10/28/09 Warrior’s Society Weekly News

In this issue:

1. Los Pinos, Holy Jim and Trabuco Trail Work update

2. “The Traverse” registration opens up this Sunday, November 1st.

1. LOS PINOS, HOLY JIM AND TRABUCO TRAIL WORK UPDATE

Last Saturday Warrior’s Society Club members and nominees completed the first half of the brushing of the Los Pinos Trail hiking up 4 miles to the middle of the trail and brushing our way down. We purchased two new commercial grade hedge trimmers and these, along with one chain saw, allowed us to complete the planned work. We will be returning in early November to finish brushing the first half of the trail.

Here is a recap from Ned Reynolds our Back Country Trail Director:

Many thanks to Preston, Angelica, Steve, Erik & Debbie, Vickie, Chris Vargas, nominee Chris Hansin, the Chipster, Gene, Mark, Matt, Bob, Lubos and John for coming out on another blistering hot day in late October for a day of Trail Work on Los Pinos.

We started early @ 7am. Some Warrior’s Society members decided to enjoy a Halloween Night-Ride with Andy “Rut” Lightle the night before ending up @ Cooks Corner so some were tired but they showed up n’ways. Andy’s rides are always a good time.

After hiking up Pinos for 90 minutes (about 4 miles) we started working down. The trail sure looked sweet as I hiked down past the sections that were already brushed. It’s going to be a great ride down for sure.

After getting back to the bottom around 1pm in the 90 degree heat we collected ourselves and proceeded “Bad to the Bone BBQ” in San Juan Capo for lunch.

Next up for the club: Upper part of Los Pinos in early November.

After that: December 5th on Upper Bell Ridge with another shuttle to the top.

On the same day club members Jeroen Bossboom and Mike Caffrey worked on the Holy Jim and Trabuco Trails removing down trees and performing brushing on Holy Jim. We plan on performing additional brushing and earthwork on Holy Jim and Trabuco starting in January.

Thanks to those Warrior’s Society members and nominees for helping out with this work.

2. “THE TRAVERSE” REGISTRATION OPENS UP THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST.

The Traverse will be a fundraiser for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund. The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors the bravery and dedication exhibited by Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships to their children.

Event Date: Saturday, May 8th, 2010
Event Start: 7:00 AM

Starting Location: Black Star Canyon Road
Finish Location: Trabuco Creek Road and Trabuco Canyon Road
Post-event staging area: O’Neill Regional Park

40+/- miles, 8,000+/- feet elevation gain

Registration for “The Traverse” will open up this Sunday, November 1st at 12:01 a.m.

We expect this event to sell out so if you are committed to participating sign up quickly.

The race will have Intermediate, Expert and Pro classes with the Pro class men and women racing for finishing cash. Pro-Open payout will be based on participation with the minimum payout being $300 for first, $200 for second and $100 for third.

There must be a minimum of 5 participants in each age group or the age group will be combined with another age group. Pro Women will be combined with Pro Men if we do not get a minimum of 5 participants in their class.

PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO 175

PRO OPEN ($95)

EXPERT ($70)
18 to 30
31 to 45
46 to 59
60 +

INTERMEDIATE ($70)
18 to 30
31 to 45
46 to 59
60 +

The event fee includes awards for top finishers, finishing ribbon for all participants, t-shirt and food catered by El Pollo Loco.

The links to register via active.com will be activated at the time mentioned on the event web page at:

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

Registration for the 2010 Toad Festival to benefit “Operation Mend” will open up on December 1st.

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

Rock N Road Bike Shops, El Pollo Loco and Switchback Cyclery are Major Sponsors of the Warrior’s Society

E2 Hydro is the official hydration drink of the Warrior’s Society

Hammer Nutrition is the official Nutrition 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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