Segway

I saw my first real-life Segway the other week. How? Well, just around the corner, at First & Fir, is a rental place that’s just opening. They rent out the machines in 2 hour blocks, one hour training, one hour riding. If you call today (604/734.9280), you can get a free training rental from them, between May 2nd & May 8th.

Apologies for the uncritical advertorial, but it’s a Segway! I’ll be critical once I’ve tried it out, this Sunday.

12 Replies to “Segway”

  1. I saw my first one a couple of weeks ago, in False Creek (around the foot of Oak Street). It was crazy — it looked like an ad, because the guy riding it was by himself, but grinning like a maniac.

  2. I saw my first one a couple of weeks ago, in False Creek (around the foot of Oak Street). It was crazy — it looked like an ad, because the guy riding it was by himself, but grinning like a maniac.

  3. oh, that’s why i saw one! i got pretty excited, good thing i wasn’t driving. i almost though it was some net-driven hallucination.

  4. oh, that’s why i saw one! i got pretty excited, good thing i wasn’t driving. i almost though it was some net-driven hallucination.

  5. Hmm, that explains it. I live and work right around there, and I’ve seen them a few blocks away. I don’t get the hype really. Sure, they look like they’d be kinda fun for an hour or so, but definitely not $5000US worth of fun.

  6. Hmm, that explains it. I live and work right around there, and I’ve seen them a few blocks away. I don’t get the hype really. Sure, they look like they’d be kinda fun for an hour or so, but definitely not $5000US worth of fun.

  7. I’d agree with that assessment, Dave. But they may well be worth a few bucks for a couple hours’ rental here and there. Although I sadly missed my appointment on Sunday, so I can’t tell you how fun they are. However, having witnessed a near collision at the Granville Island intersection, I think it’s safe to say that no one will ever be safe again….

  8. I’d agree with that assessment, Dave. But they may well be worth a few bucks for a couple hours’ rental here and there. Although I sadly missed my appointment on Sunday, so I can’t tell you how fun they are. However, having witnessed a near collision at the Granville Island intersection, I think it’s safe to say that no one will ever be safe again….

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