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If You’re Not Prepared to Love

If You’re Not Prepared to Love

I administered my second dose of Ketamine, and I did so solo. I’d been instructed to do a self-administered treatment every two to three days, and two days after my first excursion a ...

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The Stone Giant

The Stone Giant

Where the vision came from I cannot say. It was there as if it had always been there. The it in question was a great stone giant, perhaps 40 feet from waist to the top of its head. It was carved ...

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A Ride Like No Other

A Ride Like No Other

I’ve received so many questions about my experience with Ketamine that rather than just writing for myself, it seems that the loving thing to do is to share this journey with you in what ...

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The Paceline Podcast 172

The Paceline Podcast 172

This week Selene takes on weight loss once again. She addresses the problems with seeing that as necessary as well as seeing cycling as a vehicle for it, rather than an end in itself. And yet, ...

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Reality … Check

Reality … Check

I’ve shared a great many personal stories here at RKP. From anecdotes of suffering to testimonials to the power of flow states, to crashes, to the birth of my second son, who nearly exited ...

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A Heart of Stone

A Heart of Stone

Most of us grew up with the idea that cycling is a summer time diversion, something fun to do when the sun shines and the temperature rises into that range where to not be outside seems a sin. In ...

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The Paceline Podcast 171

The Paceline Podcast 171

This week Selene takes on a reader question about how exercise affects alcohol and how alcohol affects hydration. It turns out that this is a more complicated interaction than most folks ...

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The Pull: David Wages of Ellis Cycles

The Pull: David Wages of Ellis Cycles

My guest today is frame builder David Wages of Ellis Cycles. There was a time when the most common career path for a frame builder was to put in solid years building bikes for a brand that sold ...

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