Archive for September, 2007

09/10/07 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. California Bicycle Coalition Alert

2. Public Users Meeting regarding Santiago Oaks Regional Park

3. Trails4All Trabuco Canyon Inner Coastal Cleanup next Saturday, Sept. 15th

4. Cleveland National Forest Use Restriction Level Moves Up To EXTREME

5. Stewards of the Sequoia – Save our forests from catastrophic fires

1. CALIFORNIA BICYCLE COALITON ALERT

This is an alert from the California Bicycle Coalition and was forwarded to us by JAX Bicycle Centers. The California Bicycle Coalition lobbies for safe
streets and paths, as well as general cycling advocacy.

Click on this link: http://leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html

Type in your zip code and up will pop your local assemblymen and senators.
Use your HOME zip code, where you pay taxes.

WHAT TO SAY:

AB 1358 is the key to planning safe streets and roads is crucial for children, seniors, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

AB 1358 makes it easier to commute by bicycle thus helping to ease traffic

AB 1358 encourages people to exercise and stay healthy by providing safe areas to ride

Together we can make a difference.

2. PUBLIC USERS MEETING REGARDING SANTIAGO OAKS REGIONAL PARK

Regional Recreational Trails Advisory Committee meeting at Santiago Oaks Ranger Station on Monday September 17th @ 7:00pm

Public Users Meeting regarding Santiago Oaks Regional Park

If you have concerns regarding the trails at Santiago Oaks, don’t miss this meeting!!! We need the users to be present to give their opinions on the future of the park, especially planned trail closures or rerouting.

3. TRAILS4ALL TRABUCO CANYON INNER COASTAL CLEANUP NEXT SATURDAY, SEPT.
15TH.

As a part of the Trails4All Inner Coastal Cleanup Day, SHARE Mountain Bike Club and Warrior’s Society Mountain Bike Club are sponsoring the cleanup of Trabuco Canyon on Saturday, September 15. Lunch will be provided at noon.

We will be able to accept “eWaste”, so if you can help, please bring the old TV. There will also be cleanup sites at Blackstar and Modjeska. We do need pickup trucks to haul trash to the dumpsters.

Date: Saturday, Sept 15
Time: 8:30am sign in, lunch at noon.
Location: Trabuco Canyon Road and Live Oak Canyon Road Questions and RSVP: sharemtb@cox.net

4. CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST USE RESTRICTION LEVEL MOVES UP TO EXTREME

NEWS RELEASE
USDA Forest Service
Cleveland National Forest

Home Page: www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland

San Diego, CA – September 5, 2007. Effective Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., the Forest will move the forest use restriction level from VERY HIGH to EXTREME to protect the public and natural resources from the threat of wildfire. Factors such as current and predicted weather, the amount of dead trees and brush fire, fuel moisture conditions, the level of fire activity in the region and nationally, and availability of fire suppression resources are used to determine the appropriate level of Forest use restrictions. Changes the public should be aware of in moving to EXTREME include: Corral Canyon and Wildomar OHV Areas will close; the Descanso Ranger District will close all National Forest land south of Interstate 8, as well as Pine Mountain Road, and Fred Canyon Road, north of Interstate 8; and Orosco Ridge Road on the Palomar Ranger District will also be closed. The Forest is open to the hunting of birds and game according to season schedules and hunting regulations set by the California Department of Fish and Game, although some areas are restricted to entry by foot or vehicle, as noted above.

OPEN FIRES ARE NEVER ALLOWED in remote areas on the Cleveland National Forest. Under EXTREME, wood and charcoal fires are ONLY allowed in Burnt Rancheria Campground, El Prado Group Campground, and Laguna Campground within designated fire rings. This is subject to change on a daily basis however, depending on weather conditions.

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.

In addition, the Forest Service ask that all forest visitors continue their usual fire safety precautions: smoking only in enclosed vehicles and developed recreation sites and making sure cigarette butts are completely extinguished; keeping matches and smoking materials away from children; and reporting fires by calling ‘911’.

Please check with the other southern California National Forests to determine what current fire restrictions are in place.

Check before you go for updated information.

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

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

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

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

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

5. STEWARDS OF THE SEQUOIA – SAVE OUR FORESTS FROM CATASTROPHIC FIRES

Over the last 6 years our forests have been devastated by catastrophic wildfires due to lack of proper and active management. The following video gives insight into the conditions that have led to these catastrophic fires:

http://www.stewardsofthesequoia.org/SaveOurForests/s1.html

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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09/03/07 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Barry and Loren’s 200-mile road trip

2. Matt’s great finish at the 24-Hours of Adrenalin World Championships

3. The PATH Bike Shop back to school sale!

1. BARRY AND LOREN’S 200-MILE ROAD TRIP

Our Communications Director Barry Wood and his 13 year old daughter Loren just got back from a 200+ mile bike trip. They took Amtrak up to San Luis Obispo, rode down as far as Oxnard, and then took the train home.

