Team Mountain Khakis
A roller coaster couple of weeks for the team with some dramatic highs and some equally disappointing lows.
Wilmington Grand Prix
May 20-22, Wilmington, DE
For the fourth straight year, the Grand Prix has been named to USA Cycling’s prestigious National Racing Calendar (NRC) and the entire team was set to compete. Before we even got on the road both Adam and Jerome opted to not make the trip because they were sick and nursing fevers. This was the first indication this was going to be a tough weekend.
How Do You MK?
It’s MK – wedding style! Check out this picture from sent in from Alpharetta Outfitters, an awesome MK dealer.
Golden week has been the most widely celebrated holiday in Japan thus far. I have never seen so many people outside. I do not fully understand what the holiday is for, but it has something to do with the emperor.
Anyway, for a break from the city Gavin and I joined Jack and his wife for some bouldering at Mizugaki. We met up at the new area and decided to try a few new potential problems. Jack also wanted to send his V5/6 that we finished cleaning last week.
Winter started out great this year in Southwest Montana. November 8th it started snowing and by the end of the month we had three to four feet on the ground. Like most seasons in Montana, winter seemed to turn on like a switch. Our snowpack stayed mostly stable for the season as well which made for some great backcountry skiing and riding conditions all over the mountains.
I was able to spend a lot of time in nearby Hyalite Canyon ferreting out new lines from the steep bowls and trees hidden within its depths, and mostly stuck close to home as there was no need to ski anywhere else with such amazing conditions here.