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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

McThoughts | MX Bon Conseil National | MX1 Class

McThoughts | MX Bon Conseil National | MX1 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Can anyone predict this year’s MX1 class? I know I can’t. There are 6 guys that could possibly win at any time. The racing has been exciting and nobody has really dominated like expected. This weekend’s race was on a tough and technical track that bit a lot of top guys. Some say it

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,

Rockstar MX Nationals | Mid-Season Report Cards | MX2

Rockstar MX Nationals | Mid-Season Report Cards | MX2 By The Robe     Well class, it’s that time of year again when we send out our mid-season report cards. Now, if you could all take these home to your parents, have them signed, and return them to me as soon as possible, that would be great. There is only one rider who can get away with a returned report

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford MX2 Class The East is here. The CMRC Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals returned after a short 1-week break and kicked off their East Coast portion of the series. Round 5 was held at Gopher Dunes. Lots of riders say that they look forward to the sand. And then reality sinks in and they realize that Gopher isn’t

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

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good morning from…where am I now? Let me have a quick look outside. OK, I’m definitely not in the mountains anymore. We’ve been to Regina, so I must be just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba, this morning. I always complain about finding time to do something with all the content on my laptop when I’m on the road. Well, to combat this problem, I decided to