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2014/15 Winter Training at Higher Gear

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If you have plans for 2015 to race, ride an early season century or just step up your cycling, a CompuTrainer Studio is a good place to start your season off right. If you are looking to stay in shape …

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The Last Stretch ‘Til Montrose

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC 2012 CX Cycling Racing Illinois State Championship Martini Bar

Gearheads are getting excited for the last race on the Chicago Cyclocross Cup circuit for 2014: The State CX Championship at Montrose Harbor. Note: The majority of the races for that Sunday, December 7th, are already sold out. If you …

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2014 ILR Race Report

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This past weekend was a cyclcross racer’s dream – with great racing to choose from throughout the region. Our neighbors to the north hosted Kringle Kross, named for the “official pastry” of the state of Wisconsin. (On a side note, …

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Power Matters

Joe Sullivan Pepe Higher Gear Gearhead Junior Juniors Racing

I want to be faster. Should I focus on heart rate? Or focus on power? Junior racer Joe “Pepe” Sullivan asked this question and here is his story:       While working in the shop, I came across a …

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The Power to Change the World

Ruth Anne Tom Renaud World Bicycle Relief WBR Africa Rides Zambia Buffalo Bicycle Bike Higher Gear

Higher Gear customers will recognize the Renauds. Tom and Ruth-Anne have been top fundraisers on the Wrigley Field Road Tours, they are regulars on our group rides and they frequently share tales and photos of their cycling travels and adventures. …

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The Power of Bicycles

World Bicycle Relief WBR Power of Bicycles Tamara Zambia

Meet Tamara. As an orphan living with her grandmother in Zambia, Tamara has a simple life, but not an easy one. Every morning as the sun rises, 12-year-old Tamara builds a fire; fetches water; washes clothes and prepares breakfast for …

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