Monthly Archives: December 2017

Happy Holidays from RKP

Happy Holidays from RKP

We here at RKP hope your holidays have been terrific so far. If you’re of the Christmas-celebrating type, we hope you got each and every item on your wish list. Better yet, we hope you were ...

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Friday Group Ride #391

Friday Group Ride #391

I have been thinking a lot about Christmas morning 1980. I was about to turn 9. We’d moved to Mobile, Alabama the year before, and I’d made some new friends who were as into riding ...

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Paceline Podcast #95

Paceline Podcast #95

With the holidays looming, we look at the spirit of the season. Fatty interviews Yann Bertaud who is an ambassador for World Bicycle Relief. He recently made a trip to Africa on behalf of the ...

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If WADA Had Teeth

If WADA Had Teeth

Several years ago I made the decision that pro cycling would stop being an active part of what we would cover of the world of cycling here at RKP. The reasons were few and straightforward. Reason ...

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Keeping Cool: the Dometic CFX 35W

Keeping Cool: the Dometic CFX 35W

When I first began driving a car places to ride my bicycle, that is, loading up my bike, clothing, helmet, usually my shoes, having a great ride and then returning to my car. So long as I ...

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Friday Group Ride #390

Friday Group Ride #390

Hello doping, my old friend. I’d like to say we missed you, but like that one uncle we only see around the holidays…yeah…not so much. Yet again, pro cycling finds itself ...

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Ash Was Falling Like Snow

Ash Was Falling Like Snow

In the weeks the followed the outbreak of the Tubbs, Nuns, Atlas and other fires here in Northern California, RKP reader Roman Cho got in touch and asked to shoot my portrait. I am embarrassed to ...

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Paceline Podcast #94

Paceline Podcast #94

Even thought the racing season is over, pro cycling is back in the news. Peter Sagan is even more amazing than we knew and Chris Froome (finally?) tested positive. As a result, for this ...

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All the Power: SRAM Red eTap Hydro

All the Power: SRAM Red eTap Hydro

For the purpose of this review, I need to set forth a thesis. SRAM’s Red eTap Hydro group is methamphetamine for cyclists. This statement may seem true on its face, but I have solid reasons ...

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The Season for Giving

The Season for Giving

For nearly two months, I’ve been at the front the group, drilling it. In our cycling metaphor, I’ve been in the big ring, turning a 53×15 with some terrific pulls by others. ...

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