Originally written February 8th, 2010:
I took the new toboggan out to Diefenbaker Hill* last night after Amigo's (the local pub). It is Scary Fast! On the hard-packed snow of the hill I was rocketing down and running out into the soft untracked snow at the bottom, well beyond where most of the sleds were stopping. I tested both sleds, the old & new and the new 'boggan won out by an average of 45' of sliding into the soft stuff. The new sled was so fast that I'm sure I was younger at the bottom of the hill than I was at the top due to some sort of space-time anomaly. Unfortunately, the climb back up again more than made up for any gained youth and after about 9 runs I was feeling decidedly elderly. Even more so this morning as I felt the delayed effect all those jarring bumps on my skeleton. Too bad pulling a 70 pound load up a hill will still be pulling a 70 pound load up a hill, no matter how slippery the sled is.
|Zoe & I about to ride the same sled on a MUCH smaller hill in Stanley Mission while we wait for the others to get the vehicles.|
*Here is a video showing how Mark (the aforementioned friend) "sleds" down Diefenbaker Hill: