REV Endurance Sports was founded by Legendary Ultra Cyclist George Vargas. After years of racing and competing in Ultra Distance races he decided to open a high-end store in San Marcos, California. His vision is to focus on the specific and unique needs of the endurance cyclist. George was inducted into the Furnace Creek 508 Hall of Fame class of 2011. George Vargas belongs to three cycling Halls of Fame in total.
At REV Endurance Sports we are focused on exceptional customer service. We pride ourselves in providing the best care that we can for each and every customer that we work with. Many of the brands we carry have exclusivity in San Diego County and Orange County. Expert advice, high-end niche product, and exceptional customer care is what sets REV Endurance Sports apart and the only logical choice in San Marcos and beyond.
Most recently PARIS BREST PARIS -PBP 2023 (762 mi/40,000 ft)
10,000,000 feet of climbing since joining Strava in 2011.
I am a bike shop owner/bike fitter/coach in San Marcos. Hall of Fame Ultra Cyclist - of 3 different cycling organizations.
I climbed 1,000,000 feet in 2015 in only 10 months. I repeated 1M feet in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021.
I have Everested 9X -- Everlasting is climbing 29,029 feet in one single ride #everesting . I currently hold the record for the shortest Everest in North and South America 29,200 feet in 78 miles.
I have been named a legendary Ultra Cyclist– a title I consistently work hard to live up to because of what it means in the small ultra cycling community.
I completed 2- Person Race Across America (RAAM) in 2007.
Furnace Creek 508/Silver State 508
I have finished the Furnace Creek 508 SOLO (508 miles 35,000 feet of climbing non-stop race) six consecutive years in 2006, 2007 (Fixed Gear) 2008, 2009, 2010 2011, then came back in 2013 (Tandem) 2014 (Tandem), 2015 Tandem) 2017 as a Two Person Mixed setting the course record with Lori Hoechlin for Two Person Mixed all age groups. I returned in 2020 with a 4 person mixed team and we won our age group. A total of 11 Furnace Creek/Silver State 508 finishes with a PR of 28 hours 52 minutes.
In 2020 I podiumed at the Hoodoo 500. A 500 mile 30,000 ft of climbing 3 day stage race. I have completed 13 - 500 mile ultra cycling races.
I was inducted in the Furnace Creek 508 Hall of Fame class of 2011.
I am a Trans Iowa finisher (only 57 finishers out of 250 participants in the last five years at the time). Trans-Iowa is 320 mile totally unsupported gravel race held under adventure racing format.
I have also attained Super Randonneur (200km, 300km, 400km and 600km unsupported events) multiple years including most recently 2023 as qualifiers for Paris Brest Paris 1200km 40,000 feet of climbing event.
I am a cycling coach with clients ranging from endurance cyclists, triathletes, to beginners just entering the sport of cycling.
And now that you read all of that — I am also just an everyday Joe, just like you. I own a bike shop work and 60 hours a week, have a family, have a coaching business and try to do ultra events on limited training time. I’ve never been a professional cyclist. I do what I do out of passion for the sport. I suffer just like you do. I get it done out of pure stubbornness, pride and perseverance.
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