Monthly Archives: April 2014

Jamaica in Pictures

Jamaica in Pictures

As I sit at my desk and look at the images I shot while in Jamaica for three days of riding, I have to admit that I’m still processing, still trying to figure out exactly what I think, what ...

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Friday Group Ride #215

Friday Group Ride #215

The bike will take you amazing places if you follow it. Surrey, south of London, on a sunny spring Thursday. Up the stairs to the third floor, beyond the keycard locked door, into a room at the ...

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You Are What You Is

You Are What You Is

With all warranted respect and admiration for Frank Zappa, purloining the title from his great ditty seemed the perfect way to start off a post about RKP’s first-ever reader survey. We ...

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NICA: The Shape of Things to Come

NICA: The Shape of Things to Come

When I was in high school, what I knew of bike racing wouldn’t have filled an espresso cup. I knew of the Olympics and thought that racing a bicycle was as heady a sporting adventure as I ...

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Dear Johan,

Dear Johan,

It’s clear from your recent blog post on your site that you’re not happy with your 10-year ban from cycling. Big surprise. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: The rest ...

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Focus Izalco Max, Part II

Focus Izalco Max, Part II

Hangin’ around Focus offers the Izalco Max in several spec levels. At the top end there is the Izalco Max Team, which the AG2R team rides, a bike equipped with Campy Super Record and carbon ...

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Focus Izalco Max, Part I

Focus Izalco Max, Part I

For Part I, go here. Imagine for a moment that you work for a big bike company. Your job is to develop a new road bike for the market, something that will be ridden by professionals in the ...

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