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Happy Anniversary, Luke! XOX
And a huge shout-out of thanks to all of those who inspire me, who ride with me, who partner in my dream-building & dream-manifesting in ways large & small.
You know how they say “it takes a village” when talking about raising a child? Overcoming obstacles in the day-to-day, manifesting dreams on those big, once-in-a-lifetime kind of days – that takes a village, too.
I am so grateful to have so many No Opportunity Wasted folks in my corner, on the side-lines & at finish-lines! I love you for having my back in the battle against MS, and in the bigger fight for a life lived to its absolute juiciest, fullest & shiniest ~
***Since I’ve had a few emails asking, I just wanted to let you know that all of the recumbent trikes pictured in the video are ICE trikes.
The red one with the 20′ rear wheel is my 2006 Qnt, which is basically the current model Sprint with rear suspension. My older version has a slightly narrower track.
The red trike with the larger rear wheel (I cannot remember if that’s a 26″ or 700c, sorry) was lent to me by my friend & triking mentor John Elliott: it’s a Qnt as well, though he’s changed out so many things I couldn’t remember them all if I tried. She started out just like my 2006 Qnt. The beauty of ICE trikes is that they are so adjustable & upgradeable, a trike with almost-unlimited options. John switched out the suspended tail end for a non-susended tail, went to the larger rear wheel, upgraded to faster/lighter components, and he has both a hardshell fiberglass seat & the original mesh seat so that he can swap between them as he desires, depending upon the kind & duration of riding he’s going to be doing. It’s one sweet trike. (not as sweet as my 2014 VTX, of course!)
The black one is my 2011 ICE Vortex with full suspension (which was one of about 4 or 5 made, I think). The 2011 full suspension Vortex can be “replicated” in the form of ICE’s current Sprint FSX that has go-fast higher end lightweight components. I believe Nate Jarvis was the creator of the rare 2011 ICE Vortex FS, so he can tell you how to order one of your very own by customizing a new ICE trike to your wants & needs.
Just contact the good people at Inspired Cycle Engineering and they’ll hook you up! They’re very accessible by phone or email, and you won’t find better sales assistance & customer service anywhere else. ICE folks are amazing. Truly.