Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford OK, so how about this? You’re getting ready for the Walton TransCan — the biggest and best week in Canadian Amateur Motocross — you’re going to follow that up with what is likely Colton Facciotti‘s final National, you drive up to the track for the Opening Ceremonies on Monday, park the van, open the door, and a headache hits you in the face! And guess what? The

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome to the second biggest Monday of the year. That’s right, we’re about to put the cap on the outdoor season for another year, starting with the TransCan at Walton Raceway. We’re getting ready to head north from London to actually stay on site for the first time…ever. Yes, I’m sure I spent the odd night at the track in an old station wagon or maybe the

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford No matter where you go and what you do, there’s no place like home. I had one of my best road trips out in the maritimes the past couple weeks, but I can say that I’m extremely happy to be typing this Monday Morning Coffee from the comfort of my home office. After River Glade, I decided to head over to Miramichi, NB instead of immediately making

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome to another Monday Morning Coffee. This time I’m writing this column from the seaside town of Miramichi, New Brunswick. Every year when the series heads to the maritimes, I try to see something new. We’ve pretty much been there, done that, out here, so this year I decided to turn left and head up the shore to the this place to see what’s up. If you

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy Monday from downtown Ottawa. Emily’s Aunt Brenda and Uncle Larry live in the Westboro area of Canada’s capital and so we get to piggyback a nice visit on top of the Sand Del Lee round of the Rockstar Triple Crown MX Nationals. Actually, they have a nice cottage on a lake in Mont Tremblant and that’s where you’ll find us for the next few days before

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Well, we’ve done it. We’ve gotten ourselves back to racing at the Nationals, and it feels great. I speak for myself, of course, because I wasn’t out there pounding out laps under the hot sun on the rough Gopher Dunes track! It’s easy for me to say it feels good. However, I’m guessing there are a lot of Pro riders out there who were happy to sleep

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Like I always say: “Sometimes, you just have to be there!” That was definitely the case Saturday at Red Bud in Buchanan, Michigan. With the 3-weekend/month-long break in the action up here in Canada, it gave me the chance to head south to the classic Red Bud track to watch a couple Canadians line up against some of the best in the business. #610 Hayden Halstead from

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy Canada, everyone! With everything that’s going on in the world these days, it’s increasingly nice to be able to say we live in what is at the top of the list for places to live – CANADA! Of course, we’re not always happy with how things are being run, but when you compare our situation to some of the other nonsense going on around the globe,

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford It doesn’t happen very often, but it did this weekend — I wasn’t at a race. After all the travel out west for the first 3 rounds of the Rockstar Triple Crown MX Nationals, I decided a weekend away would do me good. Not that I don’t like being at the races, it’s just that sometimes you need to remember what life away from Moto is like.

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome to Headingsley, Manitoba. Doesn’t sound familiar? Well, I’ve driven directly east from Brandon, MB to this small town on the outskirts of Winnipeg for another FXR Ride Day at Milt Reimer‘s place just south of here in Oak Bluff…or close enough. Milt is the founder of the ever-growing brand and if you are curious to know some of his history and how he got FXR rolling