05/21/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Open practice next Saturday, (May 27th) for the Rock N Road / Sho-Air / Specialized 24-Hours of Orange County

2. 24-Hours of Orange County Update #2

3. D6: The Ultimate Dog Soldier Ride – an epic ride in the Santa Ana’s

1. OPEN PRACTICE NEXT SATURDAY (MAY 28TH) FOR THE ROCK AND ROAD / SHO-AIR / SPECIALZED 24-HOURS OF ORANGE COUNTY SUNDAY

If you missed this Sunday’s practice the 24-Hour Course will be open for practice again next Saturday, (May 27th) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be a $5.00 charge per car to enter the Flying B Ranch.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE REGISTERED IN THE 24-HOUR EVENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRACTICE SESSIONS.

The course is about 6.3 miles long with 1,342 feet of total elevation gain per lap. In the coming weeks Doug at Geoladders will be posting a walk through of the course, as well as a satellite picture of the course on the Geoladders web site. We estimate it will take expert riders around 35 to 40 minutes (when fresh) to complete a lap.

If you need a map and directions to the Flying B Ranch email us at:

countingcoup@warriorssociety.org

2. 24-HOURS OF ORANGE COUNTY UPDATE #2

The Orange County Register will be doing a story on the Rock N Road / Sho-Air / Specialized 24-Hours of Orange County in their sports section this Tuesday, May 23rd. Many thanks to Dave Strege for covering the event!

Nite Rider will be provided a charging station so if you have a light other than a Nite Rider you need to bring your own charge to plug into our power supply.

The last day to register and still receive an event t-shirt is Tuesday, May 30th. Registration will remain open until Thursday, June 1st. Pre-registration will open at 5:00 p.m. the Friday night before the event at the Flying B.

Core Chiropractic will again be doing massage at the event. They’re bringing a second massage therapist who will be doing foot massage only. Her name is Beth. 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

As we mentioned last week we will be having the following activities during the event:

Saturday afternoon and evening we will have the Rock N Road bike toss competition and the Sho-Air horse shoe tournament with prizes donated by our sponsors. At 8:00 p.m. the tunes will be playing and we will have several fires going on in the staging area with a no host (which means you do your own cooking) “weenie roast” with all the fixin’s provided by the Warrior’s Society (hot dogs, mustard catsup, cheese, chili, mustard, onions, relish, drinks and chips provided) for participants of the event; we provide the food and you cook it. We will also have self-serve vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup, or if you prefer, root beer floats. Please let us know if you prefer vegetarian “dogs” at the weenie roast.

Eating/cooking times for solo riders (and support person), 2 man teams (and support person), 5 person teams and corporate teams for the no host “weenie roast” and ice cream sundaes/floats will be given out at registration time.

All participants (and one support person for the solo riders and two person teams), will receive meal tickets for the self hosted Saturday night “weenie roast” and root beer floats. Additional meal tickets for the “weenie roast” and ice cream sundaes/floats can be purchased in advance at registration for a donation of $5.00 for ages 13 and above and $3.00 for ages 12 to 4 (children 3 and under eat free).

If you are participating in the Rock N Road / Sho-Air / Specialized 24-Hours of Orange County (and the Orange County Championship Series) as a solo rider in the expert, intermediate or novice class – and cannot continue riding for the full 24-hours of the event – you WILL NOT receive a DNF as long as you do a minimum of 6 laps.

We fully expect some of the solo riders to stop riding at times during the race to regroup and get rest – or just get worn out and stop. What ever laps you do after the minimum will count towards the Championship Series in your age group and class.

Some novices participating in the Championship Series plan to put in as many laps as they can then sleep, get up, and continue. We realize that a novice (for that matter many intermediates and some experts) competing solo in the event may not be on the course non-stop and will need to take some extended breaks.

We cannot promise that you will win, but we can promise that you’ll have fun trying. For someone testing the waters of riding solo or participating in a 24-hour event we want your experience to be challenging and fun – not intimidating.

Registration closes June 1, 2006 11:59 PM Pacific Time or when the event sells out.

The registration fee is $85.00. The entry fee includes an event t-shirt (as long as you register by Tuesday, May 30th), raffle prizes and lunch.

Online Registration:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1301311

Downloadable application:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Events_And_Results/24-hours-oc-app.pdf

Classes include: Solo Male, Solo Female, 2 Person Team, 5 Person Team and 5 Person Single Speed Team.

The age groups are: 16 and under, 17 to 30, 31 to 45, 46 and up (Special recognition to be given to the oldest rider)

If there are not more than 3 riders or teams registered in any single age grouping for a specific event the rider(s) will get moved up to the next age grouping.

3. D6: THE ULTIMATE DOG SOLDIER RIDE – AN EPIC RIDE IN THE SANTA ANA’S

Club members Drew Lazenby, Ned Reynolds, Andy Lightle and Steve Timm decided to put together a ride that can only be described as an epic. For the full story, with pictures, go to:

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

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