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Push America: Update from the North Team
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Push America: Update from the North Team

Since the last time you heard from us, we were in Grand Island, Nebraska and since then we have crossed 5 states including: Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. We have made it all the way to Toledo, Ohio, the home of University of Toledo, where 4 of our amazing team members attend school. We have gone from towns full of cornfields, cows and humidity to cities full of skyscrapers, tons of people and a busy night life.

During the ride through Iowa, many of the cyclists could not handle the rolling hills on top of the 100% humidity. With the humidity being so high and the temperature being in the 90’s, this alone had the crew members shortening the distance between stops, for safety purposes. Everyday, the cyclists got on their bikes to face the heat and the rolling hills that punished them on a daily basis. By the time we were at the end of the state, the cyclists were all excited for the rolling hills to gradually flatten out. You can find hills all over the United States, but the level of humidity we encountered can only be found and trained for in certain areas.

Historic Glass Plate Photo Discoveries
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Historic Glass Plate Photo Discoveries

*A note from MK: The post below was written by Raymond Bleesz, the owner of Brush Creek (a proud MK dealer). Enjoy!

Hello! I’d like to let you all know about two articles that I wrote that were published in our local paper – The Vail Daily. The first article, Photo Detective, was published in March of this year, and the second article, Old Photos Yields Clue for Edwards Photographer, was published in June. They describe how I became involved in the research & discovery of unknown photographic glass-plated negatives, which were produced by an unknown photographer at the turn of the century and taken here in Colorado (although the original source came from a fellow camera club member in Virginia).

I’m currently working on 2 other unknown negatives which have “hidden info” that I am trying to research out. However, the clues in the negatives may not be enough. If successful, further stories will follow! The discover & naming of these previously unknown negatives are my small contribution to the History of Colorado. There are other negatives which just do not have enough info.

I hope you enjoy the articles and pictures!

Team Mountain: Race Recap – Presbyterian Invitational
Team Mountain Khakis

Team Mountain: Race Recap – Presbyterian Invitational

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop kicked off one of the season’s best weeks of racing–all in our home state–at Saturday’s Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium and the following day’s Hanes Park Classic. With a successful defense of the USA CRITS lead and a podium finish behind them, the team plans to carry its momentum into the Giordana Crossroads Cycling Classic later this week on August 3-7.

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Business trip to Charlotte: 24 Hours of Booty and the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium

The TMK caravan rolled down to Charlotte, NC on Friday for the opening ceremonies of the 24 Hours of Booty charity ride. Now held annually in three cities, the event brings cyclists of all abilities together to raise vital funds for cancer research and survivorship. For information on this noteworthy organization, visit www.24HoursOfBooty.org.

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Mt. Niceness: July Skiiing on Mt. Hood

So far, the Mt. Niceness West-topia tour has been great! The Westy kicks butt and I’m rolling in style and comfort. Here’s my latest blog with more niceness: http://mountainniceness.com/2011/07/july-skiing-on-mt-hood/

Competition Updates from Hayes Wauford
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Competition Updates from Hayes Wauford

After taking a year off from competing in 2010, I have attended 4 National Skeet Shooting Association sanctioned skeet tournaments so far in 2011. I began the year at the nationally acclaimed Krieghoff Masters in Savannah, Georgia. I finished 4th overall in the tournament breaking 397 out of 400 targets. I also finished 3rd in the .410 bore event with a perfect 100×100. My second shoot was the Tildon Downing Challenge held in Durham, NC. I finished 2nd overall with a 398 out of 400. I attended the Remington Great Eastern in Richmond, VA and finished 5th in the 12 gauge event.

Hayes Wauford | MK Ambassador

This past weekend I competed in the Paratrooper Open at Fort Bragg Clay Target Center in Spring Lake, NC. I finished 3rd in the 12 gauge, won the 20 gauge event with a 100, won the .410 bore event with a 99, and won the High Over All event in a shootoff of 397s out of 400.

I am scheduled to shoot 6 more tournaments this year including the NC State Championship, the Mini and the Main World Championships. As always, I am very comfortable in the Teton Twill Shorts, in spite of temperatures in the high 90s this past weekend at Fort Bragg!