04/30/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. The Cytomax Spring MTB Classic write-up and finishes

2. JAX Toad Festival course conditions update.

1. THE CYTOMAX SPRING MTB CLASSIC WRITE-UP AND FINISHES

We have the write-up and finishing times for the Cytomax Spring MTB Classic posted on our web site.

To view a gallery of pictures taken by Course Designer Jason Martin go to:

www.socaltrailriders.org

Thanks to everyone that participated and supported the event, especially our major sponsor Cytomax.

2. JAX TOAD FESTIVAL COURSE CONDITIONS UPDATE

Club leader Larry “Lare-Dog” Branham Club Trails Manager Ken Rands led a ride on the Toad Festival course today, (Sunday April 30th) and they report that the trails are in great shape. The only problem area was above the switchbacks on Holy Jim where there was some buckthorn and poison oak encroaching on the trail – but Lare-Dog and his fellow riders cut it back off the trail. The trail is clear but it’s a little brushy on this section, but as I mentioned, the buckthorn and poison oak won’t be a problem.

We will have water stations at the top of Holy Jim at the Main Divide, the top of West Horse Thief and the Main Divide, and the top of Trabuco and the Main Divide. Although we will have these water stations, we still recommend you start the event will a full camelback and hydrate from the very start to avoid cramping. The temperatures can be 10 to 15 degrees higher on the Main Divide Road.

The Warrior’s Society Dog Soldiers will have a root-beer float station at the top of West Horse Thief and the Main Divide; the same spot the Dog Soldiers had the hamburger station at the Vision Quest.

If you do not make the cutoff time at the top of Holy Jim and the Main Divide you will still be able to play the games when you return to the staging area (and still win prizes).

Below is the event information and YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE TUESDAY, MAY 9TH TO RECEIVE AN EVENT T-SHIRT.

27.5 +- miles, 5,000 +- of elevation gain

AS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED – YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE TUESDAY, MAY 9TH TO RECEIVE AN EVENT T-SHIRT.

We will have same day registration but remember; you will not receive an event t-shirt unless you register by Tuesday, May 9th.

This event IS NOT for beginning or novice riders. Participants will be responsible to carry all food and a full camelback of water at the start. There will be water stations at three locations on the Main Divide.

Support personnel will be stationed at 5 rest stops along the course. Riders will compete in games of chance and skill (darts, horseshoes, helmet toss and Blackjack cards).

You must make the checkpoints in a reasonable time or you will not be allowed to continue. We have many prizes to award so a high percentage of participants will win something (tires, a shock, bars, stems, gift certificates and other accessories).

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the event. Alcohol is not allowed at the park and we ask that you do not litter. Please help us by doing your part to keep the trails and park clean during and after the event.

Entry fee: $35.00. The entry fee includes an event t-shirt, prizes and lunch. YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE TUESDAY, MAY 9TH TO RECEIVE AN EVENT T-SHIRT.

Limited to 250 Participants. Registration closes May 11, 2006 11:59 PM Pacific Time or when the event sells out:

Online registration

Downloadable application

Additional information can be found on the Warrior’s Society web site.

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