Less prone to explosions, bird collisions, and painful butt-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 8 miles per hour: for $35, you get a Segway tour from Upstate Seg Tours, based in Rochester (a $55 value).
Upstate Seg Tours whisks gaggles of up to six gliders on bi-wheeled tours of three natural sites around Rochester. At each 1.5-2-hour tour's meeting place, an orientation acquaints adventurers with Segway safety precautions before they hop astride their self-balancing steeds. A relaxing ramble along a tree-lined bike path near Henpeck Park acquaints eyeballs with the mirrored ripple of Erie Canal waters filled with mirrors, while the adventure tour takes daring rollers off-road near Churchville. Alternately, on the Genessee River trip, wind along a 2/3 mile boardwalk as ducks, herons, and hang-gliding hamsters wobble wildly in the wind.