a newspaper man adjusts his pen

Sunday, June 17, 2007

City safari

There is a tireless way to tour downtown Pittsburgh these days, one especially designed for those who are short of breath. Segway in Paradise of Cranberry is offering two hour tours of what it considers to be the most interesting sites of the city aboard self-balancing electric scooters. You can “treat yourself to the glide of your life” while wheeling past PNC Park, Heinz Field and the Cultural District, the company’s Web site indicates. All this excitement without so much as breaking a sweat. People will stop in their tracks and stare, giggle, roll their eyes or turn up their noses at these lazy safari hunters. The hats that come along with the ride are a hoot. For a chuckle, check out the comments on this photograph at my gallery.

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