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.