Posts by Category: Mind

Friday Group Ride #204

Friday Group Ride #204

I don’t know why I read books, paper and ink bound together rather than agglomerations of dots on glowing rectangles. My mother made me love them as objects, and set the example of reading ...

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Friday Group Ride #203

Friday Group Ride #203

I was on the phone with some folks at a bike shop today, and they asked what I thought would happen with disc brakes for road bikes. This happens to be a sore subject for me, and not because I ...

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The Laughing Group

The Laughing Group

Padraig and I have been in the same zip code exactly once in the last four-and-a-half years, the length of our collaboration here on RKP. Nonetheless, I count him as one of my closest friends. We ...

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Friday Group Ride #202

Friday Group Ride #202

When you tell a story over and over, fine details tend to fall out of the telling. It becomes shortened, efficient, boiled to its main points. Here is an example of just such a story: I learned ...

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Pain in the Ass

I don’t remember the last time my ass hurt, more specifically the lower connections of my gluteus maximus to my adductor magnus, that soft spot where sitting and pedaling come together. ...

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Friday Group Ride #201

I am 42-years-old. I work full-time (and then a bit more). I am married, have two boys, 6 and 8, and a dog who likes to be walked. I own a home. And I like to ride bikes. My life is good, really ...

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Friday Group Ride #200

I would marvel at the fact that this is the 200th Group Ride. I mean that’s a lot of questions, but my kids probably ask that many before lunch most days, so perhaps we’ve only just ...

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Friday Group Ride #199

It is no secret that 2013 was a tough year here at RKP. From the post-percussions of Padraig’s crash to the somewhat dramatic Entrance of the Deuce, it was a year in which we never quite ...

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Friday Group Ride #198

I’d like to get my mother a bike this year. The snow on the ground and the smallness of my parents’ condominium make it an impractical Christmas gift, but maybe in the spring. She is ...

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The Challenge of Commerce

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my professional life to hold universally true, it’s that you don’t want to have a right-brained creative type manage a right-brained ...

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