Celebrities on ebikes

JES2020

Active Member

Today in the news, music-producer Simon Cowell injured his back when he crashed in his Spitzing ebike. Hopefully this will raise the public's awareness of ebikes.
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1. Simon Cowell is well-known British music producer. He was a host and judge of the TV show "American Idol" and also more recently "America's Got Talent". Due to his work in the American entertainment industry, one of his homes is in Santa Monica, near the beach. In August of 2020, he injured his back badly (requiring surgery), when he crashed his Spitzing M1 ebike.
He must really like this model, because he has at least one more at one of his homes in the UK.
Simon Cowell on his Spitzing M1, from Austria
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2. Arnold Schwarzenegger needs no introduction, since he is world-famous. Bodybuilding champion, global action movie star, and Governor of California. He has been seen on many different ebikes, riding near the beach in southern California.
Arnold, on a custom fatbike with the powerful Bafang Ultra motor. Speaking of power, Arnold is 73, and still continues to stay in great shape.
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3. Martha Stewart built up a 100-million dollar publishing empire about cooking and crafting on her own. She was accused of getting inside stock tips, and because she refused to take a deal and snitch, the feds threw the book at her. She did time as a felon in a federal prison, but she's out now. One of the funniest developments is her current friendship with Snoop Dogg, so I wonder if she's tried any new brownie recipes?
Martha Stewart on her 48V Pedego cruiser.
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4. William Shatner became famous as Captain Kirk on the TV show "Star Trek". He also did a great job as Denny Crane on "Boston Legal". He is a spokesman for Pedego ebikes, and there are dozens of pics available of him riding different models.
William Shatner on a Pedego cruiser at the age of 89.
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5. Jay Leno was the host of "The Tonight Show" for over 16 years, and he now has a youtube channel about his passion for cars and motorcycles, called "Jay Leno's Garage". Here is a link to his review of Vintage Electric Cruisers (click here), and here is his review of the Lightning electric motorcycle, below.

Here's Jay on an expensive carbon-fiber Blacktrail (no longer in business)
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6. Leonardo DiCaprio is a famous actor who has been seen on a variety of ebikes, including a Stromer ST1.
Leo DiCaprio on an A2B
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7. Harrison Ford played Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise, along with Indiana Jones in the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" trilogy. He is an experienced aircraft pilot.
Harrison Ford, still in great shape at 78
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8. Gene Hackman has been in too many movies to list, and he is one of my favorites. If you can only see three of his movies, I recommend "The French Connection", plus "Enemy of the State" and also "Unforgiven".
Gene Hackman staying healthy at 90. He has several ebikes, and here he is getting another Trek for his family at the "Broken Spoke" shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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9. Jason Momoa played Khal Drogo, the Dothraki king in "Game of Thrones". The eighth season was a disappointment, but Jasons workout routine never disappoints. Schwarzenegger and Momoa both like fun fat ebikes, even after pedal-only bicyclists keep claiming that only the weak use ebikes.
Jason Momoa on a Vallkree Cruiser
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10. Prince Charles' only job is to wake up each morning and check the newspaper to see if his mom has died. He is shown below at a fundraiser for green causes. Sadly, the UK has a power limit of 250W...
Prince Charles on a 250W road bike.
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11. Everybody loves Brad Garret, the extra-tall TV star and stand-up comedian.
Brad Garret getting his full-sized 48V fat-tire Pedego beach cruiser
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12. Ryan Reynolds plays my favorite super hero, Deadpool...like Clark Kent, his disguise includes glasses.
Ryan Reynolds showing off his Stromer STS from Switzerland to a friend.
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13. Miley Cyrus is a wildly successful singer/songwriter, but she is probably more famous for outrageous publicity antics.
Here's Miley on a baby-blue Pedego beach cruiser. Someone should tell her to get some more air into her rear tire!
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14. Richard Branson became famous when he started Virgin Records. He went on to start Virgin Airlines, and now that he's a billionaire he's funding Space Ship-1 to provide space-tourism to the wealthy, and also carry micro communications satellites.
Richard Branson in Tahiti with his Scott ebike, at one of his Virgin luxury resort hotels.
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15. Nick Nolte is another actor who has been in too many films to list. Check him out with Eddie Murphy in "48 hrs", and also as a treasure-hunting diver in "The Deep", along with "Down and out in Beverly Hills"
Nick Nolte on a Trek
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16. Darryl Hannah Became famous as the mermaid with Tom Hanks in "Splash". She was an android in "Blade Runner" with Harrison Ford and also a one-eyed assassin in "Kill Bill, Vol 2" with Uma Thurman. She dated John F Kennedy Jr, and is currently married to singer/songwriter Neil Young.
In this picture, Darryl Hannah is riding an Izip at an environmental PR event, but the pic is cropped because the Currie corporation used this pic in their advertising without permission, so she sued (then settled out of court).
 

