Archive for May, 2007

“The Traverse” race across the Santa Ana’s Update

In this “The Traverse” Update:

Sherry Panttaja, our Executive Director of Sponsorship and Events, has been
on a tear signing new sponsors for 2007. She has signed HOSS Clothing, JAX
Bicycles and Hurricane Components as new sponsors.

Hoss Clothing is contributing $400 towards the expert finishing cash for
“The Traverse” and product that was given out at the Toad Festival.

JAX is contributing $500 towards the Expert Finishing class in “The
Traverse.”

This additional $900 dollars in sponsorship cash will be added to the 2,000
Rock N Road Cyclery and the $2,500 Scott Tedro of Sho-Air International
contributed towards the expert finishing cash for a total of $5,400 towards
the expert finishing cash.

We have 3 Expert Class geared age groups (16 to 30, 31 to 45 and 46 t 59)
and a Single Speed Open Class for both men and women. We have an
Intermediate class with the same age groups including a 60 and up and Tandem
Open Class.

The expert women have their own age classes separate from men with their own
prize money. Like the men’s expert class , their must be a minimum of 5
participants in each women’s expert age class or that class will be combined
with another women’s expert class.

Here is the info on the event.

“The Traverse,” is a 44-mile race with 8,000 +- total elevation gain to be
held on Saturday, June 9th. Participation is limited to 150 in the expert
class and 150 in the intermediate class for a maximum of 300 participants in
the event.

Geoladders has ride, distance and difficulty stats and graphics along with
pictures of the course on their web site at:

http://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?route=4615

We’ve attached a graphic of the front of “The Traverse” event t-shirt with
another graphic showing a close-up of the design.

YOU MUST REGISTER BY SATURDAY JUNE 2ND TO RECEIVE AN EVENT T-SHIRT

The finishing cash for the top three in each Expert Class geared age groups
and the Single Speed Open Class will be determined by participation and
whether or not we sell out each expert age groups for both the male and
female expert classes. There must be a minimum of five participants in each
male and female age group or the age group will be combined with another age
group.

The event is limited to 300 participants.

If we do not sell out the event and have all the expert male and female age
classes meeting the minimum of five participants, the finishing cash will be
reduced accordingly.

If we sell out, or not all of the age groups for both the male and female
expert classes have the minimum number of five participants and are combined
with another age group, the Expert finishing cash for the remaining geared
age groups will be $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $175 for
third place.

All those who finish will receive a finishing award.

Start: 6:00 a.m. at the end of Black Star Canyon Road

Finish: at the intersection of Trabuco Creek Road and Trabuco Canyon Road

Course Description:

The ride will begin from the end of Black Star Canyon Road at 6:00 AM. You
will ride up Black Star Canyon Road to the Main Divide Road and at this
point you will traverse the Santa Ana Mountain range via the Main Divide
Road hitting all the peaks (including Modjeska and Santiago Peaks) until you
intersect with the Trabuco Canyon Trail.

You will then descend down the Trabuco Canyon Trail to Trabuco Creek Road
and out 4 miles to the finish line at Trabuco Canyon Road. You must reach
Aid Station 1 located at the intersection of Maple Springs Road and the Main
Divide Road (four corners) by 12:00 P.M. to be allowed to finish the course.
You must also reach the intersection of the Main Divide and Lower Holy Jim
by 1:30 p.m. to be allowed to finish the course.

Only the expert classes will race for prize money, which will be determined
by participation. The event is limited to 300 participants and if we sell
out, the Expert payout for each age class will be $500 for first place, $250
for second place and $175 for third place. If we do not sell out the event
the payout cash will be reduced accordingly. There must be a minimum of 5
participants in each age group or the age group will be combined with
another age group.

The event fee will be $75.00 for expert and single speed open riders, $65.00
for Intermediate and the 16 and under open class riders and $97.00 for
Tandem Open riders. The entry fee includes an event awards for top
finishers, t-shirt, food after the event and finishing awards for all
finishers.

CASH PAYOUT TO THE TOP 3 FINISHERS IN THE EXPERT AGE CATAGORIES AND EXPERT
SINGLE SPEED CLASS. THERE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF FIVE PARTICIPANTS IN EACH AGE
GROUP OR THE AGE GROUP WILL BE COMBINED WITH ANOTHER.

