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Old 04-27-2007, 04:16 PM
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Does anyone have a SEGWAY (as opposed to a segue)?

They are slowly creeping into the affordable range for the basic model. They look like a lot of fun. I've seen several on the golf courses w/bag carrier attachments.

I've considered getting one since I could get away with using one for most of my daily errands. I guess they top out around 12mph but since I could cruise the sidewalks and through small openings that a car couldn't fit through, thus avoiding sitting at stoplights. I bet my bank and post office runs when we don't have much mail would be about the same amount of time.

Something like a GEM would be perfect for most of my daily use but you can't register one in CT for road use. I'm not averse to true electic cars, purchase price aside.

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Old 04-27-2007, 04:34 PM
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They are available for rent at various locations, so you can test ride one for a few hours. Last year we took a Segway tour of the Gettysburg battleground. It only took a few minutes to get the hang of climbing on, starting and stopping. There are different 'keys' to limit top speed until you are comfortable going the full 12mph. We were out for 4 hours, and it took the hills pretty well considering my 200#.

They are constantly being updated. The ones we drove turned using a left-hand twist grip. (It was pretty funny when my wife fell off hers, and the Segway started chasing her around in circles because she was still holding the grip). The newer ones turn by just leaning right or left. Where I live, I wouldn't be able to use it daily, but it was a fun family activity.
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:34 PM
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I've seen them in limited use around industrial parks and large office buildings.

Almost without exception the men using them were precisely the kind who would benefit most from walking.
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:38 PM
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Segway threads can get ugly.

Have you ever seen someone on a Segway?
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:46 PM
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Almost without exception the men using them were precisely the kind who would benefit most from walking.


That would be me, but since I quit my early a.m. PT job I started walking for 45 minutes every morning before work.
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:47 PM
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Segway threads can get ugly.

Have you ever seen someone on a Segway?
YIKES Looks like I opened a can of worms.
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:02 PM
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I don't see the point, you can do the same thing with 4 wheels and a hand throttle, for hundreds less..
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:02 PM
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YIKES Looks like I opened a can of worms.
Well, call John Doe he's fishing and might need the bait....
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:16 PM
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Just what we need here in America, a little LESS exercise!
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Just what we need here in America, a little LESS exercise!
Then again, if a Segway replaces a few trips in a 5000lb. automobile, thats a good thing.
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:21 PM
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Just what we need here in America, a little LESS exercise!
Oooh, lookout! The fitness police!
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:28 PM
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Well, call John Doe he's fishing and might need the bait....

I was going to fly fish, but when I went to pick up my canoe I saw a damn car I wanted.....so no fishing until tomorrow.

Unless you were talking about last week--worms wouldn't have done much good unless they were about 3 feet long
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:32 PM
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I'm just not comfortable with the idea of motorized vehicles sharing sidewalks with peds. Somewhere, inevitably, a little old lady will meet her maker a little ahead of schedule due to a collision with one of these things. Perhaps as a remedy for this potential problem, larger cities could provide diamond lane access for Segways, only to be shared with hybrids and city buses.
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:34 PM
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I've seen them in limited use around industrial parks and large office buildings.

Almost without exception the men using them were precisely the kind who would benefit most from walking.
Carleton, you don't think that I look heroic on my Segway?

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