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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:

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | April

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | April By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, humans! I started writing this from 35,000 feet altitude. Shout out to Delta for the safe flight and Biscoff cookies.  Gluten is something I usually avoid, but I’ll take the inflammation for two of those scrumptious things.  Happy that my fingers didn’t swell up, I picked up my pen, grabbed my notebook and started writing about the last 72 hours. 

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

SLC SX #1 | Bigwave’s Thoughts on Round 16

SLC SX #1 | Bigwave’s Thoughts on Round 16 By Billy Rainford With only two rounds left to settle the championships in the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series, there was a lot on the line at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s amazing how small the track looked after all the outdoor SX races we’ve gotten used to the past few weeks. It was a normal

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy Holiday Easter Monday, everyone. I’m sure many of you are waking up and trying to decide if you should go ride again today or if it would be wiser to let those blistered hands heal a bit before they get any worse. I think we all know the answer. I was planning on dusting off the Jeff McConkey YZ250 2-stroke DMX test bike today, but the

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford I’m not going to lie, I’m starting to get a little stir crazy. Usually, at this time of year, I’m happy to spend some time at home because I’ve been out in California for 5 or 6 weeks, I’ve been to a few Supercross races, I’ve spent time at my friend Brendan’s (KDEAM) place in Palm Coast, Florida, driven back and forth from the Daytona SX, the

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Another Monday rears its ugly….nope, I can’t say that. We’re heading into a Monday here in London, Ontario, where we’re predicted to reach a blue-bird sky high of 16 or 17 degrees Celsius. This is the kind of day that helps you make it through the cold months here in Canada. I managed to get over to Gopher Dunes on Saturday for a couple hours before I

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford It’s been a long time since I woke up on a Monday after having been at an actual track on the weekend! Like, in over a year (that’s not entirely true, but you get the point). My coffee tastes just a little bit better this morning. I managed to get over to Gopher Dunes for their Opening Day on Friday. Ontario is so weird, weather-wise. Last year,

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hey, guess what? We got more snow last night here in London, Ontario. Enough so that I should really be out there taking care of it. I just checked the temperature and it’s 2C out there. If you’re in an area that gets snow, you know what that means…it is not going to be a fun shovel. My back already hurts, just thinking about it. Maybe it’ll

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford You know you’re getting old when… So, last night was Superbowl #55 from Tampa Bay. I’m pretty sure you already knew that. I’ll admit it right off the top that this was the only football game I watched all year. We don’t have cable at our place and I’m not a big enough fan to try and find games online during the regular season, but I did