From The Past

Northern Notes: Dougie D

Words by Danny Brault As I’m typing this, it was raining but now snowing here in the tiny town of Warsaw, Ontario, two hours east of Toronto. It’s hard to believe the summer (and now the fall?) is really over already; didn’t it just begin? Depending on your interests, job and location in Canada, you could be trading in your ...

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NORTHERN NOTES: BACK TO THE BARNS

    “You know how riders always want to ride on a golf course?” he asks, “Well, the stuff we’re using this weekend is from the top layer of a golf course. It’s got a high amount of clay but there’s topsoil in there as well.”   Words by Danny Brault Things are cooling off in most regions across Canada, ...

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Northern Notes: Let’s start an argument

  Words by Danny Brault “Let’s start an argument,” joked my grandfather “Sparky,” moments before my folks were preparing for one of their classic verbal domestics during dinner a few years ago. I thought that was a pretty funny line from Gramps, but you probably had to be there to enjoy it or at least know my folks and ol’ ...

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Northern Notes: Where does luck come from?

  Words by Danny Brault Photos by Jeff Kardas “Where does confidence come from?” This question came from Joe Skidd of Superior Suspension Settings (SSS), also a former manager of Canada’s most dominant motocross team, Blackfoot Motosports Honda. I was down at Skidd’s suspension work shop (which is run out of his garage … but don’t be fooled, he’s not ...

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Northern Notes: The puck is about to drop!

  Words by Danny Brault Get your beers on ice, buddies to the garage and face paint on because the puck is “aboot” to drop on the 2015 Motocross DES Nations! (Sorry, I can’t hold back any longer, I much prefer the  traditional “des” over the more modern “of.” Gives the event a more international feel, don’t ya think?) I’m ...

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NORTHERN NOTES: GOSSIP GUY

We play Dick Tracy as we snoop around for some ‘leads’ on who’s coming to Canada in 2015. Plus, some great words from the man himself, Tony Alessi! Photos by James Lissimore Good afternoon and welcome to your weekly Northern Notes. I’m host your Danny Brault and we’ve got some interesting chatter to breakdown regarding the Canadian Nationals and its ...

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NORTHERN NOTES: BLEEDING RED AND WHITE

Highlights and history on Team Canada’s performances at the Motocross of Nations … Words by Danny Brault It’s not over yet – there is still one more race to go before that fat lady can start belting out another tune. We’re now only a week away from the annual Motocross of Nations, which takes place next Saturday and Sunday, September ...

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