Monday Morning Coffee Presented by PR-MX | KTM Canada Road Trip Edition
By Billy Rainford
Hello from sunny and hot Southern California! Like I ask myself every time I’m in BC, why doesn’t everyone live out here?! Seriously, I wonder what people are doing living through winters in Wisconsin when people are out here cycling, surfing and riding dirt bikes all year long. You want snow? Head to the mountains. Yes, I realize this is being said by the guy who lives in Ontario. Anyway, maybe there really is such a thing as too much of a good thing, after all, but I can’t see it.
Huge thanks to KTM Canada for getting Chris Pomeroy and I out here to cover all the cool things going on this week. In fact, as I’m typing this, the KTM Canada-supported riders in the Orange Brigade are out tearing up Cahuilla Creek. James Lissimore and I will head out there a little later this afternoon to catch riders like Canadian Jacob Piccolo and a whole host of young America rippers.
This adventure started last Saturday when we got out to Santa Clara and were able to hit the Supercross. Did you give Jeff McConkey‘s ‘McThoughts’ a read yet? Jeff has given his one-of-a-kind recap on this past weekend’s racing that is always sure to please most and leave a few wondering what’s up with this guy. I challenge anyone, when they see Jeff next, to name a rider and ask him what gear he wears. Jeff is probably at 100% on his answers. It’s uncanny.
A famous Jeff statement: “That rider cares more about how he looks than how he finishes…and I respect that.”
I won’t dwell too much on the Supercross action here because I was on the floor shooting photos and will post a bunch of action shots and our usual ‘Faces at the Races’ column as soon as I get back to my laptop later today. This time zone sure puts a lot of pressure on a guy!
Supercross Results and Point Standings
Amsoil Arenacross Results
|AX Class Overall (Friday)|
|AX Class Overall (Saturday)|
|AX Lites West Overall (Friday)|
|AX Lites West Overall (Saturday)|
|AX Class Series Standings|
|AX Lites East Series Standings|
|AX Lites West Series Standings|
OK, we’ve got to get out to Cahuilla Creek now and shoot some photos of blistering fast KTM amateur riders. Thanks for checking in, and have a great week. I hope that was enough to get you through another cup of coffee. Oh, one last thing…