Monthly Archives: August 2012

The 9:02 to Leadville

What follows is the personal account of regular RKP reader  Rob Discher, recently back from his first tilt at the Leadville 100. He was kind enough to share it with us, and now with you. Going ...

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Bike Art: Kathleen King

There’s precious little art devoted to cycling. Contrast that with all the incredible surf-related art and its enough to chafe you like 200 miles in an un-creamed leather chamois. I keep my ...

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Friday Group Ride #131

The Vuelta starts tomorrow, and, if we accept the dominant storyline that this steep Tour at the desperate end of the season is only a showdown between Sky’s Chris Froome and Saxo ...

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Nerves

You have ridden with these guys so many times, but for some reason, over a different route, longer or steeper or stranger in some way, you are nervous. Or maybe it is exactly the same route you ...

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Mike Powell—The Greatest Race

Admit it, even with the Vuelta a Espana just around the corner, and whether or not Bradley Wiggins was your choice for the yellow jersey, the end of the Tour brings with it a state of ...

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Understanding the Doping Mind

Most of the cycling world has been abuzz since yesterday when the first links appeared to Jonathan Vaughters’ op-ed piece for the New York Times. It’s rare that we direct readers to ...

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The Explainer: BUI can be a BFD

Dear Explainer, I don’t even want to tell this story, but it brings up a question I need to have answered. I woke up yesterday with a completely trashed front wheel on my bike, a hangover I will ...

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Friday Group Ride #130

A bicycle, functioning properly, sounds something like a finely cast fishing rod or a baritone cricket. And at some point, you become so accustomed to the regular zip and hum of your bike, that ...

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