Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford I’m running a little bit behind this morning. Gopher Dunes opened up their back track on Frank Schuster‘s property and AMO Reloaded held an Ontario Provincial race over the weekend. Saturday was a practice day, so Greg Poisson and I loaded up his truck and headed over to check it out. We got there a little late but suited up and got ready for a session on

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Another Monday rears its ugly head. If you’re from the same area as DMX World HQ in Southwestern Ontario, we’re entering the best time of year to ride. Gone are the gross, humid days of July and August. I actually enjoy that for cycling, but it doesn’t motivate me to try out new gear at the track when it gets that hot. I know, I’m a fair-weather

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford As I sit here this Monday Morning waiting to do a podcast with Lee Fryberger from Team Canada ISDE, James Lissimore and I have the new Bob Ross documentary from Netflix on in the background. If you’re old like me, I’m sure you’ll remember watching The Joy of Painting on PBS back in the 1980’s when there was nothing else on. As I look back now, I

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hey, we’re back for another Monday Morning Coffee! We just had a weekend off from racing in the Canadian Triple Crown Series, but that didn’t mean things weren’t happening. In fact, there were a couple things going on that sort of took me by surprise, so let’s fill that cup and dive in. Shawn Maffenbeier and Robin Hutchinson had their wedding right here in my hometown on

Monday Morning Coffee | It’s Go Time!

By Billy Rainford Like the title says, It’s Go Time here in Canada! As you read this, riders and families have been descending on the province of Ontario for the biggest race we have here in Canada – The TransCan at Walton Raceway. The only reason I’ll ever say that I have “mixed feelings” about this race is that it means we’re nearing the end of yet another Motocross season.

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford I didn’t mean to take the weekend off completely away from the sport but the weather made it so that it was the only option around here. We were on a break from the MX Nationals series before we head to the ECAN at Motocross Deschambault this week but there were a couple events I’d planned on checking out. Gopher Dunes was hosting the Off-Road Ontario series

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford I’m feeling like a bit of a zombie this morning after getting a late start on the drive home from Sand Del Lee near Ottawa last night. It’s a 7-hour drive to London and I had to sit in front of the shop there at the track to use some wifi to post a few things before hitting the road. I’m a Rogers cell user and it

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome to the Monday Morning Coffee the day after some of the most amazing racing we’ve ever seen here in Canada. No joke, that was a crazy day of motos at Gopher Dunes. Both classes gave us performances and racing action we’ll be referring to for years to come. Jetwerx decided not to groom the track or prep it the way they normally would for a Canadian

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hello and welcome to the week before the Canadian Triple Crown Series starts. Yes, we’ve finally made it to the week we’ve all been waiting for. When I’m, hopefully, sitting at my desk again next Monday I’ll be writing about what we learned at the first couple rounds of the MX Nationals at Walton Raceway. Yes, I’m still lying on my back on the floor typing with

MoNdaY MoRnInG CoFfEe

By Billy Rainford Another Monday rears its ugly head. That was a weekend that actually felt like things were back to normal! I managed to get out to a race and almost made it 2 races in 2 days, but I didn’t. My plan was to hit the Mini Bike Triple Crown at Shady Oaks MX in Brigden, Ontario, and then hop back in the van and head to Sand