Posts by Category: Body

The RKP Holiday Wish List, Part III

The RKP Holiday Wish List, Part III

I endeavor to be a year-round rider. In spring and summer, we are gaining light and warmth all the time. No problem. In fall and winter, we are losing light and warmth, so my wish-list is aimed ...

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The RKP Wish List, Part II

The RKP Wish List, Part II

Dear Santa, This is going to sound weird, maybe a little masochistic. I’d like an ice machine installed in my bathroom. Maybe you saw my post on the benefits of ice therapy? Ice baths at ...

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Goggles and Dust

Goggles and Dust

At 8-inches by 7-inches and 120 pages, “Goggles and Dust” is a small volume, but it contains much. It’s a photo book, with images drawn from The Horton Collection’s ...

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Family

Family

I’m announcing a new section of editorial here at RKP, an addition to our existing sections of Mind, Body, Machine, Race and Travel. For the sake of brevity and obviousness, we’re ...

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The 2015 Philadelphia Bike Expo

The 2015 Philadelphia Bike Expo

The 2015 Philly Bike Expo was marvelous! Occupying the better part of a huge hall in the Philadelphia Convention Center, the rows of booths contained a plethora of bicycle product, information, ...

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Travel With Bike

Travel With Bike

Above, the Seven Airheart, in Boston, just before its first adventure. As cyclists we hold self-evident the truth that a bicycle with include the quality of any travel. I’ve taken that ...

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Grandfather’s Axe

Grandfather’s Axe

The crunch of finely ground dirt and gravel under my tires seems to amplify my sense of speed in the early-morning mist. That peculiar sound adds a sense of urgency, of pursuit. It is fitting ...

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Growth

Growth

In the weeks that followed my human flyswatter demo back in 2012, my stepmother sent me a number of links in emails. My memory is that they were each links to different types of helmets, some ...

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When the Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows

As night falls early, the sun blotted by a solid bank of pregnant, gray cloud, the tall pines sway side-to-side in increasingly wide arcs, the shushing of their needles growing steadily in volume ...

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Zwift: Indoor Training, Made Bearable

Zwift: Indoor Training, Made Bearable

Zwift is a new company that is launching a video game for trainer-bound cyclists. Ever since the 1980s, there have been efforts made to make trainer time more bearable, if not actually enjoyable. ...

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