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Friday Group Ride #2 Summary

A true mixed bag of Xmas gifts this year. I was shocked, but not surprised, at how many claim not to have received any cyclorific surprises due to a year-round schedule of bike-related ...

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Friday Group Ride #2

Welcome to the Christmas Ride here on RKP. As a special gift, we’ll not point out that, rather than logging on here for your Xmas time bike fix, you ought to be paying more attention to ...

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Friday Group Ride #1 Summary

And so,  the RKP cycloscenti have spoken and what they most want in 2010 is for 1988’s US U17 Road Race Champion to become 2010’s Paris-Roubaix winner. At 36, one might guess that the ...

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The Friday Group Ride #1

Dearest Friends, We at RKP count ourselves enormously fortunate to have such a thoughtful and passionate readership. In an effort to give you more of a forum for your thoughts and ideas, we have ...

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Job Review: Lance Armstrong (Humor)

It seems that dumpster diving isn’t just for TMZ and freegans anymore. Da Robot happened to be passing by a locked recycling bin contained within a password protected-room in a building ...

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Hunger Artists

Sean Kelly with Claude Criquelion at the 1981 Liege-Bastogne-Liege There is a covenant between us. The pros suffer. We watch. They will not suffer if we do not watch. We will not watch if they do ...

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The Winter of Our Discontent

Anyone who’s married or has been in a serious, long term relationship knows that there are ups, and there are downs. Sometimes you’re in love, and sometimes you’re not. In ...

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The Jump

You are Marco Pantani. It is 1999, and you are winning the Giro d’Italia, the race you dreamed of winning as a teenager flogging a borrowed bike around the countryside outside Cesenatico. ...

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Love for the Doper

Hi. My name is Robot, and I am an alcoholic. Fortunately, for me, I’ve been able to stay sober for the past seventeen years, much of that time with the help of a bicycle and the myriad ...

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Whither Contador?

As October begins to blow leaves from the trees and the European season winds down, there are two big races left in 2009. The first is Paris-Tours. The second is the race to pry Alberto Contador ...

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