RHONDA DOWN

Rhonda Rider Birthday:   July 9th,
Hometown:  Coalhurst, Alberta, Canada
Occupation:  Correctional Services Registered Nurse
Favorite riding areas:  Anywhere that there is snow!!  Elkford, BC; Alpine, Wyoming; Revelstoke, BC; Corbin, BC
Favorite food:  Alberta Beef!!
Favorite music:  Rock, pop, country, oldies…just about anything that breaks up the silence and sounds good coming from my sled!
Your SLED(s):   T&T Powersports Arctic Cat M8000 Snopro, Spiralus Designs Custom graphics, SlyDog Skis, Sound Obsessions light kit and sound system
Riding Specialty:  I like all types of riding, however, I love the adrenaline of the climb, I love the challenge of the deep powder and I love technical tree riding and trails to those secret untouched areas!
Pastimes/hobbies:  Sledding, Quadding, Hunting, Archery, Hiking, Camping, Boating…the common thread being family, friends and outdoors in any area and any season.

Favorite Quote:  “Believe in yourself, challenge yourself and above all be safe and have fun!!”

Tell Us about you:  I started riding about 7 years ago, I had a rather late start for a sport so demanding considering my competitive nature. I push myself to go farther every time I jump on my machine. My favorite season has always been winter so adding sledding to this season was awesome. As a wife and mother I do almost all of my activities with my family. Its an amazing sport to be able to share with all of them. I am also a huge advocate for women and family involvement in snowmobiling. I started with the Betties Powersports Network 6 years ago and have mentored many women. I am thankful for Thunderstruck, to be able to continue this mentoring through Thunderstruck as well.

Special Thanks:  I would like to thank all of my thunderstruck sponsors; Sid from Klim, Jason from Sound Obsessions,509, Frankensled, BCA, SlyDog Skis, True Adventure Gear, First Place Parts and The Flying Saddle Resort.   I appreciate all that you do for the riders and for the sport, your passion is amazing!
I would also like to thank my personal sponsors; Terry Coulombe of T&T Powersports, Kory P of Arctic Cat, Tom Schaefer of Arctic Cat for the CTec2 Oil, Marc St. Louis of Spiralus Designs, Jason Call for my custom painted helmet and of course all my family and friends for your encouragement and support.

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