Posts by Category: Events

You Call Those Foothills?

You Call Those Foothills?

Prior to the start of the ride locals were discussing their last outing with Yankee Jim. Every community has their Yankee Jim. Sometimes it’s the dog that’s never chained up in the ...

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Friday Group Ride #347

Friday Group Ride #347

As Padraig and I have mentioned many times over the last few seasons, RKP has drifted away from pro cycling a bit. Coverage and commentary of the top of the sport hasn’t been entirely ...

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Old Caz 2017

Old Caz 2017

As we rounded the turn my tires slid on the combination of soft soil and fallen leaves. I steered into the slide, held my breath for a moment and then got on the pedals. The rush that sent ...

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Chill Ride

Chill Ride

Remember when you were ten and it would rain? As soon as the rain would stop, you’d hook up with friends on bikes and rip through every mud puddle in the neighborhood. The dirtier the water, the ...

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Friday Group Ride #345

Friday Group Ride #345

This Group Ride is about Lance Armstrong, sort of. I’m telling you now, so you can unplug, log-off, go rider your bike if that topic turns you off. I’m writing about Lance, because an ...

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SSCXWCPDX—the Race

SSCXWCPDX—the Race

When I was a kid, going to the circus was the best thing ever. I never thought I’d encounter anything that matched the barely controlled chaos that a three-ring circus seemed to be. Then ...

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SSCXWCPDX—Qualifiers

SSCXWCPDX—Qualifiers

For those not already tortured by their inability to make the trip (cough, cough), that title refers to the Single-Speed Cyclocross World Championships, which were held this past weekend in ...

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The Hammer Road Rally

The Hammer Road Rally

Bike Monkey introduced a new event this fall, The Hammer Road Rally. Unfortunately, none of our contributors were able to attend the event, but when we saw the statement that Bike Monkey founder ...

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Undeterred: Levi’s Gran Fondo

Undeterred: Levi’s Gran Fondo

The reason King Ridge Road is King Ridge and not, say King Mountain, is that after making the arduous climb out of Cazadero you arrive not on top of a mountain, but at the crest of a ridgeline, ...

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