Holy cow, I wrote a book!
In a discussion of commuting options
(in which I was primarily an observer), the following exchange took place:
A: I would rather get kicked in the shins every morning than bike up
that sits between my apartment and main campus.
B: Have you tried an electric bike?
C: If you're going to eliminate pedaling,
then you may as well go all the way and get a Segway.
B: Actually, I used to own a Segway.
I was floored by the engineering achievement of creating a device
that combined the speed benefits of walking with the
exercise benefits of driving,
and for just the cost of a used Honda!
Note, of course, that this is just one engineer's opinion.
Some people at Microsoft are
quite enamored of the Segway device.
Public Service Announcement:
Today is Bike to Work Day.
A number of
will be set up
along popular bike routes
in the greater Seattle area
to hand out bicycling information and snacks.
And if you pass a guy creeping up the 520 hill
at around 8:00am, that was probably me.
Sorry I forgot to wave.