In November, my wife Sally and I decided to give our Last Saturday of the Month Ride a dual purpose. That same day, a friend of ours named Annie was hosting what she called Allegretti’s Speakeasy Cafe to raise funds for the folks impacted by Superstorm Sandy on the East Coast. Working with an organization called Waves for Water, Annie had coffee, muffins and other pastries that she sold out of her house in the famed Pleasure Point neighborhood of Live Oak here in Santa Cruz, California. It was a great time; a morning of friends and coffee raised $1300 dollars towards disaster relief.
Sally and I carved to Pleasure Point on our electric Trikke Pon-e’s (some roads were too hard to negotiate on our manual T12s). I rode Axel Rose, my newly tuned up 36v Pon-e, and Sally rode Mona, a 48v Pon-e. While there ,we invited a couple of people to give the Pon-e’s a try. One gentleman tried Axel Rose and did really well carving manually. Axel has T8 fitness tires in the rear and the standard, heavy duty motorcycle tire in the front. The fitness tires make it easier to carve without using the battery. Some of the folks who tried the Pon-e’s were a bit scared of the power and the balance, but others took to it like it was the best thing they’d ever tried.
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