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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 for forward and reverse.  The tires were heavy duty and rode over dirt trails easily.  Good to know these can be fitted for a chair.

Segway Wheelchair

 

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