Posts by Category: Mind

Counting the Cost

Cycling provides all the big lessons in life: humility, pride, greed, discipline, grappling with ego, and learning what your will is and when to apply it and how to apply it. —John Weissenrider ...

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RKP Stickers

The RKP store opens today with our first stickers. If you’re anything like us, you’ve had a serious sticker jones ever since you were a kid. The RKP stickers come in three flavors: ...

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FGR #10 Wrap

No bad guy? No bad guy? Are you guys kidding me? With no bad guy, there's no good guy. If everyone's a good guy, then no one is. They're just guys. Who wants to watch a bunch of guys riding ...

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Joe Papp: Not Quite Finished With Dope

So Joe Papp is back in the news. This time it’s for a guilty plea in connection with selling doping products. Specifically, he plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy to sell EPO and HGH over ...

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É Andato da Solo

So, on some level, Pantani was a bad guy. He dazzled on the bicycle, thrilling us with monster mountain breakaways executed with panache and merciless cruelty toward fellow racers, but it was all ...

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FGR #9 Wrap

Qatar rhymes with afar, which is where it is. The Tour of this tiny, wealthy, Arab emirate has slowly but surely planted itself on the ProTour calendar as an early season race worth watching, if ...

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Reclaiming Our Past

There have been entirely too many doping storylines in cycling lately. We’ve had the Alejandro Valverde problem, the Danilo DiLuca suspension and Ricardo Ricco’s imminent return to the sport. His ...

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Franco Ballerini 1964-2010

Two-time winner of Paris-Roubaix, Franco Ballerini, has died as a result of injuries sustained in a rally car event. He was 45. A professional from 1986 to 2001, Ballerini won Paris-Roubaix in ...

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Armstrong’s Shadow

The unfortunate part about Lance Armstrong's return to bike racing is that the shadow he casts is very long. You can't take the publicity he brings, the dollars, without also taking the drama.

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