Posts by Category: Mind

Letting Cooler Heads Prevail

Letting Cooler Heads Prevail

I’ve been a cyclist for almost 30 years. For 18 of those years I’ve lived and ridden in the greater LA metropolis. In all that time only one change has made me feel safer as a cyclist—the passage ...

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Friday Group Ride #255

Friday Group Ride #255

The prompt was: July 4th at the North Pole, so Ian wrote, “A crazy clown was being chased by Bigfoot in the mountains.” But then he was stuck. Most eight-year-olds don’t ...

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Pulling Through

Pulling Through

Ascension If I had been listening to my body, I wouldn’t have peeled right onto Latigo Canyon Road. I’d felt flat on the bike all afternoon, and I could sense the constriction of a chest cold ...

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

I want to open this post by thanking everyone who pledged during the Freelance Fund. An amazing 76 people contributed—a pretty awesome response. It’s enough that, depending on just how I ...

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Friday Group Ride #254

Friday Group Ride #254

I’m going to go out on a limb. I’m going to say that most people who self-identify as cyclists take themselves too seriously. Of course, of course, of course, this is a ...

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NAHBS 2015, Part V

NAHBS 2015, Part V

Before I discuss the final set of award winners at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, I want to address a brewing controversy over one of the bikes that was displayed over the weekend. ...

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NAHBS: Words About Awards

NAHBS: Words About Awards

I’ve done a fair number of stupid, thankless things in my life. And I’m not talking about parenthood. Years from now I may look back on taking on the role of chief judge for the North ...

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Hidden Mercy

Hidden Mercy

The wind will take your soul on a day like this, leave it tattered and flapping in the branches of a tall tree, like a kid’s lost kite. I lay in bed two snoozes after the alarm had woken me ...

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Prints!

Prints!

At last. This is a post I’ve been waiting to compose for more than a year. I’m pleased to announce that we finally are able to present Bill Cass’ incredible illustrations in ...

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The RKP Reader Pledge Drive

The RKP Reader Pledge Drive

We live in strange times. The economics of publishing, be it music, books or magazines have been upended by the rise of new technologies and the demise of old ones. We like to describe these new ...

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