Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Sled Question

For the runner that asked about pulling sleds over bare ground. I added aluminum runners to my sled. It works great. Below is a photo.

It is much easier to pull a sled than carry a backpack, but you can use a backpack if you'd like.
Skiers usually prefer backpacks.

I made my sled from a cement mixing tub that I bought at Home Depot. I added a thin sheet of slippery plastic on the bottom called UHMW. It slides over anything. The tub dimensions are 19 x 27 inches on the outside.


You can also use children's snow sleds, or buy tough, slippery, UHMW sleds from a company in Alaska--

Pierre Ostor
Race Director


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