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Pointe Orlando, Florida. For just $30 you can show the whole world what a prat you are.

14th Sep 2004, 22:34  


molly says:

Um, would it mean to suggest that bloke managed that with the outlay of maybe $5 for a 'bumbag'* - a segueway as well is just showing off.

*or fannypack as you know it over there - oh how we Brits laugh!

ACtually, though - that segueway thing looks like it might be fun ...

14th Sep 2004, 23:08

Alfie says:

"Im gettin' too fat to walk, so I bought a Segway!"

15th Sep 2004, 09:39

Rich says:

(guys, I think that's Mr. Handed you're talking about...)

15th Sep 2004, 10:19

lefthanded04 says:


15th Sep 2004, 10:22

Joe says:

ooo you nasty horrible people you....
*proceeds to slap wrists

15th Sep 2004, 10:27

Alfie says:


No offence lefty, I couldnt resist mate =)

15th Sep 2004, 10:53

lefthanded04 says:

none taken - and they really are huge fun to ride/drive/whatever

15th Sep 2004, 12:06

Alfie says:

They look...Sturdy somehow, did you get that feeling riding one?

15th Sep 2004, 12:51

lefthanded04 says:

yes - riding it is kind of intuitive. A bit like riding a motorcycle in that you have to move with it - to be part of it. Don't fight it or you're lost.

15th Sep 2004, 13:49

caffeine says:

Yay! So tell me.. Do you fall off when it stops? Or does it have some kind of stand? Can you use them on pedestrianised walkways or roads? And if I put my 2 kids in a trolley, could it tow them? :)

15th Sep 2004, 15:06

lefthanded04 says:

It balances upright controlled by gyroscopes. You control it by moving your bodyweight - lean forward and it goes forward - lean backwards and it goes backwards or applies the brakes if it is going forwards. There is a twistgrip on your left hand which steers it.

If you fall off, it stops and falls over forwards. Getting on and off is the most difficult part of the operation. You need someone else to hold it upright until you are settled.

15th Sep 2004, 17:35

caffeine says:

Blimey - So riding whilst under the influence wouldn't be advised then?

15th Sep 2004, 17:37

molly says:

Oh my God - I'm sorry! That will teach me to be facetious instead of studying, won't it? If it's any consolation, I have a number of hideous '70's shirts and a brown poncho, which my trendy young sister assures me is not at all de rigeur these days. so I can hardly talk!

15th Sep 2004, 18:00

lefthanded04 says:

For what it's worth, I don't like the bumbag either, but it was a necessity there. As a British tourist in the States you HAVE to carry photo-id (passport or driving/licence) so a wallet is a must. Add mobile phone, traveller's cheques, car-keys and the rest of the rubbish and you have rather more han you can carry in the pockets of a pair of shorts.

15th Sep 2004, 21:05

molly says:

I can see that - I lost my passport after I'd been in America for about 2 days. I wasn't a tourist there and I had a stufent card as id, but it was seriously stupid thing to do - and had I had a bumbag, it would never have happened!

16th Sep 2004, 17:52

Dude says:

I wonder if you could run someone over with that. Or get drunk and pulled over.
*Notes down on things to do when in America*

8th Jun 2008, 18:14

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