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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Is it worth 45 bucks to test-drive a Segway scooter, yet look like a tourist/fool for 90 minutes?

Therein lies the question. I’m tempted to take one of these tours this weekend. It’d be cheaper than buying one of these silly things. I’ll admit it, the hype that the company’s been generating since their secretive release has got me curious enough to want to try them out.

The historical tour I can do without; I already know all I need to know about this burg. I’m also not crazy about renting one of their helmets — these aren’t bowling shoes, ferchrissake. (I’d just as soon bring my hockey helmet.)

I’m going to have to find somebody to go with. Last thing I want is to end up solo among a group of grayhair/pasty white tourists who are all an average of 30 years older than me.

- Costa Tsiokos, 09/22/2004 10:39:32 AM
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  1. My friends and I were at Oktoberfest last year in Tempe, Arizona. There was a company set up the segwag rides, but they were charging $10 per person. After my friend Matt haggled with them for a group-rate, we got the price of $5 per person.

    While riding the “retard-lazy-mobile", Matt and I purposely ran over the orange cones.

    I must say I was not impressed at all with the Segway.

    Comment by Tian — 09/22/2004 @ 01:50:56 PM

  2. ps. have you seen Segway’s ad? It is so retarded:


    Comment by Tian — 09/22/2004 @ 01:57:08 PM

  3. Only if you need to make a pick up or delivery a half hour away. I predict (never having driven one) you will tire of it in about ten minutes or so. The “looking like a fool” part does not even matter.

    Comment by tommy — 09/22/2004 @ 04:01:47 PM

  4. I remember reading somewhere that they’re ridiculously easy to build on your own…not that most would want to do that or anything…

    Comment by Jon Silpayamanant — 09/24/2004 @ 05:55:59 PM

  5. Ridiculously easy? I thought they were cutting-edge technology, which took years of refinement and development.

    Anyway, I’m not Mr. Tool-Time, so even if it is simple, I wouldn’t be able to build one.

    Comment by CT — 09/25/2004 @ 11:59:26 AM

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