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The RKP Christmas Wish List

The RKP Christmas Wish List

The default in Christmas wish lists is for stuff. Toys. The output of a capitalist society. That which results from the means of production. As a kid, I never wanted clothes, just more toys. I ...

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SSCXWCPDX—Qualifiers

SSCXWCPDX—Qualifiers

For those not already tortured by their inability to make the trip (cough, cough), that title refers to the Single-Speed Cyclocross World Championships, which were held this past weekend in ...

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Just One Finger

Just One Finger

Cable actuated disc brakes are the taint of cycling stoppers. They ain’t traditional calipers, but they ain’t hydraulic discs, either. They are caught in that nether region between ...

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Don’t Feel the Burn

Don’t Feel the Burn

Of the many Mount Sugarloafs strewn around North America (and perhaps further), there’s one in Western Massachusetts, a tiny granite lump rising out of the Connecticut River Valley adjacent ...

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Bolt-On Power

Bolt-On Power

How much? It’s a curious question, one many of us are prone to ask and yet one that another slice prefer not be uttered. I find it curious when I encounter someone who doesn’t measure ...

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A Post-Thanksgiving Thanks Giving

A Post-Thanksgiving Thanks Giving

Just over a month ago I announced our new voluntary subscription plan. No paywalls, no guilt, just great content, still free. Chip in if you feel what we deliver is of value. And you know what? A ...

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Thanksgiving IX

Thanksgiving IX

At root, each time I write one of these Thanksgiving posts, there’s an underlying theme of cycling. That melody returns with the same incessant drive of my kids calling their mother—mommy, ...

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