Mulezen

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Thanks for the interesting compilation...allow me a few corrections/additions
Gene Hackman’s best film, and breakthrough for Francis Ford Coppola was “The Conversation”...puts the others to shame
Also there was no picture of the (in)famous reality TV star DJT. I did see a recent clip of Biden riding a bike
 

Taylor57

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Thanks for the interesting compilation...allow me a few corrections/additions
Gene Hackman’s best film, and breakthrough for Francis Ford Coppola was “The Conversation”...puts the others to shame
Also there was no picture of the (in)famous reality TV star DJT. I did see a recent clip of Biden riding a bike

Dont sleep on "Hoosiers"
 

bob armani

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Would be interesting to see Arnold come out with his own brand with the "Terminator series" theme in different makes and models for everyone in the family. Nice post! :p
 

john peck

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Today in the news, music-producer Simon Cowell injured his back when he crashed in his Spitzing ebike. Hopefully this will raise the public's awareness of ebikes.
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1. Simon Cowell is well-known British music producer. He was a host and judge of the TV show "American Idol" and also more recently "America's Got Talent". Due to his work in the American entertainment industry, one of his homes is in Santa Monica, near the beach. In August of 2020, he injured his back badly (requiring surgery), when he crashed his Spitzing M1 ebike.
He must really like this model, because he has at least one more at one of his homes in the UK.
Simon Cowell on his Spitzing M1, from Austria
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2. Arnold Schwarzenegger needs no introduction, since he is world-famous. Bodybuilding champion, global action movie star, and Governor of California. He has been seen on many different ebikes, riding near the beach in southern California.
Arnold, on a custom fatbike with the powerful Bafang Ultra motor. Speaking of power, Arnold is 73, and still continues to stay in great shape.
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3. Martha Stewart built up a 100-million dollar publishing empire about cooking and crafting on her own. She was accused of getting inside stock tips, and because she refused to take a deal and snitch, the feds threw the book at her. She did time as a felon in a federal prison, but she's out now. One of the funniest developments is her current friendship with Snoop Dogg, so I wonder if she's tried any new brownie recipes?
Martha Stewart on her 48V Pedego cruiser.
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4. William Shatner became famous as Captain Kirk on the TV show "Star Trek". He also did a great job as Denny Crane on "Boston Legal". He is a spokesman for Pedego ebikes, and there are dozens of pics available of him riding different models.
William Shatner on a Pedego cruiser at the age of 89.
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5. Jay Leno was the host of "The Tonight Show" for over 16 years, and he now has a youtube channel about his passion for cars and motorcycles, called "Jay Leno's Garage". Here is a link to his review of Vintage Electric Cruisers (click here), and here is his review of the Lightning electric motorcycle, below.

Here's Jay on an expensive carbon-fiber Blacktrail (no longer in business)
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6. Leonardo DiCaprio is a famous actor who has been seen on a variety of ebikes, including a Stromer ST1.
Leo DiCaprio on an A2B
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7. Harrison Ford played Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise, along with Indiana Jones in the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" trilogy. He is an experienced aircraft pilot.
Harrison Ford, still in great shape at 78
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8. Gene Hackman has been in too many movies to list, and he is one of my favorites. If you can only see three of his movies, I recommend "The French Connection", plus "Enemy of the State" and also "Unforgiven".
Gene Hackman staying healthy at 90. He has several ebikes, and here he is getting another Trek for his family at the "Broken Spoke" shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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9. Jason Momoa played Khal Drogo, the Dothraki king in "Game of Thrones". The eighth season was a disappointment, but Jasons workout routine never disappoints. Schwarzenegger and Momoa both like fun fat ebikes, even after pedal-only bicyclists keep claiming that only the weak use ebikes.
Jason Momoa on a Vallkree Cruiser
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10. Prince Charles' only job is to wake up each morning and check the newspaper to see if his mom has died. He is shown below at a fundraiser for green causes. Sadly, the UK has a power limit of 250W...
Prince Charles on a 250W road bike.
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11. Everybody loves Brad Garret, the extra-tall TV star and stand-up comedian.
Brad Garret getting his full-sized 48V fat-tire Pedego beach cruiser
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12. Ryan Reynolds plays my favorite super hero, Deadpool...like Clark Kent, his disguise includes glasses.
Ryan Reynolds showing off his Stromer STS from Switzerland to a friend.
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13. Miley Cyrus is a wildly successful singer/songwriter, but she is probably more famous for outrageous publicity antics.
Here's Miley on a baby-blue Pedego beach cruiser. Someone should tell her to get some more air into her rear tire!
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14. Richard Branson became famous when he started Virgin Records. He went on to start Virgin Airlines, and now that he's a billionaire he's funding Space Ship-1 to provide space-tourism to the wealthy, and also carry micro communications satellites.
Richard Branson in Tahiti with his Scott ebike, at one of his Virgin luxury resort hotels.
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15. Nick Nolte is another actor who has been in too many films to list. Check him out with Eddie Murphy in "48 hrs", and also as a treasure-hunting diver in "The Deep", along with "Down and out in Beverly Hills"
Nick Nolte on a Trek
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16. Darryl Hannah Became famous as the mermaid with Tom Hanks in "Splash". She was an android in "Blade Runner" with Harrison Ford and also a one-eyed assassin in "Kill Bill, Vol 2" with Uma Thurman. She dated John F Kennedy Jr, and is currently married to singer/songwriter Neil Young.
In this picture, Darryl Hannah is riding an Izip at an environmental PR event, but the pic is cropped because the Currie corporation used this pic in their advertising without permission, so she sued (then settled out of court).
FYI, Nolte´s still great; checkout Nolte & Redford in ´A Walk in the Woods¨. Cannery Row is still one of my 5 favorite movies.
 
