Ok, folks, it's all in DC Sports Bog, so read the whole story there...
Here's an excerpt:
Ovechkin was easily the loudest Segway rider. He rode the thing backward until it started making grinding noises; "when it makes that noise it's telling you it's not happy," one of the guides told him. He loudly shouted out "anybody wanna ride with us????" to a crowd waiting at a bus stop. He said "Whooooo hooooo" and variations thereof maybe 50 or 60 times. He rocked back and forth incessantly when we stopped to regroup. He yelped "Let's Go Caps" at random businessmen. He attempted to ride without the use of his hands, wrapping his legs around the steering column.
"He's reckless, look at him," Green said. "I think he's gotten in about three accidents so far."
"He loves to be like that," Backstrom said. " He drives fast. He does everything fast. He skates fast, too."
"I'm crazy," Ovechkin said. "I'm sick."
I asked why he was riding a Segway around D.C.
"Have fun," he said. "Why do I have to stay home? No. It's good. Watch beautiful city, watch girls...."
"Have you seen any girls?" Backstrom asked.
"No," Ovechkin replied. "Girls, where are you? I can't find you."
For those who don't know how Segways operate, read Wikipedia article...
I had no idea, turns out Segways are inherently unstable and they are controlled by software just like highly stealth aircraft (the F-117 and B-2) that are aerodynamically unstable in all three axes and require constant flight corrections from the fly-by-wire system to maintain controlled flight.
That's pretty much explains why Ovechkin couldn't crash it. :-)
The photo courtesy of you know who :-)
Segway guys: Backstrom, Ovechkin, Green and Bradley.
You hear it here first: it's the foundation of the team who will some day will bring Stanley Cup to Washington.
Caps On Segways Video