Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Winter of Our Discontent

Anyone who’s married or has been in a serious, long term relationship knows that there are ups, and there are downs. Sometimes you’re in love, and sometimes you’re not. In ...

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On Terms

You know the challenge. You’re in a group and somewhere deep inside of you the river of time flows just as your blood surges through your veins. You are on one of two sides of an equation. Either ...

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Follow Us on Twitter

Red Kite Prayer has joined Twitter. As Social Media go, Twitter has proven its value as a way to keep followers abreast of new content and actual news. We’ll spare you news of our latest ...

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Taking Shape

In one of the bigger surprises of the week, the UCI announced that it had approved the extension of Astana’s ProTour license. The announcement puts to rest any speculation about whether ...

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Thanksgiving III

It’s hard to say where the urge to write develops. There are probably as many motivations as there are writers. In the beginning there is a desire to connect with an audience. That currency, the ...

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The Jump

You are Marco Pantani. It is 1999, and you are winning the Giro d’Italia, the race you dreamed of winning as a teenager flogging a borrowed bike around the countryside outside Cesenatico. ...

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The RKP Kit

Joe Yule is a riding buddy and graphic designer whose work you are familiar with, even if you’ve never ridden in Southern California. He is best known as the designer behind Team Garmin. ...

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Suspicion

The Tour de France first controlled for drugs in its 1966 edition. It has taken the better part of 40 years for the UCI to convince both the riders and the public that they mean business about ...

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*Updated*: Unfinished Business

This week Specialized Bicycles announced that they had signed Alberto Contador to a personal sponsorship contract for their bicycles. Contador in turn announced that he had come to an agreement ...

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Did LeMond Languish?

Greg LeMond is suing the Trek corporation because he claims the company didn’t exert its best efforts to promote his brand. Whether or not LeMond turns the suit into a referendum on all things ...

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