1st Annual Segway Haiku Contest Results: July 17th to August 31st, 2007
Bay Area SEG member Victor Miller created this contest to fill what he felt was the sorely missed Poet Laureate position for Bay Area SEG. Despite what it looks like an impartial judge selected the winner.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER AND SEGWAY POET LAUREATE FOR 2007-2008
Unseen crack, feel pain
Hear loud scream, smell blood, taste dirt,
Five senses, sweet dreams
RUNNER UP AND STAND-BY LAUREATE IF MR. WOZNIAK IS IMMOBILIZED
We made TV news:
Is Segway polo cookin’?
Or just for fried brains?
Jonathan van Clute
Annie Boulet Norville
We glide therefore we
Wannabe haiku authors
Prolly splat on both
BEST SUCK-UP TO SEGWAY LLC
The best creation
Everyone should have Segways
The Segway rules all
On isle of halos
Sapphire elements surround
Whirling wheels gyrate
BEST PAIR OF HAIKUS
“Frequently Asked Questions”
What is that thing called?
Is it easy to balance?
How fast can it go?
“Frequently Answered Questions”
It’s called a Segway
The balance is effortless
Twelve miles an hour
Kamen disses Kerr.
Ikea kicks out Nelda.
Smiley icon frowns.
Vic on goal, Woz is poaching
Stu’s on rules & George is “coaching”
Tahoe Glide: August 9th & 10th, 2007
A few members of Bay Area SEG participated in a glide at beautiful Lake Tahoe. Everyone had fun - maybe it will become an annual event?
Alameda July 4th Parade: July 4th, 2007
Alameda July 4th Parade
Members of Bay Area SEG will be riding in the parade in support of Alameda Family Services. Meet no later than 9am on Lincoln Avenue, between Walnut and Willow Street. The only vehicles that will be allowed on Lincoln Avenue are the ones in the parade so people need to park elsewhere. Come on out and show your support.
San Jose Glide: July 22nd,
A fun glide around downtown San Jose's River Park.
San Francisco's 22nd Polo
in the Park: September 17th, 2006
The Silicon Valley Aftershocks held
off the Oakland Junkyard Dogs for a 3-0 win. This was our
second year playing at this great event. It was a beautiful
day of horse polo and other horse related
activities. We look forward to next year.
Sausalito Glide: August 5th, 2006
A beautiful ride through Sausalito and then lunch. A perfect day
on the Segway and off.
Danville 4th of July Parade: July 4, 2006
For the second year in a row Bay Area SEG participated in Danville's excellent 4th of July Parade. We had a lot of fun, answered some questions and just enjoyed the day.
Bay Area SEG Presents Polo at the Maker Fair: April 22 - 23, 2006
We had the opportunity to demo Segway HT Polo at the Maker Faire in San Mateo. It was a great experience. The faire was a big success and polo received a lot of attention and enthusiasm.
S.F. Zoo Glide II: March
The San Francisco Zoo graciously agreed to give us another
Segway tour of the Zoo. Everyone had a great time and the animals sure had some interesting reactions to the Segways. We are planning on making this an annual event (at least).
to 24th, 2006
Area SEG's Segway HT Polo team, The Silicon Valley Aftershocks,
and the newly formed New Zealand Pole Blacks played
the 1st Segway HT Polo Games of 2006. The result was a 2-2 tie.
See our Segway
HT Polo page or SegwayHTPolo.com
for more info.
|Silicon Valley Polo Club:
August 13, 2005
Bay Area SEG visited the Silicon Valley Polo Club in Gilroy. We watched them
play horse polo and gave them a demo of Segway polo. Take a look at our report
on the event here.
Danville 4th of July Parade: July 4, 2005
Some Bay Area SEG members rode in Danville's parade. It was
a big success - they won Best Specialty Vehicle Entry! See some pics
here (pdf 4.4MB).
Cal Berkeley Glide: June 4, 2005
10 Bay Area SEG members rode around the beautiful Cal Berkeley Campus
Fisherman's Wharf Glide: April 9, 2005
7 Bay Area SEG members went on a guided Segway Tour of Fisherman's Wharf
Francisco Electric Tour Company.
|FIRST Event: March 26, 2005
Gave demo rides to
VIPs and volunteers at US FIRST Silicon Valley Regional.
Emeryville-Berkeley Bay Trail Glide: November 26, 2004
Great glide to sake tasting and lunch.
SF Zoo Glide I: August 21, 2004
24 Segways at the San Francisco Zoo (see picture above) for a private tour of the park.
Segway of the East Bay- Ride and Glide Event: July 31, 2004
Grand Opening celebration at the new Segway dealership in Livermore, CA.
FIRST Event: April 3, 2004
Gave demo rides to the US FIRST Robotics teams.
Pacifica Glide: March 7, 2004
Great glide by the ocean.
Crystal Springs/Sawyer Camp Trail Glide: November 9, 2003
Beautiful ride on the Sawyer Camp Trail.
Tiburon Glide: October 19, 2003
Segways on the Ferry-- to Tiburon and back!
Golden Gate Park Glide: October 5, 2003
A Sunday stroll through the park, down JKF drive.
FIRST Group Meeting (literally): Sept 20, 2003
Our first Bay Area SEG meeting at the California Games US FIRST Robotics Competition.