If she can do it, then you can too!

Sister Mary Leonard - the gliding nun!

Sister Mary Leonard - the gliding nun!

We regularly get asked how often it happens that someone is simply unable to learn how to ride a Segway. The answer is almost never. Honestly, it is much easier than it looks!

Until you’ve experienced it, it is hard to imagine that the Segway is really self-balancing. After all, there are only two wheels, right? Ah, the wonders of technology!

Here’s a case in point: two nuns from the “Religious of Jesus and Mary” in Washington D.C. recently came by for a tour of the Gettysburg battlefield! Sister Margaret and Sister Mary Leonard were dubious that they could do it but they surprised even themselves. After a brief training class and 20 minutes of practice, they were on their way, touring the western side of the Gettysburg battlefield on a Segway!

It was one of the first really warm days of Spring and the park was busy — so our group turned more than a few heads. Oh, did we mention that Sister Mary Leonard is 82 years old young?

The sisters wrote two days later to thank us for “the wonderful tour of Gettysburg and the battlefield and the marvelous experience with a Segway!”

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