It was "easier than I expected," and "an awesome Christmas present," said Mr. Bourne, 58, an insurance man from Richmond who brought his wife, Karen, along as passenger.
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"It's very noisy. Lot of vibration. Kind of warm but not uncomfortable. Took a little getting used to the maneuverability, but it's just ... a blast," said customer Marvin Bourne.