When Brian Ballard's blood sugar dropped so low during a bike ride that he didn't know where or who he was, Beth Black, his girlfriend, decided it was time to stop cycling.
"I am a type I diabetic," Ballard said, "and on pedal bikes my blood sugar would drop at any time. It was really scary for Beth."
For about a year, the couple didn't cycle. Then they heard about electric bikes.
After test riding several, they decided on Pedego, and that led them to where they are today — operating the Pedego Electric Bikes shop in Seal Beach, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
"It gives me security knowing I can always get home," Ballard said.
The couple have been riding electric bikes for 3 1/2 years, and for them the business is a perfect fit.
"We sell fun," Black said. "It makes you feel like a kid again, and they are easy enough to operate for anyone."