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Best of Austin: Segway Tours

By Nina Hernandez, September 7, 2013, 9:07am, Chronolog

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.

Zippiest Way to Get Around: Segway Tours

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

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.

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