FHM includes a quick bit about 10 mph on page 16 of their June edition. It’s a pretty sweet pick up.
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Still, just to prove how easy it is to come up with technological firsts these days, last November the manufacturers proudly announced that a team of riders had completed the first-ever transcontinental crossing of the United States on a Segway HT. The team’s name: “America at 10 mph” (16 kph)
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One hundred and two days. That’s how long it took Josh Caldwell and Hunter Weeks to travel from Seattle to Boston on a Segway — a journey that takes roughly five hours by plane.
“Technology everywhere is all focused on increasing speed and efficiency,” documentary director Hunter Weeks wrote in an e-mail. “We forced it to do the opposite, and it was pretty amazing what we captured.”
It’s been two months since a Denver-based film crew finished shooting America at 10 MPH, a documentary about a road trip on a Segway scooter. Filmmaker Josh Caldwell speaks to NPR’s Liane Hansen about the last leg of the journey and the post-production process.
Out among the snowdrifts and station wagons of Brookline, five windblown travelers, their faces reddened from weeks on the road, pulled up to the B&D Deli on Beacon Street for a little sustenance.
Behind them were 4,000 miles of highway, the snows of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and the lightning in Colorado. Oh, and one llama ranch in Wyoming.
Dean Kamen designed his Segway transporter to serve as a cheap, clean and flexible form of urban transit, not as a platform for traversing national parks and encountering wildlife. But that hasn’t stopped former vacuum cleaner salesman Josh Caldwell, 27, who has put the Segway to perhaps its most grueling test yet by piloting the scooter across the length of the United States.