Quotes by: Caroline Buchanan
I truly believe that it's all of the hard times that make you step up to the next level, and that's what makes you a champion.
I get called Pink quite a lot. The Pink of the Action Sport World. Or Queen of the Dirt - some call me that.
I'd love to be able to dominate cycling in general, not just one event.
I started racing BMX when I was five years old. I followed in my brother's footsteps, and I was a little tomboy. When I came into the sport, there wasn't many women. I raced with the boys; I looked up to the boys, and all my mentors were boys.
It would be simpler going to an Olympic Games knowing you had to nail one trick that you've done a hundred times, and if you do it, you'll win. Or if you're a swimmer, if you swim a certain time, you will win. In BMX, there are no guarantees.
In BMX, you need an inner mongrel, something that's a point of difference in the female category.
You learn a lot from your first Olympic Games experience. Everyone thinks they're prepared, but you never are.
The biggest thing I've learnt is not to limit myself by the norm or what I should be doing.
The mistakes you make and lessons you learn at a young age are what gets you to an Olympic level.
BMX is still a young sport in Olympic terms. So the sport science behind it is also relatively new. As a program, it's only going to get better as the sport gets bigger and more extreme.
I've always been very competitive - that runs in our family. I'd always try to beat my brother. I'd race the boys and wanted to beat them. They toughened me up. They didn't treat me like a girl.
I think, in BMX, it's a lot like horse racing. I wouldn't really bet on it.
Any race I go into, I've always got the attitude of throwing myself into and wanting nothing but No. 1.