Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Just when you think you’re going to take a week off and maybe hit the beach or get some work done around the house…BAM! Jeff McConkey just pulled a double-header and way upped his moto street cred. He and Melissa made the drive from east of Toronto to Ironman MX just west of Indianapolis, Indiana, in Crawfordsville. That’s a long drive. Ironman MX We

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford First off, let me thank these three sponsors for supporting our 2016 Parts Canada Walton TransCan content: We haven’t had time to get to our Saturday finals stuff yet, so as soon as you get finished this cup of coffee we’ll get to work on our ‘Championship Saturday’ photo report. Were you at Walton this year? Wow, what a week. How about that humidity?!

Monday Morning Coffee

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

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

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

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

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

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: FĂȘte 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

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