Posts by Category: Mind

Just for RKP Readers

Just for RKP Readers

Last spring we tried something new to RKP. We undertook a sponsorship with our friends at Seven Cycles where RKP readers could purchase a bike and RKP would benefit by receiving a portion of the ...

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Friday Group Ride #422

Friday Group Ride #422

They put my pedals on the rental bike, and I adjusted the saddle height as close as I could figure it before throwing a leg over. Rain-wet sand crunched under the tires, and I was away. Within a ...

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Point Proof

Point Proof

The bike industry has endured a tough decade. Shops have closed in record numbers. Profits are down, and depending on to whom you speak, the average sale price of a bike is down as well. Still, ...

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Friday Group Ride #420

Friday Group Ride #420

After I finished last week’s Group Ride I wondered to myself whether I’d been too dark. I was in an odd place, having just visited my father, who is confined to a chair, and ...

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Friday Group Ride #419

Friday Group Ride #419

I am lucky to talk to people about new bikes all the time, people of every stripe. There are a fair few who are genuinely trying to go fast, either to beat up on their friends on a weekly ...

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Learning the Bonk

Learning the Bonk

We were nearly 50 miles into what was supposed to be a 50 mile ride, not far by my standard of the time, but I was coming back from a shoulder injury, and it was the hottest day of the year so ...

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Disc Learning

Disc Learning

Of the many experiences it is possible to have on a bike, the one that seems most universally disliked is a loss of control. It—that loss of control—comes in as many flavors as jelly beans do. ...

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Friday Group Ride #416

Friday Group Ride #416

We are fetishists, most of us. Oh sure, we’re cyclists, but if you’re reading these words right now, you don’t just love to ride bikes. You LOVE bikes. You like to read about ...

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Friday Group Ride #414

Friday Group Ride #414

If you’re carrying a patch kit, you’re better prepared than I am, but I am also a little worried about you. It’s clear to me as I stand by, likely in the shade, waiting ...

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Friday Group Ride #413

Friday Group Ride #413

We sat at the bench and listened to the church bells chime, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 times. As the seventh struck and slowly faded, I turned to Mike and said, “OK, roll out?” I was joking ...

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