Archive for July, 2007

07/23/07 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Club member Monique “Pua” Sawicki update and Pit Contest

2. Beginners ride to the Main “Pain” Divide and Beek’s Place Clean-up

3. Warrior’s Society Club member and volunteer events

1. CLUB MEMBER MONIQUE “PUA” SAWICKI UPDATE AND PIT CONTEST

Hey everyone,

First off, Pua and I miss all our great friends in the Warriors Society and So-Cal and we are hoping to come back this Winter and spend our pre season training in Cali with all of you.

Pua’s season has been the most exciting ever and what a shock when Pua won the Everest award for Female Mountain Biker of the Year. The same weekend Pua was able to win the Teva Mountain games hill climb, it was like a dream for both of us!

From there our focus was the Marathon National championships, Pua wanted this but this year we new it would be tougher than ever, with no XC race on the same weekend we expected to see the best of the best. Pua fought hard but in the end she had to settle for second to one of the greatest females in mountain biking, Shonny Vanlandingham. Two days later Pua won the XC race at Crankworx. She went out hard and left the whole pro field behind.

Now the focus is the National 24 hour Solo Championships in Wausau, Wisconsin. Last year we had to pull her out of the race at midnight, she was in so much pain she could not even pedal the bike anymore. She was not healed from the crash in Quebec, only one month earlier. But Now She is healed, strong and extremely, extremely focused.

Finally, we wanted to do something for Pua’s supporters and friends, so we put together the Pua pit Contest.

Win the opportunity to work in the pits as member of Team MATA at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin Solo World Championships in Monterey, CA and help Pua Sawicki attempt to win the World title! Just write a letter telling Pua why you should be the newest member of the team and Pua will pick her favorite entry. More info at:

www.teammata.com/contest.html

Also win over $8,000 dollars worth of bike products that Pua uses to win at the races.

2. BEGINNERS RIDE TO THE MAIN “PAIN” DIVIDE AND BEEK’S PLACE CLEAN-UP

It’s been talked about on many threads and RR’s, Now find out what the “PAIN DIVIDE’ is all about. Warrior’s Society club nominee Gene Frial is leading a group of new riders to Beek’s for their first glimpse of the notorious Main Divide. We’ll also discuss proper bike set up and climbing techniques.

We will meet on Saturday, August 4th at 8 a.m. at Black Star Canyon Rd. just off Santiago Canyon Rd. Park at the entrance to Black Star near iron gate (Vision Quest/Counting Coup starting area). Some may choose to park at the Christmas tree lot which adds a couple miles and is always a good warm-up.

This is a great intro ride. It’s a 8 mile fire road climb with a small descent to Hidden Ranch and a then a short climb up to Beek’s Place. The pace will be moderate and with several regroups. Looks like we may have some Main Divide Veterans coming along. This should be fun. We will leave no one behind!

While at Beek’s we will do our part and police the area for trash. Join us and let’s have a Main Divide Party.

Here’s the link for more information and to RSVP:

http://tinyurl.com/39e8f9

3. WARRIOR’S SOCIETY CLUB MEMBER AND VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Almost weekly club member John Early has been hosting an evening ride for our club members and volunteers. We have a couple of other events planned for our club members and our 2007 volunteers.

We will be having a beach party on Sunday August 12, 2007 at Bolsa Chica and a Hurkey Creek Campout on the weekend of September 8th & 9th. We will need to know possible attendees of the campout by this week so that enough spaces can be reserved.

As a heads up our club Christmas/Thanks Party for our club members and volunteers will be held on Saturday, December 8th.

If you are a Warrior’s Society 2007 trail work or event volunteer, and have not been receiving invitations to our volunteer events, email us and we will put you on the volunteer invite list.

We will be sending out details on the beach party and Hurkey Creek campout as those events near. If you plan on attending the campout we do need your RSVP this week.

