Tag Archives: Paris-Roubaix

Readying Ourselves for Spring

Readying Ourselves for Spring

The dirty water turned opaque hours ago, a contrast to the hotel bathtub’s bright white. The rider grimaces as he swirls the water, as if recognizing a particular grain of grit for its direct ...

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Class

One of the ongoing themes of the infinite email thread between Padraig and me is how strange life can be. The older we get and the more our families grow, the more we find ourselves in unexpected ...

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Friday Group Ride #163

Here we are again, Roubaix weekend. I can’t think about this race without hearing, in my head, the horrible rattling of the pack over those impossible “roads.” I can’t ...

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It’s Back: The Roubaix T-shirt

UPDATE: With all the excitement (if we want to call it that) in my life of late, I haven’t been tending to the store quite as I should have. A few orders were backed up a couple of weeks; ...

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Until We Ride Together Again

The following post is by a contributor new to RKP readers, though he comes with quite the pedigree. August Cole is, among other things, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal. One of those ...

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Friday Group Ride #114

When I think of my hardest ever days on the bike, I can’t help but feeling I’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg, even now. I’ve bonked twenty miles from home. I’ve ...

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2012 Season Preview: Up-and-Comers

 Indications are Pierre Roland may be the new hope of French cycling. Last week we discussed the Men of the Hour—a rather easy-to-compile list of the men we all expect to be at forefront of the ...

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