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What a ride!

Posted in electric bikes on April 18, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Meet some more of the entrepreneurs driving the eBike Revolution. Jim and Loretta Buck, who started off on the straight and narrow path with successful careers in corporate America (with Dunn and Bradstreet and Esprit de Corps Accessories respectively).  Only to veer off in a new direction (having been bit by the entrepreneurial but) by starting their own unique Umigo Indoor Kart Racing and Event Center in Northern California.  Which led them (thru lots of twists and turns) into opening two Pedego Electric Bikes stores as well in Livermore and San Ramon.  Getting back on a bike (after years away) and riding it all the way to the front of the pack.  In this latest edition of the Pedego Podcast.

Still going strong at 73

Posted in electric bikes on April 11, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Meet Philip Prinzi, a Vietnam Vet and 32 year veteran of ExxonMobil Chemical, who’s still going strong at 73 as a volunteer photographer, videographer, and drone pilot for Lee County Parks and Recreation and Emergency Management Departments in his adopted home of Fort Meyers, Florida. Becoming a big civic booster in the process and ongoing documenter of the community.  Courtesy of his Pedego Electric Bike and the action camera he’s attached (plus the trailer he tows behind for all his  equipment).   

Bringing his bike and gear to a variety of events (like an upcoming Pedego Pallooza).  And racking up 10,000  miles in the process on his newest eBike (a Pedego Interceptor). To go with the 2 million air miles he already accumulated as a long time executive in the plastics industry. 

It’s another ongoing adventure. With an added dose of service and pride.  On this week’s PEDEGO PEDEGO podcast. 

Modern Day Daniel Boone

Posted in electric bikes on April 4, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Hear about the adventures of Al Willis, a lifelong Tennessee native who loves blazing new trails, be it thru his lifelong love of big huge Harleys, his equal love for little Vespas and his newfound passion for Pedego Electric Bikes.  Making this well traveled adventurer a little bit like a modern day Daniel Boone (at least in my mind).  Actively leading packs of people through the wilderness and off the beaten path. Thru his leadership role in a local Harley Owners Group, his current service as Treasurer of the national Vespa Club of America and now his enthusiastic role in the Official Pedego Owners Facebook Group.  Serving as a trailblazer for others to follow. On this week’s PEDEGO PODCAST.

The Road LessTraveled

Posted in electric bikes on March 28, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

For many years, Kat Woirol had a great job with General Electric in Human Relations. “It was a great ride,” she admits. “But after 25 years I was definitely looking for a different path to follow”  All she knew was that in her next act, she wanted to work for herself.  And was determined to quit commuting thru Atlanta’s notorious traffic jams. 

She dreamed of riding a bike to work.  So why not own an electric bike shop, in Atlanta itself? And that’s what led her to Pedego. “We found a spot inside the beltline,” she smiles. “In the heart of the city”.  Right next to one of the many “rails to trails” projects that are moving people off the highways and onto the forgotten byways.  Allowing her to slow down a bit and build a business that spoke to her heart. While still allowing her the freedom to ride home and be there when her 8 year old kid’s school bus arrives.  Becoming a trailblazer (and an eBike entrepreneur) along the way. With everything she ever dreamed of (and more).  All of which she gleefully shares on this week’s PEDEGO PODCAST.

Irish Eyes are Smiling

Posted in electric bikes on March 21, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Hear how Peggy Taylor from St. Louis found the proverbial pot o’ gold at the end of her rainbow (in the shape of an eBike).  One year after her heart gave out and forced into a frightening heart transplant.  With two bad knees (and few prospects for every getting out in the world again). Until her Irish luck kicked in and led her to a Pedego electric bike store. Where (despite her fear) she found herself up and riding again.  And now can’t stop pedaling. Racking up over 2500 miles in her first year since buying her eBike.  With a daily pace (weather permitting) of 30 miles/day.  A heartwarming tale about “Peg O’ My Heart” on this special St. Patrick’s Day edition of the Pedego Podcast. 

Selling eBikes in Silicon Valley

Posted in electric bikes on March 14, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Meet the entrepreneur selling eBikes in the heart of Silicon Valley, Jeff Scanlan, who opened Pedego Menlo Park (right across from Stanford University). Who after years in the area in various business development roles for hospital supplies, technology supply chain management services and even local and national non-profit organizations like the Leukemia Society decided to try a different path.  But one with a similar mission: to make an impact in his community by “delivering critical services to large segments of our country’s population, whose needs would otherwise go unmet.”  One ride at a time (this time).

Cowtown Party Bikes (and Pedego eBikes)

Posted in electric bikes on March 7, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

If you’ve ever wondered “what comes next?” hear the amazing journey of Vicki and Neal Peden, who went from a career in real radio (where she was the News Director for a big radio station in Dallas and he was the Chief Engineer). To hanging up their headphones and heading in a totally different direction as the founders of Cowtown Cycle Party, a 16-person BYOB party bike that’s like a big bar on wheels. 

A path that eventually led them to eBikes as well, as they opened a complimentary Pedego Electric Bike store for the many others who wanted to ride along on their many guided trips thru the famous Ft. Worth stockyards (and their daily cattle drives). And all the bars and BBQ joints for which Dallas and Ft. Worth are famous. 

A truly a wild ride down one of the many “roads less traveled” for these modern day cowboys and eBike Entrepreneurs.  For whom “fun” is an everyday part of their vocabulary (along with “yee haw” and “y’all come”).

Will work for FUN

Posted in electric bikes on February 28, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Meet Ted Duley, who after a 50 year career in the insurance industry found a new way to work (for fun this time fun) as organizer of the Sacramento Pedego Owners Group (and moderator of their Facebook page). Using the skills he’d acquired as a Sr. VP of Operations, he quickly recruited 71 new members to the group and organized 29 group rides for a total of 2,567 miles. As Ted says, “Having just retired I wasn’t looking for work, but when I purchased my Pedego and discovered how much fun this could be, I just couldn’t help myself from bringing others along for the ride”.  Adding a new line to his long and successful resume, “willing to work for fun”.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Posted in electric bikes on February 21, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

As Cyndi Lauper sang, some girls “just wanna have fun”.  That’s certainly the case with this week’s Pedego fun rider Deborah Neff.  Who after finding herself stuck at home alone for too long during COVID, was determined to get out and get active again. So she Googled ebikes, found a hot pink Pedego that matched her style and personality, popped her 8 month old Chihuahua GiGi on the front and took off in search of fun and adventure. Hear how this South Florida woman and her sidekick became the “belle of the ball” at charity rides across the south.  And racked up over 2,000 miles along the way (with her trusty sidekick in tow). “All I have to do is say ‘Gigi, do you want to go for a bike ride?’ and she gets excited”, says Deborah.  And so are we on this week’s holiday adventure tale (or should we say “tail”). Here on the PEDEGO PODCAST.  

Just turned 60…now what?

Posted in electric bikes on February 14, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

After turning 60 and asking “now what”, Greg Lewis and his wife Kym decided to pack up their new house, buy a travel trailer and throw in a couple of Pedego eBikes to see where life might take them next.  A new “life on the road” in search of their next great adventure.  Using the travel trailer as their base camp and their eBikes as modern day horses to ride down the trails they discover (and over the the next ridge to whatever awaits them).  Chronicling all this in their new YouTube channel called “WeeRVee”.   

So if you want to feel stuck. Or just wanna feel young and yell “weee” again, ride along as “weee” take to the road with Greg and Kym Lewis (and their wee dog Charli) to see where the wind takes them. On this week’s PEDEGO PODCAST.