Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford I tried Friday. I tried Saturday. I tried again on Sunday, but I just wasn’t well enough to hop in the van and make the 2-hour drive to downtown Toronto for the Toronto Motorcycle Show. My old buddy Pete was even going to ride shotgun for this one. Pete and I haven’t been on a roadtrip together in a long time. One of our better ones was

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Another Monday has reared its ugly head. You should be at work or school! Here in my neck of the woods, we’ve made it out of that Polar Vortex where the temperature dipped below -20C and now we’re being tricked into thinking winter is over with this double-digit weather today. It’s really nice but don’t put your shovels or snow scrapers away just yet. We’re just entering

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Good Monday Morning from the highway. Yes, it’s time I pointed the #DMXVan east and headed home. What a trip it has been – over 4 weeks on the road out in California for Supercross and then to Aspen, Colorado, for the Winter X Games. If you don’t like having too much time to yourself, maybe motocross journalism isn’t for you. Although these are very busy road

Monday Morning Coffee | Strikt

By Billy Rainford Good Monday Morning and welcome to my final Monday in the warmth of California. The plan is to stay in shorts weather for as long as I can before making my way up and right to Aspen, Colorado, for the Winter X Games this coming weekend. No point getting there early! It’s been a great time out here on the California Coast, but like almost everything does,

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Good Monday Morning from Phoenix, Arizona. Well, technically, I’ve made my way to the western suburb of Goodyear, but I’d probably say “Vancouver” if I were typing from Ladner, too. Extended road trips can teach you an awful lot about yourself. If you don’t like yourself, you’re going to find out why! They force you to be frugal and sometimes creative. Sure, it would be fine if

Monday Morning Coffee | Strikt Gear

By Billy Rainford Welcome to the first Monday Morning Coffee of 2019! If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to cut coffee and/or caffeine out of your diet, you’re not welcome here. Kidding, of course, you can stay but you won’t be nearly as fun. Sometimes, when I’m driving across the country and I can’t get a “good” radio station on the dial, I’ll settle on some country music.

Monday Morning Coffee

Good Monday Morning…the last Monday morning of 2018. It’s almost time to flood the internet with awards columns, videos, and other things that celebrate the last 365 days, including the requisite promises for a better 2019. This MMC is coming to you from Mountain Time in a small Arizona town called Camp Verde, about 98 miles east of Phoenix. This has not been your typical trip across the high desert.

Monday Morning Coffee

Welcome to a short Christmas Eve Monday Morning Coffee. Hopefully, everyone will get a chance to relax and enjoy the day with family and friends, and the only reason you have to venture out will be to meet for a coffee somewhere, people watch, and visit with family and friends. Ever since I was a baby, we’ve made the trek north on Highway 11, 3 hours straight north of North

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Sometimes, I wake up on Monday and nothing has really happened over the weekend that I can think of to write about, and that’s when I’m most dangerous! No, but seriously, we are in what is now a pretty short shoulder season here in Canada. Where we used to sit idle from mid-August to early June, we now race 9 months of the year! What a change

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Good Monday Morning. I hope your coffee is hot and your your work week short! If you’re a student, this is one of the best times of year. I always remember the feeling of the final few weeks of classes before the Christmas/Holiday break. Maybe you’re heading south for some riding or just hanging out at home with family and friends. Either way, it’s a fun time