Posts by Category: Mind

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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LeMond Litigation, an Update

Greg LeMond and Trek Bicycle Corporation have reached an out-of-court settlement. The agreement spells out an end to all legal proceedings between LeMond and Trek, bringing a 15-year relationship ...

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Friday Group Ride #7

Andrei Greipel has laid down a marker. As the season cranks up and folks begin thinking about who is going to win what, the German sprinter, with three stage wins and an overall at the Tour Down ...

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Bicycle History: A Book Review

Every bathroom needs at least one cycling volume. Back when I had roommates I used to leave a history of Mont Ventoux, in French, on the tank of the toilet, just to mess with them. When I was ...

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The Toll

It is all too easy to do what I did in the fall, to romanticize the suffering, to play hard man, to write a check my ass would have to cash later, in the saddle. It's an entirely different ...

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Friday Group Ride #6

I am watching the Tour Down Under and having a hell of a hard time bending my tiny brain around the idea of it being summer somewhere on this big, blue marble we live on. Intellectually, I get ...

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The Versus Petition

Here at RKP World HQ we pay for the questionable service of Time Warner. A great many of RKP’s readers have let us know that they are unwilling to endure them and instead subscribe to DirecTV. ...

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