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Junior Race Report: 2015 Intelligentsia Cup – Part 1

Higher Gear Joe Pepe Sullivan TOAD Tour America Dairyland Wauwatosa WI Wisconsin East Tosa Gran Prix Criterium Bike Bicycle Racing Road Specialized Venge Evade

The season is slowly creeping to a close.  Before you know it, it’ll be over for me, and the bike will be hung up for a 9 week soccer season to end my senior year of high school.  The 9 …

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Junior Race Report: 2015 East Tosa Gran Prix

Higher Gear Joe Pepe Sullivan TOAD Tour America Dairyland Wauwatosa WI Wisconsin East Tosa Gran Prix Criterium Bike Bicycle Racing Road Specialized Venge Evade

Every race has positives and negatives.  Even when you win, there’s always more that can be done.  My race in Wawutosa over the weekend was a very good, humbling, thought-provoking race.  Packed up in the “speedwagon,” I picked up my …

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Junior Race Report: 2015 Galena Omnium

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Sometimes, bike races don’t turn out as we expect.  One can go into a whole weekend expecting results, and come out empty handed.  This was one of those weekends. Friday afternoon, I was driving out to Galena.  I was riding through …

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Junior Race Report: 2015 Glencoe Grand Prix

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Remarkable, rare circumstances can transform a simple criterium into an epic bike race.  From details like who makes up the field and which teams dominate the peloton to the unpredictable weather can make an event epic.  Race organizers dream of …

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A Bike Is

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A bike is a gift. A bike is education. A bike is an experience. A bike is a cause. A bike is a movement. A bike is a celebration. A bike is a prize. A bike is to be prized. …

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Junior Race Report: 2015 Monsters of the Midway

Joe Sullivan Pepe Higher Gear Gearhead road racing Monsters of Midway Specialized Venge

It was the tale of two races. Split by over six hours, two races occupied my entire day, both of which had their benefits and their mishaps. First, came the junior’s race. The routine Pop Tarts and Mountain Dew Kickstart …

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