Friday, December 16, 2011

Dirksen Derby Day 1: Practice

View from the cone's summit

Not much to report from day one of the 5th Annual Dirksen Derby. I only got here in time to scope one of the courses. It's quick and the berms are large. They cram 20 turns into a 30 second course. Gnarly. It was pretty shaded by the time I took any pictures, so I'll leave you with the following and say better luck tomorrow.

Bank swallows man whole
The big accomplishment for the day was climbing the cone at Bachelor for the first time. It was a mostly sunny 33°F outside, so the hike was tame and the view was endless.

Stay tuned for more Derby action tomorrow as I try to stay off my ass and wiggle my way down the dragon's back. Also, the premiere of Aaron Robinson's movie 'Manifest' is tomorrow (7pm at the 7th Mountain Resort near Bend). I'm looking forward to that and I'll let you know how it goes.

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