Monthly Archives: March 2010

Astana-shing Attack

Far be it from me to disagree with Paul Sherwen. That guy has probably raced more pro races than I’ve seen. Having said that, Sherwen’s take on Alberto Contador’s Stage 7 attack ...

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FGR #13 Wrap

OK, we asked what your everyday ride was made from and here were the answers: 25 Responses 9 Steel 7 Carbon 5 Aluminum 4 Titanium As many of you pointed out, it’s all about conditions and ...

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The Other Shoe

The other shoe has finally dropped. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has, finally, upheld Alejandro Valverde's Italian suspension, imposed by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), finding ...

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Mad Alchemy Russisch Thee

Okay, so let’s begin with the disclosure. You’re already aware that Mad Alchemy is an advertiser here at RKP. Radio Freddy at BKW had reviewed some Mad Alchemy product and my interest was piqued ...

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Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald

VeloPress has emerged as the preeminent publisher of books about cycling. That the publisher is doing stellar work isn’t surprising, but the fact that they have so little competition from other ...

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Friday Group Ride #13

Let's take a break from the race-oriented blather and talk about our bikes some more, shall we? Some of us watch the Euro races avidly, but probably all of us pedal circles or squares or rhombi ...

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Gran Fondo Colnago

For those considering relocation, the bible of city comparison used to be the “Places Rated Almanac.” It compared all the major metropolitan areas of the United States according to the standard ...

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Google Adds ‘Bike There’

Google has announced at the National Bike Summit that they have added a “bike there” option to their popular mapping service. It’s a big development for the cycling community. In yet another ...

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The Art of Embro

I shot the photo above at the 1990 Tour de Trump. This was the year of my introduction to the practice of embrocation. Readers of BKW may recall this image from another post I wrote called ...

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FGR #12 Wrap

There's a reason races have finish lines. It's so the riders know when they can stop riding and everyone else knows who won. There are a few of us, myself included, who really think Alberto ...

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