Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good Monday morning. I’m not going to open this by saying that I can’t believe it’s over. I’m not going to start by saying how much I’m going to miss everyone. I’m not going to talk about how fast the time went. I’m not going to tell you that it was the best summer of racing I’ve ever seen. I’m not going to describe

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford As I finally sit in front of my laptop to start this week’s column, I do so after leaving the Deschambault National just west of Quebec City at 8pm Sunday night and digging into the 10-hour drive home to London. After crawling into bed just after 6 this morning, I found it pretty hard to get up in time to have this posted before

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford It’s weekends like this past one that make me think about those idle ones in the middle of the winter when I wish I were at a race. Although I love almost nothing more than being at the races, driving through Toronto at 1:00am on a late Sunday night 5 hours into a trip home from Ottawa tends to make one feel a wee

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Whew, it’s always hard to get rolling on the Monday following a round of the Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals. Did I race yesterday? No. Are my thumbs worn out almost to the bone? No. Am I still finding sand in all sorts of weird places? Kinda. Do I feel like I went to battle and lost? Yes! Gopher Dunes National Gopher Dunes lived

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Welcome to the start of another week. I hope everyone got out and enjoyed some of the warm summer weather we experienced this past weekend. There was lots going on and, up until Thursday, I thought I was going to hit the beach for one last day of beach volleyball before the eastern swing of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals kicks off this coming

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good morning and welcome to another cup of coffee to get your week going. I just looked up the benefits of drinking coffee and it looks like, among other things, coffee may be the best source of antioxidants North Americans actually get in their diets*, so drink up! Budds Creek Results Yep, we had a mudder. I couldn’t believe how fast Marvin Musquin was

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford While the DMX Canadian MX Weekly Wrap-Up Show presented by Canada’s Motorcycle and FXR Racing loads up to Vimeo, I thought we’d go over the motos from Sunday at Moto Valley in Regina, Saskatchewan. It was round 4 of the 2015 Rockstar MX Nationals and after what happened last year (2nd motos were cancelled due to rain and mud) we all held our breath

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Can you believe we’re finally just one week away from the start of the 2015 Rockstar Energy MX Nationals?! Teams from all over Canada have just raced their final races to get their riders, bikes and mechanics ready to do 10 rounds of intense battle. Some teams and riders are looking to win this thing, while others just want to see their riders do

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford I hope everyone had a great weekend and either feels completely worn out from a hard weekend of riding and racing or you feel well-rested and ready for another long work week. I can remember the days when I’d show up for school on Monday and be nursing some sort of bruise, twist, or tweak for the better part of the next week. Do

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Well, it was an extremely busy weekend and I was supposed to be in the middle of it, but sometimes things don’t work out the way we planned. Maybe being able to roll with the punches is what keeps me sane in this industry, I don’t know. If I were to get upset every time things didn’t go the way I wanted or planned