Riding The Affiliate Summit Segway

Shawn Collins, co-founder of Affiliate Summit, was talking to the Rio All-Suite Hotel on the final morning of the Affiliate Summit and they asked if everything was OK. Shawn said everything was fine but his feet was hurting from so much walking. The Rio, wanting to please a guest who brought them a big convention, offered Shawn a perfect solution for his tired feet – a Segway!

I love the Segway. It’s one of the coolest tech toys ever made. This summer, I plan to head down to the Segway distributor for Western Canada and take some Segways out for a day long test ride. I was invited to do it last year but never got around to it. The fear was I would end up buying one, or three.

Here’s a video of me and Andrew Wee riding the Segway inside the Rio. It took Andrew a little while to figure out how to go forward on the thing. You can see other affiliates riding the Segway at Shawn’s blog.

32 thoughts on “Riding The Affiliate Summit Segway”

  1. Bibokz says:

    Saw your name on the list, updating myself on this Affiliate happenings thru your post. Good Luck John

  2. Danny Tsang says:

    Nice! I wonder what kind of MPG you get on one of those bad boys.

    1. Azrael says:

      What do you mean by MPG?

    2. John Chow says:

      The MPG is infinite since its battery powered. 🙂

      1. Azrael says:

        Thanks for clearing it out!

      2. Terry Tay says:

        How about the MPW? (Miles per Watt)

        I was looking to see the battery life on them and all I found at segway was their battery care PDF file which states you can get 300-500 full cycles from each battery.

        Replacement batteries $265-$295 each (sold in pairs)


  3. james says:

    John is it me or did your RSS Subscriber feed jump from 16000 to 20,000.

    1. Bent says:

      That right John your rss subscriber display insane of amout..check it ok 🙂

    2. Syed Balkhi says:

      yeah congrats john for 20k

    3. TheQuickBuck says:

      I noticed this too. I’m curious to see what it will be tomorrow. Glitch?

  4. egk says:

    MPG= Miles Per Gallon
    I’m pretty sure Danny Tsang’s comment was meant to be a joke.
    The Segway looks pretty fun!

  5. Thats classic. Just need the whole segway thing to take off in the UK now.

  6. Did I make the top comeentors?

  7. Ankur says:

    OH!! Now the rss count is close to 21,000 !

    What new evil are you upto now john ❓

    1. Krsto says:

      I would also like to know…

  8. Syed Balkhi says:

    riding segway seems interesting.

  9. Tom Beaton says:

    Seeing Andrew fl along backwards was hilarious. Those things are hilarious for traveling around a conference.

  10. Trevor says:

    Wow. What an interesting story!

  11. Its totally not fair that you guys get to have so much fun at the shows as you do. On a more serious note, I wonder why the Segway never really took off as promised.

  12. Zac Johnson says:

    Haha, funny video… especially when Andrew started going backwards. It’s definitely not as easy as it looks, when you first start.

  13. Joe says:

    So instead of walking for hours, you can stand for hours! Just playing, it looks fun.

  14. mrs hannigan says:

    Gotta get segway. need one now. that looked like so much fun. i think i’d need one after their buffet- they have the very best buffet.

  15. Terry Tay says:

    The Segway looks like a fun machine to have. I was scared there for a second for Andrew and the people around him. I thought he was going to have an accident with that thing. 😆 But he got the hang of it quick.

    I was just checking out the Segway site and they have one model with these BIG all terrain tires. Like you’re going to go off roading with a Segway.

    You can even add custom accessories. A police siren. Hmmm…Will the criminals be intimidated by a cop chasing him on a Segway?


  16. God I love the MAD TV clip where they have a heck of a time trying to use one of those.

  17. Robert says:

    That doesn’t look like it’s worth the money.

  18. Cajun Blog says:

    Buy a Segway! If I had the chump change, I would. They r so cool.

  19. That Segway looks like it could be dangerous in some people’s hands.

  20. Mike Huang says:

    Looks like a lot of fun. I should really test it out when I go to the beach 🙂 They have these things on rental


  21. Simon Lau says:

    that looks like fun! I’d love to get one for work!

  22. MoneyNing says:

    Those segways are cool. I still remember the show about the gadget when it was first launched where they had a vision of everyone in Manhattan having one.

  23. You must be careful with those things that you not bump into other people! It looks to me that they go quite fast… 😀

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