Posts by Category: Mind

The Chase

The Chase

The human resources manager fixed me with a proud eye and told me how my division was the most dedicated, most productive in the entire building. They had the lowest incidence of sick days taken ...

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Old School #520: Laces

Old School #520: Laces

You’re an #OldSchoolCyclist if you know why cycling shoes come with the laces too long. Back before shoes had Boa closures or ratchets or dial tensioners or even Velcro, they had laces. And as ...

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The RKP End of Year Awards, Part I

The RKP End of Year Awards, Part I

It’s that time again. Our annual awards for the most notable moments, people and products from the last year. We’ve been fortunate to encounter some real bright spots, even if some ...

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Community

Community

Yesterday I did a recon ride for a gravel event I wrote about last year—Old Cazadero. It’s part of the Grasshopper Series here in Sonoma County. Old Caz, as it’s called, is a roughly ...

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Vision

Vision

The latest outrage in bike industry sexism is the Maxxis Tires “Babes” calendar. I’m not going to go into it, other than to say that Adele Mitchell, in a piece for Singletrack, ...

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The Campy Toy Ride

The Campy Toy Ride

None other than Nelson Vails, with Julie Kelly of SOAR Communications I’m a person of enormous good fortune. And here, I’m not talking about the fact that I work in the bike industry, ...

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Redemption

Redemption

My wife works in human resources. A big part of her career has been reviewing resumes and interviewing people. Until relatively recently, most of her searches were for people working in the ...

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The Dark

The Dark

Leaves shown like splotches of white paint on the asphalt. Until they crackled under tire, there was no way to distinguish just what they were. The failing light had two effects, to make all ...

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