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Paceline Podcast #95

Paceline Podcast #95

With the holidays looming, we look at the spirit of the season. Fatty interviews Yann Bertaud who is an ambassador for World Bicycle Relief. He recently made a trip to Africa on behalf of the ...

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If WADA Had Teeth

If WADA Had Teeth

Several years ago I made the decision that pro cycling would stop being an active part of what we would cover of the world of cycling here at RKP. The reasons were few and straightforward. Reason ...

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Keeping Cool: the Dometic CFX 35W

Keeping Cool: the Dometic CFX 35W

When I first began driving a car places to ride my bicycle, that is, loading up my bike, clothing, helmet, usually my shoes, having a great ride and then returning to my car. So long as I ...

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Ash Was Falling Like Snow

Ash Was Falling Like Snow

In the weeks the followed the outbreak of the Tubbs, Nuns, Atlas and other fires here in Northern California, RKP reader Roman Cho got in touch and asked to shoot my portrait. I am embarrassed to ...

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Paceline Podcast #94

Paceline Podcast #94

Even thought the racing season is over, pro cycling is back in the news. Peter Sagan is even more amazing than we knew and Chris Froome (finally?) tested positive. As a result, for this ...

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All the Power: SRAM Red eTap Hydro

All the Power: SRAM Red eTap Hydro

For the purpose of this review, I need to set forth a thesis. SRAM’s Red eTap Hydro group is methamphetamine for cyclists. This statement may seem true on its face, but I have solid reasons ...

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The Season for Giving

The Season for Giving

For nearly two months, I’ve been at the front the group, drilling it. In our cycling metaphor, I’ve been in the big ring, turning a 53×15 with some terrific pulls by others. ...

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Going Downhill: Xpedo GFX Pedals

Going Downhill: Xpedo GFX Pedals

I used to think that a pedal strike while mountain biking was a bad thing. Then I realized it was neither good nor bad; it’s just something that happens. Then I had another epiphany: A ...

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Paceline Podcast #93

Paceline Podcast #93

Cold and flu season. That’s what we call it, right? As if it were restricted to a few months of the year like maple sugaring or cyclocross Nordic skiing. No matter how long it’s meant ...

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