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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

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey On Saturday night, we were treated to a great 250 East SX race. It was the second-to-last round and it looked like Joey Savatgy was going to cruise to his first professional title. Well, this is SX, and anything can happen. Just when you think something is a given, it’s gone in an instant. While riding comfortably in 2nd

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford “The silicone chip inside her head gets switched to overload…” Yep, as I sit here typing, the rain continues to fall in my neck of the Canadian woods. Southwestern Ontario is getting bombarded with spring rain lately. I realize it’s supposed to be wet at this time of year, but this seems to be a little excessive! In fact, Motopark actually had to cancel their Amateur

McThoughts | Salt Lake SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Salt Lake SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Going into Salt Lake City tied in points, Ryan Dungey and Eli Tomac had all eyes on them. Dungey has been the super consistent one, while Tomac has had the incredible raw speed. Early on in the season, Tomac was getting awful starts and Dungey was starting well. Eli trailed Ryan by as many as 29 points, and when

McThoughts | Salt Lake SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Salt Lake SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Justin Hill can now add his name to the list of 250 SX Champions. It was going to take a huge mistake or a mechanical failure for Hill not to win this championship. He started off the season well, and then a 4 race win streak before the break, really cemented his title hopes. Justin was able to secure

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Welcome to the start of another week. With the weather finally deciding to cooperate, I decided it was time to whip myself into cycling shape for another great summer of riding in almost every province on the Scott bikes again this year. Like I say to myself every year at around this time, “The stationary bike must be doing something, but there’s nothing like

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