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Live and In Person

Live and In Person

So now that I have both the hardcover and the paperback of my book Why We Ride, I’m going to be doing a bit of a book tour with readings followed by a Q&A and book signings. While these ...

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Robin Williams, an Appreciation

Robin Williams, an Appreciation

Robin Williams has left us. The comings and goings of Hollywood’s elite aren’t the editorial mandate for RKP, but Williams is different because he was one of us. He was an ...

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The Rise of Superman

The Rise of Superman

In 2007 writer Steven Kotler published a book about surfing called West of Jesus: Surfing, Science and the Origins of Belief. It was an unusual tale the way the Wizard of Oz is an unusual tale. ...

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Zipp Service Course SL Bars

Zipp Service Course SL Bars

This spring Zipp introduced a revamped line of Service Course SL bars. Service Course is Zipp’s line of bars they introduced to serve the needs of the pro teams they were sponsoring. ...

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The Seven/RKP Project

The Seven/RKP Project

From my current vantage point I can’t say if it was a stroke of genius or hubris that saw me call Seven Cycles one day and suggest they should more deliberately market their ability to make ...

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Wahoo RFLKT+ and PROTKT

Wahoo RFLKT+ and PROTKT

  Cinelli never had as firm a hold on the buying fate of cyclists as Garmin does. Generally speaking, when I’m on the road, riders either use computers, or they don’t. And if ...

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Mavic’s 125th Bikes

Mavic’s 125th Bikes

Companies age less well than people. It’s a rule somewhere. Probably written by an economist. It’s rare that a company makes it 50 years to its Semicentennial. Naturally, it’s ...

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The Bell Stoker

The Bell Stoker

It’s fair to observe that we are entering a new era of regard for brain injuries. Our understanding of how they happen, the impact they have long term and what we can do to prevent them has ...

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