Extreme Segway!

Never having been on a Segway before, Jeff signed us up for this life-and-limbs-beware adventure through Alfama, the oldest part of Lisbon. (“You signed us up for…WHAT??!??”)

Our first time out on one of these things, and we’re bombing over cobblestones, avoiding cars in streets that aren’t even wide enough for cars yet cars squish down anyway (how do they do that?), jumping up curbs, trying to stay out of tram tracks, bouncing through potholes…all while trying to keep up with the group without crashing into the suddenly-terrified or suddenly-distracted or suddenly-de-Segwayed person in front of us…while simultaneously looking at the scenery! ha ha! Crazy…

Taking pictures while riding was kinda hairy, but I managed to sneak off a couple of them anyway.

Here are a few of my snaps, taken at great peril to my physical well-being. And, actually, it really was a LOT of fun! (But don’t tell Jeff I said that…)

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What we'll look like someday with white hair, lol!
Segways Galore
Helmets on, ready to ride!
Learning How To Ride
Jeff on his very first Segway ride ever!
EA Rocks Her Ride
I'm not quite sure how to caption this one...
40 of us, all rookies, bombing around on these things. Yes, it was as crazy as you might imagine.
Church on a hilltop
View of Lisbon from the hilltop
View towards São Jorge Castle and the Tagus River
Jeffrey is having a blast!
We're still front of the very oldest building in Lisbon
About EA

EA is the digitally-verbose half of the Canadian Happy Wanderers duo (the other half is Jeff) who love tromping all over the place, discovering new adventures along the way!


  1. Carla H. says

    hehehe segway dorks. what’s with the hair net thingy? keeping the helmets sanitary?

  2. Ha ha! I know, eh? I thought we looked so stupid with those hair nets, I had to take a picture!

    And yes, they were for sanitation for our helmets, so we were grateful for them. (Hope they worked! )

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