000 worth of product from Felt Bikes as well as our regular prize raffle.

The event fee includes Event T-shirt, raffle prizes, lunch (salad, rice, beans, chicken fajitas, tortillas, drinks (soda and beer) and ice cream.

You must register for the Fall Classic by Monday, November 13th to receive an event t-shirt. There will also be a $10.00 late fee for those registering after Wednesday, November 15th.

To register for the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall XC Mountain Bike Classic:

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

5. POPULAR SAN DIEGO TRAIL IS CLOSED

The area known to the San Diego riding community as “Flightline” has been closed to all trail users. This area is officially called Carlsbad Oaks North and has been used by mountain bikers and trail runners for two decades. Although there is no trails plan and the trails were built without permission, this has become the best-loved spot in North County San Diego due to it’s technical challenge. The local riders and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association are attempting to get the trails reopened and gain official access for bikes. Go to:

http://www.rideflightline.com/

to learn more and sign the petition to save Flightline.

6. LACEY TAKES ANOTHER WIN AT CASTIAC LAKE

Our Jr. Race Team member Lacey Maxwell finishes off her season with another win:

http://fooriders.com/CS/forums/ShowThread.aspx?PostID=1521#1521

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10/22/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County

2. The Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall MTB Classic

3. Fall Picnic and Hot Springs Hike

4. Your input needed for the Aliso and Woods Canyon Resource Management Plan

1. SWITCHBACK 6-HOURS OF ORANGE COUNTY

To all the participants in the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County:

Thank you so much for your support of our events. As you all experienced, our events are no walk in the park. The course is demanding in both endurance and technical skills and this says a lot about who you are.

Our course is not for the timid – and the temperatures only added to the challenge.

And you rose to the challenge and that is a statement in and of itself.

We told those who signed up for the event after the t-shirt deadline we’d give them an event t-shirt if we had any left over. We had event t-shirts left over so contact Switchback Cyclery to see if they have an event t-shirt in your size. They have a record of who did not receive an event t-shirt.

If you lost anything at the event you can also contact Switchback to see if it was turned in.

Switchback Cyclery is located at 3436 E. Chapman 92869 on the southeast corner of Prospect, ¾ mile east of the 55 Freeway (714) 628-3913.

We will have the write up and results posted by the end of this week, as well as the standings in the Orange County MTB Championship Series.

2. THE SHO-AIR / ROCK N ROAD FALL MTB CLASSIC

Our next event will be the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall MTB Classic Event on Saturday, November 18th. The cost of the event is $30 for Novices and $45.00 for Intermediates and Experts.

We will have an open practice on Saturday, November 11th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the practice will also have a course on technical handling skills starting at 10:00 a.m.

You do not have to be registered in the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall Classic to attend the open practice or technical handling skills class. The practice and skills class is sponsored by Sho-Air, Rock N Road, Cytomax, Clif Bar, Shimano and Manitou/Answer.

There will be a $5.00 charge per car to enter the park. Those riding in on bikes will be charged $2.50.

The Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall Classic will be the last event in the Orange County Championship Series where we will crown our male and female champion. We will also be raffling off $5,000 worth of product from Felt Bikes as well as our regular prize raffle.

The event fee includes Event T-shirt, raffle prizes, lunch (salad, rice, beans, chicken fajitas, tortillas, drinks (soda and beer) and ice cream.

You must register for the Fall Classic by Monday, November 13th to receive an event t-shirt. There will be a $10.00 late fee for those registering after Wednesday, November 15th. There will be no sign ups allowed on Friday, November 17th or on the day of the event to allow us time to finalize the database, prepare the race packets and set up the course.

To register for the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall XC Mountain Bike Classic:

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

3. FALL PICNIC AND HOT SPRINGS HIKE

Trabuco Ranger District and the Santa Ana Natural History Association invite the public to the Fall Picnic & Hot Springs Canyon Hike

Corona, CA, October, 16, 2006…The Santa Ana Mountains Natural History Association and the Cleveland National Forest, Trabuco Ranger District, would like to invite the public to participate in their fall picnic and natural history event, Sunday, October 29, starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. Hikers will cover a 2-3 mile hike down Hot Springs Canyon on a moderate to strenuous trail.

Participants should bring a picnic lunch and a folding chair for the mid-day natural history and geology presentations and talks on the Santa Ana Mountains. Please wear appropriate clothing (long sleeves and long pants recommended), sturdy shoes, hat, water, and sunscreen. You are welcome to bring binoculars, camera, and field guide books.

Meeting location: 9:00 a.m. at Blue Jay Campground (Sites 40 – 44).

To get to the campground from Orange County take the 5 Freeway to the Ortega Highway exit and go east on Ortega Highway for 21.9 miles until you reach Long Canyon Road and turn left. There is a wooden sign where you turn that say’s “El Cariso Hot Shots Regional Center” and “Los Pinos Conservation Camp” along with and address of “39251 Ortega Hwy.” Go up this road until you come to a junction with a sign that reads “Long Canyon Road” and turn right to the upper campgrounds which will be on your left (about 2.5 miles from where you turned off Ortega Hwy). Drive into the campgrounds and follow the road to campgrounds 40 – 44.

