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Archive for June 21st, 2006

Outta my Segway!

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Faster than a strolling crack dealer! More maneuverable than a mountain bike! It’s cops on … Segway scooters?!

Just when I thought life couldn’t get any stranger, I was walking down Hennepin Avenue last Wednesday and saw this:

Minneapolis Segway cops

According to the officer facing the camera, the scooters can do about 12 mph–faster than most people can run, at least for sustained periods.

A block down the road, I saw these guys using boring old human-powered transport.

Minneapolis mountain bike cops

In a game of chicken, who do you think would win?

Written by leifutne

June 21, 2006 at 6:05 am