View Full Version : I RODE IT!

Joe Matt
04-27-2002, 09:12 AM
I finally rode the Segway at the Nats! It was incredible fun. My friends gave it a whirl and one of them got kicked off for going to fast!

Any comments from 45?

Pictures latter.

Michael Murphy
04-27-2002, 01:32 PM
How did you get a ride? And where?

Joe Matt
04-28-2002, 06:32 PM
Since my dad is a VIP, they had a Segway demonstration up and running. I got to do it twice. Very cool, pics soon (RFCLEM, ggoldman, and me got to ride it)

Amy Beth
04-28-2002, 11:01 PM
AHHH!!!!! one of our team mentors was a VIP, but i never got to ride the stinkin segway.

/me plots against dean kamen for not letting her ride IT

04-29-2002, 03:56 PM
I got to ride Segway along wiht two of my teammates! Yay being in the right place at the right time! Walking back to competition after running to the Electric Umbrella for lunch we began talking to the finacial director for Segway and walked him back to competition because he wasn't sure how to get back, in return he got us some rides, we rode the demo ones then his personal one which had a red key!!!

Joe Matt
04-29-2002, 04:52 PM
What's his name? Was it Mike? He was the guy when I did it the second time. He was nice and answered all my questions and listened to my suggestions ("My friends don't know what the fuss is all about, they need to try it, why don't you go to malls and let them ride it?")

Joe Matt
04-30-2002, 08:18 AM
Here is a short video of me and Mike. Go to the white pages.

Matt Reiland
05-01-2002, 10:26 PM
It was the coolest thing ever. I did stick my foot totally in my mouth when I told the lady it was the ultimate toy, she sayed I said the bad word. Hmmmm I think a ferrari would be a cool toy also even though its a serious machine.

Joe Matt
05-02-2002, 07:54 AM
Dosn't look like I can upload the video, but here is another picture.....

Joe Matt
05-03-2002, 10:29 AM
I'm going to form a Segway Rides of Chiefdelphi.com club. Anybody interested?

Clark Gilbert
05-03-2002, 05:13 PM
That's awesome..."Welcome to the club!" :D

Seems like quite a few chiefdelphi.com users got to ride the Segway at Nationals :)

05-06-2002, 01:42 AM
A member of team 383 rode it too.
It seems that she was at the right place at the right time too.

At the end of the party a guy was riding a segway and I asked him to try it. I knew he wouldn't let me, but I didn't want to live with the maybe-I-could-have-ridden-a-segway-that-day-if-I-had-asked feeling. ;)

05-18-2002, 09:42 PM
One of the Ford VIPs, Mark Ziewacz, took me in so I could ride. It was a blast, and I have photos and video.
Thanks, Mark!

05-18-2002, 11:06 PM
my entire team rode it at nationals! we're special!