2014 seems such a long long time ago these days:
And speaking of flashing back, the ribald T-shirt is Joe Montana-approved, so there’s that.
Sure looks that way:
So like you’ll regularly see a couple dozen in the field with only a few left at the Music Concourse.
This is new on me – I was used to seeing only six or eight tourists on this things at any given time.
See ’em? Two teams, two leaders:
Them Segways themselves, well they represent failure, but Segway rentals in GGP in 2013, well that represents success, looks like.
I’ll tell you, some of the people from the (former?) Ultra Motors company or whatever just hate my guts ’cause I don’t put on my old high school cheerleading uniform (it still fits! can you believe it?) and wave my pom-poms for the overweight, overexpensive, overstyled A2B electric bike-scooter things being made the past half-decade.
I think they had an HQ office in San Francisco once.
Anyway, these days you can buy an A2B on craigslist for like $1000-something and there is a subculture of users out there.
(Somebody should interview these people about the pros and cons of commuting on an overly-expensive, high maintenance A2B…)
Like this guy, I see him on McAllister a lot:
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Now that personal transporter contraption from Segway was supposed to create a transportation revolution or something, but it didn’t. There are still a handful of people around town who use them, or fantasize about using them to get to work ‘n stuff.
IMO, the Segway people would be better off using an A2B bike for commuting.
Remember back in the day, back when you could visit the Pt. Bonita Lighthouse? Well, bide your time, cause you’ll be able to go there once again come 2012 after the mini suspension bridge gets fixed.
Actually, the commitment to being back in bidness is sort of a half-assed promise and it’s coming from the Feds, so give them half a decade or so.
Click to expand, it’ll get big. Five people max on the bridge. And that’s the town of Muir Beach in the background:
“NOTE: The tunnel to the suspension bridge/lighthouse is open Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 12:30 – 3:30 pm. However the lighthouse is not accessible due to the suspension bridge closure. Currently the bridge is due to be replaced and open to the public in the Spring of 2012.”
Hey Feds, why not put in a mini Golden Gate Bridge if we have to wait for so long? Thusly:
Oh well. At least they’ll let you walk through the tunnel, occasionally.