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Charting Course

Charting Course

With our last Friday Group Ride (#245) we asked you readers for a different sort of conversation. Rather than giving us your take on doping, your favorite place to ride, your least favorite ...

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What Should Roll

What Should Roll

What should have been the winter highlight for cyclists in the U.S. turned out to be the biggest debacle for USA Cycling since … the USADA Reasoned Decision. Okay, so not very long since their ...

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Heart

Heart

Sense. It’s our word for how we take in the world, how we order it. It’s the difference between what we understand and what we cannot comprehend. It’s the fragrance of loss, the ...

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Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the Press

My experience as a writer is that it’s far more enjoyable to write something that resonates with readers, that inspires them to smile and agree. Finding common ground with readers carries a ...

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The SPY Optic Screw

The SPY Optic Screw

Times change. Like it or not, some stuff falls from favor. One day you’re Paul McCartney touring the world with Wings, the next you’re recording with Kanye West and no one knows who ...

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SRAM Force 22 Group

SRAM Force 22 Group

It used to be that any time you purchased one of a component manufacturer’s second-tier groups, you gave up significant amounts of performance. Sure, you got to keep a few sawbucks, but in ...

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The RKP End of Year Awards, Part III

The RKP End of Year Awards, Part III

In our final installment, Padraig offers up his takes on the more memorable events of 2014. The One-Trick Pony Gold Brick: Chris Froome. There’s a sense among those with a view of the Tour de ...

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Happy Holidays From RKP

Happy Holidays From RKP

From all of us here at RKP, no matter how you celebrate this time of year, we’re confident that a ride is likely to be a good part of it, and we wish you the happiest of holidays. Whether ...

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Mavic Crossmax XL WTS

Mavic Crossmax XL WTS

Wind tunnel testing has changed the conversation about wheel aerodynamics. It’s no longer enough to look at the wheel. You’ve got to look at the tire on the wheel. Change a tire and ...

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A Ride With the Brown Brothers

A Ride With the Brown Brothers

Tennessee is a cycling backwater. I write that with no malice. It’s not an insult; rather, it’s an acknowledgement that for the aspiring cyclist, Tennessee is geographically removed ...

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