Manitou and Shimano are the Major Component Sponsors of the Warrior’s Society

Cytomax is the official fluid replacement drink of the Warrior’s Society

Clif Bar is the Official Energy Bar and Gel of The Warrior’s Society

The Warrior’s Society
A Tax-Exempt organization under 501(c) 4 of the IRS Code www.warriorssociety.org

A Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) affiliated organization

“Some Americans need hyphens in their names because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.”

Woodrow Wilson

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07/15/07 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. 2008 Warrior’s Society Events

2. Cleveland National Forest To Host Land Management Plan Implementation Progress Open Houses

3. The PATH Bike Shop’s one day sale!

4. Please don’t park in front of the Fire Station at Holy Jim

1. 2008 WARRIOR’S SOCIETY EVENTS

We’ve made some exciting changes to our events for 2008. Both “The Traverse” and the Toad Festival will be fundraisers and we will be adding an endurance race to the Toad Festival. Both “The Traverse” and “The Toad Festival Race” will have finishing cash for the Top 3 Pro racers in each age category.

Here is our schedule for our 2008 events and some of the new changes:

Registration for all the events will open up on October 1st 2007.

* The Mountain Bike Pow Wow – Saturday, March 1st. Start time 5:30 a.m.
Vision Quest ($110 – 56.5+- miles, 11,500 +- ft. of elevation gain) 200 person limit. Counting Coup ($70 – 40 miles and 8,000 +- of total elevation gain) 100 person limit.

* “The Traverse” – Saturday, May 17th. Start time 6:00 a.m. (40 miles with 8,000 +- of total elevation gain) 300 person limit. The race will have Intermediate ($65), Expert ($65), Tandem ($97), Pro ($75) and Single Speed Open ($75) Classes with the Pros and Single Speed Open Classes racing for finishing cash.

“The Traverse” event will be a fundraiser for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund. The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors the bravery and dedication exhibited by Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships to their children.

http://tinyurl.com/2rotck

* The Toad Festival – Saturday, June 7th. 200 limit race and 150 limit fun rides.
– Toad Race: (27 miles w/ 5,000 ft. of total elevation) Start Time 7:00 a.m. The race will have Intermediate (65$), Expert ($65), Tandem ($97), Pro ($75) and Single Speed Open ($75) Classes with the Pros and Single Speed Open Classes racing for finishing cash.
– Fun Ride Long Course: ($45) (27 miles w/ 5,000 ft. of total elevation gain) Start time 8:00 a.m. The Fun Ride will have games along the course. The person(s) with the highest points wins prizes.
– Fun Ride Short Course: ($25) (10 miles w/ 500 ft. of climbing) Start time 9:00 a.m. This ride is a great beginners and kids ride through the beautiful tree covered trails of O’Neil Park. The Fun Ride will have games along the course. The person(s) with the highest points wins prizes.
The Toad Festival will be a fundraiser for “Talk About Curing Autism” (TACA):

http://www.tacanow.com/about_taca/taca.htm

TACA has been VERY important in helping parents navigate the world of autism – education, therapy, biomedical information and emotional support.

TACA provides emergency financial assistance to families with a child with autism to cover costs associated with housing, utilities, automobile repair, insurance premiums, food, medical care, prescriptions, daycare, and other items.

Here are the Classes and age groups for “The Traverse” and the Toad Festival Race:

PRO ($75 – race for finishing cash)
16 to 30
31 to 45
46 to 59
60 +

SINGLESPEED OPEN ($75 – race for finishing cash) Open Ages

EXPERT ($65)
16 to 30
31 to 45
46 to 59
60 +

INTERMEDIATE ($65)
15 and Under
16 to 30
31 to 45
46 to 59
60 +

TANDEM ($97)
Open Ages

With your help and support the mountain bike community can make a real difference in the lives of the children of our servicemen and women as well as the lives of children afflicted with Autism.

2. CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST TO HOST LAND MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION PROGRESS OPEN HOUSES

San Diego, CA – July 12, 2007…The Cleveland National Forest is hosting five public open houses starting July 23rd in Alpine and ending August 1st in San Juan Capistrano, to provide an update on Land Management Planning (LMP) implementation by sharing information on upcoming projects and asking the public to provide input on some projects currently under consideration.

In addition, the Forest would like to share two reports related to projects and activities implemented last fiscal year. One is the Cleveland’s Annual Report and the other is the Forest LMP Monitoring and Evaluation Report.

This report describes the findings of a team who monitored projects and activities in accordance with the new LMP. The Forest will be asking for the public’s input at these open houses on two planning efforts that are currently underway: the Route Designation process, the public will have an opportunity to review maps of roads and trails that are currently authorized for motor vehicle use and maps of potential additions to the current authorized system; and the Proposed Seasonal Closure to Protect Nesting Raptors Project, the public will also have an opportunity to review the preliminary alternatives that have been identified for this project and will be invited to comment on whether the current range of preliminary alternatives addresses their concerns.

Open houses will be held in the following communities noted below:

Cleveland National Forest Open House Schedule
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| Monday – 7/23/07 | Alpine Community Center; 1830 | Oak Room | 5:30 – 7:30 |
| | Alpine, CA | | PM |
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| Thursday – 7/26/07 | Balboa Park Club, 2150 | Santa Fe Room | 5:30 – 7:30 |
| | Pan-American Rd. West, San | | PM |
| | Diego, CA | | |
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| Friday – 7/27/07 | Palomar Ranger District, 1634 | Meeting Room | 5:30 – 7:30 |
| | Black Canyon Road, Ramona CA | | PM |
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| Tuesday – 7/31/07 | Corona Public Library, 650 | West Room | 5:30 – 7:30 |
| | South Main Street, Corona CA | | PM |
|——————–+——————————-+—————-+————–|
| Wednesday – |San Juan Capistrano Community | Community Hall | 5:30 – 7:30 |
| 08/01/07 |Center, 25925 Camino del Avion,| | PM |
| |San Juan Capistrano, CA | | |
|——————–+——————————-+—————-+————–|

Additional information on the Route Designation Process and Proposed Seasonal Closure to Protect Nesting Raptors Project will be available for the public on the Forest web site on or about July 16, 2007, prior to the open houses. Information on these projects can be viewed by logging onto the Forest web site at www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland and looking under the project and plans section. For those who cannot attend the open house, please contact the nearest Forest Service Office to receive a hard copy of the information distributed at the open houses. Forest offices are open Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

3. THE PATH BIKE SHOPS ONE DAY SALE!

This Sunday, July 22nd, at 10:00am, The Path Bike Shop is having a special one day sale. Save hundreds on complete bikes and frames (items must be taken from our inventory, no special orders).

Save 25% off all apparel, 15% off parts and accessories. Save 25% all rubber. Receive a free mini-service which includes an all bolts check, general inspection, chain lubrication and rear derailleur tune! BBQ!

The sale runs until 6:00pm.
Thank you and see you there!

The Path Bike Shop
215 West 1st Street
Suite 102
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 669-0784 Office
(714) 669-0756 Fax
(888) 608-PATH Toll Free
www.thepathbikeshop.com

4. PLEASE DON’T PARK IN FRONT OF THE FIRE STATION AT HOLY JIM

We received a friendly reminder from Holy Jim Volunteer Fireman Randy Matson to ask everyone not to park in front of / or in any way blocking access to the Holy Jim Fire Station near the Holy Jim Trail Parking Lot. They’ve had problems with people parking there blocking the fire truck from exiting the garage it’s parked in. A fire truck is useless if it can’t get out of its garage.

