Archive for August, 2006

08/13/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. The “Howls at the Moon” ride turns into an adventure

2. Rick Horn’s VooDoo mountain bike for sale


Our moonlight ride up to Beek’s Place hosted by Bob “Howls at the Moon” McCarter turned into a real adventure when we ran into local canyon hermit Art Tuttle. Our plan was to arrive at Beek’s and pick up the trash and have a potluck while we were there. Art threw a wrench in that plan but overall the ride turned out to be a blast; Art’s tirade just added to the fun and adventure.

For the full story go to:

Bob’s next “Howls at the Moon” ride and party for our club members and trail and event volunteers will be on September 9th. We will have more details on that ride in a few weeks.


As some of you know Rick Horn suffered a fatal heart attack last fall while riding up Maple Springs Road. His wife Marge asked me to help her sell his mountain bike. This has been a tough time for Marge and we thought we’d help her sell Rick’s bike

It’s a red 18″ VooDoo Wanga, red with a new fork, bottom bracket, front derailleur, chain and cables. The Shock is a 04 MX-Pro. The bike is in great condition.

For more info contact Marge Horn at (714) 533-1778

Or email her at:

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


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:

Downloadable application:

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

Online Registration:

Downloadable application:


* Troy’s winning season continues:

Troy takes 3 first place wins at the Fontana NORBA Nationals

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

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

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

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

Lacey takes 1st at Rim Nordic #1

Lacey takes 4th at the National Championships

07/23/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Environmental organizations appeal Forest Plans developed by the Forest Service, government agencies and the public

2. Cleveland National Forest Off-Road Route Inventory Open Houses


A coalition of conservation organizations led by the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club and California Wilderness Coalition have chosen to ignore the input of the Forest Service, the public, fire and other public agencies – and are appealing the adopted Land Management Plans for Southern California’s four national forests. The formal administrative appeal was submitted to Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth in Washington D.C.

The Land Management Plans, more commonly known as Forest Plans, determine how forests will be managed and what recreational access will be allowed.

Although in their press release supporting the appeal these environmental groups stated they are concerned with “… protecting the natural values and low-impact recreational uses that so many citizens enjoy” what they neglect to state is they do not consider mountain biking a “low impact” recreational use and that their proposed forest plans would have virtually banned mountain biking from the single track in all the four national forests – and placed extreme limits on the public’s access. To view how their proposal would have severely limited mountain bike access check our Forest Plan Update that explains it:

As most of you know over the last 4 years the Forest Service has been holding meetings with the public and public agencies to determine how the four national forests in Southern California will be managed. The plans were finalized earlier this year and the anti-access plans pushed by these same environmental organizations, which would have also severely tied the hands of Forest Managers, were soundly rejected by the Forest Service, the public, fire and other agencies.

These organizations should be honest with the public and instead of hiding behind their slogan “Protect and Restore our Forests” they should include in their appeal how their plan would affect all forms of recreational access and fire management. But they are not stupid, it is better to hide behind slogans than be honest with the public and reveal to them how severely their recreational access and fire management would be affected.

We will continue to keep you informed as this appeal progresses.


Cleveland National Forest To Host OHV Route Inventory Review Open Houses

San Diego, CA, July 19, 2006…The Cleveland National Forest has begun its off highway vehicle (OHV) route inventory review and will be hosting several open houses in August, in order to get public input on current OHV routes.

The purpose of this review is to verify the inventory of all motorized routes on the Forest, particularly those that members of the public would like to see considered for designation as a motor vehicle route.

The Cleveland National Forest will accept written route review suggestions from the public until August 25, 2006. “On the Cleveland National Forest we already have a system of designated routes and areas in place. While we expect to look at some adjustments to this system, we do not anticipate major changes,” said Tina Terrell, Forest Supervisor for the Cleveland National Forest. “But we want to find out from the public what they want their lands to look like in the future.”

Proposed changes to the current route designations must be consistent with the zoning in the new Land Management Plan. Any changes in the transportation system will occur gradually over time as staffing and budget allow Forest Service staff to complete the analysis.

The Public is asked to follow the Route Inventory Review Guidelines and use the Cleveland National Forest Route Inventory Review Sheet and Inventory Maps when submitting suggestions on the route inventory. Only written comments on the Inventory Review Sheets will be accepted.

Current maps will be posted on the Cleveland National Forest web site:

along with the Route Inventory Review Guidelines, and the Inventory
Review Sheet. Questions regarding the Route Designation Process can be directed to Anne Carey Recreation Officer for the Cleveland National Forest at (858) 674-2977. Hardcopy Route Inventory Review Sheets can be mailed to:

Cleveland National Forest, ATTN: Route Designation – Anne Carey, 10845
Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 200; San Diego, CA 92127-2107. Email Route
Inventory Review Sheets to:

Cleveland National Forest Meeting Schedule:

Ramona: August 2, 5:00-7:00pm, Palomar District Office, 1634 Black
Canyon Road

Alpine: August 3, 5:00-7:00pm, Descanso District Office, 3348 Alpine

Rancho Bernardo: August 8, 5:00-7:00pm, Cleveland Nat. Forest
Supervisors Office, 10845 Rancho Bernardo Rd. #200

Lake Elsinore: August 10, 5:00-7:00pm, Lake Elsinore Cultural Center,
183 N. Main Street

Corona: August 14, 5:00-7:00pm, Corona Public Library- East Room, 650 S.
Main Street

San Juan Capistrano: August 15, 5:00-7:00pm, San Juan Capistrano
Community Ctr.-Community Hall, 25925 Camino del Avion

San Diego: August 18, 5:00-7:00pm, Balboa Park Club- Santa Fe Room, 2150
Pan-American Road West

Questions regarding the Route Designation Process can be directed to:

Anne Carey (Supervisor’s Office) at (858) 674-2977


The Forest completed its new forest land management plan in 2005 that
will protect the natural character of the forest and provide a wide
range of recreation opportunities over the next 10-15 years. The zoning
decisions made in the new Forest Plans provide the foundation for the
route designation effort.

The purpose of the route designation process is to provide for resource
protection by ensuring that vehicles are operated only on designated
routes. The primary focus of the Cleveland National Forest will be to
share and analyze route inventories and then make minor improvements
over time. After the inventory review is complete the Forest will
proceed with the designation process as workload and funding allow.