08/07/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Warrior’s 2007 MTB Event Update

2. Warrior’s Jr. Race Team Race Report

1. WARRIOR’S SOCIETY 2007 EVENT UPDATE

We had a club meeting last Saturday to discuss our 2007 MTB Event Season. We decided on the following changes to the 2007 Mountain Bike Pow Wow

* The Vision Quest participation level will increase from 150 to 200 to accommodate the demand for this event. Participation in the Counting Coup will remain at 100.

* Due to the fact that only 1/3 of the field used the shuttle from O’Neill Park to the start at Black Star we will no longer provide a shuttle. Participants will have to arrange their own transportation. We will lower the price of the Pow Wow events by $10 (Vision Quest from $115 to $105 and Counting Coup from $75 to $65) since we will save $2,200 by not renting buses and trucks. We will try to accommodate participants finding shuttle partners by compiling a list of participants names and email addresses and posting them on our message board.

* We will have ONE start time of 5:30 a.m. instead of an early start time of 5:00 a.m. and a late start time of 6:00 as we’ve been doing the last few year’s.

* Our trail work and event volunteers (and those participating in our last two events of our 2006 Event Season, the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County and the Sho-Air / Rock and Road Fall Classic) will be allowed to register first for the Pow Wow. Open registration will begin on November 18th after the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall Classic. Those participating in our last two 2006 events who wish to participate in the early registration for the 2007 Mountain Bike Pow Wow will be allowed to register after they’ve participated in the events. Even with the additional 50 spots added to the 2007 Vision Quest due to the demand for this event we still expect it to sell out quickly.

We decided to keep the Toad Festival for 2007 and plan on having 3 to 4 XC events at the Flying B. These events will short XC events and possilbly 6-hour event depending on how this year’s 6-Hour Event goes. We are in negotiations with a major sponsor to provide finishing cash to the top Open Class finishers of these events. In the case of the short XC events we may also crown Open Series Champs with additional finishing cash for the series champs.

We will not be constructing any additional single track trails at the Flying B. We have decided to leave the responsibility of building new trails to the owners of the Flying B.

Our remaining events in 2006 are the October 21st Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County and our November 18th Sho-Air / Rock and Road Fall Mountain Bike XC Classic, where we will crown our O.C. Male and Female XC Champions. The entry fees for these events are $45.00 each, which includes t-shirts, raffle prizes and lunch.

The course for both events is 5.6 miles long with 1,253 feet of total elevation gain per lap.

To register for these events:

The Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County registration:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1301312

Downloadable application:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Events_And_Results/6-hours-oc-app.pdf

The Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall XC Mountain Bike Classic

Online Registration:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1301313

Downloadable application:

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

2. WARRIOR’S JR. RACE TEAM UPDATE

* Troy’s winning season continues:

Troy takes 3 first place wins at the Fontana NORBA Nationals

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Report054.html

Troy nets two more 1st place finishes at Cal State Race, Santa Barbara

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Report056.html

Troy gets 1st place in DH and XC at Deer Valley

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Report058.html

Troy win’s XC and DH titles at the National Championships!

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Report060.html

* Lacey continues to do well in her second season of racing:

Lacey takes 1st at Rim Nordic #1

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Report057.html

Lacey takes 4th at the National Championships

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Report059.html

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