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Editorial: Trail repair step in right direction


August 15, 2010

As someone who's been a runner for more years than my knees care to remember, I'm very interested in trails.

Anyone who spends a lot of time putting in the miles on our local roads knows that running on pavement has its downside. You don't generally notice this in a car, but nearly every paved road in our area has a definite camber €“ a slant to help the rainwater run off when it's wet. The problem is that when you run mile after mile on that angled surface, it starts to take its toll €“ at least when you're almost 50 like me.

Trails, on the other hand, offer a more varied surface...

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