My adventures with cleats & snowblowers

As a Puerto Rican in Minnesota, I have complicated feelings about winter.

I hate the never-ending cold, but I gamely do battle with King Boreas every day, and have moments of exhilaration — like when I am attacking snowdrifts with an electric snowblower.

In recent weeks, I have written a couple of times in the Pioneer Press about my trials with winter.

On Jan. 18, I detailed my experiences with a variety of cleats, the shoe attachments that give you better traction on icy surfaces and help you avoid injury.

On Feb. 8, I chronicled my adventures with several electric-snowblower models and picked a favorite.

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