Tuesday, March 22, 2011

FEATURE: Asphalt sledding


David Schwerin, 11, of Bentley closes his eyes as his sled makes contact with the tightly-packed snow atop a concrete parking lot Saturday in downtown Midland near McDonald Street. Schwerin went sledding on the mountain-like piles of freshly-plowed snow while his father stopped by his office for work. "In Bentley, we have to shovel the hills to get half this tall. They're not nearly this big anywhere near my house," he said. "Parking lot sledding though, it's a bumpy ride. Once you hit the concrete, it's a bounce from ice block to ice block. I nearly hit a few cars today, but steered my way around, but hey, that's what it's all about. It's sweet."

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