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Yorkie

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« on: September 27, 2010, 01:44:00 PM »
The multi-millionaire owner of the Segway company died in a freak accident yesterday when he rode one of the high-tech two-wheel machines off a cliff and into a river.

Former miner Jimi Heselden, 62, plunged into the River Wharfe while riding around his West Yorkshire estate in Boston Spa on a rugged country version of the Segway.

He bought the firm last December and was using one of the machines - which use gyroscopes to remain upright and are controlled by the direction in which the rider leans - to inspect the grounds of his property.


Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 06:20:45 PM »
I would love to have a go on one of them 8)
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Yorkie

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 06:31:23 PM »
They are fabulous but due to the uncertain situation re the Road Traffic Act etc they can only be used on private land at present.   >>>

In some parts of the World they are used by Police and Local Authorities for various purposes.   *&(

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 06:48:19 PM »
ideal for going along the prom :D   (is that allowed?)
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Yorkie

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Re: Who says two wheels are better than four?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 07:12:05 PM »
Well it isn't a cycle so unless Mostyn ban them or the Council bring out some new by-laws it should be OK.  I have toyed with buying one but resisted so far.  In Albufeira (Portugal) you can hire them complete with crash hat for a few Euros.  Great fun!   :D

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 07:30:06 PM »
As Yorkie said they are used by the police patrolling the city centre in Lisbon. Possibly a publicity stunt to show off the green credentials of the Portuguese government. As some of the City centre streets are quite steep  I just hope any criminals were running away downhill.

Ian

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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 03:43:47 PM »
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Re: Who says two wheels are better than four?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2010, 03:47:17 AM »
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They are fabulous but due to the uncertain situation re the Road Traffic Act etc they can only be used on private land at present.   >>>

In some parts of the World they are used by Police and Local Authorities for various purposes.   *&(

Many Police forces in the States now use the T3 Motion similar to these. They are a lot safer than the Sedgeway and have a top speed of 25mph. They have two rechargeable batteries, which you can see in the bottom photo to the front of the standing platform. The batteries slide out using the handles on their front, which makes for a quick replacement of fully charged batteries. 
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Ian

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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 08:05:28 AM »
Clive Sinclair was simply ahead of his time, it seems.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2010, 08:21:25 AM »
Not so much fun when its raining though!  (*)

Ian

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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2011, 08:15:50 AM »
At the other end of the innovation scale...

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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2011, 10:14:19 AM »
Nothing much changes in a car factory, it's still like that  :(
except for 'elf & safety' making you wear steel toecaps  ::)

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Re: Who says two wheels are better than four?
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2011, 06:07:35 PM »
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I would love to have a go on one of them 8)

Well, last Sunday we were at the small classic car show at Tweedmill and you could have a go on a Segway! I soon got the hang of it and it was a great experience  D)

 
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2011, 07:08:51 PM »
Looks like a lot of fun. I was saying earlier that an all-terrain type course somewhere in the Conwy Valley for Segways (hire of machine included) would be a big success.

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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2013, 01:45:30 PM »
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Looks like a lot of fun. I was saying earlier that an all-terrain type course somewhere in the Conwy Valley for Segways (hire of machine included) would be a big success.
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