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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #101
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No, but I can tell you they are very easy to ride. Most folks should be comfortable after about 5 minutes practice. I sold 'em at one time.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 07:30 PM   #102
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I would be willing to try it. Did you sell a lot of them?
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Old December 12th, 2012, 09:18 AM   #103
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I was working for Brookstone at the time, and we featured it more as a high tech draw moreso than something we really expected to sell. I'm guessing about a dozen were sold out of our stores in total in the Balt/Wash area.

The problem is that a consumer market never developed for it. We were expecting a good market for it in urban areas, but a lot of places retricted where they could be ridden. The Postal Service looked at equipping letter carriers with them, but that didn't pan out. Today, the largest users are police departments, security officers (a lot of malls use them) and some tour operators.

It was a blast to ride, though, until the mall I was in put a stop to us riding it in the public area.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 01:42 PM   #104
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Here's a great article from NPR showing off Washington's cherry blossoms.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 07:32 AM   #112
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You gotta love DC., I'm looking forward spending some time in DC early this summer.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 02:23 AM   #114
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Great pictures. I was there last month again. I always enjoy going to DC and the surrounding areas. The only thing I don't really like about visiting is the traffic. If you get stuck during peak hours you're doomed.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 05:07 AM   #115
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Visiting this city next month, so excited!!!
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