January 2, 2010

Seg This Way

2E's and I have been thinking for some time that we would ride off on a Capri blue, Vespa LX 150 Scooter after our reception. Here are our Top 5 reasons:

  1. We've nixed the car idea. We attended a wedding where the groomsmen had filled the car with balloons -- both front and back seats -- and it didn't work out. There was a lot of popping. A lot of latex. A lot of pain.
  2. Rollerblading down Dumbo's cobblestone streets might not work either. 
  3. Walking seems wrong. 
  4. Scooter rental is cheaper than we expected. 
  5. Riding a Vespa across the Brooklyn Bridge might be the closest I come to being cool.

But wait a moment -- what about the Segway? 
    We've seen Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak riding his in our LA neighborhood ... we've even test-driven a pair at the Epcot Center in Orlando without causing serious injuries.

    True, it's not at all vintage, doesn't come in Capri blue and would appear TOTALLY out of place -- but how cool would it be? And how cool would WE be?!

    Thoughts readers?


    1. I say get a rickshaw ala Indiana Jones with small chinese boy included. ;)

    2. Nice suggestion, Justin D - I'll put that on the Too Good to Be True list with the Back to the Future hover board.

    3. Jackie Chan might be available... Perhaps you should consider the delorian.... or a giant carney that could carry you both on her back. Bottom line- do what 2E's wants, but I had some great decorations planned for the corvette....

    4. Oh, so yes to the segway. Freakin' awesome!

    5. Could you find a rickshaw in NYC?

    6. Absolutely! NYC is all about rickshaws.


    7. forget the rickshaw, segway and scooter...this is my daughter we're talking about...i think a tandem bike is the way to go...David Jaye owns a nice one, which I'm sure he could tote to NYC for your get-a-way. If not, how about a horse drawn carriage?