Based around the column "Trevor's Travels" published each Sunday in the San Bernardino Sun, with some detours along the way.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
We're close to putting these things away for the season, but not quite. They are anti-slip devices to stop you falling in the snow. I usually fall down once year, but made it almost though February before I went base over apex. We put these boots and "chains" on if it snows and we want to walk the dogs, and they are very efficient. However if a snow plough has gone through and then snow comes down to cover his tracks, it's likely that you won't see the danger and these won't help you on ice. I was striding along confidently when whoosh down I went. I've developed a sort of crouching fall to save my shoulders which I've damaged a few years past, but unfortunately this time it caused me to wrench my knee. Ah the joys of aging.