Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford You know this Monday Morning Coffee has to start with an emotional farewell to the 2016 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals. Yes, it’s hard to believe we’ve gone through all ten rounds again, already. I remember just a few hours ago (not really) when we were all wondering if Davi Millsaps would have what it takes to finish a 10-round outdoor season, let alone
Monday Morning Coffee
Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good Monday Morning. It’s Monday, right? Is it morning? What happened? These are all valid questions after spending a hot day in the sun at the motocross races and then hopping straight into the van at 8pm to start driving 9 hours west from Deschambault, Quebec, to DMX HQ in London, Ontario. Fortunately, I didn’t have to do all the driving this time! It
Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Hello and welcome to another Maritimes edition of the Monday Morning Coffee. I’m currently sitting in the Travelodge in Moncton at the Magnetic Hill exit, which just happens to be Exit 450. Seems about right. You’re familiar with what Magnetic Hill is, right? I think it’s a Latin term for ‘Biggest Tourist Trap in Canada!’ Seriously, have you been? I have…3 times. OK, so
Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good Monday Morning from the beautiful Maritimes. There’s an overwhelming sense of happiness out here. I remember talking to some racers from the United States in Quebec who were happy to be racing in Canada because “everyone is so nice” and telling them to just wait until they get out east! It’s true, people are great out here and seem to be happy with
Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good Monday morning, everyone. You know when you’re driving really late at night and you start getting really tired? You know it’s not a good sign when you start wondering if you could sneak in a little nap. No, a ‘short nap’ while doing 120kph on the 401 at 3:00am can never be a good idea. Nothing is worth taking that kind of risk.
Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford And we’re off! The eastern swing of the Rockstar MX Nationals is underway, and what have we learned? Well, Lets start with the Women’s East Nationals: Let’s break this down a little… Defending champion, #1E Eve Brodeur, came into this series as the rider to beat, we know that. However, adding excitement to the series this season is returning Women’s champion, #734 Jacqueline Ross.
Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Happy 4th of July to those of you reading from south of the border. Both countries celebrate their identities this same weekend: Canada Day Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which
Monday Morning Coffee By By Billy Rainford Good morning. I hope everyone had a great weekend and was able to catch some of the moto action from above and below the border. We’re so busy at our races that I really don’t even get a chance to check out the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross action until sometime in the middle of the week. Did Ricky Carmichael win? I’m starting to
Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Whew, it’s one of those Monday mornings where I feel like I might as well have done two motos at Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary! At the end of a long weekend of racing, nothing feels as good as A) getting that finger in your nose as you leave the track (don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about!) and B) just
Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Well, folks, it’s finally here and it answered a lot of pre-season questions…and raised a few others. Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals Round 1 is in the books. #15 Shawn Maffenbeier gave the Redemption Racing team it’s first-ever overall win and #118 Davi Millsaps put his KTM Thor Racing 450 on the top step of the podium (that, for some reason, sat beside the