Last week I read a great article in the OC Register about a local entrepreneur, Bentley Kerr, who created a grown up version of a scooter called Current Coasters. His sporty scooter fits in perfectly on the beach strand. It was very inspiring to read about someone who had been hit hard by the economy who turned it into an opportunity to follow through on an idea he and a friend had.
Current Coasters – a new Orange County company specializing in a unique set of wheels! Photo Credit: Mindy Schauer, OC Register
More editorial photos from the OC Register are found here.
Bentley explained their business endeavor to columnist Jan Norman:
“I always wanted to start a business from the ground up.”
“I’ve talked to so many people who can’t believe I actually followed through with this. So many people have ideas about businesses to start but they never do it.”
“You have to be realistic about whether your idea will work, but you also need conviction. You have to believe before anyone else will.”
Read the entire interview and article here.
As a bike fan, with a Trek mountain bike, Nirve beach cruiser, a Razor scooter and even a unicycle, I had to take a closer look at the Current Coaster. I’ve been
needing wanting some transportation that filled the gap of what I already have. Something that is easy to haul around and store. I ended up ordering the Equatorial Black one for a Christmas present (to me) along with some very important accessories: a bell, cup holder and speakers that mount on the handlebar.
I plan on riding it around the neighborhood when I walk the dog (shall I look for a mushing harness?), to the parks, to work, on the nearby bike trails, etc. I read that it is compact enough to fit in a car trunk, so I’m hoping I won’t even need to use my bike rack so I can keep it handy at all times. Since it has regular bike tires, it should be easy to maintain.
My new big-girl scooter should be arriving in the next few days, so I will have photos and a story to share soon.