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Junior Race Report: 2015 Galena Omnium

Joe Sullivan Pepe Higher Gear Gearhead cyclocross CCC Chicago Cup

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

Wrigley Field Road Tour WFRT 2013 WBR World Bicycle Relief Cubs Charities Specialized Amira SWorks SRAM Red Zipp Higher Gear Wilmette Caroline Higney

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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Higher Gear Welcomes Mrs. D

Christina Kapetan Higher Gear Chicago Wilmette Mrs D

If you like your service on the sweet side, stop in to Higher Gear on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday, when Christina Kapetan is just as likely to address you as “honey” as she is to serve up her signature …

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The Hoefers, Your Bike Tour Directors

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Triathlons tend to attract very detail-oriented and determined people. Back in the 80’s and 90’s when Russ Hoefer was racing in three or so Olympic-distance triathlons a year and a handful of marathons, he was very dedicated to his training. …

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