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Aaron Sherrick 2015 Ironman IM Madison Wisconsin Wattie Ink Specialized Shiv Evade

The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change. -Bill Clinton   Swapping out calendars at the beginning of a new year inspires many promises, the number one each year being: lose weight. …

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Creating Habits – One Day at a Time

Higher Gear Wilmette CompuTrainer CompuTraining Studio Chuck Rice

There’s a widely popular idea that it takes 21 days to create a habit. Lacking motivation to get to the gym? Make a conscious effort to get there 21 days in a row and the 22nd will come naturally. Trying …

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Where In the World is John McCormick?

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

John McCormick’s role of leading a global team means that he spends a lot of his time away from home. Whether he’s in the United lounge at the airport, aboard a plane, working in another country or at home in …

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Race Report: 2015 CCC Montrose – IL State Championship

Joe Sullivan Pepe Higher Gear Gearhead cyclocross CCC Chicago Cup

          Check out my race reports from the 2015 season: Chicago Cyclocross Cup: Indian Lakes Resort Rhythm & Blues Revue Cyclocross Race Chicago Cyclocross Cup: Bartlett Wood Dale Crit (ABR State Championship) & Villa Park Crit …

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Riding With a Purpose

Bike the Drive Higher Gear World Bicycle Relief WBR Renaud Berlin Coustan

According to Martin Luther King, Jr, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” Tom Renaud took this mission to heart back in 2011. That was the year he met FK Day, co-founder of World …

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Pushing Pedals, Feeding Families

Higher Gear Customer Ed Brill 72 Hours Key West Charity Ride Tiny Hands Foundation Bike Bicycle endurance event

You’re likely familiar with the television series, 24… Imagine the sound of the clock ticking. Counting down to zero. As you’re pedaling. On your bike. Toward Key West. With 63 other cyclists.     As the minutes count down, you …

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