Best Way to Tear Up Golden Gate Park - 2005
50 Stow Lake (at MLK), 668-6699, www.wheelfunrentals.com
Everyone knows about the bicycle carriage-y looking contraptions you can rent at the Stow Lake boathouse. They're called surreys, and if you're in a "pip-pip, tallyho" kind of mood, they're just the ticket for taking in the park's more sedate sights, old chum. But say you feel more like pretending you're NASCAR's Jeff Gordon, or you're in one of those hyperactively pre-adolescent moods? The good people at Wheel Fun have anticipated your immaturity: Witness the Quad Sport, whose SUV-like name tells you everything you need to know. Big, unflippable, 10 bucks an hour, and just this side of macho, the pedal-powered machine is really a go-cart's fancier sibling. You wouldn't really want to go off-roading in the park, but the four-wheeler is the perfect vehicle in which to make tire-squealing noises with your mouth.