My Seg Adventures is inside of The Green Store, a neat little store on West Ann Arbor Trail right outside the downtown Plymouth area. The owner, John, was incredibly helpful. From my first apprehensive phone call, to setting up the time and the training, he and his wife were patient and amazing. They set us up with a short video about operating the Segway and the rules of the road. This was when I first started to get nervous. The illustrations of the stick figure falling off the Segway and seriously hurting himself was scary enough, but what if I feel and humiliated myself in front of traffic or the town square?
Once we were educated on how to treat our wheels, we ventured outside where we practiced riding the Segway in the parking lot with assistance from the owners. We learned to ride back and forth, turn, navigate sidewalks, weave through cones and stop the Segway. Once they felt we were ready to go, they turned us loose in the streets of Plymouth.
My Seg Adventures provided different maps of the area with several routes we could take. Some went along Hones Drive. Others went by the Daisy Air Rifle Company featured in “A Christmas Story.” Or, you can do what we did and venture out on your own.
Despite our training, we still needed to get used to the feel of the machine. It did take a little bit. My husband is way more trusting then I am in general and he caught on really quickly and was cruising up and down sidewalk ramps, over grassy areas and basically turning circles around me within the first block. I took a few streets to really get the hang of it, but once we had it, we were riding fools.
People around the city kept stopping to ask us about the Segways, where they came from and how much we paid. We were happy to share. Just because they live in Plymouth doesn’t mean they can’t take the opportunity to see their city using the Segways.
It was definitely an amazing date idea. We were able to talk, didn’t spend a ton of money and had a great time. We’ve talked about going back again and taking some of our friends. We think it would certainly make a fun group outing as well.
I was not compensated in anyway for this review of My Seg Adventures. I actually just had a great time and wanted to share it all with you.
Rebecca Thomas is a local mom raising two princesses and two Newfoundlands. She blogs about her crazy life at FindingMyBlog.com.