I think the first time I saw a Segway was on the television. It was a policeman riding one somewhere & I thought straight away that I had to have a go.
Ride a Segway.
I have managed to ride a Segway several times now & if I had the money I would buy myself one. They really are fun & easy to use once you have got the hang of them.
The first time I had a go on a Segway was in San Francisco. I joined a Segway tour of the city. Going up the hills on a Segway was a lot easier than walking them. It was a great way to see San Francisco, there were about 6 of us in the group being shown around & we saw a lot more & heard a lot more of the City from our tour guide than we would be doing it ourselves. It was strange as we actually became a thing to see & photograph ourselves as we weaved through the downtown traffic around pier 39 & the historic district.
At one point I remember stopping at traffic lights next to one of those cars that bounces up & down. The driver had music booming out of his stereo and bounced up & down showing off next to me. I turned to him and told him that it looked very good but could he do this. I then proceeded to spin the Segway round on the spot & moved forwards & backwards using just one finger. He started laughing so much he missed the traffic light change & I managed to burn him off at the lights.
New Orleans was the second place I rode on a Segway & as I had already used one before I didn't have to do the 10-minute lesson before the tour started. Again it was a great way to see New Orleans, a lot easier than walking and our tour guide showed us a lot of things that I had missed on all of my previous visits & different tours. Again we became a mobile tourist attraction with people stepping into the street to take our photos as we passed by.
Savannah was another place that I was glad I did a Segway tour rather than a walking one as it was too hot to walk far. The tour was fantastic & I saw a lot more of Savannah on a Segway than I would have done in a car, walking or from a tour bus.
I did a half-day Segway tour of Madrid and it was fantastic. I was lucky in that the tour consisted of myself my friend Paul and our tour guide. He asked what we wanted to see & organised our tour around it. He even included lunch in a back street bar that we would never have found. We had a great time on this tour & even went both up & down steps crossing over a railway line whilst enjoying the sight of everything we wanted to see.
I can't wait to go on my next Segway tour & when I plan my trips now I always look to see if there is a Segway trip I can incorporate into it.
I was very lucky on this Segway tour. I was the only one on the tour & would have the tour guide to myself. She spoke very good English & asked me if there was anything, in particular, I wanted to see. I told her it was my first time in Cordoba & asked her to show me as much of Cordoba, as time would allow. In the two hours I spent with her we travelled all over Cordoba & she showed me many interesting places that I hope to get back & see in more detail in the future.