Since sleds can reach speeds of 25 mph, proper precautions should be taken to protect sledders
from possible injury.
Without the luxury of brakes, sledders
glide to a halt by going uphill.
Grab the pencil tool and construct tracks filled with ramps, hills, and jumps then send the virtual sledder
down the route and see if he makes it to the end.
and snowboarders should make adjustments for icy conditions, deep snow powder, wet snow, and adverse weather conditions.
During an endurance race like the Junior Iditarod, dog sledders
spend days braced against strong winds and temperatures that can reach a frigid -40[degrees]C (-40[degrees]F).
Like the Bruegel, the scene presents action in the fore-, middle- and background: one can even identify skaters and sledders
in the far rear of the composition.
Barrett, a 34-year-old from Bishop, is trying to race bobsleds on the America's Cup circuit, a minor league for emerging sledders
who aspire to the World Cup, World Championships and Olympic Winter Games.
should wear thick gloves or mittens and protective boots to protect against frostbite as well as potential injury.
He spoke of the diseases the sledders
encountered in the villages they passed through along the trail, such as Norovirus and, especially, a diphtheria epidemic occurring in outlying areas--local airplanes were able to get much-needed medication to people.
Snowboarders, skiers, sledders
and ice-skaters putting their lives and well-being on the line in the name of great sport.
have been known to take the risk of riding their machines across the highway bridges, which is very dangerous, trail officials say.
Pitching, rumbling, and slamming against curves, the bobsled barrels at mind-numbing speed, forcing the sledders
to heighten their awareness of every sensation and nuance, harmonizing the sensory rush with orchestral precision.
Photo: Piggyback sledders
hurtle down slopes of Mount Shasta, California, on new sled.
Tubers and sledders
slide down groomed slopes at the snow tube park located just above The Village at Mammoth, while families build snowmen in the snow play area.
Today, the firm whose products are used to finish everything from furniture to semiconductors not only helps America's sledders
keep their edges smooth, it devised the recipe for the special steel used in their runners.