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Matt Short
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PROFILE

NAME: Matt Short
DOB: November 9, 1984
Location: Fort McMurray, AB
Riding Experience: 26 years
Current Ride:  2013 KTM 500 EXC with Timbersled ST

ABOUT

I was born and raised in Deer Lake, NL and spent my first 24 years there before moving to Fort McMurray, AB. about 7 years ago.  I’ve had a passion for dirt biking since I was 5 years old and that passion has not wavered over the years.  During the winter months when I wasn’t riding a snowmobile or skiing,  I was riding my dirt bike in the snow.  Studded tires came first, then large spikes, and with that, the dream to ride powder without going over the handlebars.  With the purchase of the Timbersled Mountain Horse track kit, my dream became a reality.   I now travel to ride in Alberta and BC with many trips ‘home’ to NL.

RIDING STYLE

My riding style would best be described by extreme exploring, always wanting to go further, deeper, faster, and longer than the day before.  Tight trees, deep snow, good friends and a heavy elbow, will have me coming off the mountain under darkness and headlight, with a smile even the helmet can’t hide!

ACCOMPLISHMENTS / CREDENTIALS

The friendships I’ve built with likeminded people from NL to BC and as far as California, are priceless.  Riding my bike has brought me to places like Idaho, to ride the St. Anthony Sand Dunes, as well as riding 3 days from Las Angeles to Vegas through the desert.  Its brought me to Vernon, BC to ride with Slednecks rider Reagan Seig, and climb to the top of mountains aboard my KTM.  The best credential I can get is a hyped up hug and a shout of pure excitement from the guys after an unforgettable day shredding side by side!

POWDER or SPRING CORN?

Powder…. it’s what my dreams are made of. Hard to beat the feeling of floating through the trees, linking one smooth arc of a turn effortlessly into the next as you get a face full of the white goodness.  I’ve always believed that the “best” worst feeling in the world is drowning in powder!

WHAT’S IN YOUR KIT?

  • Shovel, Beacon & Probe
  • First Aid Kit
  • Tow Strap
  • Gerber Saw
  • GPS
  • Duct Tape
  • Zip-ties
  • Spare Nuts and Bolts
  • Spare Spark Plug
  • Fuel Filter
  • Spare Bearings for Track Assembly
  • Ratchet with 8,10,12,14mm Drive
  • 10,12 mm Wrenches
  • Safety Wire
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Firestarter Sticks
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Extra Balaclava and Gloves in a Ziplock Bag
  • Extra Goggles
  • Camera Gear
  • Protein Bars