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Photos: Segway Riders Take a Spin on the Pinellas Trail

Connecticut residents Diana and Len Simoni rented Segways and rode the Pinellas Trail from Dunedin to Palm Harbor while vacationing here last week. It was their 23rd ride on the eye-catching mode of transportation.

Photos: Segway Riders Take a Spin on the Pinellas Trail Photos: Segway Riders Take a Spin on the Pinellas Trail Photos: Segway Riders Take a Spin on the Pinellas Trail Photos: Segway Riders Take a Spin on the Pinellas Trail

Bicyclists, rollerbladers and joggers are a common sight on the Pinellas Trail, but Segways ... not so much. Which is probably why one couple from East Windsor, CT, turned a lot of heads during a recent outing in Palm Harbor.

"We have a lot of experience doing this," said Diana Simoni, as she gracefully maneuvered a Segway to a stop on the trail.

Diana and her husband Len decided to rent Segways while vacationing here last week. It was their 23rd ride on the eye-catching mode of transportation.

"It's a lot of fun," said Diana.

Segways are two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicles. Riders control the movement of a Segway by leaning in a particular direction. If a rider wants to go forward, they lean forward. If they want to go backward, they lean back. Segways can go up to 12 miles per hour.

Wanna give a Segway a spin? The Simonis rented the Segways at Sun Glide Tours in Dunedin. Sun Glide offers Segway Tours starting at $50 per person and occasionally rents Segways to people who are experienced riders. Sun Glide Tours is located at 1059 Broadway, Unit #A; (727) 510-0615.

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