Segway Playtime

When we were kids, bicycles were the must have vehicle, transportation or the ultimate status symbol. Boys would show off their skills riding with no hands or no feet even. Teens lusted after a car (among other things), preferably a snazzy sports model, or a motorcycle might have been on many young man’s want list.

Seg-ways arrive. Let the fun begin

Segways arrive. Let the fun begin

A short instruction.

A short instruction.

A few rules before we start.

A few rules before we start.

The years went by and a SUV or van became necessary to ferry the kids and their stuff around. The kids grew up and we went back to the snazzy sports car, and maybe hubby finally got the motorcycle he never had when he was young and maybe the wife got one too so she could tag along.

The first brave soul to try it out.

The first brave soul to try it out.


Mike gives it a try

Mike gives it a try


Now he's got it.

Now he’s got it.

More years pass and we seniors become Winter Texans or Snow birds. That means you might need a big pick-up truck to tow your trailer or fifth wheel.

My first try.

My first try.

I'm on my way.

I’m on my way.

Then the next must have status symbol was a golf cart. Now you could get out for a breath of fresh air in the evening and visit your neighbors without getting any exercise at all.

The first ride.

The first ride.

But for the ultimate fun experience you really have to try riding a Segway.

Boscoe checks out this contraption

Boscoe checks out this contraption

The local dealer brought a fleet of them into our park for us to try. What a blast!

Don't these men look like they're having fun?

We all had to wear helmets.

After everyone had a try we could take another ride or two. It didn’t take very long to get the hang of it and we got braver and ventured further and further. We couldn’t get Mike off, he really loved it.

Lesson. Lesson.

A slow start.

A slow start.

That feels better.

That feels better.

Now she's got it.

Now she’s got it.

“So did we buy? Well, these are not two person vehicles, so we would need to get two and, of course we would have to get a trailer for Boscoe to come along. At a price of $7,500 each, new or $5,000, used. You figure it out.

Happy

Happy

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15 comments on “Segway Playtime”

  1. What is the max speed on one of those things?

  2. Probably best to stick to walking…..easier on the budget and better for you 🙂

  3. You’re a bit adventurous aren’t you?

  4. I have read somewhere that the police were to use these……. can you imagine ? Looks fun anyway !

  5. I never saw anyone on the Segway, but they must be fun to motor around. So you are over in Canada? Not far from me. I almost walked into Canada today for photos, but the wind on the Rainbow Bridge was horrid, so I turned around.

    • I am from Canada but right now we are enjoying the warmer weather of the Rio Grande Valley, Mission Texas down near the Mexican border. All that ice is pretty to look at but I much prefer the weather here, but there was freezing rain two nights ago. It melted pretty quickly and tomorrow is supposed to go up to 88F. Pretty erratic. Just came in from our evening walk and just needed a hoodie.

      • I thought you were in TX because of what you are wearing in the photos and from the post. It must be nice being in that weather. Last year at this time I was in St. Lucia. It made my whole year having that reprieve.


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