Sliding uphill

Heavy snowfall makes winter driving in Minnesota a real pain, but drop a light dusting over Duluth hills and dangerous driving is taken to a new place: The uphill slide. A quick YouTube search shows how cars, trucks and buses are no match for ice-covered avenues that tilt down at black diamond angles through this … More Sliding uphill

Racing the giant slalom with a garbage truck

Steep hills, narrow alleys and seven inches of snow can bring a garbage truck to its knees in Duluth. Trash days are Fridays in Chester Park. Unfortunately the city was socked with more than a half-foot of snow overnight. The storm turned streets and alleys into giant slalom runs with parked cars, utility polls and frozen … More Racing the giant slalom with a garbage truck

Mountain bike rides are life; better put on a helmet

  Sometimes a good mountain bike ride can take us to new levels, places higher than the hills above the city, deeper than rushing river ravines and beyond our own preconceived limitations. A good mountain bike ride travels into the wilderness. And just when we feel lost, the trail leads to a jaw-dropping view that pinpoints our … More Mountain bike rides are life; better put on a helmet