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  • Segway to stop production of iconic two-wheeler personal vehicle

    07/27/2020 7:18:49 PM PDT · by texas booster · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24, 2020 | Neha Malara
    Segway Inc is ending production of its two-wheeled personal transporter vehicle that gained popularity among tourists and some police forces, but found itself embroiled in mishaps with famous personalities. Launched nearly two decades ago, the company will stop manufacturing the Segway PT starting July 15 as it shifts focus to other units such as its shared scooter business, it said on Tuesday. The model accounted for less than 1.5% of the Bedford, New Hampshire-based company’s revenue last year. In April 2015, Chinese transportation robotics firm Ninebot acquired the company, about half a year after Segway named Ninebot in a patent...
  • Looking for a hand-powered scooter (vanity)

    06/13/2020 3:48:44 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 55 replies
    I have a slight handicap (a bad - really bad - hip). For quite some time now I’ve been looking for a hand-powered scooter. I don’t want a hand-powered bike or trike. They are too difficult for me to transport. I’ve done many Google searches for “hand-powered scooter”. All I get back are electric-powered scooters results. I don’t want that. If anyone knows about a good hand-powered scooter, I’d be very grateful to hear about it.
  • Irish Priest Rides Scooter For Christmas Eve Mass Recessional in Viral Video

    12/26/2019 5:35:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    Church POP ^ | 12.26.19
    What are your thoughts about this? Fr. Peter O’Connor of Dublin, Ireland made headlines this week after riding a scooter down the aisle at Christmas Eve Mass....The pastor of Ballyroan Parish in Dublin told his congregation “that he received the scooter from Santa and wanted to test it out.” The parish posted a video with the caption, “Fr. Peter’s Christmas present put to very good use! Happy Christmas”. The video depicts Fr. O’Connor providing the congregation’s final blessing, then rolling away on a scooter for the recessional. Other videos of the full recessional also surfaced. ABC News posted the pastor...
  • Boy finds Lime scooter in Lake Michigan while fishing for carp

    08/08/2019 4:30:58 PM PDT · by UB355 · 39 replies
    MIlwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8/8/2019 | Keith Schubert
    A Lime scooter was discovered in Lake Michigan by 12-year-old Will Baumann on Tuesday while he was fishing for carp near the Milwaukee Art Museum. Retrieving the electric scooter was too much for Baumann to handle on his own, so he recruited the help of Tim Ritter, who works nearby at Lakeshore Rentals, which rents paddleboats and other watercraft.
  • Suspect in Custody After 63-Year-Old Woman Beaten to Death With Electric Scooter in Long Beach

    05/14/2019 12:43:31 PM PDT · by vespa300 · 57 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | May 13, 2019 | Cindy Von Quednow,
    A man was booked on suspicion of murder after a woman was beaten to death with an electric scooter outside a friend's home in Long Beach Monday afternoon, officials said.
  • 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize...

    04/30/2019 3:00:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 108 replies ^ | APRIL 30, 2019 | Ericka Johnson
    FULL TITLE: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries Stearn Hodge says he will never forget the humiliation of having to drag his body across a hotel room floor during what was supposed to be a vacation celebrating his 43rd wedding anniversary — because a security agent at the Calgary International Airport and United Airlines confiscated the batteries he needed to operate a portable scooter. "Having to crawl across the floor in front of my wife is the most humiliating thing that I can think of," said Hodge. "It unmasks how...
  • White House on lockdown: Man ‘sets himself on fire’ - Secret Service scrambled

    04/12/2019 12:32:28 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 206 replies ^ | PUBLISHED: 20:21, Fri, Apr 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 20:25, Fri, Apr 12, 2019 | by Joey Millar
    THE WHITE House is in lockdown after a man attempted to set himself on fire, a New York Times reporter has claimed. Photos taken at the scene show security personnel tackling a person on the ground. Police and amublance crews are in attendance. Nicholas Kristof, a columnist with the New York Times, said: “Someone apparently set himself on fire in front of the White House just now. I was coming out of the West Wing, and the Sevret Service isn’t letting anyone out onto Pennsylvania Ave. They say there are also suspicious packages. “The whole area in front of the...
  • Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

    09/20/2018 7:58:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | 09/20/2018 | Staff
    After seven rental scooters were abandoned at the Pentagon following this year’s September 11 remembrances, police say they will begin impounding the unauthorized rides. Bikes, too. The Pentagon hates your little scooters, too. In fact, DoD would like you and your ride-sharing company to know that if you leave your rental scooters or shared-bicycles anywhere on Pentagon property, they will be impounded, right quick. Last week, Pentagon police in one day found seven abandoned, stand-up style motorized scooters around its property. It’s the latest example of the vehicles showing up unwanted all over Washington, from office doorsteps to the Lincoln...
  • Dramatic video shows alleged road rage incident on California highway

    06/22/2017 6:46:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 117 replies
    ABC ^ | June 22, 2017 | Julia Jacobo
    Southern California police are searching for a motorcyclist who was involved in an alleged road rage incident that injured one person on Wednesday. Around 5:45 a.m., witnesses driving southbound on State Road 14 near Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita, California, filmed an altercation between the motorcyclist and the driver of a silver sedan, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Joshua Greengard. In the video, the motorcyclist appears to try to kick the sedan on the right. In response, the sedan veers to the left and briefly collides with the motorcyclist before losing control and crashing into the highway divider wall....
  • Filmmakers Set Bait Bikes and Film Results - Incredible Street Justice Video

    03/26/2017 8:39:30 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 23 replies
    This was a dangerous thing to do, and taking the law into one's own hands is never a good thing to do, but there is some incredible street justice here. Especially good are the exploding air bags and electric dog training shock collars inserted into the seats of the bikes the perps are trying steal.
  • Funky, Folding Portable 'Suitcase' Motorcycles:

