Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Another Monday, another weekend spent learning how to do things around the house for this pretty major renovation. This time it was popcorn ceiling removal. Yep, we’re hitting all the classic jobs around here. Last week it was removing the hardwood and this week we looked up to the roof and attacked that. I asked last week if you’ve ever done hardwood removal because it was so

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Sorry I’m late… I didn’t get out on the dirt bike this weekend, but I managed to sneak in a couple bicycle rides. This is the first year in a while that I didn’t head out to California for January and into February so let’s just say my cycling “base” is a little less than what’s it’s been. That said, I have to force myself to take

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford It’s Monday morning and when I look at the forecast on my phone it tells me the days where the temperature starts with a “-” are in our rearview mirror! We had to deal with some brutal weather here in southwestern Ontario the past couple weeks, but I think we can see the grass at the end of the semi-permafrost! Yesterday, it actually snuck up above zero

Monday Morning Coffee | 2024 Indy Supercross

By Billy Rainford I need to start this Monday Morning Coffee on a really scary note. As racing began Saturday at the Motoplayground Spring a Ding Ding at Oak Hill MX in Texas, the first race of the day was on the track, 250 B. #305 Alistair Dickert had something happen to him that we all brush of as an impossibility – he was actually struck by lightning while racing.

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford So, I rolled into the house at around 1:00am from another trip down to Florida and another drive in the DMX Van. I keep saying it’s the “last time” I do it in the Dodge Grand Caravan, but I’m just not going to say that anymore. Who knows?! Maybe I drive it until it completely dies and I’m forced to have it towed to a junkyard and

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Well, this Monday Morning Coffee was supposed to be coming to you from somewhere along I-75 southbound as I made my way to Florida for this ultra-busy trip to the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, the old DMX Van had other ideas. I change the oil and filter in our driveway every 8000kms. So yes, that means this was the 50th Anniversary oil change! I noticed a new leak

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy Family Day, everyone. From knowinsiders.com: Family Day in Canada, the third Monday in February, is technically not a national, federally-mandated holiday. But most Canadians live in areas that celebrate it as a province-level statutory holiday — in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan as ‘Family Day;’ in Manitoba as ‘Louis Riel Day;’ in Nova Scotia as ‘Nova Scotia Heritage Day,’ and on Prince Edward

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford The Monday after a rather interesting weekend in my hometown area. It was 15 degrees Celsius on Friday in London, ON. That’s not exactly how mid-February normally goes in these parts and it meant Gopher Dunes was open for riding. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to leave the house for much after picking up a bug and being down for the count the last few days. Not a

Monday Morning Coffee | 2024 Detroit Supercross

By Billy Rainford Before we get into what I have to say about Round 5 of the 2024 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series at Ford Field in Detroit, let’s have a look at a couple other things first. 2024 GTAMX – R17 Springfield PRO – 2/2/2024Springfield, MO Open Pro (250,350,450)   View LaptimesHeat 1Heat 2Semi 1Moto 1Moto 2   Points for this class Overall   Name Heat Semi Moto 1 Moto 2 Points Earned

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee opinion column where we talk about what happened over the weekend with a decidedly Canadian slant. By Billy Rainford I remember watching young New Zealander #17 Cole Davies at a Supercross Futures race last season and being impressed with his skills. The big news was that Ben Townley was onsite helping him out, so it was really cool to see him back at the track. At A2