Posts by Category: Mind

Why Bother?

Why Bother?

The Amgen Tour of California has announced the teams for the 2015 edition of the race. As expected, a number of UCI ProTeams will contest the race, including BMC, Etixx-Quick-Step, Cannondale ...

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Charting Course

Charting Course

With our last Friday Group Ride (#245) we asked you readers for a different sort of conversation. Rather than giving us your take on doping, your favorite place to ride, your least favorite ...

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Willingness

Willingness

B said, “You’re basically playing chicken with each other,” and I laughed because she was right. The night before Mike had texted me, “Kickstand at 10:30 tomorrow?” ...

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Friday Group Ride #245

Friday Group Ride #245

The beginning of a new year is, almost unavoidably, a time for some reflection, evaluation and resolution. We’ve just concluded another topsy-turvy year here at RKP. We continue to try to ...

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The RKP End of Year Awards, Part III

The RKP End of Year Awards, Part III

In our final installment, Padraig offers up his takes on the more memorable events of 2014. The One-Trick Pony Gold Brick: Chris Froome. There’s a sense among those with a view of the Tour de ...

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The RKP End of Year Awards, Part II

The RKP End of Year Awards, Part II

The No One Loves Last Year’s Prom Queen Award – Bradley Wiggins. Sir Bradley has to be the fastest man on two wheels to NOT get picked by his team for races where being fast is a ...

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An Open Letter to American Cycling

An Open Letter to American Cycling

Let’s start with a memory, one of your memories. Think back on your first bicycle ride, that ride in which neither hand nor training wheels held you aloft, that first time when you pedaled ...

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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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Friday Group Ride #242

Friday Group Ride #242

Can we all just agree that motivation is priceless? I have been riding bikes my whole life, and the motivation to ride hard or far or even just continuously has sometimes been stronger than ...

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The Corrections

The Corrections

When writing a first draft, I use commas the way some people mumble ‘uh’ when speaking. I type a comma every time I come to the end of a thought. This may or may not signal the ...

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