Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Where to park my ride...

When I lived in a house, I simply brought my Segway into the living room at night and plugged it in. Now that I live on the third floor of an apartment building with no elevators, stabling the pony is a little more complicated.

Inspecting the building before move in, I found a very nice bike room downstairs, which seemed to have tons of space to hold George H.W. Bush.*



Sure enough, there is plenty of room... but there's nowhere to plug him in! I ended up charging him at work one day, but I realized this is not an optimal solution. I asked building management if there were any outlets, but in my cursory examination, I hadn't seen any.

Imagine my delight, then, when someone from management told me that there was a power outlet near the trash bins I could use! (Not that I was delighted to be able to store Herbert* amidst garbage -- but you do what you gotta do.)

So I went looking for the juice...



And here Walker* stands, all plugged in and charging!



Admittedly, it is not the most dignified resting spot, but it's set off enough from the main drag that most people won't even see 41.* Next project: Choosing a damn name!




* The search for names continues. The current crop of names comes from the fact the our 41st president, George H.W. Bush, loves his Segway, rides it everywhere, and gives it as a gift to world leaders who come to visit. And he has the most awesome sign on his lawn I've ever seen. I have to get one:


4 comments:

Di said...

Heh heh, you said "stabling the pony."

Donald said...

I think you should name it Donnie Milton IV. You totally missed the boat on that being the bird's name.... don't miss it twice.

Carole said...

I think you should call it Mr.Winston

NYCindividual said...

Just wondering, do you have a hook up for when your ride it to stores and such? Is it dangerous to ride at night? How would it take the cold midwest weather?