08/27/07 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Pua and Team MATA announce their partnership with Al’s Pals Foundation

2. U-Tube video links for Monique “Pua” Sawicki and Team Mata MTB tips

3. Chaparral, Fire, and Grizzlies: A different way to view Orange County Nature — with Rick Halsey

4. O’Neill Parks “Newbie” single tracks ride

5. Correction on date of the next Warrior’s Society Club/Volunteer Beach Party

1. PUA AND TEAM MATA ANNOUNCE THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH AL’S PALS FOUNDATION

From Pua:

“Help me to raise money for a special boy named Alex and his Foundation that
he founded in January 2005 to support the organizations that helped him
during his time of illness”.

You can read more about Pua and how we met Alex and his dad at:

http://teammata.com/pua/

under Pua’s Post.

We will be selling really cool Team MATA hats with the Al’s Pals website on
the back with 50% of the proceeds going to the foundation.

Also we will have available for sale Team MATA logo shirts. For more info
please go to:

teammata/gear.html

Thanks for your help!
Ron and Pua

2. U-TUBE VIDEO LINKS FOR MONIQUE “PUA” SAWICKI AND TEAM MATA MTB TIPS

Below are the links to U-Tube for Pua and Team MATA tips on Mountain Biking now airing on Park City TV to the whole Salt Lake Valley! Check them out there really cool! Thank you so much to Stanton and everyone at Park City TV!

Only 10 more days to Pua’s attempt at the World 24 hour solo Championship title!

Team MATA Tips links:

3x:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyJ874h2kzQ

Downhill:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCm0WDR_i0U

Uphill:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKpDwW3t4HQ

Nutrition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnuY2nCEyGg

Pre-Ride:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqnTMn8DoN0

Equipment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG_ATwVPHIk

Recovery:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6r_ivuijnU

Bike Cleaning:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csQNA1NYnYY

Flat Tire:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA2IQQKLp3A

Ron Sawicki
Team Mata
rjs@teammata.com
(520)668-6072

3. CHAPARRAL, FIRE, AND GRIZZLIES: A DIFFERENT WAY TO VIEW ORANGE COUNTY NATURE – WITH RICK HALSEY

Of all the distinct, natural communities found throughout California, only one represents the state’s most characteristic wilderness: the chaparral.
This is a habitat of remarkable plants and animals shaped by summer drought, winter rain and an extremely fragile relationship with wildfire.

Join us on Wednesday, September 12th as we explore the chaparral’s unique natural history, its importance to Orange County, and why it represents such a vital link to nature for all Californians. We will also be discussing the best way to reduce fire risk in our communities by starting from the house out rather than from the wildland in.

Richard W. Halsey is the director of the California Chaparral Institute, a research and educational organization focusing on the ecology of
California’s shrubland ecosystems, the dynamics of wildland fire in both natural and human communities, and the importance of nature education.

Mr. Halsey has taught biology and natural science for over thirty years in both public and private schools. He was honored as the 1991 Teacher of the Year for San Diego City Schools. His current research projects include investigating variables determining wildfire behavior, the impact of
increased fire frequency on chaparral and other shrubland ecosystems, and the importance of local communities connecting with their surrounding, natural landscapes.

SANTA ANA ZOO
1801 E. CHESTNUT AVE.
SANTA ANA, CA. 92701
Pat Johns Education Center
Attendees need to be prompt.
FRONT GATES OPEN 6:00-7:15 PM

4. O’NEILL PARK “NEWBIES” SINGLE TRACK RIDE

The 2nd SoCal MTB “Newbie” ride, sponsored by the Warrior’s Society, was another success. Warrior’s Society Club nominee Gene Frial, who organized the ride, had this to say:

I had a blast once again. It was a big turnout and lots of new faces to put to screen names. It was very nice to meet you all. It’s always good to see the usual suspects as well. Thanks to all who came out from even as far as Temecula and Castiac.

Huge props to Justin and Allison for coming from Murrieta by way of the Indian Truck Trail and down West Horse Thief, you guys rock! Also to Gary (Mudman) for showing up after it took me till almost 2 am to persuade him to come. They gave up their rides so they could join ours. Glad you guys were able to join in.

From the looks of everyone’s faces and smiles, I knew we had pulled of another fun ride. Everyone did very well and looked out for one another. The trails were in descent shape, the weather was good, all is well.

Justin and Allison were way on there way up Holy Jim and to the Pain Divide when I pulled out of the HJ parking lot. I can’t wait to read their RR. Lots of pics taken I hope cause I didn’t get much. What I do have, I will post later.

This was a great ride no doubt. Where else can you get Steppie, OMR (Warrior’s Society member Gregg Howard) and Pain Freak all in one ride. I mean those guys have over 100 years of MTBing experience!

Thanks everyone again for making this ride fun and well worth the effort. Thanks to Jordan, Rich, OMR and John (Warrior’s society member John Early) for keeping the group together and to Boats for bringing up the rear with me. Thanks to the Warriors Society for sponsoring this ride and providing the refreshments. I’m already thinking of the next Newbie route. Should be another fun one. STAY TUNED!

Here is the link to the SoCal MTB message board with more feedback and pictures from the ride:

http://tinyurl.com/3dlgje

5. CORRECTION ON THE DATE OF THE NEXT WARRIOR’S SOCIETY CLUB/VOLUNTEER BEACH PARTY

The date of our next club/volunteer beach party was mistakenly stated as August 29th in last week’s news. The correct date will be Saturday, September 29th.

Sorry about mistake. If you have volunteered at one of our 2007 trail work or riding events please RSVP if you plan on attending.

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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