Posts by Category: Mind

Love

Love

Nobody develops a passion for cycling by going slow. We fall in love with the zoom. Our bodies thrill at the way gravity pulls at us as we enter a turn. That pull at our mass tells us we are ...

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Friday Group Ride #424

Friday Group Ride #424

Periodically, we talk about missing pro racing. It’s not that I don’t pay attention anymore. I just don’t pay nearly as much attention as I once did. And before any of you read ...

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Friday Group Ride #423

Friday Group Ride #423

Here’s what I know, future me and present me are mostly the same person, even if past me often seems like a stranger. So it’s odd that I’m so willing to sacrifice the interests ...

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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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