03/17/08 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. The Pow Wow wrap-up

2. Our next event, “The Traverse,” is sold out.

3. The next Newbie Ride, Saturday, March 22nd

4. Petition to show demand for Google Maps to support mapping bike routes.

5. Adventure Racing returns to Orange County

1. THE POW WOW WRAP-UP

The Pow Wow wrap up and finishing times for the Vision Quest and Counting Coup events has been posted on our web site at:

http://warriorssociety.org/events/writeup_powwow2008.html

Dave Whiting from the Orange County Register wrote a story on Debbie Brown who was the winner of the 2008 Pow Wow “Inspiration Award.”

Here is his introduction from the story followed by the link to it:

Sometimes races don’t quite live up to fancy titles. Not so with the Warrior Society’s Vision Quest, more than 55 miles, more than 11,000 feet of elevation gain. But for this woman, and her Trail Angel partners, the race was much, much more.

http://www.ocregister.com/sports/brown-quest-vision-1997503-mountain-trail

Thanks to all our participants and volunteers for making the 2008 Pow Wow a success!

The Warrior’s Society

2. OUR NEXT EVENT, “THE TRAVERSE,” IS SOLD OUT.

The Traverse, to be held on Saturday May 17th is sold out. Our next event after the Traverse is the 2008 Toad Festival Fun Ride on Saturday, June 7th:

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

3. THE NEXT NEWBIE RIDE, SATURDAY MARCH 22ND

Where: Marshall Canyon
When: Sat. Mar 22,
Time: 9am

Now that another successful Pow Wow is behind us and there is a break before the Traverse, Gene “Guides New Warrior’s” thought it would nice to do another newbie ride. Although future newbie rides will still be scheduled by others on STR, this will probably be the last one Gene organizes as he will be busier with SHARE patrols at Aliso, LCWP and Whiting when it re-opens as well as the ones for the Forest Service.

Here is the link.

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/trailhead/14685-marshall-canyon-newbie
-ride-2.html

Gene Frial
Mission Viejo. CA. 92691
genus5surfrider@yahoo.com

4. PETITION TO SHOW DEMAND FOR GOOGLE MAPS TO SUPPORT MAPPING BIKE ROUTES

This is a petition to try to show Google that there is a demand for Google Maps to support mapping bike routes. It’s a pretty cool idea.

http://googlemapsbikethere.org/about/

5. ADVENTURE RACING RETURNS TO ORANGE COUNTY

WHAT: Orange County Adventure Race

WHEN: April 27th, 2008

WHERE: Irvine Lake, Silverado, CA

WHY: (Silverado, CA) – On April 27th, 2008, Sierra Adventure Sports and Michelle Butterfield will host the Orange County Adventure Race with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.

Adventure racing is a multi sport event completed by teams of 1, 2, & 5 people. Teams are expected to mountain bike both on and off pavement for 6 miles, hike on trails for 4 miles, raft 1 mile, and tackle teambuilding type “mystery” events before crossing the finish line together.

Approximate distance is 10-12 miles.

Fees are $85 per person before 4/4/08. Every participant will receive a swag bag of goodies, race t-shirt, and a commemorative finisher’s dog-tag.

Food, Beer and a raffle will be available post-race.

For more information contact:

Rick Eastman, Orange County Adventure Race Race Director – 602-448-0933

Info@SierraAdventureSports.com

Shimano is the Major Component Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

Rock N Road Bike Shops and Sho-Air Racing are Major 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 is a Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) affiliated organization

The Warrior’s Society is a Tax Exempt Organization under 501 (c) 4 of the IRS Code

“Far better it is to dare mighty dreams, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take the ranks with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat!”

Theodore Roosevelt

www.warriorssociety.org

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