Segway Owner Dead, Drove Segway Off Cliff

Discussion in 'Offbeat News' started by Mirage, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Ummm... since this is a real story and not a movie, I'll keep my sarcasm to myself. But seriously, why would he take a Segway up into rough hiking areas?

    To clarify the OP, this is not just "a" Segway owner, but "THE" owner of the company, Segway. He died by taking his Segway up into some rough trails and somehow ended up falling off of a 30 foot cliff, to his death.

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  2. Pugz

    Pugz Ms. Malone V.I.P. Lifetime

    Wow, in West Yorkshire too O.O. Maybe he wanted to test it on the terrain and lost control? Guess we'll never know.
  3. Bubbles

    Bubbles I ♥ Haters

    I'm so tempted to say something mean and scarcastic myself, but I'm afraid I might offend people. Taking a segway scooter to a hiking trail is such a stupid idea, I'm not even sure what to say without coming off as a complete bitch...
  4. AnitaKnapp

    AnitaKnapp It's not me, it's you. V.I.P. Lifetime

    What is the point of hiking if you're going to be riding on a segway, anyway?

    Oh well, as long as it's not G.O.B. I'm all good.

    Kind of sad that he died in a way that would have been preventable.
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  5. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Son of Liberty V.I.P.

    Those are my thoughts as well, I don't see the point of riding one if you're going to be out hiking. While I feel for the guy and his family, this could have easily been preventable.
  6. Dabs

    Dabs Registered Member

    And why was he alone??
    I'm not a hiker, but I would think it would be better if 2 or more hiked together....or maybe he told everyone he was hiking, but he was trying to do some lazy hiking, wheeling it along instead of walking it on foot.
    Or maybe there is some sinister plot, and someone else was with him, and pushed him and his Segway off the cliff to make it look like an never knows.
  7. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    I like to believe he got in a fight with his wife. And at the end of the heated fight she closed her statements with;

    "Oh yeah you lazy Fuck, I hope you drive that segway off a cliff!"
  8. viLky

    viLky ykLiv


    This is an amazing story. Very ironic. I think these Segways are becoming self-aware and are starting to turn on it's human owner. Ever see Terminator? Skynet? Exactly.

    By the way, this has to be the worst invention of the century. I don't understand why this guy thought it was a good idea to buy it.

    Also, there was a report that he was giving away lots of his money prior to him passing. It could have been a suicide... or in this case, segwcide.
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  9. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    Abandon all hope!


    But seriously, I'm not sure what he might've been thinking. He more than likely was looking to prove something (look at the pic of the offroad segway in the article), and it went badly.

    As for buying the company itself, it doesn't matter if it's a "good" idea or not. It made him a bunch of money, and that makes it a "good enough" idea.
  10. Dabs

    Dabs Registered Member

    Yep it was a good idea alright....too bad he isnt going to be getting anymore good from it, maybe a nice headstone~

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