The (Other) Stowe Derby

February 28, 2010

Our good friend Dwyer (brother of Porter, the newest member of the FIS) was on hand to join in the festivities, and quickly reaped the benefits of the Dynastar XXLs I lent him as he took a shortcut through a powder filled meadow.

And with the faceshot he takes the lead!!! OMG!!

Dwyer is unstoppable!

Of course you can never rule out Ben, the ex-racer, when it comes to a down mountain race–even when the pistes are covered with powder instead of ice (his favorite surface condition). Despite his pedigree however, he couldn’t get ahead here, and had to content himself with third place through this first leg of the race.

He tried to milk a faceshot to get ahead, but this deepness was real, and his pace was slowed due to the powder. (NB: It was NUKING!)

Dwyer got real deep too, and it cost him the lead.

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  1. Porter Haney
    wrote on February 28th, 2010 at 9:18 pm  

    Wait a minute. That can’t be Dwyer. He doesn’t have any accessories strapped to the outside of his La Meije.

  2. K_C
    wrote on March 1st, 2010 at 10:14 am  

    Some of your best shots G IMO!

  3. BodhiSativa
    wrote on March 1st, 2010 at 10:40 am  

    Great images and fun story as always guys. Been enjoying and envious of you given a two year old daughter doesn’t allow me to partake recently!!
    Thanks for the fun!!!

  4. Peter
    wrote on March 1st, 2010 at 5:15 pm  

    just f@cking….

  5. christian
    wrote on March 1st, 2010 at 8:03 pm  

    that last shot of ben on the toll road is killer

  6. Greg
    wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 11:16 am  

    SWEET shots and update Ben… thanks for getting the shots of the Derby from your camera up. Now I guess all that is left to do is make sure Dwyer gets his Vermonster prize

  7. Adrian
    wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 11:36 am  

    Wow, this looks absolutely superb. Hell, I would’ve thrown down some vermonsters for a trip like this. Of course, I don’t have crampons or ice tools, but… ya know.

    And really, none of you guys have any tele gear? Somewhat surprised by that one.

    • Ben
      wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 11:39 am  

      I used to but i sold it…

      telemarketing is fun for making boring resorts more exciting ;)

  8. powhounddd
    wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 2:51 pm  

    excellent blow-by-blow. Good time to be in the mountains!~

  9. billski
    wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 4:56 pm  

    Greg you are too funny! And now with exposure, you all must be Infamous Zuper Ztars!

    Nice writing, seriously.

    • Greg
      wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 7:15 pm  

      LOL! Thanks Bill. Glad you’re enjoying our antics. I think the last shot of ben in the technical portion of the Derby is sure to secure itself in next seasons green mtn calendar!

      As to our exposure: I think we’ve been infamous for a while now–it just depends what forum you prefer ;)

      keep in touch! G

  10. Anonymous
    wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 5:15 pm  

    HA, nice work Ben…i’m trying to work up a tear for poor Greg sloppy-fourths Petrics. normally he goes by the moniker Greg hold-up-guys-let-me-go-first-and-get-shots-of-you-coming-down Petrics.

    • christian
      wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 6:13 pm  

      that was me being anonymous…dammit i suck at internet

  11. carol
    wrote on March 4th, 2010 at 7:46 am  

    IMPRESSIVE Pics. and skiing/boardng Wow, Christian you’ve come a long, long, way since skiing Cannon!

    • christian
      wrote on March 4th, 2010 at 6:00 pm  

      haha thanks auntie carol :$

  12. jumpin jimmy
    wrote on March 11th, 2010 at 6:28 am  

    Nice storyline, and amazing pics as usual. I kinda felt a bit of vertigo looking at the one of Ben peering down that steep gully…yikes! kudos on the hookup too…that is where i first read the report, actually

    • Greg
      wrote on March 11th, 2010 at 9:08 am  

      Thanks a lot Jim! Psyched you enjoyed it. I had vertigo too–when I was there :X

  13. billski
    wrote on March 25th, 2010 at 11:00 am  

    You are the only guys I know who are still smiling when you’re lost.

    Glad to hear you were so lost that you’ll never find your way back again! ;)

  14. Lionel Hutz
    wrote on February 27th, 2011 at 10:06 am  

    Hey- isn’t the stowe derby going on this weekend?

  15. Butch Chamberlain
    wrote on March 8th, 2011 at 1:41 pm  

    As usual, great story. With humor to boot,(gag time). Pics as always very good, very good indeed! But you guys should have warned about the toll road, (ahem). It does have it’s twists and turns. Again, great stuff,please keep it up.

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