Posts by Category: Body

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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With Both Feet: Part I

With Both Feet: Part I

Spring 1977 All I wanted in my life was to go race my bike in Europe with the best. It was okay racing with the European riders and doing well over here as I had done in the Olympics and ...

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Pattern

Pattern

The alabaster rock stuck up at the left of the trail, effective bookending the singletrack. In dozens of previous descents of the path I’d never taken note of it as anything other than ...

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Build It

Build It

Bike racing is but one corner of the larger cycling ecosystem. It is one of the most visible, sure, but when you look at participation numbers in the U.S., bike racing is dwarfed by bicycle ...

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RKP’s Massive Clothing Sale

RKP’s Massive Clothing Sale

On October 8th, 2017 a fire started on Tubbs Lane just outside of Calistoga, California. Whipped by winds that blew at 75 mph and at times gusted north of 100 mph, the fire raced into Sonoma ...

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The Manual Machine

The Manual Machine

Of the many things I consider part of the RKP editorial mandate, service articles, that is, how-tos, aren’t really part of that equation. There are plenty of other places where you can find ...

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