505 Mission Avenue (at Coast Highway), Oceanside
Michael's the general manager of Millennial Motors, and he claims to have more electric scooters to sell than anyone in the county. These are electric, battery-driven scooters. "The Currie Phat Phantom is the most popular right now," he says. "It goes 15 mph, has a 15-mile range, and recharges in four to five hours: $550." Of course you can get them maybe $50 cheaper at warehouse discount places, but with Michael, you've got an electric-scooter specialist with full-service shop-repair facilities. For seniors, Michael has electric bikes like the Currie "U.S. Pro" (20 mph, 20-mile range, four- to five-hour charge time, $900). He says 60-somethings love them because they can go on long rides and when they get tired, just press the button and let the motor take over.