Tag "OpEd"

McThoughts | Calgary National

McThoughts | Calgary National By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford MX2 Class   The MX2 class was a little weak in 2016. Not the top 3, but just the depth. Well, 2017 is much better. We have many guys that can and will podium, and to get a top 10 this year is a lot tougher. Round 3 went off this past Sunday in Calgary and the MX2 class

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good morning from Calgary, Alberta. If you missed this day of racing yesterday, you missed a lot. Things got shaken up at the Rockstar MX Nationals at Wild Rose MX Park! I’ve been coming to this race for quite a few years now, and this is one of the only times we actually remembered that the day starts 1 hour late due to the

Faces at the Races | Prince George National | Presented by OTSFF

Faces at the Races | Prince George National | Presented by OTSFF Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford First off, let me apologize for how late ‘Faces at the Races‘ is this week. It’s been a long few days playing catch up since frying a laptop hard drive after leaving PG. Of all the things I do, ‘Faces’ is my favourite. They say sarcasm is the lowest form of comedy.

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford As I sit here in Prince George this morning looking out the window of our hotel room, I have to ask myself how many times this happens: You wake up for work or school on Monday and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. How can this happen so often?! Remember all those motocross road trips ruined by the weather and then it turns

Faces at the Races | Kamloops – Round 1 | Presented by OTSFF

Faces at the Races | Kamloops – Round 1 | Presented by OTSFF Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford I wait a long time for this time of year to come around. I’ve never really claimed to be a top notch photographer, so when the column is based around people standing around, not moving a whole lot, it’s feeds more to my strengths as a photography ‘hobbyist.’ To be honest,

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford The time for guessing and speculating is done. We have an answer: Christophe Pourcel could win this thing. No, it shouldn’t surprise anyone – he’s the 2006 World Champion and a 2-time East 250 Supercross champion. He’s got, probably, the best credentials we’ve ever seen in Canada to race our series. But let’s start with the MX2 class. #12 Shawn Maffenbeier won Kamloops in

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Race Tech

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Race Tech By Billy Rainford Well, this is it, the last Monday Morning Coffee we’ll have for a couple months that doesn’t follow a round of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals. It seems like forever, but we’ll finally be back at it this weekend at Whispering Pines in Kamloops, BC. My plan was to actually already be on the road today, but I have

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Happy Victoria Day Monday. We didn’t get the weather we were hoping for here in Southwestern Ontario. In fact, I was up on the roof again laying bricks on top of the blue tarp that was needed to keep the water from entering our kitchen through the skylight. Temporary fix, yes, but it was all I could do! The sun has finally come out

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good morning and welcome to another new week. If you’re reading this from anywhere in the mid-to-eastern part of the country, you’re pretty happy to see the sun this morning. What is going on with all the rain, so far this spring?! It has been coming down in biblical proportions lately. According to my iPhone weather app, we have made it through the bleakness

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey What a crazy race! Eli Tomac went into the 2nd-to-last round of the season as the sole points leader, up by 3 points on Ryan Dungey. Dungey had to go for the win, no more Mr. Consistency, he needed every available point. There are always thoughts of team tactics, when championships are this close at the end of the