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Friday Group Ride #294

Friday Group Ride #294

I miss pro cycling. I do. I miss milling through piles of magazines, reading badly translated interviews, and reloading pirate internet race feeds in order to follow it. And while it’s true ...

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The RKP End of Year Awards, Part I

The RKP End of Year Awards, Part I

It’s that time again. Our annual awards for the most notable moments, people and products from the last year. We’ve been fortunate to encounter some real bright spots, even if 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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Friday Group Ride #292

Friday Group Ride #292

I don’t always get what I need from the bike. I know that’s probably a little sacrilegious to say, but I’m not much for religion. The truth is that a lot of my riding is ...

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Friday Group Ride #290

Friday Group Ride #290

It’s a call I get too often. “Someone broke into my garage and stole all my bikes,” he said. Starting over. He’d lost a Madone of some stripe, a custom Davidson from way ...

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Friday Group Ride #289

Friday Group Ride #289

There this guy I see. We have opposite commutes, so as I’m flying down the hill, he’s grinding up. He’s a heavy-set guy, not fat, but barrel-chested and substantial. He’s ...

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Friday Group Ride #288

Friday Group Ride #288

To ride my best, I need to be both willing and able. Able is a function of physical condition and time. Like you, I have a lot of commitments to work and family that mean longer rides, anything ...

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Friday Group Ride #287

Friday Group Ride #287

Writers like H.G. Wells  and Jules Verne lived through the first blasts of the industrial revolution and imagined the future based on what they perceived as a quickening of technological ...

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Spirituality

Spirituality

I turned off the road behind the grocery store and into the woods. The light was dying, ebbing away between the trees, and the roots and rocks of the trail blended into one brown-gray mess. I ...

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Friday Group Ride #286

Friday Group Ride #286

My wife and I share the grocery shopping duties, and each of us produces a very different result. She makes a list. She sticks to the list, and we eat what she buys. She likes to run out of ...

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