Tag Archives: Friday Group Ride

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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Friday Group Ride #197

The term he used was “expectation differential.” I was speaking with a custom bike builder about how people react to his bikes, TIG-welded, steel creations, beautifully painted, and ...

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Friday Group Ride #196

When you just stand there in the basement or garage admiring your bike as it hangs clean and tuned in the stand. When you hammer over the top and drop down the cassette and hit the front side of ...

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Friday Group Ride #195

I love sports. If you give me a choice between watching a sitcom on TV and watching a sporting event, I will choose the sport every time. If you ask me to choose between going to a play or going ...

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Friday Group Ride #194

I try not to write about weather too much, even though, as a cyclist, I am fairly obsessed with what is happening outside. I monitor a variety of meteorological services more than once a day to ...

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Friday Group Ride #189

I don’t know why I woke up. Maybe one of the kids called out in his sleep. Maybe my wife shifted in the bed. It was raining. That could have been it. The alarm was set for 5:30, the coffee ...

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Friday Group Ride #188

When the trail you’re riding ends in the ocean, literally in the ocean, you have done something right, especially if that trail also ribbons left along a cliff that hugs the shoreline. ...

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Friday Group Ride #187

I imagine it drives engineers nuts. They spend all their hours trying to understand how the interaction of material and shape can produce an objectively better ride, doing hard stuff like math ...

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Friday Group Ride #184

As a kid, I could never quite wrap my head around a visit to the toy store. On the one hand, everything I could ever want was there. On the other, I knew I couldn’t have it all, and so an ...

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