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Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford It feels like it’s been a really long time since I’ve sat down to write a Monday Morning Coffee the day after actually being at some racing. In fact, it’s been since the Daytona Supercross that I’ve done it! That race was way back on March 7th. Yesterday, I was at Round 2 of the AMO Ontario Provincial Championships (OPC) at Walton Raceway and it felt great.

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy belated Father’s Day to all the Moto Dads out there! I hope you all got to spend it at the track with your kids, just like you probably did with your dads on Father’s Days of the past. I remember my mom and dad always got a hug and a card from me as I sat in the back seat of the vehicle on the way

The Importance of Mental Toughness

The Importance of Mental Toughness By Billy Rainford Alan Goldberg writes in his ‘8 Qualities of a Mentally Tough Athlete‘ article on the Competitive Edge website that there are a few characteristics successful athletes all share. Here’s the list shortened down: Calm under pressure Unfazed Amazing powers of concentration Laser focussed Winning attitude Does the work Confident Setbacks do not shake their belief in abilities When you skimmed over that

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Someone told me it’s Monday today, so I’m inclined to believe them. We’ve had our heads down packing up and entire houseful of memories and dusty skeletons for the past few days here at my folks’ house on Lake Simcoe, so I really haven’t looked at any sort of calendar lately. Because we were elbows up and staring at the front fender of all things Rainford Archives

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford As we head into another Monday, we do so after what was an amazing 450 Supercross Main at Round 13 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. If you didn’t get to watch this one live, wait until you find the entire show before you watch any highlights. It was one for the ages! Eli Tomac appears to have exorcized his demons of Supercross seasons past and

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford How’s everyone feeling after getting back to some Supercross racing?! I hope you have the Supercross Video Pass because I heard there may have been a problem watching the racing on NBC Sports. Something about a new episode of Heidi or something? (If you got that reference you’re either old or a history/trivia buff) However, I saw that they replayed the racing later in the evening, so

‘Off the Cuff’ | Some Reach for the Stars, Some Push Others Toward Them

‘Off the Cuff’ | Some Reach for the Stars, Some Push Others Toward Them By Jacqueline Ross Greetings humans! This column was inspired by my recent collage that I’ve been putting together of my students and motocross camps (it’s still in progress). I love photos. They capture a moment in time that can be kept, but will never be able to be relived again. Shout-out to Johann Zahn for his design of the camera

Salt Lake City SX | Round 11 Press Conference Notes

Salt Lake City SX | Round 11 Press Conference Notes By Billy Rainford Photos by Bigwave Instead of the usual ride day/pre-race press conference, we all got together for a Zoom meeting on Friday afternoon to talk with a few 450 riders about the return to racing this Sunday at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. I could bore you with hundreds of

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford There’s nothing like waking up on a Monday Morning, clicking on your Instagram feed and seeing a ton of new photos and videos of riders ripping up practice tracks across the country. It feels great to be back in action. I can’t believe we also just went from one of the worst springs ever here in my neck of the woods in Southwestern Ontario immediately to mid-summer-like