Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Bike-Shop-Quality Bike

The Bike-Shop-Quality Bike

I spent a number of years working retail, selling everything from records to model tanks and airplanes and, yes, my share of bicycles. During my time working for bike shops I became familiar with ...

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Assos Campionissimo Bibs

Assos Campionissimo Bibs

I once had a relationship with a woman who had a particular theory about gift giving. In her view, a proper gift should be something vaguely extravagant, something you’d be unlikely to buy ...

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Smith PivLock Eyewear

Smith PivLock Eyewear

A suggestion for Smith Optics. The PivLock line of optics should be called Periphery. I know, PivLock describes how the arms are removed to swap lenses. No offense to your marketing department, ...

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Friday Group Ride #242

Friday Group Ride #242

Can we all just agree that motivation is priceless? I have been riding bikes my whole life, and the motivation to ride hard or far or even just continuously has sometimes been stronger than ...

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The Corrections

The Corrections

When writing a first draft, I use commas the way some people mumble ‘uh’ when speaking. I type a comma every time I come to the end of a thought. This may or may not signal the ...

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The RKP Holiday Wish List, Part III

The RKP Holiday Wish List, Part III

I endeavor to be a year-round rider. In spring and summer, we are gaining light and warmth all the time. No problem. In fall and winter, we are losing light and warmth, so my wish-list is aimed ...

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The RKP Wish List, Part II

The RKP Wish List, Part II

Dear Santa, This is going to sound weird, maybe a little masochistic. I’d like an ice machine installed in my bathroom. Maybe you saw my post on the benefits of ice therapy? Ice baths at ...

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