Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford I know I don’t have to tell you how great it felt to be back at the races, but it sort of falls into my job description, so I’m going to anyway. DMX World HQ is in London, Ontario. We’re in the fortunate position that this is where we are going to see the bulk of our 2021 Canadian Triple Crown Series again this summer. Having said

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford This week’s instalment of Monday Morning Coffee is going to be short and sweet. I’m trying absolutely everything I can think of to get in a comfortable position to be able to be at my laptop this weekend. So far, I haven’t been successful. I’m currently sitting in a chair in the living room with a rolled up towel behind my lower back. It seems to be

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford I hope everyone had a great weekend and was able to get the NBC Gold Pass International sorted out on Saturday for Round 1 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships from Fox Raceway in Pala, California. I’ll admit that I had a few moments where I wanted to through everything I owned that was connected to the internet against the wall. It seemed I couldn’t stop

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy Victoria Day, everyone. There’s probably never a more appropriate day to crank up some Tragically Hip! So many of my May Long Weekend memories are played back in my mind to songs by The Hip. It felt great to get out to a track yesterday to shoot some photos and video. Gopher Dunes announced they would be opening for practice this weekend, after the Ontario Government

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford So, we got the news last week that Doug Ford saw his shadow and we’ve been ordered back into our houses for at least another two weeks of lockdown here in Ontario. We’ve been told that they’ll re-evaluate the situation on Wednesday, June 2nd. Hopefully, on that day we’ll get some good news regarding outdoor activity. You know, like MOTOCROSS! I was a little surprised when Ford

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Well, it’s Monday and I’ve got the yard work blister on the palm of my right hand to prove that I did my fair share. You know you’re not riding enough when you feel the blister beginning to form just 5 minutes into pulling dandelions. Too much time behind the camera the past bunch of years and not enough time in front of it! Hopefully, I’ll be

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford It’s the first Monday after the final round of 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross from Rice Eccles Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah (Go, Utes! “Did you say, Utes?“) in Salt Lake City, Utah. That night of racing was up there with any we’ve seen in quite a long time with the action and the stories that unfolded out there on the track. Qualifying:

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Here we are on another Monday following a rather boring weekend here in my neck of the woods, Southwestern Ontario. Even with the strict lockdowns in place, people have been able to get out to some private tracks in the area, but pay-to-ride public spots have been closed for the past couple weeks until restrictions weaken. Fortunately, this time off has given my soft, photographer’s hands time

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Well, we’re shut down here in Ontario. That’s right, we’re on to our 3rd full lockdown all across the province for the next little while. Even tracks that tried to stay open through the last one have decided to close this time. Who would have thought that I’d finally get back on a bike and look forward to hitting a bunch of local tracks and a global

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford As a racer, you know it usually works the other way…you leave the track on a Sunday after a day of mud races and the sun comes out to start the work or school week. Well, this week it finally did the opposite. We woke up to rain and crappy weather here in the DMX World HQ city of London, ON, after a weekend of mid 20’s