He’s put up a page with a write up and pictures from the trip.

http://www.otheroom.com/200miles/

2. MATT’S GREAT FINISH AT THE 24-HOURS OF ADRENALIN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

17-year old Matthew “Soaring Falcon” Nourmohamadian, one of our youngest club members, wrote about his experience last weekend at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin World Championships. When Matt was 15 year’s old he won his class at the 24-Hours of Orange County. Here is Matt’s story.

Here’s the story of My Vision Quest,

“May the Great Spirit watch over you, for he knows the paths you walk and he will guide your footsteps gently”

This past weekend was the 24 Hours of adrenalin World Championships – and a great weekend to count coup. I used the 24 Hours of OC as my qualifier and I’ve been stoked for months about it. I did not know what to expect and was starting to feel nervous in the weeks before the race. Saturday morning I took off in the Lemans start and I was thinking was in 1st or 2nd and I was feeling good and having fun I learned after lap 3 I was in last.

But it didn’t take long for the heat and mistake of going out too hard began to take its toll on riders. It was a 14-mile course with 2,200 ft of climbing and no shade. With climbs more than a 30 percent grade. Nothing technical but it was a challenging course. I reeled in 3rd place and just before dark I stole 2nd place. The rider was walking.

When he saw me he started riding and I tried not to look back and did a 20 minute all out sprint. It definitely took its toll on my body but it was worth it. He was hammered after that and I didn’t have to worry about him creeping up on me the rest of the race. The night riding was tough. I’ve only rode at night twice and the last time was over a year ago. So I wasn’t very comfortable and I was using these really old dim halogen lights that kept burning out and made riding difficult.

My times were way slower and I lost a lot of time. I rode steady the rest of the race. I locked up 2nd and 1st had a 2 lap lead when the sun came up. I ended 2nd place in the 25 and under category and the youngest competitor ever. I was beat by a 23 year old Aussie. He’s the 4th fastest guy in Australia.

He better watch out next year because I’ll more experienced, stronger, better prepared and I won’t settle for 2nd again.

12 laps x13.7 miles = 164.4
12 laps x 2200 ft of climbing = 26,400 ft

Ya Ta Hey Soaring Falcon

Congratulations Matt “Soaring Falcon” – we are all very proud of you!!!

Editor’s note: The following was sent by Team Mata:

We are sorry to have to report that Monique “Pua” Sawicki had to be pulled from the event after only 5 laps. Her doctor diagnosed her with a viral infection. Although she took the lead immediately, she knew something was wrong, her vision was blurred (which caused a crash) and she started having cold sweats in the middle of a 100 degree day. On the second lap she was not able to even keep a steady pace and by lap five her Coach/Doctor and I decided it was unsafe to continue.

This was very hard for Pua to deal with but she is better now and this may not be the end of her season….

3. THE PATH BIKE SHOP BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!

• Huge Savings All Bikes and Frames – Mountain/Road/Track
• Save Big On All Pre-Built Wheels And OE Take Off Parts
• Save On All Apparel And Eyewear
• Free Demo Bikes
• Free Taco Bar
• Riding Contest – Wheelie, Track Stand – Win Prizes
• Fix A Flat Contest
• Free Gift Card With Select Purchases
• Trials Demonstration With Yanni Of TAG Wheels – On A ROAD Bike!!

Sunday September 9th from 10 am to 5 pm

Pay Wholesale on all 2005 and older bikes and frames

Save 30% off MSRP on all 2006 bikes and frames in stock (Offer not good on all American or Canadian made boutique frames.

Save 20% off MSRP on all 2007 bikes and frames in stock (Offer not good on all American or Canadian made boutique frames

Save 25% on all apparel (Including hydration packs, gloves, helmets and armor)
Save 40% on all eyewear

Spend $1000 and get a $100 gift card, Spend $2000 and get a $200 gift card, Spend $3000 and get a $300 gift card, etc. – NO LIMIT! (Purchase must include a frame or complete bike)

Instant $300 rebate on all American or Canadian made boutique frames.

The Path bike shop
215 West First St.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 669-0784
www.thepathbikeshop.com

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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