Archive for October, 2006

10/08/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Open practice for the Switchback 6-Hours of O.C. this Saturday, Oct. 14th

2. “Training for Endurance” talk at the Switchback 6-Hours of O.C. Practice

3. The Switchback Cyclery 6-Hours of O.C. on Saturday, October 21st

4. Have you seen any sick bobcats?

1. OPEN PRACTICE FOR THE SWITCHBACK 6-HOURS OF O.C. THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 14TH

Next Saturday, October 14th, will be an open practice day for the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County. You do not have to be registered in the event to attend the open practice.

Practice will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. There will be a $5.00 per car charge to enter the Flying B.

2. “TRAINING FOR ENDURANCE” TALK AT THE SWITCHBACK 6-HOURS OF O.C. PRACTICE

Warrior’s Society club member and endurance expert Mario Correa will be giving a talk and advice on “Training for Endurance” next Saturday at the practice day for the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County. The talk will begin at 10:00 a.m. and is sponsored by Switchback Cyclery, Team Sho-Air, Cytomax, Shimano, and Manitou.

Mario recently won the solo class in the 24-Hours of Hurkey Creek and has won or finished in the top 3 at various other endurance events:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Bio-Mario.html

There is a $5.00 per car charge to enter the Flying B. You do not have to be registered in the event to attend the talk or practice.

3. THE SWITCHBACK CYCLERY 6-HOURS OF O.C. ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

There are solo (age group classes and novice, intermediate and expert skill level), two man and 3 man classes (no skill level or age group breakup). The course is 5.6 miles long with 1,253 feet of total elevation gain per lap. The “Warrior’s Trail” will not be part of the course.

The entry fee is $45.00 each, which includes t-shirts, raffle prizes, lunch of salad, rolls, pasta, beer, soda and ice cream sundaes or root beer floats.

Core Chiropractic will again be doing massage at the event. 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

To register for the event:

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

4. HAVE YOU SEEN ANY SICK BOBCATS?

We have had several reports of sick bob cats and the California Fish and Game head biologist would like to get his hands on a near-dead or freshly-dead Bobcat so they can try and figure out what is going on.

Please put the word out to be on the look-out for sick/dead Bobcats. If one is found they should contact the ranger and Fish and Game. DO NOT TOUCH OR TRY AND MOVE THE CAT…DEAD or ALIVE!! Most diseases, rabies included stay active for quite some time after the animal perishes. Take a picture, mark the map, make a GPS waypoint…the more info the better and then contact the authorities.

To report sick/dead bobcats contact Loren Freeman at 949-289-3050

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10/01/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Club member Mario Correa wins the male solo class at the 24-Hours of Hurkey Creek

2. Warrior’s Society 2007 Sho-Air 6-Hour Championship Series

3. Cleveland National Forest Fire Danger Level: Very High

4. Help build a new trail in the King Range National Conservation Area

1. CLUB MEMBER MARIO CORREA WINS THE MALE SOLO CLASS AT THE 24-HOUR OF HURKEY CREEK

Mario completes 21 laps to capture the solo make class. Thanks to Warrior’s Society Event Director Sherry Panttaja, Timing Director Suzanne Martin, and Course Designer Jason Martin for assisting Mario at the event. For the full story go to:

http://tinyurl.com/hh4sl

In 2007 the Warrior’s Society will continue to be a major sponsor of Team Sho-Air and will be incorporating Warrior’s Racing into the Sho-Air Race Team.

2. WARRIOR’S SOCIETY 2007 SHO-AIR 6-HOUR CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

In cooperation with our major sponsor Sho-Air we are considering hosting a series of three to four 6-Hour events in 2007 in addition to the Mountain Bike Pow Wow and the Toad Festival. The 6-Hour Championship Series will have solo male open, solo female open, two person open (male, female coed) and three person open (male, female, coed) championship titles with finishing cash for all these classes at each event in addition to cash prizes for the series class champions. We will require a minimum amount of 4 teams in each male, female and coed two person and three person open classes at each event or the classes will be combined.

We would appreciate any feedback or suggestions on this proposed series.

Stayed tuned for further info on the Warrior’s Society 2007 Sho-Air 6-Hour Championship Series.

3. CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST FIRE DANGER LEVEL: VERY HIGH

CHECK BEFORE YOU GO!

San Diego, CA, September 22- Effective Saturday, September 23, 2006, 8:00 a.m., the Cleveland National Forest will raise the Fire Danger Level to VERY HIGH. Forest use restrictions under the very high level will be implemented immediately. Forest visitors can now check what the allowable activities are and what restrictions are in place by going to the Forest website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland/fire, calling their nearest Ranger District, or calling the Fire Danger Hotline at 619-593-2183.

In addition to campfire restrictions, smoking is allowed only in enclosed vehicles and in developed recreation sites. Also, spark arrestors are required for all off-highway vehicles and other internal combustible equipment should be checked to make sure they are in working order. Certain activities contained in special use authorizations may be suspended or restricted, check with the local district office for additional information on restrictions.

“Fire danger levels are subject to change with weather and fire activity on the forest. Fire Danger Levels and Forest use restrictions protect the public and natural resources. Fire danger will continue to remain very
high as this is the times when Santa Ana’s winds pick up. Visitors should
use care and caution when visiting the Forest”, said Tina Terrell, Forest Supervisor for the Cleveland National Forest.

We would like to remind visitors that fireworks are never allowed on the Cleveland National Forest. Discharging a firearm with steel core, armor piercing or tracer ammunition is also not allowed at any time on the Forest.

Allowable Activities and Restrictions by District:

Descanso Ranger District (619-445-6235):

§ Wood and charcoal fires are only allowed in identified developed campgrounds and developed picnic areas within designated fire rings. Identified areas are Laguna Campground, El Prado Group site, and Pioneer Mail Trailhead and Picnic Area.

