Segway A Big Kid's Toy... and Wheels for Business

Segway owners have sprouted on nearly all the islands of Hawaii where the legal speed on sidewalks and bicycle lanes is eight miles per hour, while the transporters can travel up to 12 miles per hour

Published: 31-Dec-2004

The Segway Human Transporter is more than a toy for Diamond Head resident Jackie Ralph -- it's a way to get from home to Magic Island for her 400-meter swim.

Since the doctor told her she wouldn't be able to jog or walk extensively due to a hip problem, she and the Segway have become best buddies.

"It's totally relaxing and fun," she said of the two-wheeler she bought last July. "It's kind of like flying while you're still touching the ground. They call it gliding."

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