Segway

Why We Ride: Rolling Free

Posted in ATV, Café Racers, Ducati, General, Harley Davidson, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Motorcycle Rides, Rides, Scooters, Segway, Sportbikes, Videos by MrAngry | July 19th, 2011 | 5 Responses |

Rolling Free

Having logged over 100,000 miles in the saddle of various motorcycles, I can tell you that if I had one way in which to travel that this would be it. Those that don’t ride will never understand the feeling of freedom, exhilaration and pure connection to the road that riding offers. The fact is that most people are afraid of motorcycles. They hear of horrid accidents and think that most riders have a death wish, when in fact it’s totally the opposite. Ever hear the phrase, “Live to Ride, Ride to Live”… well, it’s 100% true. Motorcycles make you feel alive. They bring to light every sense in your body and offer an almost out of body experience when your cruising down the road on that perfect sunny day. Sure there’s an element of danger in riding, but hell, that’s part of the fun. If you’ve never ridden a motorcycle then please do yourself a favor and try it just once. If you don’t like it, then fine, however don’t simply dismiss it because of what others say as you’ll be missing out on one of the greatest experiences of a life time.
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Voltitude: Another Electric Pocket Vehicle

Posted in EcoLust, Economy Cars, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, General, Motorcycle Rides, Other Rides, Rides, Segway by MrAngry | March 23rd, 2011 | 1 Response |

voltitude electric pocket bike

Can someone please tell me when good old fashion exercise got replaced by electricity and pedal powered mopeds? It seems like people, especially intercity hipsters, simply love to feel as though they’re doing something that saves the planet. They’ll go out and purchase electric cars and hybrids, join environmentalist groups and buy things like the mini-electric scooter you see here. Called the Voltitude, this Swiss-designed mini-ped concept will apparently get your lazy ass from point A to point B at the blazing speed of 15 mph. It’s got a pedal-assisted range of 12-25 miles, weighs in at over 50 lbs., and will fold up into something that’s still too big and heavy to hide away neatly. You can call me a skeptic and hater or whatever, but at the end of the day I find contraptions like this to be utterly useless and a complete waste of money. The Voltitude is scheduled for release at the end of 2011 and is sure to come with a price that will probably be too high and sold to people that love to wear knit caps in the summertime.
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Leave It To The Germans To Hot Rod A Segway

Posted in Bizarre, Death Wish, Funny Videos, Segway by Kurt Ernst | November 14th, 2010 | 4 Responses |

Let’s say you had a death wish, but wanted to tie your demise to your beloved Segway Human Transporter. You could ride one off a cliff at your country estate, but that’s already been done. Besides, you want to go out in a blaze of glory, and you just can’t do that on a stock Segway. What if you built a hot rod Segway, complete with wheel technology straight out of the 1700s? That should get the job done.

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Segway Company Owner Dies In Freak Segway Accident

Posted in Bizarre, Crashes, Electric Vehicles, General, Newsworthy, Segway by Kurt Ernst | September 27th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

A Segway X2, similar to the one Jimi Heselden was riding

Jimi Heselden, the British multi-millionaire owner of Segway, was killed in a freak accident on Sunday when the all-terrain Segway he was riding went off a cliff and into a river. Heselden was riding the Segway to inspect his country estate, when he lost control and fell into the River Wharfe. Authorities don’t yet know if the accident was due to a machine malfunction or operator error, but Heselden’s death isn’t considered suspicious.

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Five Racing Series We’d Like To See

Posted in Corner Carvers, Funny, General, Harley Davidson, Racing, Segway by Kurt Ernst | June 5th, 2010 | 6 Responses |

Racing blinged out quads? Um, no.

My earlier post about the Red Bull F1 car on the beach got me thinking about racing series that I’d like to see. Some won’t happen, since no one in their right mind would sign up to drive (or ride ) in them, but others are a distinct possibility. As with any other sport, all it takes is sponsorship dollars, two or more racers and enough spectator interest to give the fledgling series a green light.

Now that both IRL and NASCAR have evolved into spec series with little difference between the cars or teams, I say let’s add some excitement back into racing. Let’s create a few new series that fans will actually want to watch, instead of ones that are just driven by corporate advertising budgets. Here are my top five suggestions for new racing series, but I’d love to hear you own ideas.

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Sic Semper Pilot Programs? Richmond Wants Your Help in Securing GM and Ford EVs

Posted in Car Tech, Commuter Cars, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Emissions, Environment, Ford, GM, Newsworthy, Politics, Segway by Alex Kierstein | July 24th, 2009 | Leave a Reply |

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In case you happen to be a fan of the capital city of the Old Dominion, we’re throwing this one out to the blogosphere. STIR (the Sustainable Transportation Initiative of Richmond) is seeking to make Richmond, VA one of the 10 cities selected for an EV pilot program. Both Ford and GM want to test their EV concepts in 10 metropolitan areas, and so STIR is conducting an online poll that functions as a petition, which will be used to get local and statewide interest in attracting the project to Richmond. Click through for info about how to support STIR’s bid.

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Adventures in Anachronism: 10 Steampunk Rides

<i>If you fancy a lift, bring coal and lithium-ion batteries!</i>

If you fancy a lift, bring coal and lithium-ion batteries!

You’ve seen steampunk laptops, steampunk guitars, steampunk iPods, pretty much everything under the sun. But how many steampunk vehicles have you seen outside of Howl’s Moving Castle? Slap on your goggles, work up a head of steam, and take a gander at these 10 steampunk vehicles, ranging from modestly altered to completely bespoke.

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2008 Saturn Flextreme Concept

Posted in Auto Show, Chevrolet, Concept Cars, Detroit Auto Show, Electric Cars, Emissions, GM, Hybrid Technologies, Segway by Geoff | August 18th, 2008 | Leave a Reply |

2008 Saturn Flextreme Concept
2008 Saturn Flextreme Concept

The 2008 Saturn Flextreme may still be a concept, but it is another example that General Motors is serious about putting advanced, fuel-efficient hybrids on American roads in the not too distant future.  They had better be.  The long-term financial health of GM is staked in the success of cars like the Flextreme and Volt.  The “Not so distant future” is the standard answer out of Detroit regarding timelines for production of electric vehicles.  So when will the Saturn Flextreme be made? 2010.  Isn’t it great that the “not so distant future” is becoming the present?

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City dwellers turn to Segways, as oil prices continue to skyrocket

Posted in Segway by Ryan | June 17th, 2008 | 1 Response |
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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that sales of Segways have gone through the roof as many people turn to alternative, more cost effective means of transportation.

The Segway is a perfect solution for those who travel less than 10 miles to and from work. It gets about 25 miles per charge and hits about 13 miles per hour. Once at work, you can plugin for free fuel (why not have your employer pay for your fuel after all!)

Once dismissed as a fad, the Segway, along with other electric scooters, are gaining in popularity among city dwellers as an effective way to commute when the weather permits.