What makes a Denver Realtor decide to become a bicycle addict? Maybe you heard the expression, “The Tipping Point”. What is it that motivates us as individuals to do anything? Is it a place, a person, a thing or some intangible mankind is seeking? Who knows?
What I do know is at some point, I decided I wanted to exercise more, and I wanted it to be comfortable and fun. What I found was the Pedego brand of motor assisted bicycle. After numerous searches on the Internet, I found Small Planet eBikes in Longmont, CO., and it was my “tipping point”.
I knew it would be a hassle, take time and interrupt my schedule, but I was committed. I hopped in the car and headed to Longmont. Once there, I met Tom Wilson. It was simple. He “tossed me the keys” so to speak, and I was riding.
Big tires, small tires and in between tires; frames of all dimensions; seats of all sizes attached to these “peddle assist” wonders of transportation. The streets of Longmont are tree-lined marvels of Small Town America!
After about an hour, I settled in on my favorite and a couple of weeks later, I was picking up my dream ride. My all white, City Commuter by Pedego was taking the ride home with me!
You’ve been reading about my travels on my Pedego through the Denver suburbs and Denver neighborhoods over the last year or so. It has been an amazing experience. Going out for hours with more than 50 miles added to the odometer in complete comfort. Seeing our communities from a different perspective, traveling to more distant destinations and returning home with power to spare.
Over the first year, the odometer counted over 1,300 miles. I would routinely check in with Tom and his staff. As many of us on the south side of Denver, would ask, “When are you bringing your brand to Denver?”
Bonnie Brae Neighborhood
Well, our prayers have been answered. Over the last couple of short months, Small Planet eBikes has had a “soft opening” at 709 S. University Blvd. The transformation of the Old Flower Shop is nothing short of the most exciting thing to happen in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood since curvilinear streets!
Another Realtor Bicycle?
I already have my eye on another one of Tom’s bikes, and I’m looking forward to shorter trips to his store. Maybe I will see you there. It’s a great hobby for our tremendous Denver weather. There have been several days over 70 degrees in the last two weeks alone. Plus, it is even good for us!
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