Monthly Archives: January 2015

BIBBITS Number Magnets

BIBBITS Number Magnets

I’m a seven pin guy. Not bowling pins or rolling pins or pin up girls. Safety pins. I use seven safety pins every time I pin on a number for a race. Why seven pins? Because Chris Lotts said to ...

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Friday Group Ride #246

Friday Group Ride #246

I don’t ride the trainer much, hardly ever really, because I lack discipline and seriousness and the ability to pretend I’m riding a bike when I’m not, which is funny really ...

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Charting Course

Charting Course

With our last Friday Group Ride (#245) we asked you readers for a different sort of conversation. Rather than giving us your take on doping, your favorite place to ride, your least favorite ...

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What Should Roll

What Should Roll

What should have been the winter highlight for cyclists in the U.S. turned out to be the biggest debacle for USA Cycling since … the USADA Reasoned Decision. Okay, so not very long since their ...

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Willingness

Willingness

B said, “You’re basically playing chicken with each other,” and I laughed because she was right. The night before Mike had texted me, “Kickstand at 10:30 tomorrow?” ...

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Cycling’s Maximal Gains

Cycling’s Maximal Gains

I stared up at the ceiling’s wooden beams, a dusty disco ball just out of my field of vision. With my head propped up on a pillow, I kept one eye on my book. The other kept watch over the painful ...

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Heart

Heart

Sense. It’s our word for how we take in the world, how we order it. It’s the difference between what we understand and what we cannot comprehend. It’s the fragrance of loss, the ...

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Friday Group Ride #245

Friday Group Ride #245

The beginning of a new year is, almost unavoidably, a time for some reflection, evaluation and resolution. We’ve just concluded another topsy-turvy year here at RKP. We continue to try to ...

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Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the Press

My experience as a writer is that it’s far more enjoyable to write something that resonates with readers, that inspires them to smile and agree. Finding common ground with readers carries a ...

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The SPY Optic Screw

The SPY Optic Screw

Times change. Like it or not, some stuff falls from favor. One day you’re Paul McCartney touring the world with Wings, the next you’re recording with Kanye West and no one knows who ...

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