Lindsay, May’s etnies Girl of the Month, is fearless. The 14-year-old vowed she would never ride a motorcycle again after crashing the first time she rode one at the age of 7, but by the time she was 8 she was racing motocross. And even though she’s broken both of her legs and her collar bone, she says that she’s never scared to get back on her bike after an injury—she just hates not being able to ride for six weeks while she’s recuperating. Clearly, she’s in the right sport! Over the past six years, she’s traveled all across the U.S. to race, racking up medals along the way. We caught up with Lindsay before she left for a trip to Japan, where she was going to represent the U.S. in the FIM Women’s Cup. She lives in New Braunfels, Texas, with her parents, younger sister and four dogs.
etnies Girl: So, Lindsay, what are your interests?
Lindsay: Mostly motocross, but I also tumble.
“I love racing, I love the competition and I love the events. I’m really competitive!”
etnies Girl: What are your talents?
Lindsay: Racing motocross.
etnies Girl: How did you get into motocross?
Lindsay: When my dad was younger, he rode a little bit. Then, when I was a baby, he bought my older brother and sister a motorcycle. I just watched them and when I got older decided I wanted to ride too. I had just turned 7 the first time I rode, and I crashed into a fence. I was scared and said I would never ride again. But I did about a year later, and I’ve never stopped since. I started racing when I was 8, the same year that I tried riding again.
etnies Girl: What do you like about etnies Girl?
Lindsay: Everything! The shoes are cute and comfortable.
etnies Girl: Why are you an etnies Girl?
Lindsay: I'm really energetic and active. I guess you could say I'm stylish, and I love to have fun and be myself.
etnies Girl: What do you do for fun?
Lindsay: I ride, tumble and wakeboard. I love to hang out with friends and shop, too.
etnies Girl: Where do you find inspiration?
Lindsay: My family and friends.
etnies Girl: What’s your biggest accomplishment?
Lindsay: Being invited by the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) for an all expenses paid trip to Japan to represent the United States at the FIM Women’s Cup.
etnies Girl: How long have you been racing?
Lindsay: I started about six years ago. I do it because its fun and I get to travel a lot.
etnies Girl: What do you like most about competing?
Lindsay: It’s fun. I love racing, I love the competition and I love the events. I’m really competitive!
etnies Girl: Do you have any advice for girls who would like to compete, but who are scared?
Lindsay: I would just say just give it a shot, don’t be scared. I guess I was scared my first race, but I don’t even remember. I was 8!
etnies Girl: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Lindsay: If I don’t win, my dad always reminds me that there will be plenty more races that I’ll be able to do.
etnies Girl: What’s really important to you?
Lindsay: Riding is very important, and so are all my family and friends.
etnies Girl: Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
Lindsay: Yea, thank you to all my sponsors: Texas Ski Ranch, Simpson Race Products, Kay's Motorsports, Pro Works Racing, Cycle Country of New Braunfels, Scott Goggles, EVS, Motorex and Shoei Helmets.
Lindsay’s Favorite Things
Place: “My house in New Braunfels, Texas.”
Hangout: “My house.”
City: New Braunfels
Song: “There are too many to list!”
Album: “Autobiography” by Ashlee Simpson
Band: 50 Cent
Book: The Bible
Movie: “The Beginning”
TV show: “Most stuff on MTV.”
Game: MX vs. ATV Unleashed
Drink: Chocolate milk
Guilty pleasure: “Krispy Kremes and Starbucks!”
Athlete: Andrew Short
Hero: “My dad.”
etnies Girl shoe: “Floyd or Novice—I like both and can't decide!”
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