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Black and white ice in a grey world

Early morning freezing rain made the roads slick for running today. I got out the door by 6:30 a.m. and immediately found my daughter scraping away the thick crust of ice on her Honda windshield. She’d gotten through the top … Continue reading

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Ice snakes and tarsnakes

By Christopher Cudworth For many years it was hard for me to comprehend the response of people who feared snakes. My wife and children all disliked them intensely, and more than one fall walk on a forest preserve trail turned … Continue reading

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Black ice is the tarsnake of winter for those who run and ride

by Christopher Cudworth One learns through experience that black ice is nothing to take lightly on winter sidewalks and roads. Even springtime running and riding conditions can be treacherous when rain or snowmelt freezes clear and slick to roads and … Continue reading

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The philosophy of staying upright when you run and ride on ice

By Christopher Cudworth In case no one has told you before, the goal when you go out to run and ride is to stay vertical. On your feet. Perched on your bike. Most of us do a pretty good job … Continue reading

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