could make your commute far more fun … and keep you in shape
I was standing on the corner of Blanshard and Fairfield, waiting for the light to change. You know the light? It’s in the middle of a hill coming up from Bellville. I was watching two bikes approach me coming up the hill, a rather regular sight in the bicycle land of Victoria. What was different, however, is that the riders weren’t standing up and swaying their bikes back and forth trying to power up the hill! The two women riders were not only sitting down on their bikes as they gently pedalled uphill, they were wearing business suits!
What??? After watching the avid spandexed riders hunched over their bikes this was a refreshing change! Were these super women; that they could casually pedal up a hill? Perhaps heading to a meeting? The idea intrigued me, as I have spent a gazillion dollars on parking in the downtown core going from meeting to meeting over the past twenty years.
Imagine not having to circle the block, fending off all takers for the last spot on
And these bikes were beautiful! Curvy lines, pretty colours, basket on the front, rattrap on the back, truly a thing of beauty and efficiency. I was intrigued. The next time I was downtown, I stopped by one of the bike rental shops to see if they had a model of the bike that had stuck in my mind. Close, but no cigar!
My casual search finally led me to Pedego Bikes on Oak Bay Avenue in Oak Bay. It turns out that my miracle bike has an extra kick! An electric motor that can step in with power when you need it. Like a Hill! Or out- biking your insanely fit daughters!
The fabulous staff at Pedego set me up with a tryout. What a ride! I sat up tall on the bike saddle, no hunching over handles with my neck hitched at a ninety degree angle.
Off I went to explore the neighbourhoods of Oak Bay. What a ride! Anderson Hill? No
problem! Denison Road? No problem!
What a phenomenal answer to some of our green concerns. A new way to commute, and a new way to have fun. Thanks to Charles at Pedego for an amazing product!