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Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Man, it feels good to be on the road and sitting in a Starbucks working on Monday Morning Coffee from parts unknown! Actually, I know where I am. I’m in Florence, South Carolina, on my way to see Julien Perrier and his PRMX Partzilla Kawasaki Supercross team in action over at South of the Border. I could have made it there last night, but I’m afraid of

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford This is my first Monday at home at my office desk in a few weeks. As much fun as it is traveling to races and seeing great action, it always feels good to be home for a while. Of course, it never takes long to get the travel bug again. Fortunately, I won’t have to wait very long until I’m back on the move. We’re heading in

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford So, it’s after 5pm here in Mantova, Italy. This time change is really something. Carl Bastedo, Dylan Wright, and I just got back to the hotel from a late lunch. I sat down at my laptop and looked at the clock. Then I did the math and realized that it was only 11am back in Eastern time, leaving me an hour to put a few thoughts down

Monday “Morning” Coffee

By Billy Rainford *technical difficulties at my sister’s place in Kamloops this morning. Afternoon coffee? Welcome to a very rare Monday. Over the weekend we had Shelby Turner become the 5-time Endurocross Champion and Dylan Wright finished higher in an MXGP race than anyone has done in many, many years, taking 9th in Italy. Shelby was in Denver, Colorado, over the weekend and won the Women’s class at the final

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hello again from Kamloops, BC. I’m still out here looking after my mom while my sister take a little holiday. That meant it was pretty early to be up on a Sunday morning to watch the MXGP of Trentino in Italy. I’m not sure if you heard, but Dylan Wright is over there and racing… We posted the race schedule and time difference to Ontario, thinking that

Monday Morning Coffee

This week, Monday Morning Coffee is coming to you in Pacific Time. I apologize that this will likely be hitting your inbox way past our usual coffee time. Iā€™m out in BC for the next couple weeks. I had to leave Round 2 of the Future West Moto Canadian Arenacross Championships in Chilliwack and drive to the Interior to Kamloops. By the time I made it here, there was only

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy Monday Morning from soggy Southwestern Ontario. The rain has settled in here nicely over the past couple days with no end in sight! Of course, that’s not true. We will get to the end of this weather pattern at some point, but, man, there’s been a lot of rain in these parts. In fact, they had to cancel second motos at Gopher Dunes for the AMO

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