Posts by Category: Body

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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Friday Group Ride #229

Friday Group Ride #229

I had a call from a shop in Alabama, a thick accent I recognized immediately. I grew up there, and though I haven’t lived there in 25 years, the way certain vowels stretch and bend has this ...

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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 Seven/RKP Project

The Seven/RKP Project

From my current vantage point I can’t say if it was a stroke of genius or hubris that saw me call Seven Cycles one day and suggest they should more deliberately market their ability to make ...

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Friday Group Ride #227

Friday Group Ride #227

The town I live in is installing a bike lane on the main road through town, i.e. they are painting new lines. These lines have been the subject of a years-long and often venomous battle between ...

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Tom Teesdale: A Remembrance

Tom Teesdale: A Remembrance

Tom Teesdale. It’s a name unfamiliar to most cyclists. It’s a name that arguably did as much for the industry as Gary Fisher, Mike Sinyard, or Tom Ritchey.  It’s also a name that deserves ...

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Friday Group Ride #226

Friday Group Ride #226

I’m not allowed to grip a handlebar for 8-10 weeks. In fact, I’m typing this with my right hand and left thumb. The rest of that hand is close to useless after I severed two tendons ...

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The Rob English Fund

The Rob English Fund

Eugene, Oregon-based builder Rob English of English Cycles is known for being as fast as he is talented. He’s among the very fastest riders in the Willamette Valley and he took home the top ...

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The Sky Problem

The Sky Problem

For the first time since 1980 the reigning Tour de France champion has withdrawn from the race. In ’80, Bernard Hinault withdrew from the Grand Boucle, clearing the way for Joop Zoetemelk’s only ...

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Beyond the Forum

Beyond the Forum

Cycling, like any past time full of passionate adherents, has a number of forums devoted to it. There’s MTBR.com, Velocipede Salon, the former Serotta forum and one inhabited by ...

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