Posts by Category: Body

Giro New Road Apparel, Part I

When I first began riding—not to put too fine a point on it—I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. I know a great many riders who had the good fortune to be initiated into the sport by ...

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Dream Bikes

Adam Craig on the Gian TCX Advanced “I saw my dream bike today.” How many of us have said that? How many of us say it a couple times a year? For some of us it is a mantra. It was my 7-year old ...

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Friday Group Ride #183

The kids started school this week. Backpacks. Lines. Small desks. New teachers and friends. New subjects to daunt and dazzle. They are both, of course, complete geniuses, my boys, masters of all ...

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Being a Rider

As a latecomer to both the industry and riding at 28, I dove in during the spring of 2010 with the unbridled enthusiasm of a five year old at Disney Land. I wanted to learn everything about ...

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Not Dead Yet

I summon that famous, nay iconic, line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail as a means of framing a certain perspective on Pat McQuaid and the election for the office of UCI President that looms ...

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Bishop to Padraig

Last year, as I was wrapping up my coverage of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show I went to some length in describing my newfound love for the builder Chris Bishop. He runs a classic ...

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Friday Group Ride #182

It is late to run a prediction thread for the Vuelta. Things have happened in Spain. Dramatic things. The stuff that makes Grand Tours so Grand. And yet, we haven’t discussed the Spanish ...

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D2R2 2013

At 5:45am, heavy fog sits in all the hollows and rolls up to the roadside and leaves everything beneath it wet. We park in the fresh-cut field and walk over to the registration tent where all is ...

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The Golden Age Blues

Roger Pingeon and Raymond Poulidor This morning, as I climbed up the gentle gradient to Scott’s Valley from Santa Cruz, one sentence resonated in my head: “Krabbé’s 20 was clean as a whistle.” It ...

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Return to Leadville

Regular RKP readers will remember Rob Discher who shared the story of his first tilt at Leadville in 2012. For those who’d like the refresher, you can read it here. 18 hours before the ...

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