All you have to do is ask your friends to:
1) click here to sign up for the Reverse Gear Newsletter (or go to www.reversegearinc.com and click on NEWSLETTER in left column); and
2) put your email address in the field that says “How I found REVERSE GEAR”.
When they have signed up, we will contact you to get your size.
Then we will send you a FREE pair of Arriva socks to enhance your riding performance.
You can refer as many friends as you want and we will send you socks when they sign-up.
And your friends can get socks too, if their friends sign up for the newsletter.
We thank you for sharing this with your friends.
If you do not hear from us, send us an email with your sock size and the name of the friend that you referred.
In 2009, Reverse Gear went on the road to visit cycle shops, events and trade shows across North America. To travel we purchased a 2000 Newmar Dutchstar 38-foot diesel pusher RV, which we nicknamed RG Bargy. It was roomy and comfortable, with enough room in the basement to store our two trikes as well as the golf clubs. We lived in it full-time and travelled across Canada and the United States – having the time of our lives.
In the first year, we travelled mostly in the east covering to North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio – before returning to Toronto. In the second year, we did North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Year three found us on the road again to California for Recumbent Cycle-Con.
During those years on the road we met hundreds of recumbent cyclists and brought many fond memories back with us to Canada.
Due to circumstances, we are no longer able to travel. So with sadness, we are selling our 38 ft. Class A motor-home and settling back in Toronto.
If you know of anyone who is seeking to enjoy the mobile lifestyle in a reasonably-priced older RV – that is in excellent condition – please let us know. We would be happy to discuss the features of the RV, including many upgrades we made to the engine and the interior. We would also be happy to discuss the lifestyle with anyone who is considering it. This vehicle is ideal for: short-term travel or taking a couple of snowbirds south for the winter, as we did. It is large enough to enjoy living in it as full-timers. or it could be enjoyed as a part-time summer or winter home.
For a list of features, go to: http://www.digicorps.com/RVad.pdf
Or watch this video tour: 2000 Newmar Dutchstar – For Sale
The RV is currently available for viewing in London, Ontario.
An HHR Toad is also available, complete with installed Blue Ox towing and Even-Brake braking systems – if you are interested.
Price for either / both are negotiable.
We love our zipped pockets for safely carrying a variety of items while cycling on a recumbent. And we were excited to see that Brian Zupke did too in this review othe REVERSE GEAR recumbent cycling jerseys that was published in Recumbent & Tandem Rider magazine, Issue #38.
We, like Brian think that pockets are more useful on the front, but if you are a rider who prefers side pockets, we also designed the Chevron. The main difference between ours and other recumbent jerseys is that our pockets are zipped so things don’t fall out while you ride and/or walk.
And in the review, Brian also answers the question about where the pockets on the front feel more comfortable. We designed them low so that the gear you are carrying is not sitting on your solar plexus. I, just like Brian, carry heaps of stuff like cameras, cell phone and food, none of which I want to lose. When we surveyed a group of recumbent riders we found out that 60% had lost something while riding. We believe that’s because the reclined position makes it more likely that stuff will slide out of open, or evne elasticised pockets. They fall out of zipped pockets if you forget to close them too, as Len found out on one ride.
Read the review for yourself to find out why Brian likes the pockets. He also said: “As for the rest of the jersey, I like it.” And his wife said this of the fact that it is in a Unisex styling: “Overall she liked it and said she’ wear it.”
The conclusion of this review is: “Reverse Gear’s Jazzed unisex jersey is a great shirt. It’s well made, comfortable, has nice art and its pockets are truly functional. They’ll keep your gear accessible and more importantly, secure.”
What Brian didn’t know is that necklines on REVERSE GEAR recumbent cycling jerseys have been cut lower to make them more comfortable in the reclined / recumbent position.
Why do you like wearing Reverse Gear jerseys? Comfort? Function?
