Sledding doesn’t get the respect it deserves


Bobsledding is an Olympic sport but those athletes have nothing on kids flying down hills across the country this week. At least bobsledders have burrowed out lanes. The kids on most hills can go flying off into trees, creeks and train tracks. It’s easy to find religion when you’re spinning uncontrollably down an icy hill on a cheap, circular piece of orange plastic and uncertain if you’re going to slam into some teenager’s head, get spiked by the edge of metal runners, slide into oncoming traffic, or show up in an online news item subtitled “Darwin Awards.”

Anyway, enjoy the stunning views from Chucktown.


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