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Old 06-27-2020, 02:52 PM   #1
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Is this goodbye? I haven't been here since my Segway batteries died, followed by selling it some time ago. But I was still disheartened to read that the model will discontinue.

On July 1, 2008 I bought a used Segway i2 on eBay for $4,760. A tour company was selling their fleet.

As some who haven't owned a Segway, what I consider the REAL one, not that Ninebot stuff, are online expressing why it "failed," I want to articulate why to me it was a winner.

The ride, the glide. Flowing along the Hudson River bike trail on weekend mornings. Meeting people excited by it and letting them take it on a run. Going from beginner to pro thanks to a Segway riding neighbor who gave me lessons.

I always felt safe and secure on it. It was the ride I could get before ride shares, when taxis refused to stop for me.

Finally but also importantly, this community. Locally in NYC, Itsi Atkins who gave me a Segway hat to welcome me to the club. The other was "EMRNYC" who helped me fix and rig the Segway.

I have always felt welcome here, and will never forget our group ride in Manhattan. I've lost touch with everyone but I wouldn't trade the kind folks of the Segway community.

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Old 06-28-2020, 01:18 AM   #2
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I'm taking good care of your i2. I use it nearly every day to go to the mail room here in the apartment complex. I put about 200 miles on it, so now it has a total of 650 miles.
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Old 06-28-2020, 01:22 AM   #3
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I was very late to Segway ownership; only getting mine about 3 years ago. That said - itís a blast. I donít ride as often as I should, but itís a conversation starter and a party pleaser for sure.

Love every second of it - sorry to see production end.
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