We will have the following classes and age groups:

Intermediate Class (male and female):

15 and under (Open)

16 to 30

31 to 45

46 to 59

60 and up

Tandem Open Class

Expert Class (male and female):

16 to 30

31 to 45

46 t 59

Single Speed Open Class (male and female)

“The Traverse” Event page on our web site:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/traverse_general_info.html

Active.com online registration:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1435597

Downloadable application for “The Traverse:”

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/traverse-app.pdf

Manitou and Shimano are the Major Component Sponsors of the Warrior’s
Society

Cytomax is the official fluid replacement drink of the Warrior’s Society

Clif Bar is the Official Energy Bar and Gel of The Warrior’s Society

The Warrior’s Society
A Tax-Exempt organization under 501(c) 4 of the IRS Code
www.warriorssociety.org

A Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) affiliated organization

“Some Americans need hyphens in their names because only part of them has
come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all,
the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.”

Woodrow Wilson

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05/20/07 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. The Toad Festival write-up

2. Club member Monique “Pua” Sawicki a finalist for the Everest Award

3. The June 9th “The Traverse” event update coming out next week

4. Senator Boxer and Democrat majority in Congress push legislation that would ban mountain biking in Northern California

1. THE TOAD FESTIVAL WRITE-UP

We have the 2007 Toad Festival write-up posted on our web site at:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/writeup_toad2007.html

For those of you who participated check out your shirt and see if you can find the hidden text on the back of the shirt.

Thanks to all who participated and volunteer to support the event. See you at “The Traverse” race across the Santa Ana Mountains on June 9th!

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/traverse_general_info.html

2. CLUB MEMBER MONIQUE “PUA” SAWICKI A FINALIST FOR THE EVEREST AWARD

A few months ago Pua was notified that she had been nominated for and Everest Awards and just yesterday she was notified that she was one of three finalists in the Mountain Bike category.

Dubbed the “Oscars of the Outdoor Industry,” the third annual Everest Awards will celebrate and recognize the top athletes, leaders and achievements in seven different categories. Proceeds from the evening will go to the Waterkeeper Alliance.

The awards (a black tie event) are given at the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater on June 1st at the Teva Mountain Games and the whole thing will be on Nation Wide TV (NBC, CBS & ANC) in over 80% of the households across the nation!

Pua will be also be competing that weekend in the XC race and the road Hill climb.

For More info go to:

http://www.tevamountaingames.com/ev_everest.cfm

3. THE JUNE 9TH “THE TRAVERSE” EVENT UPDATE COMING OUT NEXT WEEK

“The Traverse” is just around the corner and we have some exciting news on the event coming out in our “The Traverse” event update next week.

4. SENATOR BOXER AND THE DEMOCRAT MAJORITY IN CONGRESS PUSH LEGISLATION THAT WOULD BAN MOUNTAIN BIKING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Alert!

A Democratic Party Majority in congress has propelled a massive Wilderness bill (sponsored by Senator Barbara Boxer) into motion that, if passed into law unmodified, will permanently block millions of acres of public land from mountain bikers. Please read and sign this petition to Senator Boxer that asks for a more flexible “Back Country Recreation” instead of the ultra-restrictive “Wilderness” designation for much of the land incorporated in the bill.

http://access-advocates.org/petition_01

It would be more effective if you would call our Senator Feinstein’s and Boxer’s office:

SENATOR FEINSTEIN
Main District Office:
One Post St., #2450
San Francisco, CA 94104

Los Angeles office (310) 914-7300
Fax: (310) 914-7318

San Diego office (619) 231-9712
Fax: (619) 231-1108

Fresno office (559) 485-7430
Fax: (559) 485-9689

San Francisco office (415) 393-0707
Fax: (415) 989-3242

Washington office (202) 224-3841
Fax: (202) 228-3954 (it is very difficult to get a fax through because of the volume of faxes she receives to this number)

SENATOR BOXER
Main District Office:
1700 Montgomery St., #240
San Francisco, CA 94111

