Vicki Golden is an American professional Freestyle Motocross rider and the first female team member of Metal mulisha. Since beginning her career in 2000 Golden has won three consecutive gold medals in Women’s Moto X Racing at the X Games. She is also the first woman to compete in a freestyle Moto X competition, earning the bronze medal in the best whip category. She currently rides a Suzuki 450/250 motocross bike.
Women Fitness President talks to motocross rider about her road to success.
You began racing at the age of seven. Recollect your memories of your first motorcycle ride back then? When did you realise that you wanted to pursue this professionally?
My first bike was a XR 50 I got for Christmas when I was 7 years old. Getting that bike made it a Christmas I’ll never forget.
There was a moment when I was a kid, maybe 9 or 10 years old, that my dad said it’s time to go race an amateur national in Texas and I remember the moment to this day. I was so blown away that my dad thought I was good enough to go do that. That definitely sparked my competitive fire to want to win races but I guess I never really realized this was going to be my job until I was about 17. I was living on my own and in charge of my finances. My mom said she would put money in my account any time I asked but I had to keep track of it all. I started doing well enough at races that I just stopped asking for money and was able to pay for everything on my own. It was a surreal moment being that young able to pay my bills and it just fuel my fire as a kid to make sure I never had to ask for money and my parents were done working so hard for me and they could live for themselves.
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