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The Secret to Weight Loss

Scale Weight Cycling Loss

Is your New Year’s Day starting to resemble Groundhog Day? “This year – AGAIN – I want to lose weight…” The number one resolution for Americans, year after year, is to lose weight. Ranking at number five on the list …

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Geoff Chandler: Early Adapter

Geoff Chandler Higher Gear Coach triathlon cycling cyclocross time trial coaching

Along with the likes of Dave Scott and Scott Molina, one of those out there during triathlon’s earliest days was Higher Gear customer Geoff Chandler. Chandler’s name may not be one you’re familiar with. While Chandler was out there competing …

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Why Train With Power?

PowerTap rear hub power meter

You’ve invested in the bike… You’ve invested in the wheels… You’ve invested in the lycra… You’ve invested in the aero helmet… You’ve invested in the entry fees. What next? If you’re ready to take your riding and racing to the …

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Surviving the Polar Vortex

Bike Path Winter Cycling

Over the weekend, our friends at local publication Make It Better ran an article online called “12 Ways to Survive the Polar Vortex.” In it, Pamela Rothbard offers helpful, if sarcastic, suggestions, such as:   #2 on the list: Drink …

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New Year’s Resolutions: 2015 Edition

2012 WFRT Wrigley Field Road Tour World Bicycle Relief WBR Chicago Cubs Charities Todd Ricketts

45% of Americans begin each new year by setting resolutions. By the end of January, a third have those have already ditched their goals and the number of them who give up completely increases to 75% over the year. In …

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Up-Cycle, Re-Cycle

Recyclery Collective Rogers Park used bikes bicycles donations

Do you have any unused bikes taking up space? Bikes aren’t meant to sit in a corner and gather cobwebs; they are meant to be ridden. In exchange for a little TLC, they can mean access to school or work …

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