Monthly Archives: December 2015

Community

Community

Yesterday I did a recon ride for a gravel event I wrote about last year—Old Cazadero. It’s part of the Grasshopper Series here in Sonoma County. Old Caz, as it’s called, is a roughly ...

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Entry-Level Fun

Entry-Level Fun

When I was a kid I had a tricycle that was made from steel thicker than is used in today’s armored vehicles. It outweighed me by more than a bowling ball and was so durable that it’s ...

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The Great Wheel Debate

The Great Wheel Debate

I like bikes. Full stop. Early in my career, I couldn’t really afford to pick one type of bike over another. Working in a shop meant assembling and fixing everything with wheels from 12 ...

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Reintroduction

Reintroduction

When I decided that RKP would begin to include a bit of mountain bike content, I did so for a few reasons. The first was that I’ve always hated the us/them categorization and tribalism some ...

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Friday Group Ride #293

Friday Group Ride #293

My wife says I’m impossible to buy for. She knows what I like bikes, but I’m very particular about the stuff I ride. We also have the challenge that, as someone who works in the ...

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Vision

Vision

The latest outrage in bike industry sexism is the Maxxis Tires “Babes” calendar. I’m not going to go into it, other than to say that Adele Mitchell, in a piece for Singletrack, ...

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The RKP Wish List, Part I

The RKP Wish List, Part I

It’s the time for gifts and with gifts come wishes. We all have hopes beyond world peace and a faster you. Okay, well, most of us. Here are a few of ours. Standards: I think it was Rodney ...

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The Campy Toy Ride

The Campy Toy Ride

None other than Nelson Vails, with Julie Kelly of SOAR Communications I’m a person of enormous good fortune. And here, I’m not talking about the fact that I work in the bike industry, ...

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