If you would like to attend the event, please contact Debra Clarke, Wilderness/Trails Manager, Forest Service at (951) 736-1811 x 3227.

For more information go to http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland”>http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland.

4. YOUR INPUT NEEDED FOR THE ALISO AND WOODS CANYON RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN

The public is invited to participate in our upcoming public meeting for the Draft – Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. The RMP will address recreational access to the park. The meeting is being held on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the City of Laguna Woods, Council Chambers – 24264 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA. (See the attached meeting notice)

At this meeting, a summary of the Draft RMP will be presented to the Coastal Greenbelt Authority and the public.

A copy of the Draft Resource Management Plan will be made available on our website prior to the meeting for public review. If you have any questions regarding this meeting or the Resource Management Plan, please email us at awrmp@rdmd.ocgov.com or you may call Joanne Quirk at 714-834-6663.

Thank you.

Juan Gutierrez
714-834-5845
RDMD/HBP Design
www.ocparks.com
Juan.Gutierrez@rdmd.ocgov.com

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10/15/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. The Switchback 6-Hours of O.C. is this Saturday, Oct. 21st

2. Lacey wins at the Big Bear Fall Classic

3. Irvine Ranch National Natural Landmark

4. Your help needed to protect access to the Palm Canyon Trail

1. THE SWITCHBACK 6-HOURS OF O.C. IS THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 21ST

You still have until this Thursday (Oct. 19th) to register for the 6-Hours of Orange County. I’ve attached a gif file showing the event t-shirt to this email.

YOU MUST REGISTER BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, TO RECEIVE AN EVENT T-SHIRT.

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 “Warrior’s Trail” will not be part of the course.

The entry fee is $45.00 each, which includes event t-shirts (if you register by Monday, October 16th), 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

2. LACEY WINS AT THE BIG BEAR FALL CLASSIC

Jr. Race Team Member Lacey Maxwell’s race report from the Big Bear Fall Classic:

http://fooriders.com/CS/forums/thread/1419.aspx

3. IRVINE RANCH NATIONAL NATURAL LANDMARK CEREMONY

The Irvine Company and the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust hosted a celebration on Tuesday, October 10, to announce that more than 37,000 acres of the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve have been recognized as a National Natural Landmark (NNL).

The Irvine Ranch Land Reserve went through a rigorous scientific evaluation process and met strict criteria to be selected as an NNL by the Secretary of the Interior. The event emphasized the unique environmental values that propelled the land to this prestigious designation.

Key landowners and managers represented on the Irvine Ranch National Natural Landmark are the Irvine Company, the County of Orange, the Nature Conservancy, the City of Irvine, and California State Parks.

The event, held at beautiful Crystal Cove State Park, featured addresses by
National Park Service Director Fran Mainella; Michael Soukup, NPS Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science; Ray Watson, Irvine Company President from 1973 to 1977; Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; Donald Bren, Irvine Company Chairman; and was MC’d by Congressman John Campbell.

Mike Boeck
Warrior’s Society Open Space and Canyons Consultant

4. YOUR HELP NEEDED TO PROTECT ACCESS TO THE PALM CANYON TRAIL

There was an attempt to designate Palm Canyon (Palm Canyon Trail) near Palm Springs as a “wild and scenic river” during the recent Forest Plan Process. However, the Forest Service did not give it this designation.

Recently, Congresswoman Mary Bono announced she wanted to designate 125,000 acres of public land as wilderness area and identify three new “wild and scenic” rivers. Rep. Bono he is proposing identifying Palm Canyon as a “wild and scenic” river. The Palm Canyon Trail is a very popular trail, especially for people visiting the area from San Diego and Orange County.

The water course through Palm Canyon does not have year round flows, although as typical in the desert, flash flooding does occur.

Please contact Congresswoman Bono and ask her to protect mountain bike access to Palm Canyon by insuring that any designation does not limit our recreational access. Address all letters to “The Honorable Mary Bono.”

Sample letter (modify with a personal statement and introduce your self):

The Honorable Mary Bono
U.S. House of Representatives
707 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite #9
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dear Representative Bono,

I’m concerned about your support to designate Palm Canyon as a “Wild and Scenic River.” There was an attempt to designate Palm Canyon (Palm Canyon Trail) near Palm Springs as a “wild and scenic river” during the recent Forest Plan Process. However, the Forest Service did not give it this designation, most likely because the water course through Palm Canyon does not have year round flows, although as typical in the desert, flash flooding does occur. This designation is more suitable for rivers that have year round flows, not drainages that remain dry during majority of the year.

The Palm Canyon Trail is a very popular trail, especially for people visiting the area from San Diego and Orange County. I ask on behalf of the mountain bike community that you do not support that any designation that does protect our recreational access.

Rep. Bono’s phone number is:

Phone: 760-320-1076
Fax: 760-320-0596

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