Posts by Category: Mind

Lanterne Rouge – Max Leonard

Lanterne Rouge – Max Leonard

Max Leonard’s Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France is a deeply researched, well-written volume that you should read if you have any interest in bike racing, the Tour de France ...

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Remembering Rep. James Oberstar

Remembering Rep. James Oberstar

I have a deep-seated suspicion that in civilized countries where rail isn’t derided as a “wasteful subsidy” and the bicycle is considered an ordinary and valid form of ...

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Why We Ride

Why We Ride

Just over a year ago I launched a Kickstarter Project to produce a book plus a few other goodies. The project was intended to help us build up a down payment on our son, Matthew, who I initially ...

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Friday Group Ride #215

Friday Group Ride #215

The bike will take you amazing places if you follow it. Surrey, south of London, on a sunny spring Thursday. Up the stairs to the third floor, beyond the keycard locked door, into a room at the ...

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You Are What You Is

You Are What You Is

With all warranted respect and admiration for Frank Zappa, purloining the title from his great ditty seemed the perfect way to start off a post about RKP’s first-ever reader survey. We ...

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NICA: The Shape of Things to Come

NICA: The Shape of Things to Come

When I was in high school, what I knew of bike racing wouldn’t have filled an espresso cup. I knew of the Olympics and thought that racing a bicycle was as heady a sporting adventure as I ...

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Dear Johan,

Dear Johan,

It’s clear from your recent blog post on your site that you’re not happy with your 10-year ban from cycling. Big surprise. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: The rest ...

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Friday Group Ride #214

Friday Group Ride #214

I sat at my desk, on my couch, in my car, all winter long, not thinking of anything but how horribly disappointed I was with the weather. Sisyphus meet stone. Stone, this is Sisyphus. ...

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Who Are You?

Who Are You?

The digital age has upended nearly everything we know about commerce. Storied publishers of everything from music to magazines and books are resorting to bake-sale tactics just to stay in ...

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