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The Paceline Podcast 172

The Paceline Podcast 172

This week Selene takes on weight loss once again. She addresses the problems with seeing that as necessary as well as seeing cycling as a vehicle for it, rather than an end in itself. And yet, ...

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Reality … Check

Reality … Check

I’ve shared a great many personal stories here at RKP. From anecdotes of suffering to testimonials to the power of flow states, to crashes, to the birth of my second son, who nearly exited ...

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A Heart of Stone

A Heart of Stone

Most of us grew up with the idea that cycling is a summer time diversion, something fun to do when the sun shines and the temperature rises into that range where to not be outside seems a sin. In ...

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The Paceline Podcast 171

The Paceline Podcast 171

This week Selene takes on a reader question about how exercise affects alcohol and how alcohol affects hydration. It turns out that this is a more complicated interaction than most folks ...

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The Pull: David Wages of Ellis Cycles

The Pull: David Wages of Ellis Cycles

My guest today is frame builder David Wages of Ellis Cycles. There was a time when the most common career path for a frame builder was to put in solid years building bikes for a brand that sold ...

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Stronger

Stronger

It’s a simple question: How strong can I be? When I began racing, that was the question. How fast would I be able to pedal a bicycle? With discipline, proper diet and rest and plenty of ...

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High Water Mark

High Water Mark

I’ve been asked about my proudest moment on the bike. It’s an interesting question for me. As I was never a PRO, I’ve measured my successes on the bike within their relative merit—which was ...

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Paceline Podcast 170

Paceline Podcast 170

We’ve gone from “‘cross is coming,” to “‘cross is here.” In a fair number of locations around the country, the season’s first cyclocross races were ...

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Understanding Trail

Understanding Trail

I get questions periodically about trail and what it really means in terms of a bicycle’s handling. There are a number of factors that go into determining how a bike handles and trail is ...

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