Last Call: Nice Segue Edition

I don’t know what’s more disturbing, that this guy’s on the highway on a Segway—the world’s nerdiest form of personal transportation—or that he appears to be on the phone while doing so.
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  1. mdharrell Avatar

    “I don’t know what’s more disturbing…”
    For me it’s the fact that he doesn’t seem to be signalling that lane change.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      For me it’s the Squidness of it all. Riding a two-wheeler on the highway in shorts, no helmet… Squid.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Probably a publicity stunt for Quick Deaths Inc.

  2. hwyengr Avatar

    Well, he’s not on the highway…yet. That’s just Wacker approaching Lake Shore Drive. The lower level of LSD does have a ped bridge, which might be his destination.

  3. jeepjeff Avatar

    Hmm. You need brake lights, turn signals, a headlight and a 150cc gas engine to be highway legal in California. It couldn’t be too hard to replace some of the batteries with a gas tank and make a light belt. Add motorcycle style controls to the handle bars, headlamp and front turn signals on the upright and bolt an EFI engine below. Use a fly-by-wire throttle and redo the on-board computers to use the throttle plate instead of the voltage controller and Bob’s yer Uncle. Highway legal segway.

  4. JohnComposMentis Avatar

    Shouldn’t this be on the Lanesplitter section of your for-sale, about-to-go-bankrupt media site? Oh wait…never mind.
    When was this photo taken? The guy might be on LSD. Chicago has a[n annual?] “Bike the Drive” (or something like that) day when they shut down Lake Shore Drive for a few hours to let bicyclists enjoy the space and fabulous views. Maybe this was the lead-in to that event?

    1. mzszsm Avatar

      It’s called LATE and it runs from 1-5AM, so not this.

      1. JohnComposMentis Avatar

        Nope. See “Bike the Drive” on Wikipedia and other sites. Wikipedia says BTD starts at dawn. I rode the late night ride you’re talking about maybe 20 years ago when I lived in suburban Chicago; at the time, it did not include LSD. To clarify, I have no idea whether the photo is actually from this year’s BTD; I was just offering a possibility.

  5. mr smee Avatar
    mr smee

    Now that the filters are all off of society, we’ll be seeing more and more idiocy like this.