Monthly Archives: November 2014

The RKP Holiday Wish List, Part I

The RKP Holiday Wish List, Part I

It’s the time of year where we tend to give gifts. Without getting into religious significance, capitalism gone rail-less or any other postmodern political consideration, we can probably ...

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Thanksgiving VII

Thanksgiving VII

I’ve been living in Southern California so long that the arc to my weekend days is as predictable as a Christmas movie. Living in a place as warm as this, it’s possible to ride first ...

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Goggles and Dust

Goggles and Dust

At 8-inches by 7-inches and 120 pages, “Goggles and Dust” is a small volume, but it contains much. It’s a photo book, with images drawn from The Horton Collection’s ...

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Giordana Silverline Kit

Giordana Silverline Kit

The first time I put on something from Giordana was 1998. A pair of knee warmers my sister gave me. A birthday present, I think. 16 years later, I still have them and I still wear them. On the ...

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Friday Group Ride #241

Friday Group Ride #241

I know guys who break things. What I mean is, I know guys who, by virtue of their size, strength or hell-for-leather riding style, go through parts like a college bar through cheap, American ...

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Family

Family

I’m announcing a new section of editorial here at RKP, an addition to our existing sections of Mind, Body, Machine, Race and Travel. For the sake of brevity and obviousness, we’re ...

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Taiwan KOM Challenge

Taiwan KOM Challenge

The following account of the Taiwan KOM Challenge was written by Brett Lindstrom, who is the sales and marketing manager for the shoe manufacturer Lake. He’s a veteran racer and a gifted ...

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Previewing Scott’s 2015 Line

Previewing Scott’s 2015 Line

Back in July I got a chance to spend three days riding bikes from Scott’s 2015 lineup. I began writing up my observations while there, and then in one of those intersections of ...

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Impressionism

Impressionism

“I’m not faster. I can just hurt more than you can,” she said, the former pro, dropping me on the last climb, my mind warping against the task of making my muscles do what they ...

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Friday Group Ride #240

Friday Group Ride #240

I am, despite whatever lingering swash-buckling notions of myself I still might harbor, a serial monogamist. I had two high school girlfriends. I had three in college. The last became my wife. ...

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