Ozpeter Posted August 6, 2016 Share Posted August 6, 2016 I had my first total fall today after 170km or so - I'm reporting it here because it taught me a lesson and maybe my experience will help others. Put simply, when crossing a major road from one garage entrance slope to one the other side, I thought it was clear both ways, but having dropped down the "departure" slope into the actual road, I realised there was a cyclist approaching at considerable speed and I was going to be right in his path. So I leaned back to reverse, but of course hit the bump at the start of the slope back onto the footpath, and was immediately pitched off forwards into the middle of the road. I very rapidly got back onto my feet and scrambled back onto the footpath, grabbing the Mini Pro which was kind of oscillating at the edge of the road, and made it to safety just as a batch of cars reached me. The nearest must have seen what happened and kindly slowed down to ensure I was ok, but I hate to think what would have happened if I had done the same thing with cars approaching a second or two earlier. Memo to self - If your realise you've made a mistake, jumping off quickly backwards may be the safest thing to do. But crossing a major road might best be done on foot with the Mini Pro switched off, pulling it behind. (Why switched off? Because here at least, mine doesn't like being walked briskly forwards with the power on - it tries to slow down by tipping right back, which can be a problem if you need to make quick progress). Memo to Segway - I'm finding that sometimes I keep on board when I should get off, or keep the power on when it should be powered down, so as not to lose the journey readings in the app. Maybe if they could be memorised and recalled it would be better? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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