Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Sleddin' in the Winter Wonderland

News from the Northwoods:

Man dies in snowmobile accident
An Oconomowoc, Wis., man who was vacationing in Vilas County was killed in a snowmobile accident early Monday morning when his machine struck a tavern.
Follow the link for a long, hideous list of other snowmobile-related fatalities. Watch for phrases like "went off a roadway, flew 61 feet, and broke through ice on a river" and "their machines hit open water on a lake." I'm glad that I can't hear that horrible whine of sled engines where I live - it's like death's warning siren.