[Ads-l] sled-riding [was: assorted]

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Feb 28 14:57:25 EST 2017

One of the ways I used to sled.  Depends on the hardness of the snow whether one throws oneself down with the sled while moving forward (bent at the waist), or places oneself and the sled on the ground and pushes with the feet.  Also depends on the courage and the bone density of the sledder.


      From: Amy West <medievalist at W-STS.COM>
 Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:49 AM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] assorted
On 2/28/17 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:17:54 +0000
> From:    Joel Berson<berson at ATT.NET>
> Subject: Re: assorted
> Didn't we "throw ourselves down*with*  a sled", rather than "on"?  That is, while holding it beneath oneself, not while it was already on the ground.  Or more formally, "throw oneself down on the ground with a sled".
> Joel

When we briefly had snow here, I was going up a fire road on the 
backside of Wachusett Mountain (on my tele skis) and I passed 2 older 
folks coming down. One with a metal-runner Radio flyer sled. He put it 
down on the path packed down by snowshoers and hikers and then lowered 
himself onto it  with his arms while pushing with his feet. He rode it 
belly-down, head-first, and with his shins up in the air, bent up at the 

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