Archive for April, 2006

The Cytomax Spring MTB Classic is next Saturday, April 22nd

In this issue:

1. The Cytomax Spring Mountain Bike Classic is this Saturday, April 22nd – the Novice/Beginner class entry fee is lowered to $30.00

1. THE CYTOMAX SPRING MOUNTIAN BIKE CLASSIC IS THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND – THE NOVICE/BEGINNER CLASS ENTRY FEE IS LOWERED TO $30.00

Next Saturday, April 22nd is the 2006 Cytomax Spring MTB Classic. In order to encourage novice/beginning mountain bikers to try their first MTB event we will be lowering the Novice Class entry fee to $30.00. The Intermediate and Expert Class entry fees will remain at $45.00.

The entry fee includes: an event t-shirt, raffle prizes, awards for top finishers and lunch (salad, pasta, rolls and beer/soda).

If you would like to volunteer as support for the event email us at countingcoup@warriorssociety.org. Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, lunch and an invitation to our volunteer event and raffle at the Flying B in December.

We had to postpone Saturday’s practice due to rain, but we will have another Open Practice session on Friday, April 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at no charge to enter the Flying B.

Active.com registration will close at midnight, Thursday, April 20th but you will be able to register at Switchback Cyclery on Friday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at our open practice at the Flying B on Friday, April 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – and you must bring cash.

We will have same day registration from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. and you must bring cash; checks will not be accepted. You must register by Tuesday, April 18th to receive an event t-shirt.

Although the long-range forecast calls for perfect racing conditions with partly cloudy skies with temps in the high 60’s; if the event is postponed due to rain the backup date is Saturday, April 29th – and you cannot make the backup date – we will offer you credit towards any of our remaining 2006 events:

1. The Saturday, May 13th JAX Toad Festival

2. The Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday June 4th Rock and Road / Sho-Air / Specialized 24-Hours of Orange County.

3. The Saturday, October 21st Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County

4. The Saturday, November 18th *Sho-Air / Rock and Road Fall Mountain Bike Classic and the crowning of the Orange County male and female XC Champions

All the events (except the JAX Toad Festival) are part of the 2006 Warrior’s Society Flying B Orange County Male and Female MTB Championship Series. Points will be awarded at these events to crown a male and female O.C. MTB Champion.

In addition, for every Flying B Event you participate in you will receive a raffle ticket to win products from Felt Bicycles at our season ending event, the Fall Sho-Air MTB Classic on November 18th.

The course is 5.8 miles long with 1,362 feet of total elevation gain per lap. Doug at Geoladders has a walk through of the course, as well as a satellite picture of the course on the Geoladders web site at:

http://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?route=634

And our web master has also posted pictures of our first open practice held on Sunday, April 9th.

http://www.warriorssociety.org/News/SpringClassicOpenPractice.html

Laps per class will be the following:

Novices – 1 lap (5.8 miles and 1,362 total feet of elevation gain) Intermediates – 2 laps (11.6 miles with 2,724 total feet of elevation gain)
Experts – 3 laps (17.4 miles with 4,086 of total elevation gain)

The estimated race times (in hours) are:

Novices – 1:00 to 1:20
Intermediates – 1:45 to 2:00
Experts – 1:45 to 2:00

We have pushed back the date that you have to register by to receive an event t-shirt to Tuesday, April 18th. We must have the order for the event t-shirts to our silk screener by that date and we do not want to over order the shirts. The event fee will not be discounted after that deadline – so if you want an event t-shirt included in your event fee we encourage you to register for the event before Tuesday the 18th.

Online Registration:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1301295

Downloadable application (must be mailed in by Wednesday, April 19th):

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

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Cytomax Spring Mountain Bike Classic changes

After changing the number of laps for the classes (1 for Novice, 2 for Intermediate, 3 for Expert) we have decided to reduce the entry fee for novices to $30.00

The Intermediate and Expert class entry fee will remain $45.00

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04/09/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Last Open practice for the “Cytomax Spring MTB Classic” next Saturday

