What’s become of the fabled Segway Human Transporter? It’s the hard-charging steed of Silicon Valley polo geeks.

Twice a month, the Bay Area Segway Enthusiasts Group – SEG for short – hosts outdoor matches that pit high school students, software engineers, and celebrity mallet-heads against one another. Players include Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak (shown at far left), who owns more than his fair share of Segway’s inventory; at last count, he had 10. Let’s hope Woz has a few 50,000-mile warranties and helmets to go with them. “During the first couple of games we were crashing and falling off left and right,” says Alex Ko, a mechanical engineer at Applied Materials in Santa Clara. “But we’re getting a little better.”