Posts by Category: Mind

Pulling Through

Pulling Through

Ascension If I had been listening to my body, I wouldn’t have peeled right onto Latigo Canyon Road. I’d felt flat on the bike all afternoon, and I could sense the constriction of a chest cold ...

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

I want to open this post by thanking everyone who pledged during the Freelance Fund. An amazing 76 people contributed—a pretty awesome response. It’s enough that, depending on just how I ...

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Friday Group Ride #254

Friday Group Ride #254

I’m going to go out on a limb. I’m going to say that most people who self-identify as cyclists take themselves too seriously. Of course, of course, of course, this is a ...

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NAHBS 2015, Part V

NAHBS 2015, Part V

Before I discuss the final set of award winners at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, I want to address a brewing controversy over one of the bikes that was displayed over the weekend. ...

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NAHBS: Words About Awards

NAHBS: Words About Awards

I’ve done a fair number of stupid, thankless things in my life. And I’m not talking about parenthood. Years from now I may look back on taking on the role of chief judge for the North ...

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Hidden Mercy

Hidden Mercy

The wind will take your soul on a day like this, leave it tattered and flapping in the branches of a tall tree, like a kid’s lost kite. I lay in bed two snoozes after the alarm had woken me ...

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Prints!

Prints!

At last. This is a post I’ve been waiting to compose for more than a year. I’m pleased to announce that we finally are able to present Bill Cass’ incredible illustrations in ...

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The RKP Reader Pledge Drive

The RKP Reader Pledge Drive

We live in strange times. The economics of publishing, be it music, books or magazines have been upended by the rise of new technologies and the demise of old ones. We like to describe these new ...

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Why Bother?

Why Bother?

The Amgen Tour of California has announced the teams for the 2015 edition of the race. As expected, a number of UCI ProTeams will contest the race, including BMC, Etixx-Quick-Step, Cannondale ...

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Charting Course

Charting Course

With our last Friday Group Ride (#245) we asked you readers for a different sort of conversation. Rather than giving us your take on doping, your favorite place to ride, your least favorite ...

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