Author Archives: Joe Sullivan

Pepe’s Race Report – Heide Linter

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear Specialized Venge road racing cobbles Belgium Spring Classic

So it’s March! Race season has begun for me here in Belgium, starting with a 1.18 kermesse at Heide Linter. My first race in over 6 months, I was getting very excited to get out and race again.   In …

Posted in Customer Stories, Featured Cyclists, Junior Racing, News & Tips, Racing

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

IMG_7499

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is a magical race. Featuring cobbles, crosswinds, and several famous “bergs,” it is a brilliant start to the European Classics season. “Omloop” literally translates to “circuit”; where riders make a loop that starts & finishes in Ghent. …

Posted in News & Tips, Racing

2 Days of Cycling in London

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear Gearhead London velodrome track cycling bike Six Day

Track racing was never really my thing. I’m not exactly sure why. Even though some of my favorite cyclists, from locals like Catherine Watkins and Nikos Hessert to pros like Mark Cavendish and Olly Moors, part of me just never …

Posted in Customer Stories, Featured Cyclists, News & Tips, Racing

Labagh Woods CX – Doubling Up For Sven

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC Jackson Park Relay xxx Pepe Joe Sullivan Higher Gear Gearhead

Last December, I thought I had to say farewell to the Chicago Cyclocross Cup scene. Luckily, I was wrong, and I was given the chance to give it one more shot at Labagh Woods this weekend. I arrived early, as …

Posted in Customer Stories, Featured Cyclists, Junior Racing, Local Events, News & Tips, Racing

Race Report: 2016 xXx CX Relay

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC Jackson Park Relay xxx Pepe Joe Sullivan Higher Gear Gearhead Ed Gross

‘Cross is back. We have waited a long time for the return of cyclocross to our lives. From the #crossiscoming campaign on social media to the gluing of your tubular race wheels in July, to reading up on all the …

Posted in Customer Stories, Featured Cyclists, Junior Racing, Local Events, News & Tips, Racing

Pepe’s Race Report: Glencoe Grand Prix

2016.06.04-Glencoe-HG-Tent

The 10th edition of the Glencoe Grand Prix, my 5th start, was the first race I truly peaked for. In racing, cyclists will choose races in advance to “peak” for. All the training will revolve around these races. Riders will …

Posted in Customer Stories, Featured Cyclists, Group Riding, Junior Racing, Local Events, News & Tips