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Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Welcome to a very busy Monday Morning Coffee here at Direct Motocross. Now I know what it’s like to be from a city that hosts one of our major moto events…it feels really good! Waking up in my own bed and driving across the city to get to the London Agriplex for rounds 1 and 2 of the Monster Energy Canadian Arenacross Tour Presented

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford It was a busy weekend for racing and riding. Let’s start off with a look at some results: From www.mxgp.com LEON (Mexico), 13 September 2015 – Overnight storms made the conditions extremely tough and technical here at the circuit of Leon for the penultimate round of the FIM Motocross World Championship. The saturated dirt, which is a mix of clay and soil, became very

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford There goes one of the last weekends of the summer. It’s been years since I’ve been in school, but I still equate September with going back to class. For that reason, I find August 31st pretty depressing. It’s getting dark earlier, there are yellow-jacket wasps everywhere, and the Pro outdoor motocross series are all but finished. I remember heading to class in one of

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Welp, that looks like it may have been the final Pro weekend of the outdoor season right there. The Rockstar Energy MX Nationals ended last week at Walton Raceway and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships just wrapped-up their 12-round series for the second year at the Ironman MX track in Crawfordsville, Indiana. First off, here’s a look at Saturday’s results: As I’m sure

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