Monthly Archives: August 2013

Return to Leadville

Regular RKP readers will remember Rob Discher who shared the story of his first tilt at Leadville in 2012. For those who’d like the refresher, you can read it here. 18 hours before the ...

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Class

One of the ongoing themes of the infinite email thread between Padraig and me is how strange life can be. The older we get and the more our families grow, the more we find ourselves in unexpected ...

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Vélobici Van-Dapper Set

Vélobici is a small company that designs and makes cycle wear in the UK. Chris Puttnam and his partner, Tara Love, grew up in knitwear factories, their fathers both running some of the last ...

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Serotta, Beheaded

A couple of years ago a friend forwarded a video of a NorCal road race, one of those early-season shindigs where everyone hopes to blow the cobwebs out of the legs and get the first indications ...

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Off-Grid

I’m in Medford, Oregon, about to embark on a mountain bike tour with the good folks from Western Spirit. What I know of my schedule for the next five days you could fit in the coin holder ...

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Friday Group Ride #179

Sometimes, late on a Friday, when I’m plotting a course across a digital map, seeking out roads I haven’t ridden, trees and lakes and towns I haven’t seen already, I get the ...

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Panaracer Driver 29 Pro

Since my decision to start writing about mountain biking again, I’ve been doing all I can to log miles on different equipment, though I admit I’ve skewed things in the 29er direction. ...

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Assos T Fi.13_S5 Bibs

I’d like to get one thing out of the way now, just so we’re clear, and because I don’t see drama as an option. These are the finest bib shorts available. It’s not really ...

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Friday Group Ride #178

Group riding is one of the cornerstones of our sport, two people, two-hundred people, single-file or in a long lumpen mass strung out down the road. I know of many local rides that have been ...

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