Tag "OpEd"

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford We woke up to the ground completely covered in snow this morning here in London, Ontario. When I was young, there never seemed to be any question that we’d have a white Christmas. Today, it always seems to be in question. I remember as a youngster looking forward to some sort of moto present under the tree on Christmas morning. Talk about easy to shop for. Wrap

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Good morning and hello from beautiful Temecula, California. Thank you to KTM Canada and Husqvarna Canada for getting me out here for this 450 Factory Edition launch for KTM and the Rockstar Husqvarna media launch. But I almost didn’t make it… With an early 6:15am flight out of my home town of London, Ontario, it meant I had to be up by 4am to make the flight.

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford This Monday Morning Coffee is presented by: Thanks, guys, for getting us down to the 2017 Thor Winter Olympics this year. It was great to have Jeff McConkey along this year to keep everyone up on what was going on on our Twitter feed. He also cruised around and took tons of photos for ‘Faces at the Races‘ that we’ll have up on the site as soon

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hello, and welcome to Mini O’s week. It’s D Day for me and this crazy leg of mine. Assuming my surgeon gives me the OK to drive (HE DID!), Jeff and I will be hopping in the van and making up as much time as we can getting south to Gatorback Cycle Park for another round of Thor Winter Olympics – The Mini O’s. This annual tradition

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford I hope everyone had a good Remembrance Day Weekend. Does this date mean it’s now OK to start advertising for Christmas or do we need to wait until after American Thanksgiving for that? PSYCH, they’ve already been going full bore with the Christmas ads for a few weeks already! How early is too early?! I actually had someone ask if I was “ready for

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good morning and welcome to another full week of school or work. I bet if you’re in school, you think a full week of word would be better. Well, guess what? See that grass over there on the other side, if you’re VERY lucky, it will be greener when you get there. Unfortunately, chances are you’ll get there and see it’s just a bunch

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good Monday Morning from off-season central. By ‘off-season’ I mean 1 month, and by ‘central’ I mean my couch. If you liste carefully, you can hear the bones in my leg healing. Sshhh, you have to be quiet, though. “Heal, heal, heal…” The pressure is on for me because I have another meeting with my Fowler Kennedy Sports Injury Clinic surgeon Monday, November 20th.

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford I guess I can officially welcome everyone to the ‘off season.’ The Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas is the event that keeps riders training after a long summer of Motocross racing and keeps them from taking the well-deserved vacations until mid-October. Actually, I guess Red Bull has added the Straight Rhythm one-off event taking place out in Pomona, California, this coming weekend as

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Hello, and welcome to the sidelines. I guess this is my life for the next couple months. I won’t sit here and complain though because Motocross is a sport with probably more time spent on these sidelines than most out there. When I was 16, I remember I had been out at the practice track all day Sunday getting ready for whatever race my

Monday Morning Coffee…on a Tuesday

Monday Morning Coffee…on a Tuesday By Billy Rainford With the past couple days being spent mostly in the rental car and on a plane, I wasn’t able to get to the Monday Morning Coffee column in time this week. We just attended the biggest motocross event on the yearly calendar and it really irked me not to have time to write anything about it in this, my weekly opinion column.