Sunday, March 25, 2007

Segway Offroad Outing

So, Segway Tours UK, run by the charming Mike Reeves, gave me a 1-2-1 lesson on offroad Segwaying. I think "Segwaying" will be in 2020s used in the same way that we currently say "skiing" or "scuba-diving". Yes I think it will be a big leisure pursuit. While skiing and scuba-diving is done by relatively fit, able and "young" (Yes, I know not always the case), Segways are for a great form of transport for just about anybody that can stand up!!!

Mike Reeves believes that they will be a school of Segwaying: Bronze, Silver, Gold, whatever, in the same way that there are ski schools. The differnce being that going from Bronze to Gold will be somewhat quicker and achieved with less effort than a ski-school or the scuba-diving PADI open water qualifications.

Bronze: basic skills and tortoise speed settings
Silver: off-road and faster speed settings (Maximum of 12mph)
Gold: Confidence on both off-road, fast speeds, nighttime, golfclub carrying and ability to train others!

You heard it here first!


Pearl C. Pritchard said...

If you would buy a covered Segway then I might be willing to go for a ride with you.

au poussin bleu said...

We saw some in Cordoba and we were wondering what for! Can you see yourself visiting the Mesquita with on of those! But i think you need this to visit Paris it will be much better than the underground.

see you there! said...

Thanks for the Segway info. We've discovered some places in the Bay Area where you can rent one.


Pearl C. Pritchard said...

You need to update your blog.