Hello and welcome to my blog. As a mother of a daughter who rides motocross I wanted a way to encourage mothers and daughters who ride. I also want to chronicle my daughters journey through riding, her achievements, her trials and her “ah-ha” moments. This will be a place to connect, learn, be encouraged and feel like your not alone in this male dominated sport.
Here is a little biography about us: When I met John, my daughters father, he was a part-time motocross rider. He raced weekends and had been on a bike since early childhood, but he had a weekday job. His passion for the sport was obvious from the start and soon after we met, he bought me a four-wheeler to get me off the bench and into the action. A few years later I started riding recreationally and got into street bikes. A few years later, there was a new member to our family, a bouncing baby girl. He wanted to name her Suzuki and call her “Sue-ki” for short. He broke out a quarter and said he’d do a coin toss for the name, luckily I won.
He rolled with the idea of having yet another girl. Determined more than ever to bring his love of the sport into her life. It was not long before he had purchased her a little tikes battery operated four-wheeler at the tender ago of one and a half. She skipped learning how to ride a tricycle and went straight to a Honda 50cc mini with training wheels at age 3. Once she discovered the riding bug, there was no looking back!
She is 10 now,having ridden everything from a Honda, KTM, Suzuki and now a Kawasaki 85. (Shhh… her fathers Enduro and 250 when he isn’t looking!) She has been racing district races for about 5 years and in that short time we have seen the sport grow to encourage female riders. They now have a girls racing class as well as a mixed racing class. Her goal this year is the Loretta Lynn’s.
As a mom, I worry and try hard not to coddle her. After all, I believe women can do anything they put their minds too. It’s hard to watch all of the falls and this year was our first trip to the hospital with a broken bone. I worry her father pushes her too hard, I worry I may stifle her potential and talent. So here is where my blog has been birthed into the Internet.
This is a place for sharing, not judging, personal growth and discovery for both mom, daughter, and motocross rider. I want to hear your stories and open up this blog as a place to chronicle the female motocrosser and those who love and support her.
I look forward to this journey!