A couple days ago, we took delivery on 2 Pedego City Commuters after a really great buying experience with Metropolis in North Hollywood. I hooked up the Trail-a-bike we'd gotten to go with it and went and picked up 4.5 year-old son at preschool. He rides a no-training-wheels 12 inch, so it only took a minute for him to get comfortable on the Trail-a-bike. Soon we were cruising home. I asked him if it felt ok. "This feels wonderful!" he shouted back. My wife got home and we took a family cruise around the neighborhood. We couldn't get the smiles off our faces. We were talking about it all night.
Yesterday I disregarded the advice of the manual (please let me know if this is a truly bad idea) and hooked up 2-year old son's front-attaching bike seat to the stem. It fit much better than it did on my Bianchi Broadway, and because the bike is so heavy and sturdy, the balance was so much easier. We cruised down to the Rose Bowl and played at the children's museum. I couldn't believe I had us back home in 25 minutes, that I didn't have to change clothes from sweating through them.
Yesterday afternoon, when my 5-year-old came home from school and I got back from yoga, he was sitting on the front steps waiting. "Can we go for a bike ride?" "Absolutely." I hooked up the Trail-a-bike, with my other son in the front seat and started off. I worried that I was really going to test the limits of the 500 watt motor, that with two kids the balance would be really compromised, but nothing doing. We cruised around the neighborhood for a half-hour and that thing never faltered. There's no preschool today, so we're going to pedal on down to Pirate Park to meet some friends. I can't wait to see their faces as we roll up.
Though it hurt me to lose the lake house, these bikes have already given me so much joy. They're just the kind of thing my grandparents (early adopters of both the snowmobile and scooter) would have loved. For me it makes this town where I'm raising my kids a little more like the one I grew up in. But most importantly, it makes possible a thing I've always loved - a leisurely bike ride with people you love around the neighborhood.
Thank you so much for this. I'm so excited to be a Pedego owner. I look forward to many years on your product and am glad to know you're not far away. You have my most enthusiastic support.