    10/24/2015 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 October 2015 | reaganite Republican
    I find most all vehicles interesting somehow -historically, artistically, or the technology- but was always more of a 'car guy' than into bikes. I've ridden a little but never actually owned a street bike of any sort. So forgive me if I'm out-of-it but I never even heard of the 1981-83 'Honda Motocompo' portable motorcycle until last week, just stumbled across it on the net.  Seems to have quite a following, and the dandy lil' 50cc scooter-ish thing was meant to be ordered along with new cars (in Japan) too, where it could be purchased as an option- it fit neatly...
  • 13-Year-Old Makes $100K Reinventing the Scooter Wheel

    09/18/2013 7:17:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2013 | Gabrielle Karol
    Nicholas Pinto may be one year away from high school, but he’s already doing big business. The 13-year-old says he’s always loved scooters, but was frustrated by how quickly the wheels would break. “As you develop your skills, like landing on the scooter harder when you’re going off of a ramp, what you want is for the parts not to break,” says Pinto, who lives with his parents and three siblings in Cranford, New Jersey. He says he was spending a lot of money replacing the wheels every few weeks. “I was saying, ‘Wow, this can’t be!’ I was trying...
  • 1956 Vintage Photos: Armoured Vespa Scooter with Cannon

    06/18/2013 7:45:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1956 | Retronaut
    “The Vespa 150 TAP is a Vespa scooter modified for use with paratroops. Introduced in 1956 and updated in 1959, it had a U.S.-made light anti-armour cannon. Roughly 800 of these scooters were deployed in the Algerian War.”
  • Handicap Scooter Bumper Car Competition At Walmart Ends In 2:30 AM Arrest Of Drunken Louisiana Guy

    12/22/2011 9:43:33 AM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 19, 2011
    An early morning game of drunken bumper cars--using Walmart handicap scooters--was broken up Saturday morning by Louisiana cops who arrested a 22-year-old man who copped to driving to the store while intoxicated. Officers with the West Monroe Police Department arrived at the Walmart around 2:30 AM in response to a call about a disturbance. Store management told cops that a group of intoxicated suspects were “playing ‘bumper cars’ with the handicap scooters in the store,” according to a probable cause affidavit. A police sergeant contacted Christopher Butler, who appeared “very intoxicated.” Butler, pictured at right, admitted driving his 2004 Ford...
  • looking for something showing cost per mile to own/operate scooters (50-125cc)

    11/21/2011 2:03:12 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 71 replies
    self ^ | 11-21-11 | wobbly bob
    scooter ratings...looking for something showing cost per mile to own/operate various scooters (50-125cc) IIRC, MCN (Motorcycle Consumer News) had/has something like this for cycles,but none for scooters that I could recall.
  • Man in Scooter Rams Elevator Doors & Falls Into Shaft

    01/29/2011 2:00:28 PM PST · by Freepmanchew · 54 replies
    An angry man riding a mobility scooter plunged to his death, after he rammed an elevator door. The unfortunate incident happened at a shopping center in Daejon, South Korea. The 40 year old man who's name was Lee, obviously had a problem with his anger. That anger, for what ever reason, has been his undoing. You will see the man reach the elevator just after the woman inside pressed the button to go down. Seconds after the doors closed, Mr Lee reached the elevator and actually ran into the doors because he must have anticipated that the woman would...
  • Scooter Libby, on the record

    11/18/2010 7:39:53 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/17/2010 | Quin Hillyer
    "Could [I] have misspoken? Yes, I am male, I'm over 50. By definition, I can misspeak." - Ambassador Joe Wilson, in a July 18, 2004, interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer."Given the incredible pace and scope of my work during that [relevant] period and the subsequent passage of time, I simply did not recall the sequence of events. ... I had completely forgotten [who had suggested a key idea]. I had forgotten [who received a call from whom]. ... I had answered all the questions truthfully, and to the best of my ability. Still, a little voice in my head was...
  • Pontiac Falls From Muscle Car Glory to Graveyard

    10/29/2010 2:55:35 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 101 replies · 4+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/29/2010 | Nick Bunkley
    DETROIT — Pontiac, the brand that invented the muscle car under its flamboyant engineer John Z. DeLorean, helped Burt Reynolds elude Sheriff Justice in “Smokey and the Bandit” and taught baby boomers to salivate over horsepower, but produced mostly forgettable cars for their children, will endure a lonely death on Sunday after about 40 million in sales. It was 84 years old. The cause of death was in dispute. Fans said Pontiac’s wounds were self-inflicted, while General Motors blamed a terminal illness contracted during last year’s bankruptcy. Pontiac built its last car nearly a year ago, but the official end...
  • UK: Police crack down on mobility scooter mayhem: drunk & drugged pensioners 8 mph menace to society

    08/12/2010 2:46:18 PM PDT · by Stoat · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 12, 2010 | REBECCA CAMBER
    A police force facing savage budget cuts has announced a crackdown on the menace of the mobility scooter driver. Officers have launched a course to combat the scourge of the lawless silver-haired scooter rider as the number of accidents on the roads rise. They may not be joyriding teenagers any more, but officers say pensioners on mobility scooters can be just as dangerous with many being caught drunk or high on prescription drugs behind the wheel.   (edit)   He said: 'People can just buy a mobility scooter, sometimes off the internet or somewhere else, and literally just get...

    03/17/2010 2:23:17 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 51 replies · 751+ views
    self | MARCH 17, 2010 | swampsniper
    My legs are just flat worn out, I'm afraid, but I'm not about to get stuck watching TVI just ordered this, should be here next week. It will carry me and the camera bag all over the place. As it is now I'm stuck close to the car.It breaks down easily into 5 pieces so it will go in the back of the little Ford.