Springfield, MA (PRWEB) November 15, 2004
America at 10 mph is on the brink of completing the first coast-to-coast expedition on a Segway HT, the self-balancing, battery-powered ÂscooterÂ invented by Dean Kamen. With less than 100 miles to go on their 4100-mile route across the country, the small film crew will arrive at Boston Harbor on Tuesday, November 16. The following events will take place to commemorate the completion of this historical feat.
All events are open to the public.
Tuesday, November 16
3:00 pm Â Boston Harbor; Boston Sail Loft, 80 Atlantic Avenue.
Josh Caldwell and the rest of the 10 mph crew will reach Boston Harbor, completing the first coast-to-coast expedition on a Segway HT. A press conference will take place at the finish line.
6:00 to 9:00 pm Â Boston Sail Loft, 80 Atlantic Avenue
The America at 10 mph crew will host a party to celebrate their arrival in Boston.
Thursday, November 18
2:00 pm Â Segway Headquarters, 14 Technology Drive, Bedford, NH
On Thursday, the 10 mph crew will continue their journey to Bedford, NH. Segway LLC is welcoming them with a reception marking the official end of the America at 10 mph expedition.
With a recent article published in the New York Times, spots on NPR Weekend Edition, countless media articles, plus a constant stream of positive responses from supporters, it is evident that the America at 10 mph documentary is on the road to obtaining a high level of success and popularity.
Since departing Seattle on August 9, the 10 mph crew has filmed over 200 hours of footage. Co-producers Josh Caldwell (Segway rider) and Hunter Weeks (director) will return to Denver to begin post-production on the independent documentary, which will show slices of American life, as well as the inspiring process involved with taking that risk to do something you love.
ÂThe reaction weÂve seen in people has been incredible,Â Caldwell said. ÂPeople have told us that what weÂre doing has inspired them to start their own company, go across the country or start doing something theyÂve always wanted to try. Hearing that has kept us going.Â
The 10 mph crew has slowly crossed over mountains, plains and the densely populated East Coast, using small back roads to take the Segway and support vehicle through some of the most desolate rural areas and stimulating metropolises. TheyÂve stepped into the lives of fellow Americans, from smokejumpers in Grangeville, ID and a suburban family in Kansas to carrot farmers in Washington and mural painters in Philadelphia. Along the way, they have kept supporters updated on this extraordinary expedition with an online documentary experience at http://www.10mph.com.
Some of the sponsors for this expedition include: University of Advancing Technology, IZZE Sparkling Beverages, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Fender, Smartwool, LaCie hard drives, DeLorme maps, Osprey packs, Deru Internet, WaleedÂs Pita Chips, and English Robin.
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