Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee

What a difference a day makes at this time of year in this country! After riding in 18C on Friday, we got about 10 centimetres of snow on Sunday here in my neck of the woods in London, Ontario. I joked about how we all had to scramble to find our shovels and car snow brushes but I’m going to level with you…I don’t shovel in November. There’s just no

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hello from my final day out in BC. I’ve been here since last weekend for rounds 5 and 6 of the 2020 Future West Moto Canadian Arenacross Championships in Chilliwack. I stayed out between the final two weekends and it allowed me to spend some time with my mom, who is now calling Kamloops home as she lives out her final time with my sister there. The

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford So, I leave home in Ontario and they’re in the middle of some 20-degree C weather! That figures. I hope everyone reading this from back there is enjoying this rare treat of warmness in November. I’m sure all the local tracks are licking their chops at the thought of being able to squeeze in a few more days of full track profit! I’m out in BC for

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome back to Standard Daylight Time where it gets dark before 5:30pm. This crazy angled axis and living this far from the equator make for an exciting ride as we make our trips around the sun. What do “flat earthers” say about this, anyway? It was also Halloween Weekend but it didn’t feel like it around here. We never get a single kid dressed up in a

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford It felt great to be a the races again this past weekend. Hell, it feels great to ANYwhere these day, doesn’t it?! The COVID-19 rules are more relaxed out here in BC than they are back at my place in Ontario. It feels great to have a little more normalcy in my life again, even if it’s only for a short time before I head back later

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Good Monday Morning (time change got me) from the west coast. It’s been a great few days out here in BC for the Future West Moto (FWM) Canadian Arenacross Championships, 2020 edition. It had been too many years since I had the chance to check out the indoor racing that has groomed so many of our top Pro racers over the years. This was also the first

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Canada reading this. I hope you are able to visit with the important people in your life over this extremely abnormal holiday weekend. We’re supposed to be having dinners and drinks with family but in true 2020 fashion we are still needing to keep the older and compromised members of our population at arm’s length. What a mess this year has been

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford As I sit here trying to think of something relevant to talk about now that our Rockstar Triple Crown Tour has come to an end, I find myself going down the rabbit hole of Twitter. I don’t even know why I follow some of the people I do – it just makes me angry every time I end up scrolling through the comments. If you’re like me,

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford It’s over! We put a fork in this weird 2020 season on Saturday afternoon at Gopher Dunes. We just did our 2-week stint at the outdoor Supercross track just outside of Tillsonburg, Ontario. What did you think? I think they gave us a couple very good tracks to race, however, the rather extensive injury list would point to another issue. It’s like trying to get your first

Monday Morning Coffee | 2020 MX Nationals Report Cards

By Billy Rainford Usually around this time of year we’re getting ready to head somewhere super cool for the annual Motocross of Nations. Sure, there have been years in the past where the politics of the whole thing have gotten in the way of our sending a team, but that wasn’t the roadblock this year. Chalk up another win for the Coronavirus. It’s also around this time when I’d be