Best of Austin: Segway Tours
"Best of Austin" 2013 is coming. Let's look back at some previous bests.
By Nina Hernandez, 9:07AM, Sat. Sep. 7
It may not be Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's Segway polo team, but the adorably geeky Segway tours caught a "Best of Austin" in 2006.
"Best of Austin"-winner SegCity offers a totally batty spooky-lookin' nighttime tour even seasoned Austinites would take.
Nerd alert! There they go, the lot of 'em, whizzzzzzing past the traditional pedestrian pace with their little helmets and big wheels. And they're always in a cluster! The tech is so new, and the first impression so much a head-turner that they are wise to honor the instinct to travel in packs. (We could imagine the too-cool-for-school scooter crowd wanting to slap them silly.) But you can't really accuse them of herd mentality. What they are riding stands out like a fuel-injected funny car at the Belmont Stakes. Ahhhhh, the brave and noble self-balancing eco-friendly Segwayers: Tourists, newbies, the curious, pioneers, all, seeing our town from a new vantage point on two wheels, standing tall.
SegCity, 621 E. Sixth, 512/402-9299 www.segcity.com
Dig through our archives and choose your own "Best of Austin" adventure here. The brand spankin' new 2013 "Best of Austin" issue hits stands Thursday, September 12.