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Meet Jack Christopher Larson
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Meet Jack Christopher Larson

I’m pleased to introduce to the MK family my new, soon-to-be hiking/climbing/camping/skiing/hunting/fishing buddy – Jack! Our son, Jack Christopher Larson, was born on June 12th at 9 lb 4 oz. I think, based on his size, he is trying to get into a pair of MKs as quickly as possible. […]

Another Wyoming Whitewater Championships in the Books!
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Another Wyoming Whitewater Championships in the Books!

Well, the Jackson Hole Kayak Club was able to host another great weekend of competition thanks to its volunteers, competitors, spectators and sponsors (Mountain Khakis being one of the biggest). With tons of snowpack in the Tetons this year, we knew it was going to be an exciting weekend with high water. Tight competition in all the events this year added to the excitement. The downriver race on Friday night brought out all kinds of crafts to make for an exciting start. At the finish line we saw some photo finishes as well as smiles everywhere. With pizza and beer waiting, who wouldn’t be excited!

Wyoming Whitewater Championship

With the freestlye competition set to start Saturday morning, clouds rolled in a brought some hail (nothing too unfamiliar for us in early June) but after the first round, the skies cleared and we had one of the warmest and sunniest comps in recent memory. Although the surging water made for a challenging King’s Wave, it provided some close competition as the top three finishers were only decided by a few points. The weather stayed amazing as we headed back to town for an outdoor awards party on the lawn. With some great prizes for the competitors and plenty more in the raffle, the buzz was high and it felt like everyone went home a winner!

Dealers

New MK Dealers for July

Check out our brand new dealers below. Be sure to stop in if you’re in the area or check out their websites!

Eagle Enterprises
700 W Intl Airport Rd # B
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alexander’s Store Inc
4482 Town Creek School Rd
Blairsville GA 30512

Push America: Riding Through Wyoming
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Push America: Riding Through Wyoming

When you heard from us last we were crossing over the Cascade Mountains and making our way through big sky country. Recently, the team has been venturing through the states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, now making their way through the beautiful State of Colorado. One of the more remarkable things that the team has noticed while cycling is how drastic the scenery has changed around them. That land has progressed from the snow covered mountain peaks to slow rolling grassy hills that surround the area. The views we have come across on the Trans-America route have been extraordinary and we could have not asked for better weather along the way. As the temperatures changed along the way the khaki shorts really helped our riders stay comfortable. Since the team is constantly on the move, we were only able to spend a limited amount of in Jackson Hole, WY., the base of operations for Mountain Khakis.

Team Mountain Khakis: Elite/U23 National Championships and Hyde Park Blast
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Team Mountain Khakis: Elite/U23 National Championships and Hyde Park Blast

This weekend’s Elite and U23 National Championships was the final and most important stop on the team’s recent 3-week road trip, which has included races in Washington D.C., Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and finally Augusta, GA.  Joining the riders for the weekend’s event were team owners Pat and Jamie, in part to help with logistics, such as driving the team caravan car during the road race, but also just to have fun with the boys and see them in action.

Elite Criterium

Throughout the weekend, constant sun and temperatures near 100 degrees turned each race into as much a contest of heat tolerance as one of classic bike racing.  With six riders (Adam, Ben, Jon, Neil, Thomas, and Travis) in the Elite Criterium on Friday afternoon, TMK planned to control the race from the start and ensure that no move got up the road without TMK’s representation.

Given the heat and relatively long duration of the 80k Elite Criterium, the race got off to a slow start for the first half hour before the inevitable attacks began to fly.  TMK riders shared the work at the front of the group, and by mid-race it appeared that Adam had made the selection of the day as part of a 9-rider breakaway that gained as much as 40 seconds on the main field.  However, not all of the strong teams in the race were represented in the move, and the break was eventually chased back in the late stages of the race.

As a series of counter-attacks erupted at the front of the main field, TMK riders once again shared the work at the front until Ben surged ahead with the final move of the day with less than 10 laps to go.  The situation looked ideal until the final two corners of the race, when the speeding field caught the break and the sprinters flew by.

[caption id="attachment_3786" align="aligncenter" width="449" caption="Among them were Thomas and Neil, who finished 7th and 16th. Ben held on for 12th."][/caption]