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Readying Ourselves for Spring

Readying Ourselves for Spring

The dirty water turned opaque hours ago, a contrast to the hotel bathtub’s bright white. The rider grimaces as he swirls the water, as if recognizing a particular grain of grit for its direct ...

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Making it in New York

Making it in New York

They say if you can make it New York, you can make it anywhere. Like a lot of life’s larger truths this one is especially evident on the bike. I found this out riding a Citi Bike in Manhattan ...

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Making it in New York

They say if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Like a lot of life’s larger truths this one is especially evident on the bike. I found this out riding a Citi Bike in Manhattan ...

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Dream Bikes

Adam Craig on the Gian TCX Advanced “I saw my dream bike today.” How many of us have said that? How many of us say it a couple times a year? For some of us it is a mantra. It was my 7-year old ...

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Cycling’s iPhone Moment

Six years ago the iPhone emerged onstage with the late Steve Jobs, a totem for those who believe in the transformational power of personal technology. It was a turning point that opened people up ...

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The Hardest Hour

Of all of cycling’s records, the hour stands apart. We love cycling for the transformative suffering on display ascending amid the majestic ski stations in France. The searing, ...

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Love and Wonder

Sometimes we ride for community. Sometimes we ride to escape. Our kids ride out of love and wonder. After a day spent cheering the Boston Marathon’s athletes at mile 16 with friends, we returned ...

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A Mile in Their Shoes

They say you can tell a lot about a man by his shoes. I say you can tell a lot about a cyclist by their tires. When I worked in Washington, D.C., if you met someone wearing glossy ebony dress ...

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Until We Ride Together Again

The following post is by a contributor new to RKP readers, though he comes with quite the pedigree. August Cole is, among other things, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal. One of those ...

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