The Story Behind the Photo | Hully Gully 1983 By Billy Rainford As I was looking for some photos for Throwback Thursday this afternoon, I stumbled onto this one from Hully Gully in Ontario from way back in 1983. Yes, 1983. I haven’t pestered any riders for one of these articles lately, so I figured I’d take the reins on this one, as Jeff and I prepare to head south
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The Story Behind the Photo | Gooning Kyle Keast’s 2010 MXON Bike By Billy Rainford I remember it like it were yesterday… Back in 2010, the Motocross of Nations was held at Lakewood MX just outside Denver, Colorado. Dawn McClintock and I booked seats on the same flight out of Detroit and were up early in the morning to make the 2 1/2 hour drive to Michigan from London, Ontario.
The Story Behind the Photo(s) | Mitch Cooke MXON 2009 By Billy Rainford We’re about to embark on another adventure with Team Canada Motocross of Nations this coming week at Matterley Basin in England. You never know what to expect at these one-day events; all you can do is be there when “it” happens. Back in 2009, our team consisted of Tyler Medaglia, Dean Wilson, and Mitch Cooke. We qualified
The Story Behind the Photo | Topher Ingalls – Ste. Julie 2012 By Billy Rainford The sport needs guys like Topher Ingalls. Hell, it was built on them! A never-say-die attitude with plenty of skill to back up the swagger is what we always got from this California native. He recently gained notoriety in his post Rockstar Energy MX Nationals life when a promotional video he made for his young real
The Story Behind the Photo | Where it All Began By Billy Rainford I guess this story has been bubbling in my brain waiting to get out for a long time. You know the one, the story of where it all began for you and how this sport got its hooks into you so deeply that there’s really no way for you to get out. I tried to get away
The Story Behind the Photo | Ryan Lockhart | Sand Del Lee 2008 By Billy Rainford When we posted a photo of #22 Kyle Beaton on Instagram winning the 2008 CMRC Motocross National at Sand Del Lee, it prompted a comment from fellow competitor, #9 Ryan Lockhart. Ryan alluded to a story he says he tells “10-12 times a year,” so we had to get to the bottom of it.
The Story Behind the Photo: Jeff McConkey|Walton 2009 By Billy Rainford Some of you may only know Jeff McConkey as the guy who gives you his ‘McThoughts’ each week after the Supercross events, but he’s seen this sport from all sides. Back in 2009, he got the opportunity to help South African rider, Kerim Fitz-Gerald. (It was also the year I slept in a 1989 Buick Electra Estate Wagon and
The Story Behind the Photo – Nathan Bles|Ulverton 2015 By Billy Rainford Ontario Pro rider Nathan Bles suffered a badly broken arm while practicing at Gopher Dunes just one week before the 2015 Rockstar Energy MX Nationals were set to begin last spring. It forced him to miss the majority of the racing season. In fact, it probably should have taken him out of the entire summer, but Nathan is
The Story Behind the Photo: #27 Nick Wey|2015 Detroit SX By Billy Rainford When rumours started circulating that Michigan native #27 Nick Wey was considering retiring from touring the professional circuit last winter, I knew the 2015 Detroit SX was a big deal. I spent most of the morning trying to capture a shot that would sum it all up – that’s not always easy! He may have seen me
The Story Behind the Photo: Tyler Medaglia | Gopher Dunes Spring 2015 By Billy Rainford Sometimes, as a photographer, you do more than take a photo. Sometimes, you capture a moment. You usually don’t know it’s happening until much later. Sure, you always hope you are, but it’s rare (at least for me) to get home and go through your photos to find one or, if you’re lucky, a few