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Pepe’s Race Report – Heide Linter

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So it’s March! Race season has begun for me here in Belgium, starting with a 1.18 kermesse at Heide Linter. My first race in over 6 months, I was getting very excited to get out and race again.   In …

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Labagh Woods CX – Doubling Up For Sven

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Last December, I thought I had to say farewell to the Chicago Cyclocross Cup scene. Luckily, I was wrong, and I was given the chance to give it one more shot at Labagh Woods this weekend. I arrived early, as …

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Race Report: 2016 xXx CX Relay

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC Jackson Park Relay xxx Pepe Joe Sullivan Higher Gear Gearhead Ed Gross

‘Cross is back. We have waited a long time for the return of cyclocross to our lives. From the #crossiscoming campaign on social media to the gluing of your tubular race wheels in July, to reading up on all the …

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Pro Ride and Future Pros

Higher Gear Group Ride Astellas Pro Cycling Team

Some weeks are good. Some weeks are great. This past week at Higher Gear was awesome! Tuesday night, we once again hosted the Astellas Professional Cycling Team – our local pro team based out of Lake Zurich, Illinois – for …

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July 2016 Races, Rides & Events

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This is it! It is officially summer in the Midwest. If you’re a fair-weather cyclist, this is the ONE time of year you have no excuses. Get out there on your bike! If you’re a friend of Higher Gear’s, you’ll …

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Pepe’s Race Report: Glencoe Grand Prix

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The 10th edition of the Glencoe Grand Prix, my 5th start, was the first race I truly peaked for. In racing, cyclists will choose races in advance to “peak” for. All the training will revolve around these races. Riders will …

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