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Dean Weinberg Alan Weiss Specialized Sirrus Expert Carbon Disc Higher Gear

For Dean, cycling offers a way to stay active after injuries forced him to give up golf. For Alan, cycling allows him to spend time with his friend who would no longer be spending Saturday mornings on the golf course …

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Junior Race Report: Back-to-Back Crits

Joe Pepe Sullivan Wes Naviaux Higher Gear Gearheads Villa Park Crit Criterium bike bicycle racing

This was the end, the grand finale. 4 races in 2 days. A total of 2 hours of criterium. Everything was left on the course. Day 1 was Wooddale, the ABR State Championship Criterium. It was a 1km course located …

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Junior Race Report: 2015 Two Rivers Road Race

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear racing cycling Specialized Venge Evade 2015 Two Rivers Road Race

4:30pm on Saturday, the day before the race, I got a text from a friend of mine, inviting me to race 16 hours later.  I was in, and made sure I brought my teammate with me.  Turns out, it was …

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Junior Race Report: 2015 Intelligentsia Cup – Part 2

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear racing cycling Specialized Venge Evade Intelligentsia Cup Chicago 2015

The culture of racing is fantastic. We cheer for our friends, we talk about racing. On weekends, we eat, drink, breathe, and live bike racing. In this culture, we are the most caring of people, even when we are screaming …

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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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