Sunday, April 14, 2013

San Francisco Segway Tour

I thought it was neat to tour San Francisco on a Segway, but here, they are going down Lombard Street, the crookedest street in the world.


Unfortunately, there was another vehicle ahead of me so I could not record them going downhill; but later, I caught up with them and recorded this video condensed from 2:30 minutes to 40 seconds.
I hope you took your motion sickness pills.

- Karen

15 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting. I saw a tour group in San Antonio on Segways. Lots flatter in Texas though. I liked your video, especially where they all went through the stop signs together.

cocomino said...

It's interesting to explore the city by segway. Recently, the number of people who like segway is increasing in Japan. I should try it, too. :)

Indrani said...

What a cool way to tour without getting tired.

llandudnopictures said...

What a fun way to explore a place, your video really brings it life too! How did you keep up with them?!

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of the Segway tour. The Segways look like fun, but I could see me falling off. Happy Sunday!

James Wei said...

What an interesting view to see people being fun craving.

Filip and Kristel said...

We walked down Lombard street, a Segway would be high risk.

Greetings,
Filip

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Love the video sound effects. I have been seeing them everywhere. But as a walker, I wonder how much they miss concentrating on keeping their balance :-)

LONDONLULU said...

Segway tours have become such a big thing in Washington DC. I am so impressed by the video, that you were able to juggle following, videoing (and even driving?) after them!:)

Mandy Southgate said...

I'm in two minds about Segway! I wonder whether it wouldn't be hard on the calves! But yeah, I think it would be a fantastic way to tour San Francisco (as long as they stop for photo opportunities!)

AVCr8teur said...

From the comments, it sounds like Segways are popular and have made it around the world as a tool for tourists to be transported around. I would think they get a brief training on how to operated one, but going down Lombard St. seems to be reserved for the advanced group or the adventurous sorts.

From following these group of Segway riders, yes, they did stop at various sites along the way, but unfortunately, I don't think they parked to go inside any locations. I guess have the fun is riding them through the San Francisco hills.

I was a passenger so I was able to take the video; otherwise, I could not drive and operate a cell phone without getting a ticket.

Jana said...

looks like fun!

Photo Cache said...

we almost did a segway tour of new orleans last november. i might think twice about sf with all its hills.

LifeRamblings said...

looks like a fun and green way to travel around the city.

33b7da30-ef54-11e2-9c9b-000bcdcb2996 said...

Very cool segway video. I love riding them too.