Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Welcome to another Monday Morning Coffee from the confines of my living room couch. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I really hate it when Pro racing happens in Canada without me! Rounds 1 and 2 of the Future West Moto Arenacross Championships took place at the Agriplex out in Armstrong, BC. We had a pretty good idea who the main

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford I guess I can officially welcome everyone to the ‘off season.’ The Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas is the event that keeps riders training after a long summer of Motocross racing and keeps them from taking the well-deserved vacations until mid-October. Actually, I guess Red Bull has added the Straight Rhythm one-off event taking place out in Pomona, California, this coming weekend as

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Hello, and welcome to the sidelines. I guess this is my life for the next couple months. I won’t sit here and complain though because Motocross is a sport with probably more time spent on these sidelines than most out there. When I was 16, I remember I had been out at the practice track all day Sunday getting ready for whatever race my

Monday Morning Coffee…on a Tuesday

Monday Morning Coffee…on a Tuesday By Billy Rainford With the past couple days being spent mostly in the rental car and on a plane, I wasn’t able to get to the Monday Morning Coffee column in time this week. We just attended the biggest motocross event on the yearly calendar and it really irked me not to have time to write anything about it in this, my weekly opinion column.

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford What is going on around here?!?! Seriously, we just had the hottest weekend we’ve had all summer here in southwestern Ontario. It was 34 Saturday and with the humidex they said it felt like 41 degrees Celsius. If you got out to the races over the past couple days, I hope you lived to tell about it! We’ll start off this edition of Monday

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Well, that was it – the last official weekend of summer. Did you get out and enjoy it? Did you ride? Did you race? Did you take a well-deserved break? I hope you managed to do all of those things. Some of the best weekends of the year happen at the end of summer and into fall…if you can get your head around the

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford So, just like it has happened 8 Septembers before, Antonio (Tony) Cairoli is the MXGP World Champion. If Reggie Jackson is ‘Mr.October’ how about we make Tony ‘Mr. September?’…sorry, ‘Signore Settembre.’ Tony won his fist World MX2 Title in 2005. That’s 12 years ago. You were at a race this weekend and there were kids racing Supermini that weren’t born when he won his

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford So, I guess this is unofficially it – the end of summer. From www.canadahistory.ca: The First Labour Day For many, Labour Day signals the end of summer. But what evolved into just another long weekend began as a massive working class demonstration in the streets of Toronto. Written by Joanna Dawson — August 31, 2011 In a time when workers’ rights are taken for

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Whew, who knew there was this much driving in motocross?! What a few days this has been for the old #DMXVan. We got the invite to go and check out the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new KTM Canada / Husqvarna Motorcycles Canada building in Chambly, Quebec, on Thursday. Claudie Lapointe and the gang had a few activities planned out for

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Sometimes you just need a couple days off… It’s always with mixed emotions that we hit the end of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals. These are long summers with thousands of miles of traveling and too much time spent away from home. Of course, being on the road and covering this sport is pretty much all I think about, but sometimes you just need