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New Year, New You – Part 4: You Are What You Eat

Resolutions Change Progress Health Fitness Workout Weight Loss

How are those new year’s resolutions coming? We’re almost into March. The health clubs are starting to empty out. Like clockwork, most people are sweeping those January 1st promises under the rug until the next new year rolls around. But …

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Pepe’s 2017 Winter Training Camp

Specialized Venge aero road racing bike bicycle Joe Pepe Sullivan Spain Espagne

Yeah. That’s a warm, sunny beach. In February. In Spain. Jealous? So I’m not sure where I got the good idea. Maybe it came after watching years of my friends go off to “team camp.” Maybe it came with this …

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At Higher Gear, We’re Family

Higher Gear Gran Fondo Hundo WBR World Bicycle Relief 3 third annual Kenosha Kingfish Gearhead Pepe

“Locations and brands are important to be successful in bike retail. However, the single key differentiator for Higher Gear is our people.” – Brendan Sullivan   For a small shop to run in an e-commerce economy, it must have a …

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6 More Weeks (Give or Take) to Ride Indoors With Us

Higher Gear Wilmette CompuTrainer CompuTraining Indoor Cycling Studio

If we put any faith in the weather-predicting abilities of a rodent, we’re doomed to another long winter this year. Even a long winter lacking in snow can present challenges to outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re itching to get back on …

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New Year, New You – Part 3: Baby Steps

Resolutions Change Progress Health Fitness Workout Weight Loss

Higher Gear wants 2017 to be your best year yet – so we’re taking a hard look at how we begin a new year and how to best tackle your goals.     So many of of us begin a …

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It’s Back. It’s Beautiful. It’s Better.

2016 Specialized Allez Bokanev

The January/February edition of VeloNews granted the “Back from the Dead” award to Aluminum. And for good reason. Aluminum’s inherently soft nature meant that bike manufacturers had to make tubes extra thick to make them more durable. For years, aluminum …

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