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Rethinking the Jersey

Rethinking the Jersey

I give a lot less thought to jerseys as technical apparel than I do bib shorts. My list of needs/irritants is stunningly short. A jersey needs to fit, which is to say that it should follow the ...

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A Hand-Up

A Hand-Up

In 1991 I went on vacation to Crested Butte, Colo., where I participated in Fat Tire Bike Week. On one of the days we did a ride up to Teocalli Ridge and got what I consider to still be one of ...

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The Little Island That Wouldn’t

The Little Island That Wouldn’t

I was laughing as I rolled to a stop for the map check. No, I wasn’t just laughing, I had lost it. I was on a jag. Cackling. But of the four other riders present, not one of them had any ...

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Pulling Through

Pulling Through

When I first began riding in groups the guys who taught me had a habit of slapping their thighs as a means to call out debris in the road. Slap your left thigh for something on the left, slap ...

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Galavanting

Galavanting

I’d just like to give all of you, the marvelous RKP readership, a little heads-up. For the better part of this week and next I will be in Japan—riding, natch. I’ll be on assignment ...

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Paceline Podcast #61

Paceline Podcast #61

What’s the best part of being on a team? Fatty has a favorite feature, and it’s not going fast or the camaraderie. Though they haven’t yet named their team, their ...

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NAHBS 2017: People

NAHBS 2017: People

For all the shots I take of bicycles, and as much as I love bicycles, I need to be honest and say my favorite part of NAHBS is the people. Between exhibitors and attendees, I see plenty of ...

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NAHBS 2017: Part IX

NAHBS 2017: Part IX

Dave Levy at Ti Cycles is one of those builders who turns out bike after bike dialed to his customer’s needs. Whenever I talk with him I can’t help but remark at his clarity of ...

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