Say ahhhh. This is what you are going to hear coming from lil Kim day in and day out before long. Kim is currently going to dental school, working a full time job, nursing a torn acl, and coaching a group of Arizona locals. Talk about a lot on your plate. Kim is handling it well though. Her hard work and dedication is admirable to anyone, especially those who know what it is like to go to college and race BMX.
Kim is a former multi-time world champion and now resides as a Chandler BMX local and trains Supercross BMX factory teammate Rachel Mydock as well as a few others. She always goes out of her way to help others an she serves as a great role model to all of her teammates.
Full Name: Kimberly Hayashi
NickName: Lil Kim
Career #: 10
Class: Elite Women
Height: 4’ 10”
Favorite thing about Supercross: The people that make up Supercross. Each and every one of my teammates, their families and of course Bill!!
Years Riding: 15 years
Pets: 3 Dogs (Poochie, Puka and Pua)
Pet Peeves: People who drive under the speed limit in the fast lane. I’ve got things to do buddy!!!
Home Town: Chandler, AZ
Favorite Track: 2004 UCI Worlds track Valkenswaard, Netherlands
What do you do when you’re not riding: Sit in a chair and learn about teeth; sit in a chair and comprehend what I learned about teeth; lift a few weights here and there; tell kids what to do to get faster on a bike; serve people wine and when I get the time, hang out with my family and friends.
Your Hero: Tara Llanes. She’s an inspiration to any athlete. She reminded me of all the reasons why I raced BMX when I had lost sight of them and she’s one of the strongest women I’ve ever met. She also reminds me that even though I get older, I can still be a big kid.
Favorite Music: Country and Hip-Hop, well actually I listen to everything.
Favorite Food: Oh man, I LOVE FOOD!! It’s rare that I ever say I don’t like something.
Favorite Drink: H2O
Guilty Pleasure: Desserts
Favorite Race: UCI Worlds
Best thing about BMX: Jumping. Love the feel of flying through the air.
Worst thing about BMX: Crashing. I’ve done a whole lot of that so I should know.
Favorite Magazine: Women’s Health
5 Websites you visit every day: School website, textbook website, Hulu, Netflix and Facebook.
Dream Car: Audi R8
Dream Vacation: Travelling all over Europe for a year
Riding Crew: Rachel Mydock and Lexa Jones
On an African Safari, which animal would you smuggle back and why? An elephant so it could use it’s trunk to help me get stuff off the top shelf. Who needs a step stool anyway?
Water Balloons or Water Guns? Water guns, way more ammunition with less effort
If a Wood Chuck could chuck wood, how many days would it take him? Hmm…if it’s an average size pile of wood, I’d say it’d take him 8 hours.