Matt Hunter and some friends are bringing a top notch bike camp here this summer (July 2-6, more about that later!), so we thought it'd be fun to get know Matt a little more. I sat down with Hunter and asked some of the questions we came up with in the office. Here were his answers!
19 Questions with Matt Hunter
I'm 28 and I started when I was three so I guess that's 25 years!
It was a Schwinn rocket 88. Can't remember the year, maybe '99? It didn't last long! I mostly rode hard tails back then.
That's a secret.
Swim in cold water
My crew from the Loops called "The IMH". This is an acronym of a name given to us by an angry senior citizen, see if you can figure it out.
Iceland. It was like riding on another planet, with crazy different colours of dirt and the ground steaming and boiling. I went there with Mitchell, Sterling, Andrew and Joe and we laughed the whole time. After we left, one of the mountains we rode blew up, it was a volcano!!!
Moose steak and garden potatoes.
Specialized Butcher 2.3
I think it's about 50/50 these days, although for time in the saddle, XC wins. In the summer when the bike parks open, it will be DH.
I want to go back to Peru, that place has some crazy trails.
I like watching World Cup DH racers ride when they are not racing.
Maybe we can trick the zombies into riding some old trail with rotten skinnies and ladder bridges that should take care of them.
It really depends on the season. Seasons are the best part about living where we do!
I broke my ankle jumping off a ladder bridge without my bike once that was really dumb.
Any means necessary! But the reward is sweeter when you have paid for it.
There are magical corners on almost every trail, some of the best turns ever live on Silver Star thanks to the bike park crew.
Robert Nesta Marley. But he's not alive so I think it would have to be Neil Young.
Broken bikes? Zero; I do get to ride a lot of different bikes though.
Riding lots, skiing lots, a bit of time in the gym when I'm not doing either of these.
Keep an eye out for more information on Matt Hunter's camp coming out soon!!!