§ El Prado Group Site will close for the season on Tuesday, October 11.

§ Gas, liquid, and jelly petroleum fueled stoves are allowed in developed campgrounds, and developed picnic areas.

§ Gas, liquid, and jelly petroleum fueled stoves are NOT allowed in remote camping areas on the Descanso Ranger District.

Palomar Ranger District (760-788-0250):

§ Wood and charcoal fires are only allowed in identified developed campgrounds and developed picnic areas within designated fire rings. Identified areas are Oak Grove Campground.

§ Palomar Divide and Orosco Ridge shooting areas are closed.

§ Gas, liquid, and jelly petroleum fueled stoves are allowed in developed campgrounds, and developed picnic areas.

§ Gas, liquid, and jelly petroleum fueled stoves are NOT allowed in remote camping areas on the Palomar Ranger District including the Agua Tibia Wilderness.

Trabuco Ranger District (951-736-1811):

§ Wood and charcoal fires are only allowed in identified developed campgrounds and developed picnic areas within designated fire rings. Identified areas are El Cariso Campground, El Cariso Picnic Area, El Cariso Memorial Picnic Area.

§ Gas, liquid, and jelly petroleum fueled stoves are allowed in developed campgrounds, and developed picnic areas.

§ Gas, liquid, and jelly petroleum fueled stoves are NOT allowed in remote camping areas on the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness on the Trabuco Ranger District.

Check before you go for updated information.

o District offices are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00AM till 4:30PM.

o For the Cleveland National Forest Supervisor’s Office call (858) 673-6180.

o For Alpine, Descanso, and Laguna Mountain Area contact the Descanso Ranger District at (619) 445-6235.

o For Palomar Mountain, Henshaw, Ramona and Oak Grove areas contact the Palomar Ranger District at (760) 788-0250.

o For the Ortega Hwy area, San Mateo and Corona area contact the Trabuco Ranger District at (951) 736-1811.

Anabele Cornejo
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
United States Department of Agriculture
Forest Service- Cleveland National Forest

p.858-674-2985
f. 858-674-2967

4. HELP BUILD A NEW TRAIL IN THE KING RANGE NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA

Bigfoot Bicycle Club in cooperation with The Bureau of Land Management

Invite you to join us in building brand new trails in the King Range National Conservation Area. This area is not included in the proposed wilderness area. Passage of H.R.233 North Coast Wilderness Bill will not affect cyclists access to these trails. A fourteen mile single-track loop is currently in progress with future options for a stacked loop system. Estimated completion of the first loop is fall 2007.

October 14th, and 15th will be our last Work, Camp, and Ride weekend of 2006. We will gather at Tolkan Campground at 9:00 a.m. on the 14th to take care of formalities. Once the paperwork is complete, we will leave the campground in the direction from which we came. We will be working on sections of trail which parallel King Peak Road between Shelter Cove Road and Tolkan Campground just a couple miles down the road. If you plan on arriving after 10:00 a.m., head up King Peak Road. You’ll find us. Bring a lunch and something to drink for Saturday. Trail work is physically demanding, you’ll need the fuel.

Saturday evening we will host a BBQ dinner for all trail workers at the campground. Dinner and beverages will be provided. Camping is free to all trail workers. We will be camping at Tolkan Campground on Saturday night. There are toilets in the campground but there is no water. Anybody staying there will need to bring what water they will need. If you bring an empty container, you can fill it up at Nadelos Campground before the briefing on the way up. There will be an enclosed shower available for campers. We have a limited number 2.5 gallon solar shower bags, but if you have one, bring it.

Sunday morning the coffee will be on, but not too early. Bring your own breakfast. After breakfast, we will ride some of the new sections of trail and some of the existing trails too if there is interest.

Come on out and join us for the whole weekend or either day. If you will be joining us for the BBQ please RSVP to the contact below.

There will be a van leaving Arcata Saturday morning with limited space for passengers with their gear. The van will not be returning to Arcata until Sunday afternoon. To reserve a seat in the van, or RSVP for the Saturday BBQ, call Tim at (707) 445-1738 or e-mail to TwoWheelinTim@earthlink.net. There will likely be other carpooling opportunities as well. If you’re driving yourself, meet us at Tolkan Campground at around nine a.m. Saturday morning. Those wishing to join us Sunday should go straight to Tolkan Campground, try to be quiet if you get there before nine a.m.

See you out there.

Tim

Again, RSVP so we know how much food and drink to bring for the cookout. Thank you.

For more information contact Tim Daniels at (707) 445-1738

Directions:

From Eureka: Southbound 101 to Redway exit. Follow Redwood Drive to Redway and turn right following signs to King Range and Shelter Cove. From Redway, follow the road approximately 22 miles and turn right on Chemise Mountain Road. Between Redway and Chemise Mtn. Road, you will pass two main junctions. Do NOT head toward Ettersburg at the first one and do NOT head towards Whitethorn at the second one. Turn right on King Peak Road. The trail crew will be assembling in Tolkan Campground about 3.5 miles north on King Peak Road. If you have any doubts, please download the PDF map and print it. It is current and very helpful.

From the south: Take the second Garberville exit and cross back over the freeway toward Redway on Redwood Drive. Once in Redway, turn left following the signs to King Range and Shelter Cove. Follow the road approximately 22 miles and turn right on Chemise Mountain Road. Between Redway and Chemise Mtn. Road, you will pass two main junctions. Do NOT head toward Ettersburg at the first one and do NOT head towards Whitethorn at the second one. Turn right on King Peak Road. The trail crew will be assembling in Tolkan Campground about 3.5 miles north on King Peak Road. If you have any doubts, please download the PDF map and print it. It is current and very helpful.

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