freestyle world, and over the last few years started riding a Timbersled snow bike. Reagan, with the help of
Timbersled’s director of marketing, Brett Blaser, sent the
MXA wrecking crew a spec sheet and a video of the
Timbersled Mountain Horse. We were hooked. It was
half motorcycle, half snowmobile—and it looked like a
blast to ride. We wanted in.
SINCE WE HAD SURVIVED THE
EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS
OF WISCONSIN, OUR CONFIDENCE
WAS THROUGH THE ROOF.
WISCONSIN? IDAHO? SNOW?
ICE? WHAT COULD THE
Sandpoint is a bit off the beaten path for MXA, but
every once in a blue moon the wrecking crew gets an
itch it needs to scratch, and the half-sled, half-dirt bike
was our fix. Normally, we have bikes shipped to SoCal
so that we can test them on our proven test tracks—
what we like to call the “dirt dynos”—but snow is a rare
commodity in Southern California. So, John Basher and
I decided to hop on a plane and fly to Sandpoint, Idaho,
to give the Timbersled Mountain Horse a test ride. We
pitched the idea to Brett Blaser and Alan Magnum, and
they granted our wish with open arms.
While the rest of the MXA wrecking crew went to the
Supercross races, stayed home in 80-degree SoCal to test
dirt bikes or went surfing, John Basher and I stepped
into the unknown. Two months earlier, John and I had
flown to frozen Wisconsin to go ice racing and we loved
The Timbersled Mountain Horse
is an extreme machine that is
made to go anywhere—as long as
anywhere is covered with snow.
The Long Track is $6300, while the
Short Track is $5600.
Timbersled owner Alan
Magnum and his best friend.