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Lake MXZ303 Winter Boots

Lake MXZ303 Winter Boots

I had resolved to ride straight through the winter, mostly because I had spent so much time off the bike, injured, at the end of the summer and into the fall. A mild weather start helped stoke my ...

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Friday Group Ride #246

Friday Group Ride #246

I don’t ride the trainer much, hardly ever really, because I lack discipline and seriousness and the ability to pretend I’m riding a bike when I’m not, which is funny really ...

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Willingness

Willingness

B said, “You’re basically playing chicken with each other,” and I laughed because she was right. The night before Mike had texted me, “Kickstand at 10:30 tomorrow?” ...

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Friday Group Ride #245

Friday Group Ride #245

The beginning of a new year is, almost unavoidably, a time for some reflection, evaluation and resolution. We’ve just concluded another topsy-turvy year here at RKP. We continue to try to ...

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The RKP End of Year Awards, Part II

The RKP End of Year Awards, Part II

The No One Loves Last Year’s Prom Queen Award – Bradley Wiggins. Sir Bradley has to be the fastest man on two wheels to NOT get picked by his team for races where being fast is a ...

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Friday Group Ride #244

Friday Group Ride #244

My kids are 7 and 9 and in a weird place with Santa Claus. The older one is wise to the scam, and maybe like his father, too cynical to indulge in too much fantasy about a fat guy in a red suit ...

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Friday Group Ride #243

Friday Group Ride #243

December is a funny month in the bike industry. Everyone knows cycling is a seasonal endeavor, and as goes the riding, so go the sales. Years ago, December was a welcome winter respite for weary ...

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Friday Group Ride #242

Friday Group Ride #242

Can we all just agree that motivation is priceless? I have been riding bikes my whole life, and the motivation to ride hard or far or even just continuously has sometimes been stronger than ...

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The Corrections

The Corrections

When writing a first draft, I use commas the way some people mumble ‘uh’ when speaking. I type a comma every time I come to the end of a thought. This may or may not signal the ...

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The RKP Holiday Wish List, Part III

The RKP Holiday Wish List, Part III

I endeavor to be a year-round rider. In spring and summer, we are gaining light and warmth all the time. No problem. In fall and winter, we are losing light and warmth, so my wish-list is aimed ...

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