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rivalries make for interest- ing discussion après ski. We eat chicken wings and pizza in the pub while we wait for results. We were pleasantly amazed that Tom (ski shop) was able to best Rick (rental shop) after a long string of Rick top- ping Tom. A certain general manager did the same to a certain marketing direc- tor from the big resort up the road a few times after an even longer run. I know my friend Sarah likes it when I tell her she Lindsey

THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, March 15, 2012

Vonn-ed me—managing to best me by just a couple of a hundredths of a second. Wait until next week! After nine consecutive

weeks, each night’s top five teams are invited to finals. The competition is sur- prisingly tight, sometimes less than a tenth of a point separates the fifth team from the sixth. At finals everything is

stepped up. The twenty fastest teams are all to- gether for this one night. The course is top to bot- tom, nearly twice as long as any we’ve raced all year.

My heart raced just stand- ing at the top. Tight flashy race suits found their way out of the closets in hopes of losing another tenth of a second. Racers have expensive ski wax on their bases. This is the big show. We dreamed of a podium finish but we were satis- fied with fifth. There were a good number of former US Team members, All- Americans and hot college racers on the start list. But the majority of skiers are just good skiers that like to have a chance to go fast. Without a doubt, everyone

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Thursday night team Yardsale didn’t make the finals but they sure had a lot of fun! Pizza, popcorn and cold beverages- -who cares about results! FYI: yardsale is a term used to describe a skier’s fall resulting from their lost equipment covering the ski trail.

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The 2012 Pats Peak Corporate Finals NASTAR adult race league season is now history. The top five teams from each of the four nights of racing duked it out on one last Thursday night. Congratulations to the champions the Pole Pounders! Followed by SG Norms Bike, The Other Ones, The Other Ones Too and S&W Sports A.

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Pats Peak Adult Race League, Fifth at Finals & First on Thursdays--Team S&W Sports A, my team! Front: Rich Hutchinson, Kent Dover, Tim Farmer, Amy Patenaude; Back: Ed Perry, Jim Degnan, Kiera Farmer, Aaron Henderson. See you at Sunapee on Friday, March 23rd for the Mark Parris Memorial fun race & barbeque, open to all!

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tried to ski their fastest and everyone wished they could ski faster (well maybe ex- cept the winner Ben Drum- mond). Robbie and Mandy and

the rest of the race crew put on a great series not

missing a night and start- ing right on time. The ban- quet après Finals was fun and I enjoyed eating my fill of Pats Peak cookies. Wait until next season! Have Fun.


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