2014 seems such a long long time ago these days:
And speaking of flashing back, the ribald T-shirt is Joe Montana-approved, so there’s that.
Do Segway piloti ever see other Segway piloti? IDK
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. IT was supposed to be a transportation revolution – deets from the other side of Frisco, with Bezos and Jobs at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, back in the aughts.
So like you’ll regularly see a couple dozen in the field with only a few left at the Music Concourse.
This is new on me – I was used to seeing only six or eight tourists on this things at any given time.
See ’em? Two teams, two leaders:
Them Segways themselves, well they represent failure, but Segway rentals in GGP in 2013, well that represents success, looks like.
I’ll tell you, some of the people from the (former?) Ultra Motors company or whatever just hate my guts ’cause I don’t put on my old high school cheerleading uniform (it still fits! can you believe it?) and wave my pom-poms for the overweight, overexpensive, overstyled A2B electric bike-scooter things being made the past half-decade.
I think they had an HQ office in San Francisco once.
Anyway, these days you can buy an A2B on craigslist for like $1000-something and there is a subculture of users out there.
(Somebody should interview these people about the pros and cons of commuting on an overly-expensive, high maintenance A2B…)
Like this guy, I see him on McAllister a lot:
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Now that personal transporter contraption from Segway was supposed to create a transportation revolution or something, but it didn’t. There are still a handful of people around town who use them, or fantasize about using them to get to work ‘n stuff.
IMO, the Segway people would be better off using an A2B bike for commuting.
Check out the huge tires, the better for off-roading you at 12 MPH, my dear:
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This kind of thing might be legal in some parts of the world, but not in the 415.
You’re too young to remember but the Segway Personal Transporter was supposed to have “changed the world” by now.
Let’s close with an action-packed 90-second clip of classic Segway accidents. I still feel sorry for the face-planting mall Mom who just wanted to have fun with her friends.