Posts by Category: Mind

The Privateer Wrench

The Privateer Wrench

I spend a lot of time working on bikes. Even so, it is neither as much time as I would like playing with bikes and wrenches, nor as much time as I need to. There is a bike to assemble with the ...

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The End of the Ride

The End of the Ride

Years ago, shortly after I moved to New England, I got a piece of advice from a friend. He looked down at my bare legs and chuckled. I asked why he was laughing. I pointed out that it was pretty ...

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Friday Group Ride #341

Friday Group Ride #341

We are at a curious point in the machinations of the road component market. A vacuum has developed. SRAM released eTap in the summer, but with uneven supply and into a market still skeptical ...

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The RKP Christmas Wish List

The RKP Christmas Wish List

The default in Christmas wish lists is for stuff. Toys. The output of a capitalist society. That which results from the means of production. As a kid, I never wanted clothes, just more toys. I ...

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Friday Group Ride #338

Friday Group Ride #338

When I first started riding mixed-terrain, what some people call gravel but bears no resemblance at all to gravel, I mounted a pair of 28c tires on my road bike and off I went. Occasionally, ...

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The Changing Landscape

The Changing Landscape

Since the introduction of the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act (S.3205), the cycling community has been, rather surprisingly, facing a heated internal squabble about whether or not ...

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Friday Group Ride #337

Friday Group Ride #337

It’s a time to count your blessings. Probably all the time is that time, but that’s what I’m working on this week. And when I do perform that particular exercise, the bike crops ...

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Lessons of the Peloton

Lessons of the Peloton

Of the many recreational pursuits human beings enjoy, I know of nothing that requires the level of skill and fitness required to ride in a peloton. It’s a complicated algorithm of aerobic ...

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