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  • #unepicadventures: Brandy Floyd, McCall, ID

    After being involved in two avalanches 10 years ago, Brandy Floyd started adjusting her need for a certain level of adrenaline with her and her friends’ need to stay alive.

    “It isn’t always easy to reel yourself in,” said Brandy recounting her second day riding her new Timbersled Mountainhorse snowbike.

    “As I’m sidehilling along it is getting steeper and steeper and this is exhilarating as my shoulder is almost dragging in the snow, effortlessly. I’m giggling, I’ve left my riding partner in the dust. This is when I see that I am now on a steep, pretty open face with a cornice above me and trees below me. And then it hits me what all of this means, I’ve deviated from our plan. I am now in avalanche terrain, I am alone, and I have terrain traps below me. I am in trouble. I start to shake. I reach up to touch the handle of my Float airbag to make sure it is on the ready.”

    Read Brandy Floyd’s story: #unepicadventures: Hell No! Sidehilling on our Snowbikes.

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