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Friday Group Ride #406

Friday Group Ride #406

I was talking to a guy on the phone the other day. He said, “I paint all my bikes the same color blue, so when my wife asks if I bought a new bike I can just say, ‘No, I’ve had ...

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Friday Group Ride #405

Friday Group Ride #405

In 1980, my parents bought me a BMX bike. I rode BMX street-style, before that was a thing. I rode single-track in the Alabama woods. I rode off plywood jumps and on small dirt tracks we shoveled ...

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Friday Group Ride #404

Friday Group Ride #404

They say in places where the weather is truly seasonal, that there is nothing wrong with the weather itself, but you may have an issue with your jacket, which is to say, yes, it’s ...

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Friday Group Ride #403

Friday Group Ride #403

You know what we don’t talk about enough? Cassettes. Not the ones that used to litter the floor of my car in high school, but the ones that look like dangerous blender attachments and go on ...

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Friday Group Ride #402

Friday Group Ride #402

Going down, there is not much room for thought. Avoid the potholes. Watch for cars. Note the flap of your jacket in the wind, the roar of the wind in your ears. The stop sign. The mostly blind ...

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Get Your Dream Bike, Support RKP

Get Your Dream Bike, Support RKP

As some of you may know, I work for a custom bike builder, and I have tried throughout my years contributing to RKP not to cross the two streams. I have steered away from advocating for any ...

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Friday Group Ride #401

Friday Group Ride #401

If I have made any progress in my dealings with other humans over the last decade, it has been to remain quiet when I’m in a bad mood, to keep from “getting it on” other people. ...

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Friday Group Ride #400

Friday Group Ride #400

Last week we talked about how to get fit in a hurry, mainly because I found myself moved off of the waitlist for Rasputitsa and into the starting pack. I rode the trainer before work this ...

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Friday Group Ride #399

Friday Group Ride #399

I’ve never thought of myself as one of those people who races to train, which is to say, that I need an event in order to be motivated to ride. I love to ride. I ride all the time. But the ...

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Friday Group Ride #398

Friday Group Ride #398

You know how it is. You roll up to meet the group. This guy said he’d be there, but isn’t. That woman who rides with the crew sometimes is there, and she’s ready to go, because ...

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