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Remembering Rep. James Oberstar

Remembering Rep. James Oberstar

I have a deep-seated suspicion that in civilized countries where rail isn’t derided as a “wasteful subsidy” and the bicycle is considered an ordinary and valid form of ...

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Why We Ride

Why We Ride

Just over a year ago I launched a Kickstarter Project to produce a book plus a few other goodies. The project was intended to help us build up a down payment on our son, Matthew, who I initially ...

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SPY Optic Frazier

SPY Optic Frazier

When I think about all the brands that made a splashy entrance to the world of cycling and then failed to capitalize on their promise, the list is longer than the credits at the end of a Peter ...

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Jamaica in Pictures

Jamaica in Pictures

As I sit at my desk and look at the images I shot while in Jamaica for three days of riding, I have to admit that I’m still processing, still trying to figure out exactly what I think, what ...

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You Are What You Is

You Are What You Is

With all warranted respect and admiration for Frank Zappa, purloining the title from his great ditty seemed the perfect way to start off a post about RKP’s first-ever reader survey. We ...

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NICA: The Shape of Things to Come

NICA: The Shape of Things to Come

When I was in high school, what I knew of bike racing wouldn’t have filled an espresso cup. I knew of the Olympics and thought that racing a bicycle was as heady a sporting adventure as I ...

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Dear Johan,

Dear Johan,

It’s clear from your recent blog post on your site that you’re not happy with your 10-year ban from cycling. Big surprise. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: The rest ...

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Focus Izalco Max, Part II

Focus Izalco Max, Part II

Hangin’ around Focus offers the Izalco Max in several spec levels. At the top end there is the Izalco Max Team, which the AG2R team rides, a bike equipped with Campy Super Record and carbon ...

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