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06 July 2010

Off-Roading on the Segway

Since I sit at a desk 40 hours a week next to 4 charging Segways, I feel that it's fair to dedicate one blog entry to them. Besides, I used the off-road version, which makes it hardcore enough to be in an outdoorsy blog, right?

Last week Chris and I begged our superior full-time friends to take out one of the company's Segways over lunch and teach how to use it. I won't go into too much detail since the entire affair lasted about 20 minutes, but here is a (hopefully amusing picture). Out of my way Simon!!

In order to maneuver, you just lean forward, backward, and side to side, depending on which way you want to go. It's pretty intuitive, but you have to completely trust that it will catch you, even though you feel like you're just going to fall flat on your face.

4 comments:

Maya said...

that is so awesome. i'm so jealous.

Marika said...

hahaha how is the "off-road" model different from the regular? can you ride it in the woods?

Nena said...

the off-road model have wheels that are about twice as big as the normal ones, with really intense tread. they also have the metallic-looking plastic bars (that don't do anything) and splash guards over the wheels, for big manly puddles. but apparently they were made for golf courses...

Bailey said...

I see you took it on some pretty gnarly variable terrain. I must say Nena, I'm quite impressed. Maybe you could sneak them out for lunch breaks and train enough to one day become a Segway mall cop. We can all have dreams..