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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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Friday Group Ride #397

Friday Group Ride #397

If all of life, whether consciously or not, is a search for meaning, then each ride, consciously or not, is a search for meaning. We have fun here. We talk about frivolous things like shoes or ...

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Friday Group Ride #396

Friday Group Ride #396

My 13-year-old has somehow become a sneaker freaker, which is no small feat for a kid without a regular paycheck. I find pairs of small shoes littered by the front door or kicked off by the ...

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Friday Group Ride #395

Friday Group Ride #395

I am fortunate to have a few great bikes, and when I add or replace one, I’m also lucky to have some serious bike nerds for friends, people who help me make the right decisions, rather than ...

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Friday Group Ride #394

Friday Group Ride #394

They say bad things happen in threes, so I should count myself lucky to have run through the whole set in the space of four days. On Sunday, at soccer, I stepped on the ball and went careening ...

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Friday Group Ride #393

Friday Group Ride #393

Something happened during this recent Christmas season. I became stuff sick. The act of buying things for people who don’t need more things, just so I could fulfill some social obligation ...

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