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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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Junior Race Report: 2016 Kenosha – Etapé II

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

I’ve always been addicted to the details. This morning, the day was entirely planned out.  From the final ride before the race on Friday to the time the race ended, every second was planned out.  My race plan was to see …

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Junior Race Report: 2016 Kenosha – Etapé 1

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

I have been married to a CompuTrainer since November. It’s been long, and boring, and I was finally ready to kick off the season at Kenosha. I was looking forward to racing outside, at last. I didn’t leave home looking …

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Warrior at Heart

Higher Gear Stuart Ellington Warrior Games 2016 Navy Port Hueneme California paralympic

In 2011, the Department of Defense created the Military Adaptive Sports Program to enhance warrior recovery by engaging wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans in ongoing, daily adaptive activities, based on their interest and ability. Adaptive sports and …

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