How has owning the Pedego influenced your life?
Susan: We have spent a little more time together being on the road together with our Pedegos. We have mostly been fair weather riders, even though we purchased some really great riding ponchos from Pedego Victoria to keep us dry in the rain.
Were there any reservations that you had prior to your decision to purchase your Pedegos?
Susan: One of the biggest reservations I had was that I might get going too fast, but I quickly found it’s easy to control my speed with the throttle or pedal assist feature and responsive brakes. The pedal assist only gives assistance while you’re pedaling so I have total control. Also, you can’t find a stronger built bike on the road.
When you got your bike, did it take a little while to get used to it?
Ross: It took a little bit to get used to the bike. We travelled down to the states and rented a pair there, even though we had ours at home. That was a good ride to get used to the weight of the bike, and get familiar with it. Pedego electric bikes are heavier than normal bikes, so I just had to get used to the feeling of taking corners, knowing that I have a little more weight there.
It sounds like the way that you guys travel and the way you plan your trips has maybe changed since you got your Pedegos?
Susan: Yes, well now when we travel I look at bike trails and where they might be… we’ve found some nice easy routes — one of which is the American Route Bikeway, which is a 32 mile long totally paved, totally absent of cars path. We easily did about 40 miles in a day on our bikes at a nice easy pace, and the battery was hardly depleted since we were pedalling on our own efforts in addition with the pedal assist on. We just got a trailer to take our bikes with us when we travel!
Ross: The Sheriff’s academy and training centre are along the bike trail is . While we were riding we kept having the sheriffs and trainees passing us and giving us a hard time because we could manage to keep up with them. Some who didn’t know we were on electric bikes were really surprised we could keep pace with them.