From Writer to Rider

Beth Black - Seal Beach, CA

From Writer to Rider
I live with Brian -- a man who was diagnosed as Type 1 diabetic when he was 11 years old. We love spending our time together, pursuing activities such as bike riding. But this has not been without challenges. We tried biking on regular pedal cruisers, but his blood sugar crashed dangerously and frightened me away from bicycles. Then, we discovered electric bikes, and now we can go 25 miles for a fun morning ride. We feel like kids again. I found that a good evening ride on my Pedego e-bike helped lower my blood pressure when I was struggling at a job where my only fault was that I was considered too old (then in my 40s). It was a writing and editing position for a nonprofit organization that really shouldn't have cared about my age. Regularly, with blood boiling I would call Brian from the office and ask him to have my bike ready for a ride when I got home. And always, there it was, waiting on the driveway for me to hop on and pedal away my anger from the day's events. Eventually, I quit that job. When Brian and I mulled over our varied prospects, the idea hit us that we should open an e-bike shop. Since we loved our Pedego e-bikes, there was no question that it should be a Pedego dealership. Now we own Pedego Greater Long Beach, and we're having a blast. We just hosted a bicycling "float" in the Seal Beach Christmas Parade that was a crazy wild FUN ride down Main Street. No job could possibly be better than that!
blog comments powered by Disqus