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Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome to Headingsley, Manitoba. Doesn’t sound familiar? Well, I’ve driven directly east from Brandon, MB to this small town on the outskirts of Winnipeg for another FXR Ride Day at Milt Reimer‘s place just south of here in Oak Bluff…or close enough. Milt is the founder of the ever-growing brand and if you are curious to know some of his history and how he got FXR rolling

McThoughts (Bigwave) | Prince George MX National | 450 Class

By Billy Rainford Photos by John Meaney We headed into the middle of BC for round 2 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Nationals at the Blackwater MX track. The weather was perfect for racing and the track got as rough as can be expected from a Pro National. Cole Thompson came in with the red plate but left without it, after the track bit him with a derailed

McThoughts (Bigwave) | Prince George National | 250 Class

By Billy Rainford Photos by John Meaney I’m going to step in and give Jeff McConkey‘s ‘McThoughts‘ column a shot this week. Jeff will step back in when we get to Ontario for the eastern swing. Week 2 of the 2019 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Nationals was one full of surprises and stories. It seemed like people either had great days or rode the struggle bus. The Blackwater MX

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford This was my final weekend spent at home before the summer circus starts next weekend out at Wild Rose MX in Calgary, Alberta. Yep, it’s time for the great outdoors to begin, and I couldn’t be more excited to see who comes out of this 2019 season on top. (Wow. This photo just showed up in my Facebook Memories this morning when I logged in. Lots of

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy Victoria Day Monday, everyone. We get an extra day to not think about work or school and today officially kicks off the season we’ve all been waiting for across Canada — SUMMER! From: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/victoria-day Queen Victoria was born on May 24, 1819. Following the death of 3 uncles and her father, she became Queen of the United Kingdom on June 20, 1837 and reigned until her

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hello, and welcome to another cold and wet week from here in my corner of Canada. It’s getting pretty depressing here in Ontario, as the weather just doesn’t want to give us a proper spring. 6 degrees and wet is what we have for this Monday. Not exactly the kind of day that motivates you to get out and ride or train, but we do what we

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford There’s something special about being able to go to a motocross race and then stay at my parents’ place across the lake. It brings back great memories of our traveling days from my racing past. If you’re currently going from race to race with your parents, soak up the good times and force yourself to enjoy every moment of the journey. Of course, every rider’s goal is

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford I always say that you win championships with your bad races. Cooper Webb is the perfect example of that. Going into the 2nd last round in East Rutherford, Cooper was off. He was sick and just not on his A game. The goal was top 5 and try to salvage as many points as possible

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford 250 East Heartbreak for one rider and team, and joy and excitement for another. Motocross and Supercross can bring you the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows. Just ask Austin Forkner and Chase Sexton. Austin was having the best season of his pro career. He had won 5 races, and was the highest placing East racer