Monday Morning Coffee

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

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good morning and welcome to a groggy and humid Monday Morning. We made it through a tough weekend in at Motocross Deschambault, but just. It was one of those race weekends where we’ll look back  and talk about when compile a list of wet and wild events. Fortunately, Deschambault is a sand-based track that can take a lot of rain…but we found its limit.

Monday Morning Coffee | Toys for Big Boys

Monday Morning Coffee | Toys for Big Boys By Billy Rainford Hello and welcome to another week as we head straight through this summer. Is it just me, or is it crazy to think we’ve only got 2 rounds of Rockstar Energy MX Nationals to go? Where does the time go?! Well, in the summer months, it usually goes to the dotted lines on the highways across this country. In

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Freedom Cycle

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Freedom Cycle By Billy Rainford Good morning and welcome to another Monday morning cup of coffee. This week, we’re’ sitting in Truro, Nova Scotia, a day after round 7 of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals at Pleasant Valley. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for racing yesterday. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the temperature and humidity were literally perfect. There

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford If ever there’s a Monday when I need a big cup of coffee, it’s this one. We were at round 6 of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals at Notre Dame Du Bon Conseil this weekend and decided it was a good idea to spend 12 hours in the hot sun and then hop in the car at 8pm and drive 8 hours home. Yep,

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Annd we’re back! After a weekend off from action in the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals, we were back in action at the famed track in Courtland, Ontario, known as Gopher Dunes. Just saying those two words together is probably enough to give ex-racers nightmares for a week. Known as the ‘Toughest Track in Canada,’ The Dunes is the round in the series that marks

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good morning and welcome to another Monday. I remember when I used to hate Mondays. I hated them when I was in school and then I hated them when I had “normal” jobs. The only thing I miss about school is the monthly dances, and the only thing I miss about not having a normal job anymore is that feeling as the clock creeps