Posts by Category: Machine

A Performance Tire for the Rain

A Performance Tire for the Rain

Years ago I was on the phone with someone from Continental Tires and he asked me a question. “Do you know why you get more flats in the rain?” Was this a trick question? I started to ...

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Friday Group Ride #296

Friday Group Ride #296

I have hesitated to write this FGR before, because the question I am going to pose can raise a lot of classist issues of affordability, scale and exclusivity. Money is one of those third rail ...

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The Merge

The Merge

The oppressive need of the market to exact the new is an oppression that does little to permit peace. Most artists I know have what we call “actual” employment. They pay the bills by ...

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Cold *and* Wet

Cold *and* Wet

I’ve seen a lot of things in bike shops. I’ve seen a TV on a cart in front of an easy chair. I’ve seen ashtrays with burning cigarettes. I’ve seen a field of trainers set ...

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Love that Link

Love that Link

My wife and I have been fighting over a pen. I brought the pen into our marriage from Interbike. It was given to me. As free pens go, it is the finest I have ever wielded and apparently my wife ...

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Garanimals for Grown Ups

Garanimals for Grown Ups

One of the rarely discussed benefits of the rise of apparel companies like Rapha is that you can go on a ride and see someone wearing a coordinated kit that isn’t a billboard for Billy ...

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Tool-aphilia

Tool-aphilia

One of the reasons I’m comfortable in my skin writing about cycling is that I’ve discovered that anything I’ve felt or experienced through the lens of cycling, someone, ...

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Entry-Level Fun

Entry-Level Fun

When I was a kid I had a tricycle that was made from steel thicker than is used in today’s armored vehicles. It outweighed me by more than a bowling ball and was so durable that it’s ...

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Reintroduction

Reintroduction

When I decided that RKP would begin to include a bit of mountain bike content, I did so for a few reasons. The first was that I’ve always hated the us/them categorization and tribalism some ...

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Friday Group Ride #293

Friday Group Ride #293

My wife says I’m impossible to buy for. She knows what I like bikes, but I’m very particular about the stuff I ride. We also have the challenge that, as someone who works in the ...

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