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Casing Is Key

Casing Is Key

I’ve got a bike that I loved riding while I lived in Southern California, but since moving to Sonoma County has hung more miles than it deserves. The challenge is that because it’s an ...

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Saying Goodbye to Owen

Saying Goodbye to Owen

Otis Guy regales the audience. We said goodbye to Owen Mulholland this past weekend. Eighty or so people gathered at the Marin Museum of Bicycling to speak on Owen’s behalf and tell stories ...

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Hydrated in the Backwoods

Hydrated in the Backwoods

When I’m riding in an area where refilling bottles is going to be a challenge, I wear a hydration pack. I’ve done that on adventure rides as well as when mountain biking. And when ...

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The Frog in the Pot

The Frog in the Pot

Several weeks ago a friend of mine crashed on Pacific Coast Highway and was struck by two cars. For many people, that would have been the end of it, the end of them. But for my friend Steve, it ...

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Comfort in the Rough

Comfort in the Rough

Of the many cycling items I try, I sample more saddles than I do anything else. That includes energy bars, drink mixes, tires and even helmets. Most of those saddles never see the spotlight ...

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Foolproof

Foolproof

We, and by “we” I mean the crew here at RKP and the guys I tend to ride with, have become fond of saying “28 is the new 25.” To the degree that many cyclists have moved ...

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Don’t Say It, Wear It

Don’t Say It, Wear It

In the face of the Oakley juggernaut on eyewear, it’s hard for any eyewear brand to attract attention, let alone a following. Specialized and Giro both left the category because of ...

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The Whee, the Science

The Whee, the Science

When it comes to long-form journalism on bicycles, there aren’t many outlets. I’ve positioned RKP as one—very deliberately, I might add. There’s also Peloton Magazine. The other ...

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A Visit to the Cobbler

A Visit to the Cobbler

Fit. Where do you start? With bikes, it’s objective; you’ve got a bunch of easily measured dimensions. A 56.5cm effective top tube length is reasonably absolute. With clothing, things ...

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A Comeback, of Sorts

A Comeback, of Sorts

On a ride recently with two new friends, I had an experience that I haven’t had in some weeks. While climbing a rocky fire road, I hit a short, steep and rather technical pitch. To ride it, ...

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