A few days ago, I received an email from a customer who said to tell you this about our shorts: “Your shorts are twice as expensive as others I’ve used but they’ve
lasted 4 times longer…
I got the current pair of Reverse Gear shorts about 2 years ago at Amlings Cycle in Niles, IL. Since then I’ve gone through at least half a dozen pair of other shorts. So, at this point I’m just wearing the RG shorts til one of us wears out.” – DF,
REVERSE GEAR is proud to be sponsoring the first HPRA race of the 2013 season which will take place in sunny Florida! They are offering two full days of racing, on February 23 and 24, to get more bang for your buck. There will also be prizes, displays and the opportunity to meet other bent enthusiasts and see an excellent variety of human powered machines and their engines. For more information on the event and schedule – click here
|Location:||Brian Piccolo Park - 9501 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, Florida|
Florida is a great place to get away from the snow (which has been coming down in Toronto for hours). I wish I could be there at the event too. But we will be there in spirit!
The race weekend is one week after the Sebring 12/24 hour race on February 16 and 17, which we have also attended and sponsored in the past.
Wishing all of our USA friends and customers a wonderful THANKSGIVING day.
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into our lives and into the lives of all those around you. [Eileen Caddy, The Dawn of Change]
Let us give thanks for the people in our lives who bring us joy and that we can share the laughter with.
We are selling the trike carrier that we bought to carry our two Greenspeed GT3′s in Florida a few years ago. It is made of heavy-duty steel. The cross-bars are adjustable to be used with a variety of tricycle styles. (In this photo on my HHR the top bar is not attached.)
Included is the 2 inch receiver which fits in a normal 1.5 inch tow bar on a car – see photo.
You can also see the rack installed on the back of the RV in the previous post.
The Greenspeed GT3 shown on the carrier is also for sale. These are rarely found “used” because when you have one they are so much fun to ride and it is difficult to part with it. They also fold-up for easier storage in a vehicle, garage or storage shed.
Contact Judi at Reverse Gear Inc. if you are interested.
This rarely found used trike is now available for sale in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This trike is ideal for weekend riders, commuters or even assisted touring.
The GT3 is a small trike with a big personality. Designed as an easily transportable trike – you can fold it up – to fit in your car or to take up less space in your shed. The quick fold is achieved with only a 6mm Allen key for the single seat bolt and one quick release for the frame hinge.
Watch the video on the Greenspeed site to see how it unfolds in less than a minute
For specifications check out the Greenspeed site here:
If you know anyone who is interested, send an email to Judi at REVERSE GEAR and I will send a PDF with photos and specifications.
A few years ago, I thought I could manage an early retirement from the rat-race. We sold our condo, bought a recreational vehicle (RV) and hit the road to promote REVERSE GEAR and enjoy one of our favourite past-times – cycling. It was a wonderful lifestyle while it lasted. But a recession (possibly two), some stock-market corrections that reduced the value of our pensions, and higher expenses than we anticipated on the road changed everything.
The RV is now temporarily parked at a small lake for the summer. And I am back in Toronto – working at REVERSE GEAR, doing some consulting, and part-time in an office job. Once again, trying to find enough hours in a day to accomplish everything on my to-do list and also find time for fitness – the stresses mount during the week.
Fortunately, I can still make time for cycling on the weekends. And this one demonstrated the benefits of cycling the back-roads once again. Me and “my little red trike” left the stresses of life behind as we pedalled an hour and a half in the quiet country-side every morning. The quietude gave me time to “think” and time to “not-think”. When I wasn’t thinking, I was simply appreciating the beauty in the clouds and the sky.
Ah, Monday morning will soon be here – but I have renewed energy to tackle the week – gained from just a few hours on “my little red trike”.
Reverse Gear is proud to be a recumbent cycle-clothing sponsor for the 3129 miles of the Stephan Challenge when Mark Stephan rode his tricycle from April 15 to July 1, 2012 from California to Florida.
What made this ride so special is that Mark is a quadriplegic who was told he would never walk again. He didn’t accept the prognosis and has not only walked – but has now ridden his tricycle to raise funds for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Click to read Mark’s story.
For a glimpse of Mark wearing the Phoenix jersey n Hwy 86, check out this video which documents the first week out there.
You can also see the Phoenix and the RG jersey in this inspiring and heart-warming video coverage of his story by Mike Leonard on the Today Show.
Congratulations to Mark on his courage and success in this great achievement.
Mark – This story is such an inspiration to all of us.