2. Club member Monique “Pua” Sawicki Podiums at her first Xterra

3. Your input needed on how the County will manage Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park

4. Warrior’s Society Jr. Race Team member Lacey Maxwell shares her experiences at the Pow Wow and Sagebrush Safari

5. The Warrior’s Society Office will be closed from April 11th to April 14th

1. LAST OPEN PRACTICE FOR THE “CYTOMAX SPRING MTB CLASSIC” NEXT SATURDAY

Next Saturday, April 15th, we will again have open practice for the Cytomax Spring Mountain Bike Classic. The park will be charging $5.00 per car to enter the park, or $5.00 per bike if you ride in. The open practice is sponsored by Cytomax, Manitou, Shimano, JAX Bicycle Centers, Sho-Air, Clif Bar, Rock N Road Cyclery and Switchback Cyclery.

Open practice will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. You do not have to be registered in the event to attend the open practice days.

The course is 5.8 miles long with 1,362 feet of total elevation gain per lap. Doug at Geoladders has a walk through of the course, as well as a satellite picture of the course on the Geoladders web site at:

http://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?route=634

And our web master has also posted pictures of our first open practice held on Sunday, April 9th.

http://www.warriorssociety.org/News/SpringClassicOpenPractice.html

The “Warrior’s Trail” will not be used in this event because we are redesigning it; in its place we will be using our new mile long single track the “JET” trail, named after it’s designers (J)ason Martin, (E)ron Boyer and (T)im Panttaja.

After hearing feedback from the novice, intermediates and experts riders who participated in our open practice Sunday, April 9th, we have set the following laps per class. At our the practice Novices were averaging 60 minute laps, Intermediates were averaging 48 minute laps, and experts were averaging 37 minutes laps.

Laps per class will be the following:

Novices – 1 lap (5.8 miles and 1,362 total feet of elevation gain)
Intermediates – 2 laps (11.6 miles with 2,724 total feet of elevation gain)
Experts – 3 laps (17.4 miles with 4,086 of total elevation gain)

We estimate novices will race for 1 hour, intermediates for 1 1/2 hours and experts 1 hour and 45 minutes.

From the feed back we received it also seems apparent that our new “JET” trail, with the downhill solum section, was well received with hoops and hollers.

FYI: We have pushed back the date that you have to register by to receive an event t-shirt to Tuesday, April 18th. We must have the order for the event t-shirts to our silk screener by that date and we do not want to over order the shirts. The event fee will not be discounted after that deadline – so if you want an event t-shirt included in your event fee we encourage you to register for the event before Tuesday the 18th.

Active.com registration will be turned off on Thursday, April 20th at 12:00 a.m., but you will be able to register through Switchback Cyclery on that Friday until 7:00 p.m. and on the day of the event from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Online Registration:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1301295

Downloadable application:

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

2. CLUB MEMBER MONIQUE “PUA” SAWICKI PODIUMS AT HER FIRST XTERRA

Club member Monique “Pua” Sawicki had added Xterra races to her already busy endurance event schedule for 2006. If her first race is any indication she’ll be spending a lot of time on the podium at these races:

http://www.teammata.com/news/

3. YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED ON HOW THE COUNTY WILL MANAGE ALISO AND WOODS CANYON WILDERNESS PARK

Anyone wishing to make a suggestion or comment pertaining to the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Resource Management Plan (RMP) that will determine how these parks will be managed in the future can do so by going to www.OCparks.com and clicking on AWCWP RMP, then to comments which will take them to an e-mail form to submit their comments

The county is taking suggestions and comments at least until the end of May.

Many thanks to Ranger Tom Maloney, a good fried of the mountain bike community, for providing this information – and added congratulations on his recent promotion to Supervising Park Ranger at Mason Park.

4. WARRIOR’S SOCIETY JR. RACE TEAM MEMBER LACEY MAXWELL RACES THE SAGEBRUSH SAFARI

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Report049.html

5. THE WARRIOR’S SOCIETY OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM APRIL 11TH TO APRIL 14TH.

The Warrior’s Society office will be closed from April 11th to April 14th.

If you register for any of our events during this period you will receive your confirmation on April 15th.

If you have any pressing questions about the upcoming Cytomax Spring Mountain Bike Classic, or any of our other events, please contact our Events Director Sherry Panttaja at:

sherry.hart.bikes@sbcglobal.net

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