Throwback Thursday

#TBT | Rider Superstitions from 2011

#TBT | Rider Superstitions from 2011 By Billy Rainford Most racers like to think they don’t have any, but we’re willing to bet almost every rider who lines up on the gate goes through certain pre-race rituals or superstitions before their psyches will let them blast off with 39 other riders. Back in 2011, we walked around the pits and asked riders what they had to do before heading out

#TBT | 2014 Walton TransCan Slideshow

#TBT | 2014 Walton TransCan Slideshow By Billy Rainford With the news that there won’t be a 26th edition of the Walton TransCan Grand National Championship still fresh in our minds, we thought we’d take a look back a couple years to a slideshow we did from the 2014 event. The TransCan has always been the highlight of the motocross season here in Canada. Hopefully, we can get back to

#TBT | Team Canada MXON | 2009 Italy

#TBT | Team Canada MXON | 2009 Italy By Billy Rainford With the 2017 edition of Team Canada MXON just having been announced, we thought it may be cool to look back 8 years to the time when Tyler Medaglia, Dean Wilson, and Mitch Cooke flew the red and white flag in Franciacorta, Italy, at the MXoN.

#TBT | Riding at The Allison’s | 2012

#TBT | Riding at The Allison’s | 2012 By Billy Rainford For many years, the Allisons were staples around the Canadian Pro Motocross scene. In fact, their farm in Delburne, Alberta, was home to many riders and media types for the entire week between the Calgary and Edmonton rounds of the Canadian Nationals.  I remember back then wondering what would happen when this most generous family decided to hang up

TBT | 2012 DMX Weekly Wrap Up |Happy Birthday, Kyle Carruthers!

TBT | 2012 DMX Weekly Wrap Up |Happy Birthday, Kyle Carruthers! By Billy Rainford We’ll kill two birds with one stone here this week. Happy Birthday to Kyle Carruthers who steered the ship here at Direct Motocross for years. For this week’s #TBT we’ll head back to 2012 when he and I hosted and James Lissimore was behind the lens for the ‘DMX Canadian MX Weekly Wrap Up‘ each week

#TBT | 2010 Ste Julie Canadian National | EXTENSIVE Photo Report

#TBT | 2010 Ste Julie Canadian National | EXTENSIVE Photo Report By Billy Rainford Wow, I bumped into this 2010 photo report when I was looking for something else using the old Google machine. This is from an MX Forum photo report I did back then. It’s before we separated the race photo reports from ‘Faces at the Races,’ so it’s pretty long, to say the least. Here’s a long

Where It All Began for Me

We’ve all got these stories about where it all began, and this one is mine | Bigwave Sr. photoSince I wasn’t at a race this past weekend and don’t have a bunch of content to go through, I thought I’d use this Throwback Thursday to bore you all with where it all began for me. I know we all have individual stories about the day you got the ‘moto bug,’ and here’s mine.The year was 1981 (yep, you read that right!) and I remember it like it was…a hell of a long time ago!The guy across the street fr