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McThoughts | Minneapolis SX – 450 Class

McThoughts | Minneapolis SX – 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave We now have a single rider that has stepped up and reeled off a few wins. No, he hasn’t completely dominated yet, but he’s looked pretty darn good so far. That, to me, is good as a fan because nobody loves a boring race. Cooper Webb is the guy I was just talking about. He has found

McThoughts | Minneapolis SX – 250 East

McThoughts | Minneapolis SX – 250 East By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave This past Saturday night, we put the West 250 riders on the sidelines and finally gave the 250 East class their first look of the season. Like always, there are past race winners, hot rookies, and a big group of veterans. I feel like this year’s East is deeper than the West, and it should offer a

McThoughts | 450 SX Report Card

McThoughts | 450 SX Report Card By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Due to Saturday night being a complete mess, I’m going to give a report card-style ‘McTHOUGHTS’ instead of my regular race recap. So far, the 450 class has been super-exciting and unpredictable. One week a guy is up front and the next week he’s struggling to run in the top 5. We have so many guys that could

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Another Monday has reared its ugly head. You should be at work or school! Here in my neck of the woods, we’ve made it out of that Polar Vortex where the temperature dipped below -20C and now we’re being tricked into thinking winter is over with this double-digit weather today. It’s really nice but don’t put your shovels or snow scrapers away just yet. We’re just entering

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Good Monday Morning from the highway. Yes, it’s time I pointed the #DMXVan east and headed home. What a trip it has been – over 4 weeks on the road out in California for Supercross and then to Aspen, Colorado, for the Winter X Games. If you don’t like having too much time to yourself, maybe motocross journalism isn’t for you. Although these are very busy road

McThoughts | A2 – 450 Class | Strikt

McThoughts | A2 – 450 Class | Strikt By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford What a great 450 season so far. I am not a fan of the runaway races and guys winning over and over again. This season there are so many guys that can win, should win, and it really is a good time to be a fan. We have guys that can be fighting for a

McThoughts | A2 – 250 Class | Strikt

McThoughts | A2 – 250 Class | Strikt By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford This year’s 250 West class is kind of predictable. We know Colt Nichols will be fast and consistent. Shane McElrath will be the same, but maybe just a tad off the pace. Adam Cianciarulo will be damn near perfect one week, then full of mistakes the next, and Dylan Ferrandis will have unreal raw speed,

Monday Morning Coffee | Strikt

By Billy Rainford Good Monday Morning and welcome to my final Monday in the warmth of California. The plan is to stay in shorts weather for as long as I can before making my way up and right to Aspen, Colorado, for the Winter X Games this coming weekend. No point getting there early! It’s been a great time out here on the California Coast, but like almost everything does,

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Good Monday Morning from Phoenix, Arizona. Well, technically, I’ve made my way to the western suburb of Goodyear, but I’d probably say “Vancouver” if I were typing from Ladner, too. Extended road trips can teach you an awful lot about yourself. If you don’t like yourself, you’re going to find out why! They force you to be frugal and sometimes creative. Sure, it would be fine if

Monday Morning Coffee | Strikt Gear

By Billy Rainford Welcome to the first Monday Morning Coffee of 2019! If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to cut coffee and/or caffeine out of your diet, you’re not welcome here. Kidding, of course, you can stay but you won’t be nearly as fun. Sometimes, when I’m driving across the country and I can’t get a “good” radio station on the dial, I’ll settle on some country music.