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bob armani

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He looks good on that fat tire bike.
Exactly. Anything large and burly with fat everything with cool graphics etc. When the bigger guys get on them, you'll see 'em comin. Put the custom made Arnold pipe in his mouth, and that will complete the task. :p :cool:

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FlatSix911

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Today in the news, music-producer Simon Cowell injured his back when he crashed in his Spitzing ebike. Hopefully this will raise the public's awareness of ebikes.
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1. Simon Cowell is well-known British music producer. He was a host and judge of the TV show "American Idol" and also more recently "America's Got Talent". Due to his work in the American entertainment industry, one of his homes is in Santa Monica, near the beach. In August of 2020, he injured his back badly (requiring surgery), when he crashed his Spitzing M1 ebike.
He must really like this model, because he has at least one more at one of his homes in the UK.
Simon Cowell on his Spitzing M1, from Austria
_______________________________________________
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger needs no introduction, since he is world-famous. Bodybuilding champion, global action movie star, and Governor of California. He has been seen on many different ebikes, riding near the beach in southern California.
Arnold, on a custom fatbike with the powerful Bafang Ultra motor. Speaking of power, Arnold is 73, and still continues to stay in great shape.
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3. Martha Stewart built up a 100-million dollar publishing empire about cooking and crafting on her own. She was accused of getting inside stock tips, and because she refused to take a deal and snitch, the feds threw the book at her. She did time as a felon in a federal prison, but she's out now. One of the funniest developments is her current friendship with Snoop Dogg, so I wonder if she's tried any new brownie recipes?
Martha Stewart on her 48V Pedego cruiser.
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4. William Shatner became famous as Captain Kirk on the TV show "Star Trek". He also did a great job as Denny Crane on "Boston Legal". He is a spokesman for Pedego ebikes, and there are dozens of pics available of him riding different models.
William Shatner on a Pedego cruiser at the age of 89.
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5. Jay Leno was the host of "The Tonight Show" for over 16 years, and he now has a youtube channel about his passion for cars and motorcycles, called "Jay Leno's Garage". Here is a link to his review of Vintage Electric Cruisers (click here), and here is his review of the Lightning electric motorcycle, below.

