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The RKP End-of-Year Awards, Part II

The RKP End-of-Year Awards, Part II

At a certain level, If I’m being truly honest, I’d have to say that 2015 was a zero-sum game. There were as many disappointments as there were triumphs. For every great innovation or ...

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The Great Wheel Debate

The Great Wheel Debate

I like bikes. Full stop. Early in my career, I couldn’t really afford to pick one type of bike over another. Working in a shop meant assembling and fixing everything with wheels from 12 ...

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The RKP Wish List, Part I

The RKP Wish List, Part I

It’s the time for gifts and with gifts come wishes. We all have hopes beyond world peace and a faster you. Okay, well, most of us. Here are a few of ours. Standards: I think it was Rodney ...

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A Time Capsule from Jacques

A Time Capsule from Jacques

The cliché goes that you never judge a book by its cover. But a good title can tell you much. “The Crying of Lot 49” is precise, mysterious and reveals a love of language that a ...

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Friday Group Ride #291

Friday Group Ride #291

This week the U.K. edition of Esquire Magazine published an article on Chris Froome. In it, the article publishes for the first time Froome’s power data from testing done following the ...

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The Hot Drink for Cold Days

The Hot Drink for Cold Days

The first time my water bottle froze on a bike ride, I’d been cycling for fewer than five years. I’d say that I was enthusiastic, but not yet serious. This detail will help explain ...

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Factory Work

Factory Work

Growing up, my idea of factory work was largely influenced by the opening montage from the ABC sitcom Laverne and Shirley. Hopefully, you’re old enough to remember that endless progression of ...

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Dislocation, Part II

Dislocation, Part II

My next ride was with two of GT’s product managers, Todd Seplavy and Cait Dooley. I met Cait at this year’s Press Camp and found her to be a truly knowledgeable and invested bike ...

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Dislocation, Part I

Dislocation, Part I

“Wunn peepaw?” “Wunn peepaw? Hmm.” “Yoo wunn peepaw?” “Oh! Peepaw! People! Yes, I’m one people—one person.” So glad to clear that up with the ...

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Feng Chia Night Market

Feng Chia Night Market

The factory visits the formed the basis for my trip overlapped with Taichung Bike Week, which gave me a chance to catch up with several product managers I know. I managed to get rides in with ...

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