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07/09/07 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Interpretive Hike and Insect Lighting at Caspers Wilderness Park

2. Forest restriction level raised to very high due to fire danger

1. INTERPRETIVE HIKE AND INSECT LIGHTING AT CASPERS WILDERNESS PARK

The Santa Ana Natural History Association invites the public to attend an
evening interpretive program at Caspers Wilderness Park on Saturday, July
14, 2007.

You are welcome to join us in a visit of the new Interpretive Center at 4:30
PM. We’ll then gather at the “Old Corral” area (about 1.5 miles inside the
park) at 5:30 for a picnic or pot luck supper, and interpretive walks in the
area. At 7:30 we’ll have a short easy hike looking for insects, spiders and
other night creatures, then we will meet around the insect light and discuss
nocturnal insects and examine the insects attracted to the light. We will
keep the light on until 9:30 to see what insects are in the area.

Bring a flashlight, magnifying glass, chair, drinking water, and a picnic or
supper dish to share. Parking is $5/day.

Caspers Wilderness Park is located on Ortega Highway (Hwy 74), 8 miles from
I-5 and 22 miles from Grand Ave in Lake Elsinore.

If you would like more information on the event or the Santa Ana Mountains
Natural History Association please contact Debra Clarke at 951-736-1811 x
3227.

2. FOREST RESTRICTION LEVEL RAISED TO VERY HIGH DUE TO FIRE DANGER

As most of you know the state is suffering under drought conditions that
have resulted in extreme fire danger in the forests across the state. We
expect the Forest Service to close the forests at any time if the conditions
warrant, or if out of control fires across the state deplete local fire
fighters who will be moved out of our area to control them.

Help to do your part to stop forest fires.

NEWS RELEASE
USDA Forest Service
Cleveland National Forest
Home Page: www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland\

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Anabele Cornejo, Asst. Public Affairs Officer, (858) 674-2985

CHECK BEFORE YOU GO!
Cleveland National Forest Use Restriction Level Moves Up To
VERY HIGH

San Diego, CA – July 06, 2007.Effective this morning at 6 a.m., Friday, July
6, 2007, the Cleveland National Forest will move forest use restrictions
from HIGH to VERY HIGH. As it becomes warmer and drier over the course of
the year, we will be changing the level, as appropriate.

Forest visitors can check on road access, allowable recreational activities,
and what restrictions are in place by going to the forest website:

www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland

and clicking on “current conditions” or by calling the nearest District
Office. For a recorded message please call 619-593-2183. Please check with
the other southern California National Forests to determine what current
fire restrictions are in place.

Check Before You Go! Forest use restrictions levels can change at any time.

We would like to remind visitors that campfires are only allowed in
developed campgrounds and picnic areas within designated fire rings.

Fireworks are never allowed on the Cleveland National Forest. Discharging a
firearm with steel core, armor piercing or tracer ammunition is also not
allowed at any time on the Forest. Please use care and caution when
visiting the Forest. Check Before You Go! For additional information on
the forest use restrictions, call (619) 593-2183, or go to

www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland

Check before you go for updated information.

Forest offices are open Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For the Cleveland National Forest Supervisor’s Office dial (858) 673-6180.

For Alpine, Descanso, and Laguna Mountain Area contact the Descanso Ranger
District at (619) 445-6235.

For Palomar Mountain, Henshaw, Ramona and Oak Grove areas contact the
Palomar Ranger District at (760) 788-0250.

For the Ortega Hwy area, San Mateo and Corona area contact the Trabuco
Ranger District at (951) 736-1811.

Manitou and Shimano are the Major Component Sponsors of the Warrior’s
Society

Cytomax is the official fluid replacement drink of the Warrior’s Society

Clif Bar is the Official Energy Bar and Gel of The Warrior’s Society

The Warrior’s Society
A Tax-Exempt organization under 501(c) 4 of the IRS Code
www.warriorssociety.org

A Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) affiliated organization

“Some Americans need hyphens in their names because only part of them has
come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all,
the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.”

Woodrow Wilson

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