Tag "OpEd"

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy Holiday Easter Monday, everyone. I’m sure many of you are waking up and trying to decide if you should go ride again today or if it would be wiser to let those blistered hands heal a bit before they get any worse. I think we all know the answer. I was planning on dusting off the Jeff McConkey YZ250 2-stroke DMX test bike today, but the

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford I’m not going to lie, I’m starting to get a little stir crazy. Usually, at this time of year, I’m happy to spend some time at home because I’ve been out in California for 5 or 6 weeks, I’ve been to a few Supercross races, I’ve spent time at my friend Brendan’s (KDEAM) place in Palm Coast, Florida, driven back and forth from the Daytona SX, the

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Another Monday rears its ugly….nope, I can’t say that. We’re heading into a Monday here in London, Ontario, where we’re predicted to reach a blue-bird sky high of 16 or 17 degrees Celsius. This is the kind of day that helps you make it through the cold months here in Canada. I managed to get over to Gopher Dunes on Saturday for a couple hours before I

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford It’s been a long time since I woke up on a Monday after having been at an actual track on the weekend! Like, in over a year (that’s not entirely true, but you get the point). My coffee tastes just a little bit better this morning. I managed to get over to Gopher Dunes for their Opening Day on Friday. Ontario is so weird, weather-wise. Last year,

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hey, guess what? We got more snow last night here in London, Ontario. Enough so that I should really be out there taking care of it. I just checked the temperature and it’s 2C out there. If you’re in an area that gets snow, you know what that means…it is not going to be a fun shovel. My back already hurts, just thinking about it. Maybe it’ll

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford You know you’re getting old when… So, last night was Superbowl #55 from Tampa Bay. I’m pretty sure you already knew that. I’ll admit it right off the top that this was the only football game I watched all year. We don’t have cable at our place and I’m not a big enough fan to try and find games online during the regular season, but I did

Brainstorm | Indy SX #2 Round 5

Brainstorm | Indy SX #2 Round 5 By Billy Rainford Sometimes, I think everything has been said about the racing by the time we are able to get around to writing about it. However, we never used to let that stop our old friend Jeff McConkey from doing his ‘McThoughts‘ column the day following a Supercross. So, with our dearly departed friend in mind, here’s my version called ‘Brainstorm‘ where

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Another Monday raises its ugly head. Can you even really tell what day it is…or month, for that matter?! As we continue to hunker down in or close to our homes, fortunately, Supercross has been racing. It’s been a shining light in a dark time, for sure. We were at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN for the first of 3 rounds on Saturday night. The racing

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Nope, I’m not going there this morning. If you want to read my point of view on the H3 situation you can read it HERE in my “Brainstorm” column from Sunday. I’m already thinking about Indy! I do want to start out this week by wishing Mike ‘Too Tall’ Bell‘s family and friends my deepest condolences. Mike was one of the racers who I looked up to,

Houston SX #3 | Bigwave’s Brainstorm

Houston SX #3 | Bigwave’s Brainstorm By Billy Rainford Where do we start with this one?! NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, hosted the first 3-race residency of the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series and got more than its fair share of action and stories to tell. Round 3 gave us a lot to talk about, to say the least. Let’s go back to the beginning to take a look