hits 50

50 hills reached today has achieved a milestone, by reaching 50 toboggan hills around the world, in less than 3 months time.

There is still approximately 2 more months of winter left here, so keep adding those hills to the map.

Many more sleds will thank you.


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Snow covered BBQ

Snow finally arrives in my backyard.

My barbecue is not thrilled about it.    :)

snow covered bbq

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Dog bullies toboggan from kid

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dog on sled

LoL   :)

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Year End Best Sledding Fails

The 2010 year is coming to a close and there is no better way to wish everyone a safe and happy new year then having Brett Erlich from InfoMania’s Viral Video Film School, point out the many ways of "having fun in the snow".

I recommend you take notes and watch this with your helmet on.

Happy New Year 2011 to all.  Laughing

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Swedish fighter jet pulls toboggans

Just when you thought you've seen everything.

Although it's technically not a toboggan hill, it would still be neat to add its location to the map.  Laughing

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Toboggan Hill – the game

A simple game that provides enough of a challenge with a good amount of fun for those days that you can't get out on a real toboggan.

Toboggan Hill - the game

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Designated Toboggan Hills

It’s nice to see a city support this activity by designating specific hill spots for this winter past time.

If you know of any nominated toboggan hills within your own town, please add it to our map, if it’s not already there.

The more, the merrier.   :)

Toboggan Hill sign in Mississauga

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Celebrity Winter Advice with Geddy Lee

" ... and hand your toboggan to your roadie to take back up the hill. "   Laughing


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The Toboggan Table


The Toboggan Table

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The Tobogganist's Diet (NOT)

It should be simple, but sometimes curiosity (and foolishness) gets in the way.

A day of tobogganing isn't exactly an arctic expedition, but it can test your endurance, and the winter climate certainly is no picnic in the park.  Ben Saunders, on his solo North Pole expedition, chose a diet of mainly carbohydrates versus high-fat to help his body persist with energy through such a trek.

Since my tobogganing adventures only last for a single day at most, I instead chose the reverse route.  This then became a brief experiment to discern whether the following meal was beneficial to my performance, or an absolute energy killer.

Enter, the KFC Double Down (with poutine for an extra "kick").

KFC Double Down

Yes, it is as bad as it looks.  And if your heart ventricles didn’t cower at the sight of it, I can tell you, that mine nearly collapsed.

This is the farthest thing from my otherwise quite healthy diet.  But in the name of science and tobogganing, I am willing to take the chance of a coronary artery bypass, while others watch in disgust.

The Aftermath

KFC Double Down (finished it)

Simply put, all the sea water that I’ve ever ingested in my life doesn’t match the levels of saltiness in this meal.  By the end of it I think my body turned into a slab of salt lick for animal feed.

The rest was pure grease and fat.  And I doubt it was the good kind.

1.73 liters of water later my vision finally started to return and I could move my limbs once again.

My curiosity to deduce whether this would be a favorable jolt of energy for an all day tobogganing adventure only proved the opposite.  And bragging rights be damned!  No sensible human being should pay good money to endure such self-torture.

But I did, so you don’t have to.    :)

So have fun tobogganing, and stick to simple beaver tails.

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A Tobogganist’s Dream

My name is Sebastian Dwornik and I am a tobogganist near Toronto, Canada.

Here you will find my thoughts on all matters regarding tobogganing, the web site, and sometimes life in general within the Great White North. (aka. Canada)

Have feedback? Don’t be shy and post your comments within the forum.


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