Posts by Category: Family

Whimsy

Whimsy

I went years where all of my cycling was in service to me being a faster racer. My riding had plenty of variety, but what I did and when I did it was regulated, controlled and framed by my ...

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Kaena Point

Kaena Point

After rounding the bend, the last apartment building on the Waianae Coast shrinking behind me, the wind drove the spray from a breaking wave into the air, across the road. The cool washed over ...

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Learning to Ride: the Razor Scooter

Learning to Ride: the Razor Scooter

This is the first in what will be an occasional series on teaching my kids to ride bicycles. My experience may be handy to some of you with young children, and for those of you who have children ...

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Friday Group Ride #244

Friday Group Ride #244

My kids are 7 and 9 and in a weird place with Santa Claus. The older one is wise to the scam, and maybe like his father, too cynical to indulge in too much fantasy about a fat guy in a red suit ...

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The Bike-Shop-Quality Bike

The Bike-Shop-Quality Bike

I spent a number of years working retail, selling everything from records to model tanks and airplanes and, yes, my share of bicycles. During my time working for bike shops I became familiar with ...

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Thanksgiving VII

Thanksgiving VII

I’ve been living in Southern California so long that the arc to my weekend days is as predictable as a Christmas movie. Living in a place as warm as this, it’s possible to ride first ...

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Family

Family

I’m announcing a new section of editorial here at RKP, an addition to our existing sections of Mind, Body, Machine, Race and Travel. For the sake of brevity and obviousness, we’re ...

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Growth

Growth

In the weeks that followed my human flyswatter demo back in 2012, my stepmother sent me a number of links in emails. My memory is that they were each links to different types of helmets, some ...

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The Bell Stoker

The Bell Stoker

It’s fair to observe that we are entering a new era of regard for brain injuries. Our understanding of how they happen, the impact they have long term and what we can do to prevent them has ...

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