I finally saw one of these things rolling down Market Street, trying to blend in along with the rest of the bicycle commuter pack. It sure took a while for these things to demonstrate any usefulness beyond being utilized for carefully managed guided tours in the Marina, but this guy is doing his best towards entrenching the Segway as the revolution in personal transportation it initially claimed to be.
However, I wouldn’t worry about these things taking over the roadways any time soon. The lack of exercise expended forced this dude to dress for his morning ride like he was preparing to ascend K2 (between his roles as Kyle Reese from T1 and Corporal Hicks from Aliens, Michael Biehn is easily the best actor on the planet) on one of the warmest mornings of the year so far.
While the Segway accelerated quickly off the stoplight line, that only forced cyclists to repeatedly pass him after every intersection since his top speed left much to be desired. The Muni buses didn’t take too kindly to him either. Too fast for sidewalks; too slow for streets. So where do they belong?
Probably the junkyard, although these Sci-Fi versions look pretty badass!