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The Red Kite Ronde et Vous

The Red Kite Ronde et Vous

The Red Kite Ronde et Vous is our fist-ever event. It is a gravel event with a custom bike party. We will do two days of gravel rides in Sonoma County, the first tracing the Old Caz route from ...

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Nine

Nine

Red Kite Prayer turns nine today. I started this site to do something different, an alternative to the other sites out there. Much as I loved the big cycling web sites, there was something I ...

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The Waterman

The Waterman

I came up for air and as I spit the brine from my mouth my guide said, “If you like that, follow me.” The “that” to which he referred was a moray eel. We were skin diving ...

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Friday Group Ride #412

Friday Group Ride #412

I’m not what you would call a clean freak, but I’m kinda surprised it doesn’t occur to me more often. My helmet is disgusting. All my helmets are disgusting. I met up with a ...

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Bourdain

Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain is gone. I can’t believe I’m writing that sentence. Television personalities rarely resonate with me, but for reasons as voluminous as a Pynchon novel, Bourdain was ...

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The Gap Between

The Gap Between

He’s up the road; that’s it. Never mind the road is unpaved, only as wide as a sedan and peppered with rocks like black pepper on scrambled eggs. How easy it is to choose resignation ...

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The Pull

The Pull

When I reflect on the last two years on my life, I find myself, because answers rarely are that—answers—asking a number of questions. The one that recurs most? What does it mean to give?  I can ...

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Kalamazoo Killer Guilty

Kalamazoo Killer Guilty

Charles Pickett Jr., the driver who killed five riders and injured four more with his pickup truck in Kalamazoo, Mich., has been found guilty of all charges. In June of 2016 Pickett drove his ...

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The Future Is Here

The Future Is Here

I’m currently riding a carbon fiber road bike equipped with a mechanical drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes. It wasn’t that many years ago that I wrote how I didn’t see how or ...

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With Both Feet: Part II

With Both Feet: Part II

Castelfranco di Sopra To my good fortune the bar that the cycling fans all hang out with is the Communist Party bar, much to the delight of the locals who think all Americans see Communists as ...

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