Segway to Work Day

Today is Bike to Work Day 2010, so naturally Segway Steve has to show up without a bicycle.  You’re going the wrong way, man!  I’m going to let the metaphor in this photo speak for itself:

Anyway, let’s see what kind of neat schwag came in the bag this year!  While I didn’t get a t-shirt this year (long story short:  riding my housemate’s ex-boyfriend’s fixie due to yesterday’s incident, and it was so hard to get my feet into the toe clips that once I finally did, no way was I taking them out again, forcing me to only grab a bag while rolling by the recharge station–BTW, nice pass volunteer!), this year’s bag seems jam packed with fun stuff.  So let’s see what we have here . . .

Nice bag logo!  The colors and cycle outlines are quite aesthetically pleasing.  Woah, and nice spot Meli!  Also, good choice with cool mint for the CLIF Bar flavor, guys.  Tube times, sticker–but wait!  What’s this?  A front bike light??!?!!??  AWESOME!!!  Thanks for making me legal, Bike to Work Day 2010!


Segway Finally Joins the Market Street Bicycle Commute

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Seriously, Shimano?

14 Responses to “Segway to Work Day”

  1. Cranky Old Mission Guy says:

    Ugh, I was wondering what that huge pile of clueless robots was doing hanging out at the corner of 17th & Valencia this morning.

    People — if you’re going to bike to work on a specific day, YOU CAN JUST FUCKING BIKE TO WORK. You don’t have to turn it into Critical Mass Jr.

    • Ariel Dovas says:

      People with who like to have fun – please do not take enjoyment in your common interests.

      How’s that?

      • Cranky Old Mission Guy says:

        “People with who like to have fun – please do not take enjoyment in your common interests.

        “How’s that?”

        Interpretation for English speakers:

        Dear people who like to share in the public enjoyment of outdoor activities:

        Please do not participate in those activities in a way that makes you look stupid and discredits the public reputation of the activity which you wish to celebrate.

        This advice is for your own good, and hurts me more than it hurts you.

        How’s that, foo?

      • Ariel Dovas says:

        I look stupid all the time (like when I type too fast at work and add extra words to my snappy rebuttal), and I gotta say, it’s not that bad.

        Seriously, I understand that you don’t like it, but I don’t think you’re giving any other reason that they shouldn’t do it. Bike to Work Day gets a lot of people biking and discussing alternatives to driving, which seems positive to me.

        Personally, I like walking or taking public transportation, but I also like to see people get excited and interested in celebrating something fun. I think cities should do more of that.

      • Cranky Old Mission Guy says:

        No — it’s not that I don’t like it.

        I do like the basic idea; it’s fine. I take public transportation to work every day, and I would prefer that people would think of ANY other way to get to where they are going before they accept a private automobile as the best answer to their problem.

        But, as I see it, there is one thing worse than demanding the right to join the common herd of automobile commuters just because it is already there… and that is the need to form a new herd of commuters, as if that is the only way to get anywhere — in a pack — or to make your point.

        Standing around a corner, waiting to get enough people to join you in your activity so you can look like a movement, is not sharing a pleasure. It is timid bullshit.

      • Ariel Dovas says:

        Wow. When you mellow out you start to sound more like Reasonable Old Mission Guy.

      • Cranky Old Mission Guy says:

        Half a liter of bourbon will tend to do that.

    • Bob Dole says:

      “Critical Mass Jr..” lol

      On another note they gave away free Cliff Bars. Can’t beat that!

  2. friscolex says:

    I gotta say, I think Segway guy is awesome.

  3. Gabby says:

    I was disappointed to arrive at the Market/Battery station and find they had just given the last tote away! Serves me right for being an imposter, since I didn’t even have work today. It was just ride my bike to the grocery store day.

  4. dmadey says:

    mini-Clif Bar. do they sell those in stores?

  5. k nizzle says:

    wha?? I didn’t get a front light in my bag!! wtf?

  6. Terry Perdue says:

    Bike to Work Day is the *third* Friday in May, at least here in Seattle.

  7. meligrosa says:

    thanks for the love missionmissionnites.
    was the first time i also saw the printed thing LOL :D
    oh hai – im in yer interwebbags

    xxo<3 m

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