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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.

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Well, that was it – the last official weekend of summer. Did you get out and enjoy it? Did you ride? Did you race? Did you take a well-deserved break? I hope you managed to do all of those things. Some of the best weekends of the year happen at the end of summer and into fall…if you can get your head around the

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Whew, who knew there was this much driving in motocross?! What a few days this has been for the old #DMXVan. We got the invite to go and check out the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new KTM Canada / Husqvarna Motorcycles Canada building in Chambly, Quebec, on Thursday. Claudie Lapointe and the gang had a few activities planned out for

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Sometimes you just need a couple days off… It’s always with mixed emotions that we hit the end of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals. These are long summers with thousands of miles of traveling and too much time spent away from home. Of course, being on the road and covering this sport is pretty much all I think about, but sometimes you just need

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good morning and welcome to a groggy and humid Monday Morning. We made it through a tough weekend in at Motocross Deschambault, but just. It was one of those race weekends where we’ll look back  and talk about when compile a list of wet and wild events. Fortunately, Deschambault is a sand-based track that can take a lot of rain…but we found its limit.

Monday Morning Coffee | Toys for Big Boys

Monday Morning Coffee | Toys for Big Boys By Billy Rainford Hello and welcome to another week as we head straight through this summer. Is it just me, or is it crazy to think we’ve only got 2 rounds of Rockstar Energy MX Nationals to go? Where does the time go?! Well, in the summer months, it usually goes to the dotted lines on the highways across this country. In

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Freedom Cycle

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Freedom Cycle By Billy Rainford Good morning and welcome to another Monday morning cup of coffee. This week, we’re’ sitting in Truro, Nova Scotia, a day after round 7 of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals at Pleasant Valley. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for racing yesterday. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the temperature and humidity were literally perfect. There

McThoughts | MX Bon Conseil National | MX1 Class

McThoughts | MX Bon Conseil National | MX1 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Can anyone predict this year’s MX1 class? I know I can’t. There are 6 guys that could possibly win at any time. The racing has been exciting and nobody has really dominated like expected. This weekend’s race was on a tough and technical track that bit a lot of top guys. Some say it