RE: [CF] Segway (What A Stupid Name)
> -----Original Message-----I can't remember if it was in this article or another I read, but he claims
> From: Jym Dyer [mailto:jym@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 10:55 AM
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> Subject: Re: [CF] Segway (What A Stupid Name)
> =v= I agree with the sentiment he's attempting to express, but
> bikes do that sort of thing much better already, and they don't
> cost $3000, nor do they make sidewalks more hazardous.
that bicycles can "integrate" on the sidewalk as well as a Segway.
I personally think, at 12mph a clip, the Segway will pose just as many
problems to pedestrians, as Jym has expressed.
Once again, I also read (this article?) that he envisions large "car-free"
urban zones, where only bikes, mass trans and Segways would be allowed.
> > My ever-skeptical teen-age daughter says, "Yeah, but I stillLooking at how it is designed now, it is hard for me to imagine, once again
> > can't haul my cello on it."
> =v= They're claiming it'll haul a 250lb passenger with 75lbs of
> cargo, and a "Future Offboard Cargo Module" (I guess that means
> a trailer) will carry over 300lbs.
a cello strapped to her bike going 12 mph and doing it without damaging the
cello. The instrument can be pretty finicky, and it doesn't take much to
dislodge a soundboard.
I also wonder if a helmet is advised.