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TechnoWraith

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  1. TechnoWraith

    Man Rides Roller Coaster 20,000 Times

    Wow. I think the closest i ever got was 232 rides on Hydra (Dorney PArk, Allentown PA) in the 2005 season.
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    HYDRA

    Jan the pics aren't working. At least the thumbnails aren't.
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    I Am So Pumped

    Having attended Media Preview Day with Jan, Hydra is a great new ride. The Jo-Jo Roll is awesome. Certainly not something you'd expect. (Who the heck put's an inversion right off the loading platform?) A great thrill. And for those too squeamish to ride Hyhdra, there are plenty of great view points to watch the ride in action. Oh yeah. Ride Train 2. It's faster than Train 1.
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    I Am So Pumped

    That's GREAT news, Jan! So I guess you're gonna get first crack at hydra before me, huh? *Grunts* Anyhoo... Are you going to be there for opening day? I know i will. Get some good piccy's for us!
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    Insaniquarium

    I have this game, and i'll be damned that i've blown how many evenings feeding fish! P.S. Hi jan. It's been awhile, but i'm still alive.
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    Welcome Back

    Are we going to pursue a chat room like we were at the old house? That would make an interesting addition. Jan: Don't know if this is the right place, this can be moved where ever it is deemed necessary.
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    Stupid PC

    Sounds like you may have gotten a virus or something. I couldn't get on-line tonight either, and it took me a while to figure out why. After wasting 20 minutes trying to figure out what was up, I discovered my phone line had gotten yanked outta the computer somehow! MG: Hopefully things will go smoothly for getting everything back up and running.
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    Things To Avoid Doing During Lord Of The Rings /

    3. Play a drinking game where you have to take a sip every time someone says: "The Ring." I know friends who actually did this. One friend borrowed my LotR DVD's. I went with him to his house and found the others. They said they were going to drink a sip of beer every time someone said "The Ring." They also wanted to take a sip everytime someone said "Frodo" but a little convincing on the part of me and a friend persuaded them not to. Anyway, even though "The Ring" is not nearly mentioned as often as "Frodo", they still got plenty drunk. My advice to the public: Don't try this at home.
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    Let's Get Revved About Cedar Point

    Some three cents from me: Season passes are ungoldy: They allow you to go to your favorite theme park way too many times a year. And they save you too much money. Roller Coasters aren't scary: Sure you're 300 hundred feet up in the air, but you'll be on the ground in two seconds. On another note: I use a lift called a turret truck at work and it goes about 40 feet off the ground to reach the highest rack at the warehouse I work at. It can get a little wobbly, especially if I'm moving a heavy pallet. Don't feel too lonely, Talonrider!
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    Hybrids

    Still can't beat the all-time coaster gripe of the century: Gemini at Cedar Point is NOT a wooden coaster. The Great White at Wildwood New Jersey is NOT a steel coaster. What I'm getting at is people often don't realize that a coaster's type is determined by the track the trains run on. Some examples: Millenium Force, Raptor and Mantis (All at Cedar Point in Ohio) are all Steel coasters. They all run on a steel track. Meanstreak (Cedar Point), Beast (King's Island) and Son of Beast (King's Island) are all wooden coasters. They all run on wooden a track. A little more info before I go on. The Superstructure of a coaster comprises all the components required to support the track - all the columns, trusswork, trestles, towers, and what-have-you. The track is the component that the train runs on. It is built on top of the Superstructure (well, in the case of steel inversion coasters, that technically not true since the superstructure is built around the track to support it during the inversions). Though they are two seperate components, just about everyone refers to them as a single unit ("the Roller Coaster"). Back to my "complaint". The fly in the ointment here is what I call "Hybrids." Hybrids are coasters that comprise one track type, but are built on a different superstructure. The two exmples cited at the top of the post are perfect examples. Gemini runs on a steel track built on a wooden superstructure. The Great White runs on a wooden track built on a steel superstructure. Why on earth couldn't they just build them the traditional way? All this hybrid stuff is too confusing to the general public. However unless your completely coaster-savvy, the general public really won't notice the difference anyway. So we might be able just get away with not telling anyone anything and save everybody alotta grief.
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    Four Inmates Flee Jail, Return With Beer

    If I ever escaped from jail, the last thing I'd do is buy beer and come back!
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    Potty Rage: Two Charged In Burger King Bathroom Ba

    If that guy had to go that bad, why didn't he just sneak into the women's room? I've seen it happen before.
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    L.A. considers banning silly string

    You're joking, right? Banning silly-string?
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    Member #7

    Dewey: We may not know each other too well at this moment, i'll say it anyway: Welcome to Talonrider's corner of cyberspace! =)
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    Acceptable Use Of The "F" Word

    That's hilarious. I've read those else where, though.
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