01/15/07 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Our 2nd Trail Work Event of 2007 – Next Saturday, January 20th

2. Endurance Training Seminar presented by Vision Quest Record Holder

3. Proposed Warrior’s Society Events in 2007 – your input needed

4. The Project Rwanda Ride an outstanding success!

1. OUR 2nd TRAIL WORK EVENT OF 2007 – NEXT SATURDAY, JANUARY 20TH

For our second trail work event of 2007 we will be brushing the West Horse Thief and Trabuco Trails.

We will meet at the Holy Jim Trail Parking Area at 8:00 a.m. and work until 2:00 p.m. Lunch and drinks will be provided after the trail work. Bring a pair of gloves, snacks and water for while you’re on the trail, a change of cloths (optional) and a chair to sit in during lunch. We would appreciate your help.

If you can help out RSVP to:

countingcoup@warriorssociety.org

We are hoping to finish up the brushing of all the single track trails in the Trabuco Canyon area so we can take February off to focus on the Mountain Bike Pow Wow. Our next trail work event will be in March and we will be brushing the Chiquita Trail.

2. ENDURANCE TRAINING SEMINAR PRESENTED BY VISION QUEST RECORD HOLDER

Team Sho-Air member Cameron Brenneman, the geared and single speed suspended record holder of the Vision Quest event, will be presenting a seminar on training for endurance. The seminar is sponsored by Sho-Air Racing, Manitou, Shimano, Clif Bar and Cytomax. The seminar will be held on Thursday, February 8th starting at 7:00 p.m. at the REI store in the Terra Bella Mall in Huntington Beach. The Store is located off the 405 Freeway on Edinger Avenue at Beach Blvd.

The presentation will last about 30-45 minutes and then participants will be free to ask any questions they might have. The main focus will cover periodization and training for a peak event. This would be very beneficial for people who are training for Vision Quest and other events that are coming up.

The info can also be applied to any sport.

The presentation will include the following:

Planning for a peak event:
A. Periodization-what it consists of
1. Base training
2. Moderate intensity training
3. High intensity training
4. Tapering for a peak event
5. Benefits
6. How to deal with plateaus’

B. Overtraining-what signs to look for
C. Recovery-importance & how to decrease recovery time

3. PROPOSED WARRIOR’S SOCIETY EVENTS IN 2007 – YOUR INPUT NEEDED

The Warrior’s Society has decided to end our relationship with the Flying B due to problems we have had with one of the property owners. We are hoping that these issues are resolved in the future but we cannot count on them being resolved in time for our 2007 season.

Because of this, the only events we have concretely planned are the 2007 Mountain Bike Pow Wow (sold out) and the Toad Festival, to be held on Saturday, May 12th. The Toad Festival will be a fundraiser to support an organization that works to prevent teen suicide. Registration for the Toad Festival will begin in mid-March.

We are considering promoting another endurance event called “The Traverse” that will take place in the Santa Ana Mountains. The course is still under consideration but the proposed course will begin at Trabuco Creek Road where it ends east of O’Neill Park (the Vision Quest Finish Line). From the start you will ride up Trabuco Creek Road to and up the Trabuco Canyon Trail to where it ends at the Main Divide Road (the road that runs along the top of the Santa Ana’s).

From this point you would head north on the Main Divide Road and traverse over the top of the Santa Ana Mountains, including the back side climb up to Saddleback Peak. After passing Saddleback and Modjeska Peaks you will continue on the Main Divide Road hitting all the minor peaks until you reach Black Star Canyon Road. You will then descend down Black Star Canyon Road to the finish line at the Black Star Canyon gate (where we start the Vision Quest). The length is probably around 40 miles with about 7,000 feet of total elevation gain. The event will be a race with prize money for the top Open Class finishers.

We may also consider running it the opposite way, starting at Black Star and ending with participants descending down the Trabuco Trail and out Trabuco Creek Road.

Another event we are considering is a race up Holy Jim, across the Main Divide and down Trabuco, also with prize money.

We would like your input on these proposed events or any other suggested routes you feel would be a good course for future events.

4. THE PROJECT RWANDA RIDE AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS!

Doug Grant, the organizer of the Project Rwanda Ride, has a wrap-up posted on their web site at:

http://www.projectrwanda.org/50mileride.php

Congratulations to Doug and his friends for organizing this ride!

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