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Downhill all the way: Ben Splonskowski, left, and Gonzalo Jimenez take a spin on one of the hand-made sleds. Brian Basham/Tribune

The great hand-built sled race

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They always say you don't stop having fun because you get old, you get old because you stop having fun. If that's the case, a group of men from BTD in Detroit Lakes may be staying forever young.


It started with a simple work place debate between a couple of guys over who could make the better homemade toboggan.

The debate turned into a challenge -- a challenge other co-workers got wind of and decided they were in fact the ones who could probably design the best sled.

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