I want to burn off some Holiday calories and I have a question. As an older rider, I worry about riding on bike trails that go through forests as wet leaves are pretty slippery. I used to do this all the time when I was in my twenties and thirties, and took several nasty spills, but as I approach seventy, I don't want to go down hard (or go down at all) on wet leaves or black ice. Two of my favorite trails, The Susquehanna River Trail (Columbia, PA to Bainbridge, PA) and the C&D Canal route (between Chesapeake City, Maryland and Delaware City, Delaware) both run through forests for part of the way. (especially The Susquehanna River Trail) Does anybody know if the crews that maintain these fine trails remove the leaves from trail surfaces? If not, do any of you have any tips for negotiating leave covered surfaces (possibly frozen leaves) in winter time?