Out of the Blue | Nicolette Miller | Presented by Schrader’s
By Jeff McConkey
Name: Nicolette Miller
Birthday: Oct.1st 1991
Hometown: Brooks, Alberta
Occupation: Pipeline labour
Bike: 2011 KTM 200 xc-w
Classes: Ladies B
How did you get started in racing?
I did my very first Enduro race a couple summers ago, and a friend that had his own race team (Hammer Head Racing) had asked me after if I wanted to join his race team and start racing motocross.
As a little girl, did you ever expect to be this deep into a sport like motocross?
No, my dad was to afraid for us to have a dirt bike growing up, we always had quads.
Do you think motocross is harder for a female to compete in?
Yes and no. For women to compete against the men it’s very challenging, but the sport is very challenging whether you’re racing against the ladies or the men. It’s about how bad you want it and how much you commit to it in the on and off season.
Who is your favourite rider and why?
Ryan Dungey. Of course, because he rides a KTM, but I also admire his talent and his love for the sport.
Is there one lady racer out there that you think has paved the way for other girls to be successful in the sport?
I’m very torn between Ashley Fiolek and Vikki Golden. Ashley has accomplished a lot and it takes crazy talent to do it all while being deaf. Vikki Golden was the first women to become a part of Metal Mulisha and first women in Monster Energy AMA Supercross.
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
I don’t really have one.
What is your favourite track and why?
I really enjoy the track out at Raymond, Alberta. It’s a very challenging track and I like that it’s a bit sandy.
Who is your hero?
My dad. He always manages to see the bright side of everything.
What are your goals for this season?
My goals are very simple, to have fun and to learn as much as possible any chance I can get.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
Simply just how much better I’ve become on my bike and how comfortable I am on it and on the track.
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
The feeling you get right before you have to go to the gate. Your heart is racing and it almost takes your breath away.
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
If I’m not racing or riding in the mountains for fun I’m normally working (Laughs) but camping trips with the bikes are my favourite thing to do.
Is it important to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend/partner, or just a bonus?
It definitely helps to have someone who understands the hectic lifestyle. But really it’s just a bonus.
If you ever have children, will they be motocross racers?
Yes they will be!
Who do you want to thank?
I would like to thank Hammer Head Racing for giving me the confidence to actually race. I’d like to thank A&E Racing for selling me a wicked bike. Would really like to thank my friends (Scott Lea and Gord Lea) that would come out and ride with me and help me practice and work on my bike!