Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Suggestion Box

The Suggestion Box

Those who are driven to create are seldom at a loss for ideas. Indeed, I once called myself an idea dispenser. I’m much the same way with opinions, though I suspect they are of far less ...

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Gotta Wear Shades

Gotta Wear Shades

Sunglasses don’t make us faster. Maybe that’s why few of us plunk down good money for performance eyewear. Add to that, we abuse them, lose them, scratch them and break them. Sometimes it’s hard ...

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Friday Group Ride #343

Friday Group Ride #343

2016 wasn’t my best year on the bike. My mileage was down. My plan NOT to ride some of the events I normally ride in order ride some new stuff, led to pretty close to no event riding at ...

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The Paceline Podcast #49

The Paceline Podcast #49

We are putting Speed X back under the microscope. This was a bike company that first caught our attention during Episode 13. Now they have a new model, called the Unicorn (yikes), and some new ...

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Adaptation

Adaptation

Each time I climb on a new bike I go through a process of adapting to the bike. We all do this. No one really talks about this process. The idea is that fit addresses this, that proper fit ...

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Barrier to Entry, Part II

Barrier to Entry, Part II

You can do a lot with the right base layer, jersey and windbreaker, but they aren’t the sole answer for all conditions. Once temperatures drop into the 40s, I need more than thermal bibs ...

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Barrier to Entry, Part I

Barrier to Entry, Part I

Back in the 1980s when I went looking for clothing that would keep me warm as I tried to ride during my first New England winter, I simply put on four layers—two long-sleeve base layers, a ...

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RKP Annual End of Year Awards

RKP Annual End of Year Awards

The Diamond Encrusted Pint Glass of Reasonableness: This one goes to the 3T’s Dave Koesel, and FSA for dreaming up subcompact gearing. Finally, some people sat down and realized that a ...

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