Segway distance world record attempt

If you saw Deadpool riding a Segway on the Discovery Pier today, your eyes weren’t deceiving you.

It actually was Danny Halmo in a Deadpool costume and he was halfway through his journey to set a Guinness world record for the longest trip on a Segway. He’s also doing it to encourage the province to legalize the electric vehicles for B.C. roads.

“It’s the greatest advancement in personal mobility since the wheel,” Halmo said. “It’s the new walking.”

Halmo is an electric vehicle aficionado and wants to see more widspread use of the single-person electric vehicle as well as electric automobiles. Today he reached the halfway point of his trip and turned around and headed back to Victoria to finish the journey which started on Saltspring Island.

“We’re just about halfway we’re just about 262 kilometres into it where we are right now,” Halmo said.

And as for the Deadpool costume, Halmo just likes to wear them because they attract more attention and make people want to talk to him, giving him a chance to explain his reason for the trip.

See more in Wednesday’s Campbell River Mirror.