Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orland Park, Il.
Bikes: TE Steel, Sun Tad Trike
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There's a reason why Segway's haven't caught on with the general population as an electric vehicle. It is probably safe to say that cost is the primary reason. $4500.00 buys you the most basic model only. For that money I can have a great e-bike, recumbent e-bike or maybe an assisted velomobile.
Lots of people on Youtube whined about the segment with the Orland Park cop. Since the film makers say they research their route, I find it difficult to believe they didn't know that Segway's are banned on all roads and sidewalks in Orland Park. Or, is it possible that the film makers knew of the ban and were looking for a confrontation with police to spice up things in what otherwise would be a real snorefest?
If you want to see something amazing, try: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?...oc_id=430&v=QI
which lists Heidi Domeisen's solo 13,000 mile journey across the USA by trike, all by pedal power, on her own, with no ulterior motive but adventure. I favor tpreitzel's idea of a coast-coast assisted race. Not that I'd do it at my stage in life.
Oh, and for what it's worth, I've never had any problem riding my assisted trike around town, on roads or bike paths. Local cops give me waves and 'thumbs up' all the time. A few even know I have more than 750w on tap. They also like my lighting setup - Planet Bike Blinky Superflashes and Lightman Strobes in rear and Cateye flashing headlights up front, plus an additional 12v 50w 'offroad vehicle' halogen headlamp. They like my HPVelotechnik Scorpion tadpole trike, too. Good guys/women, haven't met a 'dick' among them in almost 4 months of assisted riding and over 600 miles with more than a few stop signs blown through.
Last edited by Tourezrick; 12-26-08 at 01:59 PM.
Reason: Adding a FWIW comment