read in the news today that the owner of Segway -from the segway scooters pictured above, died while using one. he fell off a cliff and was dead immediately. that is sad.... :(
bush also once fell off, almost, i read somewhere, but he managed to jump off just before falling, and apparently this marvellous stunt made these weird scooters kind of famous. here is a link to a site where someone analyzed into (too much) detail why and how bush fell off, and that he should have worn a helmet. you see these things also a lot in malls; policemen use them to avoid walking (im pretty sure they also dont wear a helmet, btw). i always think it looks totally ridiculous. and why should they be on such a thing? some policemen obviously could do with a bit more exercise.... (maybe someday, when i dare, a pic of that as well...)
the pic above was a few months ago, it was raining quite heavily (this pic was a little before), but they were going around as if it was a perfect summer day. i took a picture as the guide was so busy showing things at the boston harbor, but the 3 tourists were more into the scooter itself, driving around the guide displaying not much interest in his stories. somehow this pic is not ok, i didnt manage to upload it but with some trick performed by tim, resulting in a loss of quality. ah well, it seems they are jinxed, no?