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Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford From Wikipedia: Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in some countries. Easter Monday in the Western Christian liturgical calendar is the second day of Eastertide and analogously in the Byzantine Rite is the second day of Bright Week. Now you know. I hope everyone had a nice long weekend and got to both see family and get out

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford It’s about time! Time for what, you ask? Time when the windows are open and the screens are back on the windows and doors in these parts. Yep, it’s Monday morning here in London, Ontario, and it’s already nearing 20 degrees C / 72 F. The turkeys are walking up and down the street and someone just ran past our house in shorts and

McThoughts | Seattle SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Seattle SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey If you were in Seattle Saturday night, you were most likely on the edge of your seat. Eli Tomac had reeled off 5 wins in a row heading into Saturday night, and trailed reigning champion and current points leader, Ryan Dungey by only 4 points. The track and wet conditions were going to make things tough for everyone, but did

McThoughts | Seattle SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Seattle SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey The 250 West resumed after taking a back seat to the 250 East for 7 weeks. Some guys were visibly rusty, while others were just in survival mode. The weather held off for the race Saturday night, but it was pretty wet leading up to the event. It was surprising to see how well the track held up due to

McThoughts | St Louis SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | St Louis SX | 450 Class By Jeff MeConkey Oh, what it could have been. Ryan Dungey and Eli Tomac had finally started together, and it looked like we were in for an epic battle for 20 minutes. That was until Chad Reed and his ruffled feathers jacked up Ryan Dungey and his momentum. It’s honestly a bummer that Reed’s poor judgment could actually affect the outcome of

McThoughts | St Louis SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | St Louis SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey The 250 East lined up for the last time before their short mid-season break. So far this season, we have had 4 different winners, and to be honest… nothing is set in stone. Joey Savatgy won the open and it looked like he was the man to beat. Then Zach Osborne stepped up and looked unbeatable. Zach had some

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Welcome to the start of another school or work week. There were lots of moto-related things going on all across Canada as winter loosens its grip on most of the country (Sorry, Newfoundland). Jeff McConkey headed to Motopark in Chatsworth, Ontario, for their Opening Day, and I headed up to Horseshoe Valley Resort north of Barrie, Ontario, to check out the final round of

McThoughts | Detroit SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Detroit SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey After Ken Roczen left the series due to injury, it really looked like it was going to be ‘The Ryan Dungey Show.’ He had a huge points lead and was getting the starts like always. Fast forward a few rounds, and Dungey isn’t getting the starts and it has been ‘The Eli Tomac Show’ as of late. Yes, Dungey still

McThoughts | Detroit SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Detroit SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey The 250 East has been very good so far this season. But Detroit, well, that was just a plain old Barn Burner. What a race! The only thing I think I could complain about would have to be how the 250 riders don’t always pass clean. It looks like they always want a little contact or that they wouldn’t be

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Loudmouth Intakes

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Loudmouth Intakes By Billy Rainford Loudmouth FAQ The Loud Mouth intake system replaces an obvious problem with a simple solution. Proper filter maintenance leads to improved performance and extended engine longevity. Every rider can relate to that… Although keeping your air filter and intake tract free of dirt is the most important part of routine maintenance, it’s no SIMPLE task, and many motocross enthusiasts