Archive for the electric bikes Category

Hear Again Don‘s Journey to Starting Pedego

Posted in electric bikes on November 29, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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No new show last week (due to Thanksgiving).  But feast on our first episode with Pedego Founder Don DiCostanzo on why he joined the eBike Revolution and how he built this fast growing, Orange County based Electric Bicycle company and it’s unique network of nearly 200 dedicated dealers.  then join us for our next live show this Thursday, Dec. 2nd at noon Pacific Time on www.OCTalkRadio.biz as we talk with more of the entrepreneurs driving this revolution…and the love stories of those just riding along!

Shatner flies on his Pedego EBike

Posted in electric bikes on November 22, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Our Pedego Podcast is off for Thanksgiving week. But we thought we’d celebrate anyway with a “blast from the past”.  And what better to show our Thanks than to share our earlier episode with Star Trek’s famed Captain Kirk (otherwise known as actor William Shatner). Who talked to us about his passion for eBikes (and the pack of them he got for his extended family of 14 to ride).  From riding rockets into space to riding his Pedego eBike everywhere else, this 90 year old explorer continues to push the boundaries of what aging looks like today (for all of us!).  

Running 2 Businesses at Once

Posted in electric bikes on November 15, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Who says you can’t successfully run two businesses at once? Not today’s guest, Jordan Clark.  A hard charging corporate executive who found himself out on the road (as always). But stranded in his hotel down by the beach with an afternoon to kill. 

He spots a Pedego Electric Bike in his hotel lobby and on a whim decides to rent one and try riding a bit (not easy with his then 330 pound frame). And eureka!  He gets his own eBike epiphany and decides to buy a few for fun. Only to end up buying the whole store in Summerlin, NV and two more in Henderson and Lake Las Vegas. After dropping 80 pounds along the way from his new found passion for riding.

All while continuing to run his own corporate meeting business from his base in Las Vegas. 

Showing once again what can happen when people simply say “Hello Fun” and start pedaling along on a Pedego. And follow the path driving more and more entrepreneurs and enthusiasts to the eBike Revolution.  

90 and Still Going Strong

Posted in electric bikes on November 8, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Today we talk with former physician Erwin Bondereff who at 90 jumped on an eBike and kept going. Eventually convincing his son and daughter-in-law, David and Brenda Bondareff to ride along with him, after which they decided to leave their long careers in hospitality and find a new way to serve others by opening their own Pedego Electric Bike store in Bethesda, Maryland. Where dad serves as a living inspiration (and enthusiastic salesman), sharing his new found passion and purpose. And recruiting others to jump on a bike and join the eBike Revolution.

Birding and Biking

Posted in electric bikes on November 1, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Many years ago, our guest suffered a debilitating car injury, severing his sciatica leading to long lasting pain and loss of function in his left leg. Since then, he’s refused to give up, logging long bike rides for both physical and mental well being. And when that became too physically hard, he found a whole new way to pursue his passions of “birding and biking” when he walked into a Pedego Electric bike store in Wheaton, Illinois (50 miles from his home) and rode out with his new ebike. 

Logging in over 5000 miles in his first six months as he follows his heart and goes where few bird watchers can manage on long trips thru long forgotten trails from Green Bay to the Mississippi.  Like Johnny Appleseed, sowing smiles along the way and seeing what most others miss.

Listen as he recounts his routes and share in his indominable spirit and determination to always see what’s over the next horizon. And go where the wild geese go. Here on the Pedego Podcast and EBike Revolution…

PEDEGO PODCAST: Riding the Range on EBikes

Posted in electric bikes on October 25, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Today we talk with pioneers James and Rachele Lorentzen about how (and why) they gave up their careers in aircraft sales and Olympic Swimming (respectively) to follow a different current and open a Pedego Electric Bike store in Tucson, Arizona.  Riding the range in their new eBikes and loving the Wild West experience of selling Electric Bikes to ranchers (and all the other suburban and city dwellers riding along).  On this week’s PEDEGO PODCAST. 

PEDEGO PODCAST: From Wall Street to Main Street

Posted in electric bikes on October 18, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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From Wall Street to Main Street. That’s today’s story on the PEDEGO PODCAST as we talk with entrepreneurs Lisa and Skip Badaloto  about their amazing journey from trading bonds on Wall Street to opening an EBike store in Fort Meyers, Florida.  As they say goodbye to the hustle and bustle of NY in their second act career and “hello fun”. Courtesy of PEDEGO Electric Bikes (and the EBike Revolution).

PEDEGO PODCAST: Ride along with the Wanderpreneurs

Posted in electric bikes on October 11, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Join us as we wander along with the Wanderpreneurs, Aaron and Lauren as they permanently travel the country in an RV with their two kids Casen and Calista…and a couple of Pedego Electric Bikes (to make their adventures go even further).  Including how why they sold their home and took to the road.  Where they’re heading.  And how it might take a lifetime of travel to get there.  All on this week’s PEDEGO PODCAST.

PEDEGO PODCAST: Another EBike Dealer Who‘s Flying High

Posted in electric bikes on October 4, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Here’s another PEDEGO Electric Bike dealer who’s flying high.  Hear how Grego Coker went from being a former Naval aviator and 30-year commercial airline pilot to joining the EBike Revolution and starting a second act career and later-in-life family business with his son, Kyle who took his background in robotic engineering (where he was a top finalist at a major robotics competition for 3 consecutive years.) and turned that into a passion for electric bicycles.  As they recount their early success and adventures with some really big, high flying customers like basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal.  All on this week’s PEDEGO PODCAST.  

Ride along with Dr. Feelgood as she uses eBikes in her own recovery

Posted in electric bikes on September 28, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Hear an amazing tale of one doctor’s remarkable recovery using the power of her Pedego electric bike to fight her way back to health and happiness after a critical car accident left her unable to sit in a car long enough to even drive to work. “I couldn’t sit or walk more than a few feet,” admits Dr. Miryam LIberman and now after getting back on a bike, I began to to ride to work and take 100 mile bike trips.” On this week’s PEDEGO PODCAST.