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Anybody have a Segway?

Do you actually use it?

   
2:50 am on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone here gotten a Segway, new, used, do you use it and what do you use it for, or does it just sit around and collect dust?
2:54 am on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I had to look up what it is, I thought it was a piano. Interesting, my daughter got advertising in the mail (snail mail) for some electric contraption, she had no idea what it was.

Actually, I think they're for old people.

3:07 am on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Last time I was in Vancouver airport I saw airport staff boogeying around on Segways. It looked like fun.
4:44 am on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Google had them at the Google dance a few years back at SES but I've never actually seen anyone use one aside from that.
5:48 am on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I beleive it's Mall of America where their security/police use them to patrol.

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3:57 pm on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Security use them at O'Hare Airport Chicago
4:28 pm on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Some employees at Disney World use them; they move around pretty fast.
4:39 pm on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Though there not sidewalk legal in NYC there's one guy in my neighborhood who gets around on one pretty well. Unfortunately, one of his joys seems to be getting people to jump out of his way while tooling along the sidewalk.
5:19 pm on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I don't own one, but have access to them. It is an incredible way to travel. It is very responsive and becomes second nature to ride. They are everywhere at our robotics competitions. You need to learn to ride with pedestration traffic and they need to be aware of you.
8:08 pm on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Segways are rented by the hour at the St Louis Science Center next to Forest Park, the main city park. You have to take a short course of instruction before "taking the wheel." Even then, riders have to travel with a group on a bike path.

I've read that two firms rent them around St Louis. Will be interesting to see if they're still in business next year.

8:14 pm on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Test drive for $5 at St. Louis Science Center

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10:19 pm on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You can test drive'em in philly by the art museum
12:43 pm on Jul 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I think that Danny Sullivan has one but I have no idea how often he uses it!
 

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