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WD-40 Foaming Wash

WD-40 Foaming Wash

There came a point in my development as a mechanic where all those cure-alls to wrenching ills became as outmoded as the dial telephone. Vice grips were the first to go. Then 3-in-1 Oil. I ...

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The Bike of the Future

The Bike of the Future

Author’s Note: I wrote a lengthy piece about the Oregon Manifest and the needs of the utility bike for Bike Hugger recently. I decided to boil it down and add a bit more now that the Oregon ...

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The Wheel Change

The Wheel Change

A bike race is rarely just a single race. Within even a single criterium, there are usually a multitude of races taking place. There’s the race the organizer has with the clock and the permit. ...

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The Bishop

The Bishop

One of the greatest currencies we can share is trust. To simply put your faith in another person and let go of the outcome. It’s not easy, but the rewards are great. The greatest ...

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Live and In Person

Live and In Person

So now that I have both the hardcover and the paperback of my book Why We Ride, I’m going to be doing a bit of a book tour with readings followed by a Q&A and book signings. While these ...

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Robin Williams, an Appreciation

Robin Williams, an Appreciation

Robin Williams has left us. The comings and goings of Hollywood’s elite aren’t the editorial mandate for RKP, but Williams is different because he was one of us. He was an ...

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The Rise of Superman

The Rise of Superman

In 2007 writer Steven Kotler published a book about surfing called West of Jesus: Surfing, Science and the Origins of Belief. It was an unusual tale the way the Wizard of Oz is an unusual tale. ...

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