2010 Dirksen Derby Video
I spent this weekend out at Mt. Bachelor filming the the 2010 Dirksen Derby, a snowboard slalom race put on by legendary pro snowboarder Josh Dirksen. This is the fourth year of the Derby but the first one I’ve made it to. We tried to go last year, but an insane ice storm kept us in Portland. This year, we headed out a day ahead of time to be safe, and spent the weekend in Bend, and riding Mt. Bachelor. The first day was absolutely miserable — rain, lots of rain — but the second day, which this video covers, was awesome. The event is super-fun, with a great low-key vibe, and it’s all for a good cause. The proceeds go to Josh’s friend Tyler Ecklund, who was paralyzed a few years ago snowboarding. Check out the full coverage and photo gallery on Yobeat.