06/30/08 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Santiago Oaks General Development Plan Meeting July 2nd

2. Team La Ruta / Sho-Air / Economy Rent A Car ready for the BC Bike Race in Canada


A public meeting to review and discuss the Santiago Oaks Regional Park final General Development Plan Update is scheduled on Wednesday, July 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Santiago Oaks Regional Park Conference Room. The plan includes a listing of authorized trails within the park.

This document is in final draft form, pending approval by the County of Orange Board of Supervisors. It can be accessed at the bottom of the following web page:


E-mail comments can be sent to SORPtrails@rdmd.ocgov.com through Friday, July 11, 2008.

An updated trails map is currently being produced and will be available at the meeting.

Marisa O’Neil
(714) 973-6870
Public Affairs Specialist
County of Orange


Team Sho-Air in partnership with La Ruta de Los Conquistadores and Economy Rent a Car is pleased to announce that they will be entering two of their top endurance riders in this years B.C. Race. After a strong finish at the ’07 La Ruta and currently top 10 overall in the 2008 N.M.B.S. Series Manual Prado, Orange County local and 2008 top finisher in the Warrior’s Society Vision Quest, and Mavin Campos; former 2003 La Ruta Champion will be competing in the ultra challenging Canadian Stage Race in the province of British Columbia. Prado and Campos will be competing in the “Elite” men’s duo category. This is one of the two team classes they have for the stage race this year in order to ensure safety and promote camaraderie. In this category, the two riders must remain together for the duration of the race. This won’t be hard to do as the Costa Rican duo has trained and raced together for the past 3 years. The duo arrived early to practice and ride the local British Columbia local trails, which has helped the Ticos’ to learn the technical skills needed in order to ride well in the 7 day stage race. Day 1 starts in Victoria and day 7 ends in the famous MTB town of Whistler.

A lengthy race such as this puts major wear and tear on equipment, but the Specialized Epic bikes the team will be riding just got a complete overhaul with new tires, Shimano XTR drive trains and brakes service courtesy of Rock N’ Road Cyclery.

The race will take off on June 28th and finishes on July 4th. Their fitness levels will be put to the test immediately, with the first two stages (Days 1 and 2) stretching more than 200 kilometers. The next 4 stages average 70 kilometers per day, with the final stage being a technical 47 kilometer ride in the town of Whistler place were all the trails are to say the very least the most technical in North America.

It appears that Manuel and Marvin will be facing some tough competition. This exciting event has attracted some of the most talented riders in the world. Amongst the pros at the start line will be 6 time 24 Hour Solo World Champion Chris Eatough, Trans Rockies Champion Andreas Hestler, top NORBA riders Max Plaxton, Kris Sneddon, Barry Wicks, and Canadian National Champion and Olympian Seamus MacGrath. With seven days to prove themselves, there will be many chances for any of the talented duo Teams to come out ahead and declare themselves as champions of the BC Bike Race.

Good luck to Team La Ruta / Sho-Air / Economy Rent A Car duo Manuel Prado and Marvin Campos on one of the most epic rides of their lives.

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

Rock N Road Bike Shops, Sho-Air Racing, El Pollo Loco and Switchback Cyclery are Major Sponsors 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


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