Less prone to explosions, bird collisions, and painful booty-burns, the Segway has edged out the jetpack as the official ride of the 23rd century. Today's Groupon gives you the chance to practice on these leisurely chariots of fire lest the future overtake you at 12.5 miles per hour: for $37, you get a 90-minute Beachcomber Segway tour along Huntington Beach—including a CD with photos of the adventure—from GW Tours (an $80 value).
On the approximately 90-minute Beachcomber tour, saddled Segway stars zip by major Surf City sites, such as the International Surfing Museum and the Surfing Walk of Fame, and out across the hard, dark sand of the beach at low tide. As riders roll along, a Segway guide regales the crowd with tales from Huntington Beach's storied past. All tour-goers get a protective helmet and all the instruction needed to handle the Segway x2, an extra-rugged Segway with all-terrain tires, which are tough enough to steer away from obstacles and awkward conversations. After the wheeled excitement comes to an electronically silent standstill, ex-combers receive a photo CD with images depicting the entire seaside Segway soiree. Because almost anyone who can stand can operate a Segway, the Beachcomber tour can be a wondrous exploration for someone young, old, and anyone else with flat-soled shoes and a sense of adventure.
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GW Tours’ fleet of segways and Scoot Coupes glides along the wet sands of Huntington Beach in both predesigned routes and custom carved paths. Before embarking, each segway participant receives a protective helmet and all the instruction necessary to handle the Segway X2, an extrarugged machine with all-terrain tires tough enough to steer away from obstacles and awkward conversations. The popular Beachcomber expedition takes segway pilots past major Surf City sites and across the hard, dark sand of the beach at low tide. While rolling, guides regale their flock with tales from Huntington Beach's storied past and snap photos of the group.
Segway riders then return to GW Tours’ stables, where they receive a photo CD with images of them shredding along like Darth Vader when he’s late to a meeting. Because almost anyone who can stand can operate a segway, tours are a wonderful gift for the young, old, and anyone else with flat-soled shoes and a sense of adventure. GW Tours also offers custom rides and caters to corporate groups.