Posts by Category: Body

The Trouble With Black

The Trouble With Black

I’m fond of writing that I don’t believe there’s much in the bike industry that you need to be warned against. Today’s bike manufacturers do a damn fine job of making ...

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I’ve Been Dropped

I’ve Been Dropped

Theo Padnos is an American journalist who was kidnapped by some amateurs in northern Syria, then delivered to the Syrian al Qaeda franchise, Jebha al Nusra. Al Nusra kept him for 22 months. He is ...

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Friday Group Ride #250

Friday Group Ride #250

I have not wanted to write about the weather. You can spend too much on a thing like that without inspiring yourself or anyone else to ride. Neither complaint nor tale of derring do is ...

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Friday Group Ride #249

Friday Group Ride #249

I spent most of my junior high and high school years as a skateboarder. These were the years spanning the late 1970s and early ’80s, years dominated by Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams, ...

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Cycling’s Maximal Gains

Cycling’s Maximal Gains

I stared up at the ceiling’s wooden beams, a dusty disco ball just out of my field of vision. With my head propped up on a pillow, I kept one eye on my book. The other kept watch over the painful ...

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Heart

Heart

Sense. It’s our word for how we take in the world, how we order it. It’s the difference between what we understand and what we cannot comprehend. It’s the fragrance of loss, the ...

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Happy Holidays From RKP

Happy Holidays From RKP

From all of us here at RKP, no matter how you celebrate this time of year, we’re confident that a ride is likely to be a good part of it, and we wish you the happiest of holidays. Whether ...

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A Ride With the Brown Brothers

A Ride With the Brown Brothers

Tennessee is a cycling backwater. I write that with no malice. It’s not an insult; rather, it’s an acknowledgement that for the aspiring cyclist, Tennessee is geographically removed ...

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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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