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New Ways To Spot Dorks

By vouchey in News on Jun 4, 2004 7:16PM

segway.jpgThe Sun-Times reports today on a tour company that plans to offer Segway-based tours around Chicago. The tabloid's breathless coverage mentions that tours on the "revolutionary personal transporter" will be operated by City Segway Tours and will feature $65, three-hour, seven-mile tours of the usual stuff tourists love to see in Chicago. Buckingham Fountain, Millenium Park, etc. Chicagoist isn't really sure this new tour vehicle falls into the "cool category", but City Segway Tours Chicago Operations Manager Kathryn Lake does her best to pump us up by suggesting that riding on a Segway, "makes you feel like a movie star." Huh.

In related news, we had to mention that Progressive Insurance is now offering insurance for your personal Segway. It's hard to imagine that there's a lot of pent up demand for this kind of insurance. But it's nice to know that some big faceless corporation out there is ready to take care of our every need.