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Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford If ever there’s a Monday when I need a big cup of coffee, it’s this one. We were at round 6 of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals at Notre Dame Du Bon Conseil this weekend and decided it was a good idea to spend 12 hours in the hot sun and then hop in the car at 8pm and drive 8 hours home. Yep,

Rockstar MX Nationals | Mid-Season Report Cards | MX2

Rockstar MX Nationals | Mid-Season Report Cards | MX2 By The Robe     Well class, it’s that time of year again when we send out our mid-season report cards. Now, if you could all take these home to your parents, have them signed, and return them to me as soon as possible, that would be great. There is only one rider who can get away with a returned report

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford MX2 Class The East is here. The CMRC Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals returned after a short 1-week break and kicked off their East Coast portion of the series. Round 5 was held at Gopher Dunes. Lots of riders say that they look forward to the sand. And then reality sinks in and they realize that Gopher isn’t

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Annd we’re back! After a weekend off from action in the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals, we were back in action at the famed track in Courtland, Ontario, known as Gopher Dunes. Just saying those two words together is probably enough to give ex-racers nightmares for a week. Known as the ‘Toughest Track in Canada,’ The Dunes is the round in the series that marks

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good morning and welcome to another Monday. I remember when I used to hate Mondays. I hated them when I was in school and then I hated them when I had “normal” jobs. The only thing I miss about school is the monthly dances, and the only thing I miss about not having a normal job anymore is that feeling as the clock creeps

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good morning from…where am I now? Let me have a quick look outside. OK, I’m definitely not in the mountains anymore. We’ve been to Regina, so I must be just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba, this morning. I always complain about finding time to do something with all the content on my laptop when I’m on the road. Well, to combat this problem, I decided to

McThoughts | Calgary National

McThoughts | Calgary National By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford MX2 Class   The MX2 class was a little weak in 2016. Not the top 3, but just the depth. Well, 2017 is much better. We have many guys that can and will podium, and to get a top 10 this year is a lot tougher. Round 3 went off this past Sunday in Calgary and the MX2 class

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good morning from Calgary, Alberta. If you missed this day of racing yesterday, you missed a lot. Things got shaken up at the Rockstar MX Nationals at Wild Rose MX Park! I’ve been coming to this race for quite a few years now, and this is one of the only times we actually remembered that the day starts 1 hour late due to the

Faces at the Races | Prince George National | Presented by OTSFF

Faces at the Races | Prince George National | Presented by OTSFF Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford First off, let me apologize for how late ‘Faces at the Races‘ is this week. It’s been a long few days playing catch up since frying a laptop hard drive after leaving PG. Of all the things I do, ‘Faces’ is my favourite. They say sarcasm is the lowest form of comedy.

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford As I sit here in Prince George this morning looking out the window of our hotel room, I have to ask myself how many times this happens: You wake up for work or school on Monday and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. How can this happen so often?! Remember all those motocross road trips ruined by the weather and then it turns