When sensor technology for humanoid robots becomes advanced enough to systematically eliminate human life, real human beings will have an eight mph head start on their Segways. Today's Groupon rolls you through the darkness on a two-hour night Segway tour for $38 with Electric Tour Company—that's a 46% off the normal $70 price.
Glide by night through the lights of Fisherman's Wharf, Municipal Pier and Aquatic Park, and the Golden Gate Bridge while one of Electric Tour's expert guides tells you tantalizing San Francisco tales. Since the tour moves along at eight mph, you get to see much more of the city than you would if you walked. It's easy to get the hang of your Seg-legs since each Segway is equipped with high-speed microprocessors, solid-state gyroscopes, and powerful electric motors that keep you balanced. Plus you get a 45-minute training session. A brand-new Segway i2 costs around $6,000, so it's a bargain to board one for $38. It'd be even better if you could commute via i2 since you save an entire ton of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere and the Segway carpool lane is rarely congested.
Electric Tour's Segway circuits, which depart from the rear parking lot at 757 Beach St., are the second-most popular thing to do in San Francisco on TripAdvisor. From April until October, night tours run Thursday through Sunday and start at 7 p.m.; from November until March, they're at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Call in advance to reserve your spot; they keep the tours capped comfortably at 10 people. Glow-sticks and light-up grillz are optional and recommended, but not included.
TripAdvisor reviewers gave Electric Tour Company's Segway tours a perfect five stars, and it's No. 2 out of 622 attractions to do in our city. Yelpers and Yahoo Travelers gave it an average of 4.5 stars. Here's what they're saying:
- I've never been on a Segway, always wanted to try. I'm thinking the riding will be cool, but I'll be bored with all the "Look, there's Alcatraz." It was more riding than tour… they were more obscure and interesting and I hadn't heard them before. – Nessie V., Yelp
- The tour was sooooooooooooo FUN! We were nervous but the staff made us feel safe and at ease while they trained us well before hitting the streets. We toured all around the Fisherman's Wharf area, through North Beach, and more. The tour length is really great - you spend a good three hours from start to finish and don't feel rushes. – RoadTripFunCA, TripAdvisor
- There was nothing we didn't like. So much fun! Have already recommended to many others. The Segways are very easy to manuver [sic]. A good thing to do the first day to get a tour and lots of ideas to do the other days from the guide. – jebatthebeach, Yahoo Travel
Segway: The Future is Now
The future has arrived and it's gliding in at a comfortable eight mph. Introducing the Segway, a brand new transportation device that was publicly released in 2002. Pretty soon streets, sidewalks, and sidewalk cafes will be blessed with the presence of these two-wheel wonders, forever altering human life. Picture this, you need a wide-brimmed western hat to wear to Cowboy Formal 2009: Git Yer Grind On, but your calves hurt from morning calisthenics. Hopeless? Not with a Segway.
The Segway will also revolutionize the sports world. Once football players adopt the Segway, their drastically less violent collisions will become completely unwatchable. The NBA will witness a renaissance of dunkless basketball, prompting Mike Dunleavy Jr. to come out of retirement and dominate the game for the next 27 years. Baseball will remain largely unchanged. Segway will even impact the medical community. Veterinary medicine will become so incredibly advanced that injured racehorses will be given a second chance to compete.
If this future sounds interesting, or the Segway sounds like something you want to become familiar with in case it turns evil in 2014, then read on to learn how Electric Tour Company will teach you how to use the transportation machine of the future.
Electric Tour Company
The crew members at Electric Tour Company believe that San Francisco is the most fun town in the world, and that one of the best ways to explore its diverse streets are on unique vehicles such as the Segway. This led them to develop tours—for locals and tourists alike—which have attracted attention and praise from outlets such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the Los Angeles Times. Atop the sturdy deck of an i2 Segway, groups wheel past famed San Francisco sights and explore historic neighborhoods.
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