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Pepe’s Race Report: Glencoe Grand Prix

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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 …

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A Ride With the Pros

Higher Gear Astellas Pro Professional Cycling Team Wilmette Group Ride Gearhead

  Are you a pro? At home? At work? In the community? In the saddle on Saturday mornings? While we all make great efforts to strive in our pursuits to be Pro. it is entirely different matter to ride with actual Pros. …

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Bike the Drive, Family Style

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Pepe’s Race Report: 2016 Skyway Classic

Higher Gear Joe Pepe Sullivan Gearhead 2016 Skyway Classic Chicago Racing Race Report

The Skyway Classic, formerly known as Gaper’s Block, has some awful luck when it comes to weather. Last year, there were thunderstorms on two of the nights, and Chicago voting on a third night. I was only able to make it …

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Junior Race Report: 2016 Kenosha – Etapé III

Higher Gear Gearhead Joe Pepe Sullivan Specialized Venge Bike Bicycle Racing 2016 Kenosha Criterium Crit

They say moments are best enjoyed when they are shared. I got to share my first opportunity to defend 1st place in a series with easily two of my best friends on the bike: John “Mr. 500” McCormick, and Rick “Water …

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Pepe’s Race Report: 2016 Marian Crit

Higher Gear Gearhead Joe Pepe Sullivan Specialized Venge Bike Bicycle Racing 2016 Marion Crit Criterium

Bike racing requires a little bit strength, a little bit skill and a whole lot of luck. The family was spending our Easter weekend with our family friend, Josh, in Indiana. There was a race set for Saturday, at the Indy …

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