Here's Jay on an expensive carbon-fiber Blacktrail (no longer in business)
_______________________________________________
6. Leonardo DiCaprio is a famous actor who has been seen on a variety of ebikes, including a Stromer ST1.
Leo DiCaprio on an A2B
_______________________________________________
7. Harrison Ford played Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise, along with Indiana Jones in the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" trilogy. He is an experienced aircraft pilot.
Harrison Ford, still in great shape at 78
_______________________________________________
8. Gene Hackman has been in too many movies to list, and he is one of my favorites. If you can only see three of his movies, I recommend "The French Connection", plus "Enemy of the State" and also "Unforgiven".
Gene Hackman staying healthy at 90. He has several ebikes, and here he is getting another Trek for his family at the "Broken Spoke" shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
_______________________________________________
9. Jason Momoa played Khal Drogo, the Dothraki king in "Game of Thrones". The eighth season was a disappointment, but Jasons workout routine never disappoints. Schwarzenegger and Momoa both like fun fat ebikes, even after pedal-only bicyclists keep claiming that only the weak use ebikes.
Jason Momoa on a Vallkree Cruiser
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10. Prince Charles' only job is to wake up each morning and check the newspaper to see if his mom has died. He is shown below at a fundraiser for green causes. Sadly, the UK has a power limit of 250W...
Prince Charles on a 250W road bike.
_______________________________________________
11. Everybody loves Brad Garret, the extra-tall TV star and stand-up comedian.
Brad Garret getting his full-sized 48V fat-tire Pedego beach cruiser
_______________________________________________
12. Ryan Reynolds plays my favorite super hero, Deadpool...like Clark Kent, his disguise includes glasses.
Ryan Reynolds showing off his Stromer STS from Switzerland to a friend.
_______________________________________________
13. Miley Cyrus is a wildly successful singer/songwriter, but she is probably more famous for outrageous publicity antics.
Here's Miley on a baby-blue Pedego beach cruiser. Someone should tell her to get some more air into her rear tire!
_______________________________________________
14. Richard Branson became famous when he started Virgin Records. He went on to start Virgin Airlines, and now that he's a billionaire he's funding Space Ship-1 to provide space-tourism to the wealthy, and also carry micro communications satellites.
Richard Branson in Tahiti with his Scott ebike, at one of his Virgin luxury resort hotels.
_______________________________________________
15. Nick Nolte is another actor who has been in too many films to list. Check him out with Eddie Murphy in "48 hrs", and also as a treasure-hunting diver in "The Deep", along with "Down and out in Beverly Hills"
Nick Nolte on a Trek
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16. Darryl Hannah Became famous as the mermaid with Tom Hanks in "Splash". She was an android in "Blade Runner" with Harrison Ford and also a one-eyed assassin in "Kill Bill, Vol 2" with Uma Thurman. She dated John F Kennedy Jr, and is currently married to singer/songwriter Neil Young.
In this picture, Darryl Hannah is riding an Izip at an environmental PR event, but the pic is cropped because the Currie corporation used this pic in their advertising without permission, so she sued (then settled out of court).

Unfortunately, the common denominator here is that not one of the 16 celebrities (except Hannah) is wearing a bike helmet... :(
 
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Taylor57

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I had a good friend killed on a bicycle in Boulder Colorado in the late 70's. He was out for a pleasure ride with a buddy of ours and not wearing a helmet. A car did not see him and made a left in front of him. I never leave the house without a helmet and my kids growing up always used them as well. I dont understand why the Simon Cowells and Swarzneggers elect not to don the helmets. It's not like they have that good of hair!
 

Solom01

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Taylor it's horrible about your friend, but what makes you think that wearing a helmet would have made any difference? What little scientific evidence there is seems to suggest that helmets are a talisma. Unfortunately they're not much help when one runs into a 2 ton vehicle. Kind of makes me think of all the people you see now wearing masks while they're by themselves in a car - what exactly are they trying to protect themselves from? They're just basically making it harder to see the road around them. I'm sure the accident report pointed out that he wasn't wearing a helmet - shifting the blame to the cyclist instead of concentrating on the car driver who wasn't following the rules of the road. There's a reason why countries with biking cultures such as the Netherlands and Denmark don't use helmets. They spend their efforts in keeping cars away from bike paths.
 

Taylor57

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Taylor it's horrible about your friend, but what makes you think that wearing a helmet would have made any difference? What little scientific evidence there is seems to suggest that helmets are a talisma. Unfortunately they're not much help when one runs into a 2 ton vehicle. Kind of makes me think of all the people you see now wearing masks while they're by themselves in a car - what exactly are they trying to protect themselves from? They're just basically making it harder to see the road around them. I'm sure the accident report pointed out that he wasn't wearing a helmet - shifting the blame to the cyclist instead of concentrating on the car driver who wasn't following the rules of the road. There's a reason why countries with biking cultures such as the Netherlands and Denmark don't use helmets. They spend their efforts in keeping cars away from bike paths.

Not sure if it did make a difference buy he died by blunt force trauma to the head. The car never saw the bike and the bike rider was not an experienced bike rider-he was probably surprised the car turned in front of him. No one was cited. No one was sued. It was just a bad day in Boulder. I will take my chances with a helmet vs riding without...
 

Mulezen

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Infrastructure is the key...the US is sorely lacking it beyond bike trails. I understand the statistics are inconclusive...what tips the scale for me is the big mirror I strap to my helmet