Oh man, that was cool. CBGB just took me for my birthday present: we got to drive around the Distillery District on Segways for an hour! It’s a tour run by these guys, and after a few minutes of instruction and a dopey safety video, we climbed on. After a few second of shakiness we learned to just trust the things; within five minutes we felt pretty comfortable. Half an hour later we were zipping around corners, riding with no hands, cranking it up to the second speed…it was awesome. I could have played like that all day. We told them they should really rent them over on Centre Island where you had more trails and fewer obstacles (i.e., tourists) per square foot.
I want one. So does Nellie, though at $6,000 a pop, I don’t think it’ll happen anytime soon. But if you have $59, I highly recommend going down there for the hour and giving it a try.