Segway Riding in Crowds? No Sweat! Handicapped Access? No Problem!

Posted: October 4, 2011 in Segway
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Last weekend was  the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.  This is a free festival with too many bands to count.  And the names are big!  Robert Plant, Chris Issak, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson just too name a small few.  The festival is packed shoulder to shoulder with people (particularly on Saturday and Sunday).  Being handicapped I was a little hesitant to go but did anyway.  Of course I brought my Segway.  They tried to block me from bringing it in. They wanted me to lock it up with the bikes.  I stated that I use it as a mobility device and they agreed to let me in.  It was a must have.  It was ok riding it among the crowd.  One of the best parts…I was a good 8 inches above my normal height which let me see more stages and activity.  From this I am encouraged to attend crowded events with my Segway.  When the crowds got too tight, I hung out on the edges with my husband.  We found a nice shady tree and sat and listened to the music.

I also had the pleasure to meet this guy.  He was riding a Segway that had been retrofitted as a wheelchair.  He used hand controls to go left and right and leaned to go forward and backwards.

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Comments
  1. Wendy Naugle says:

    I have a friend who would benefit greatly from this Segway Wheelchair. Do you know if financial help is offered

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