Posts by Category: Events

Chileno Valley Grasshopper

Chileno Valley Grasshopper

In Sonoma County’s Grasshopper Adventure Series, riders who do the full series are treated subjected to a variety of different requirements to succeed. Sure, you’ve got to have the ...

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Old Caz From the Back

Old Caz From the Back

Even after seeing a third tandem my competitive urges stayed firmly in check. There was no tandem category and I wasn’t there to race anyone on any level. Put another way, my heart rate and ...

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One Good Dude

One Good Dude

Part of being a pro cyclist is spending the off season meeting with sponsors and glad-handing fans. I’ve attended a number of “get to ride with Rider X” events over the years. ...

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In the Wake of: Levi’s GranFondo

In the Wake of: Levi’s GranFondo

When I lined up for Levi’s GranFondo this year, I was doing so for reasons that had more to do with community and budding tradition than for my own personal riding. I’d been traveling ...

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The Dino Ride

The Dino Ride

In the 1970s, a point when American cycling was unforgivably provincial, a group of mostly Northern California-based riders began making trips to Europe to race. You know some of those names: ...

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Annadel: A Fresh Take

Annadel: A Fresh Take

If I’m honest, I probably shouldn’t have had that shot of Jack Daniels, or the fortified Pinot that was smoother than polished marble. That shot of Fireball was definitely not a ...

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The Skull 120

The Skull 120

We got this submission from RKP reader Eric Herboth of Portland Titanium. Sounds like a great event—Padraig   Eastern Oregon’s vast high desert country is also an adventure ...

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Dirty Kanza: The Finish

Dirty Kanza: The Finish

I’ve finished rides and races in a number of circumstances—everything from beyond anonymous to in front of a crowd of cheering people. With 30 years of experience to look back on, I can say ...

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Half Pint, Full Day

Half Pint, Full Day

When I rolled out of the tunnel the grounds of Emporia State University opened before me. My first thought on recognizing the school’s campus was that the finish was imminent. I began to ...

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