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A Vist to Joe Bell

A Vist to Joe Bell

There’s something about visiting the workshop of a craftsman who began honing his skills before Greg LeMond headed to Europe. If you cut Joe Bell (and I don’t mean shiv him), his ...

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Speedplay Zero Pedals

Speedplay Zero Pedals

The single most recurring question I get from readers is what bike stuff I actually use on my own bike. When it comes down to my money, what do I choose? On some points, I’m nearly ...

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The 2014 Cannondale Team

The 2014 Cannondale Team

I spent most of last week in Westlake Village and surrounding roads attending the team introduction for Cannondale. I see little point in tiptoeing around the fact that RKP’s editorial ...

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Taking Stock

Marking time by counting the trips around the sun may seem arbitrary, as if counting off every 100 days or every 500 days would make more sense, but anniversaries resonate because marking 365 ...

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Giro Empire Shoes

When I was a kid, my parents had a subscription to New Yorker Magazine. They had a delightful habit of cutting out their favorite cartoons and taping them up inside the cabinet doors in our ...

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The LeMond Revolution Trainer

Breakups can be ugly. I’m on speaking terms with very few of my former romantic interests. If I’m honest, one of the nastiest breakups I ever had was with a stationary trainer. I ...

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RKP End of Year Awards

With another year coming to an end, this is our annual excuse to look back and recognize those moments from this year that are worthy of further acknowledgment and/or memorialization, even in ...

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Primal Wear Helix Kit

Travel writers usually begin their careers with a zany appetite for the unknown and laugh off discomforts as the basis for their next funny line, and early on in their careers both the great ...

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The Electra Ticino 20D

The first car I ever coveted or even cared about was the 1968 Mustang coupe. One of my camp counselors (in 1969) had one in what, in my memory, was a stunning gold. I’ve loved those late ...

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Dirt Baggies

I’ll admit that when I was in my teens and even into my twenties, I didn’t give a lot of thought to appropriate dress. If the occasion wasn’t formal enough to demand dress wear, ...

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