Episode 67: Eline Mets Celebrate Badass Motocross
We are back after our annual summer break and looking forward to a rockstar schedule of guest coming up.
On this week’s episode, I talk to motocross racer and filmmaker Eline Mets about bringing motocross to the mainstream through her series Diaries of Badass Chicks. The pilot for the show, funded by a grant she won from Telus Storyhive Web Series, is absolutely excellent. Watch it here. And do watch it!
Eline is a motocross champion, the first woman in Canada to jump her dirt bike onto an airbag, and is both the director and producer and writer of Diaries of Badass Chicks. She started the story, which is somewhat biographical, because of all the inequity she saw in the sport she loves so much. She and I have a great conversation about what she’s been thinking about during the ongoing process of getting the full series made.
We talk about being taken seriously, getting the proper gear and equipment for high level performance (look! we’re talking about sporty gear not fitting women again!), ageism, learning to ride with a bunch of little kids, dealing with fear on the bike and how that translates off the bike, plus feeling indestructible as a motorbike rider. Eline is a meditator so the discussion gets philosophical.
Diary of Badass Chicks
Badass Chicks Instagram
Dream Ride video - Eline’s inspiration to start motocross
Diaries of Badass Chicks pilot
Women Riders World Relay
Cecelia Townes Fearless Gladiators episode mentioned by Eline
If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:
🎤 Episode 58 with Jen Gurecki. Listen Here. This is a great discussion about how important proper fitting equipment is and how equipment impacts athletes longevity in the sport.
🎤 Episode 40 with Blake Cason about meditation and being outside. Listen Here.
🎤 Episode 32 with Anya Alvarez. The Future of sports is with girls. Listen Here.