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Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome to the Monday we’ve all been waiting for for quite some time – the one after Round 1 of Monster Energy AMA Supercross! How good did that feel to be watching Supercross again?! That was a rhetorical question – I know exactly how it felt…GREAT! Although it really sucks that I’m not going to be at the races, physically, at least we’re going racing and I’m

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome to another Monday Morning Coffee. Does anyone else have a hard time getting back to reality right after the Christmas/New Year’s break? There’s a large part of me that wants to continue celebrating the Holiday Season for a little while longer. Fortunately, we finally had some racing to watch and we’re less than a week from SUPERCROSS! With so much other stuff going on in the

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hello and welcome to Monday Morning Coffee #1 of 2021. Happy New Year. I’d like to say, “Let’s all just forget about what happened in 2020,” but I don’t think we should put that much pressure on the New Year. It’s a big ask to have things immediately go back to normal. It’s just not going to happen. It was a very strange year for us, wasn’t

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome to what is usually my favourite non-moto week of the year – the week between Christmas and New Year’s. It’s always a week at home with my family that I spend visiting close friends and their families. I really enjoy driving around to different homes to visit and have some Christmas “cheer” with buddies and their parents who had to put up with me as a

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome to the last Monday Morning Coffee before Christmas! It’s green and warm enough to go for a comfortable ride here in London, Ontario, today. Jeff McConkey‘s Yamaha YZ250 is already winterized and sleeping in the garage, so I guess my riding will be of the non-powered type today. We seem to be in a bit of a holding pattern here in Canadian Motocross. With so many

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Can you believe we’re heading into Week #51 of 2020?! In some ways the year seems to have flown by and in others it still feels like we’re owed a summer. We had one, right? The way the numbers are playing out this year, we’ll have time for an interview with #51 Logan Karnow, #52 Blake Osatchuk, and then a bonus Week #53 interview with Degan Palmer

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome to another strange week here in bizarro world. I saw a statistic that said 82% of Americans have Amazon Prime. We have it here at our place, too, and I started watching the movie “Midway” last night on it. It’s December 7th today which is the day the USA was officially pulled into WW2 when Pearl Harbor was attacked. I’ve been to Hawaii 3 times and

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Now what?! The 49th Annual Mini O’s at Gatorback Cycle Park in Florida are done, local tracks in my area just had their final weekend of the season, and now it’s time to settle into winter here in Canada. Ugh. Hard butter season is upon us. Complaining about your crappy snow shovel is about to start…again. Why don’t you just go out and buy a new one?!

Monday Morning Coffee

What a difference a day makes at this time of year in this country! After riding in 18C on Friday, we got about 10 centimetres of snow on Sunday here in my neck of the woods in London, Ontario. I joked about how we all had to scramble to find our shovels and car snow brushes but I’m going to level with you…I don’t shovel in November. There’s just no

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hello from my final day out in BC. I’ve been here since last weekend for rounds 5 and 6 of the 2020 Future West Moto Canadian Arenacross Championships in Chilliwack. I stayed out between the final two weekends and it allowed me to spend some time with my mom, who is now calling Kamloops home as she lives out her final time with my sister there. The