Los Angeles office (213) 894-5000
Fax: (213) 894-5042

San Bernardino office (909) 888-8525
Fax: (909) 888-8613

San Diego office (619) 239-3884
Fax: (619) 239-5719

Fresno office (559) 497-5109
Fax: (559) 497-5111

San Francisco office (415) 403-0100
Fax: (415) 956-6701

Sacramento office (916) 448-2787
Fax: (916) 448-2563

Washington office (202) 224-3553

And please pass this on to any of your own MTB mailing lists

Manitou and Shimano are the Major Component Sponsors of the Warrior’s
Society

Cytomax is the official fluid replacement drink of the Warrior’s Society

Clif Bar is the Official Energy Bar and Gel of The Warrior’s Society

The Warrior’s Society
A Tax-Exempt organization under 501(c) 4 of the IRS Code
www.warriorssociety.org

A Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) affiliated organization

“Some Americans need hyphens in their names because only part of them has
come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all,
the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.”

Woodrow Wilson

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05/14/07 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Thanks to all who participated in the Toad Festival!

2. Five bikes stolen from Mission Viejo garage – suspect’s description

1. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE TOAD FESTIVAL!

Thanks to all who participated in the Toad Festival to benefit the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation:

www.BPChildresearch.org

We had great weather, great prizes, a great raffle, and great food provided by El Pollo Loco; thanks to Mother Nature and our great sponsors for their support of the event.

We’ll have a link to the full wrap up, including some great pictures, in next week’s Warrior’s Society News. Included in the wrap up will be list sponsors and donors who contributed to the success of the event.

Of course without the help of all our volunteers to stage the event it would not be possible. We will also recognize them in the write up.

Thanks again to all our participants, sponsors, and support volunteers!

Our next event will be the “The Traverse” on June 9th.

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/traverse_general_info.html

We’ll have an update on “The Traverse” in a future May issue of the Warrior’s Society News.

2. FIVE BIKES STOLEN FROM MISSION VIEJO GARAGE – SUSPECT’S DESCRIPTION

One of our supporters, David St.Germain, had a major burglary at his house located in Mission Viejo off Alicia. David thinks his bikes will end up in other parts of the country but asked us if we could warn people to keep their eyes open for the following it would be appreciated.

His advice: LOCK UP YOUR BIKES, YOUR GARAGE IS NOT SAFE.

1. Titanium Tuscany Litespeed 49″ – Dur Ace comps, Krysirium wheels, specialized saddle, old Ultegra pedals

2. Titanium King Kahuna Kona hard tail – XTR comps, Green Atom bomber front fork – rare

3. Silver King Kikapu Kona Full suspension – XTR 03 components – note rims don’t match, silver/gold headset, blue onza climbing bars

4. Silver UHU Kona Full suspension – Chris King red hubs, silver/gold headset

5. Blue Single speed A Kona Full suspension – rare one of a kind.

All these bikes are unique and customized and he would not be surprised if they swap stuff around to make them look different.

Here is how they got into the garage and a description of the suspects and their vehicles:

They came in through the open bedroom window at 3:00 p.m., besides the five bikes, they went through the house and helped themselves to a lot of goodies
– electronics and anything small of value. His home owners insurance only pays $1,500 for the loss of the bikes

All doors were locked and they were in the house for 20 perhaps 30 minutes.
They were driving a blue Civic or Mazda with gold spoked rim wheels – two guys about 19 or 20, one white, and one dark skinned and both with a crew cut. The car had extensive damage on both sides – rear panels. They have no idea who they were, but it was well planned out and they must have known Dave had bikes.

Dave’s advice is to do this today:

1. Take pictures of all your bikes.

2. Keep receipts and serial numbers in a safe file not on your computer because they are gonna steal that.

3. Check your home owners insurance and make absolutely sure all your bikes are covered.

4. Let your neighbors know that there has been an increase in crime and to keep an eye out for strange activity. I told them nothing leaves my property or comes onto my property without me. Call 911.

If you have any information contact Dave at:

David.R.StGermain@saint-gobain.com

Manitou and Shimano are the Major Component Sponsors of the Warrior’s Society

Cytomax is the official fluid replacement drink of the Warrior’s Society

Clif Bar is the Official Energy Bar and Gel of The Warrior’s Society

The Warrior’s Society
A Tax-Exempt organization under 501(c) 4 of the IRS Code www.warriorssociety.org

A Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) affiliated organization

“Some Americans need hyphens in their names because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.”

Woodrow Wilson

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