I keep a "Roller Coaster Log" in one of those Penway Composition books. The first page when you open up is a Table of Contents. Then the next pages has a roller coaster on each one (Pictures, specs, and a review). I am hoping to fill it up but right now I only have about 30 in there, so I better get riding! Does anyone else keep some sort of scrapbook or log? Or am I a loner? :) ----------------- "I’m more than a bird..I’m more than a plane...More than some pretty face beside a train...It’s not easy to be me"-Five for Fighting "Superman" dedicated to all of the hardworking rescuers of the WTC...
Yeah, a buddy of mine (and fellow 'Buzzer) had a little log for ech time he rode a coaster (I wont call him out, but you know who you are ;)). However, tht is *WAY* too organized for me. I'm too much of a 'free-spirit' to be so meticulously anal about coaster rides. I *barely* keep my track record updated (Come to think of it, I think it's wrong even now). jeremy --"I'm the whole DAM show" (R V D) Rob Van Dam
I begun to make a coaster log, which has a page designated to each coaster i've been on with a pic of the coaster, statistic, my personal review of it etc. Unforunately my project was haulted when my piece of crap printer broke. ----------------- "who needs drugs when you have coasters...they're like a natural high"
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I have a list in my notebook, it's not very organized, just what coaster, a guess on when I rode it (I had to go from memory), and some funny comments. ----------------- -Robin "Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand..."
What I have done this year I have created a coaster photo album were I keep all my pictures of coasters in one album which currently has over 111 coasters in it plus I have printed out my track record from coasterbuzz and put it on the first page. I have added Worlds Of Fun & 6Flags St. Louis to the album. This year alone I have been to about 18parks which was more than I expected. ----------------- Top Parks 1)Cedar Point(2)Kings Island(3)Hershey Park(4)Worlds Of Adventure(5)Knoebles Grove
I'm another one who keeps track of this stuff in an Excel spreadsheet, including the following: coaster name, park, city, state, type, designer/manufacturer, status (operating, defunct, etc), year built, year first run at current location (if moved), last year run (if defunct/removed), date of my first ride, number of pre-1999 rides (estimate), 1999 rides, 2000 rides, 2001 rides, and Grade. I gave up keeping track of a rating (1,2,3,4,5…63,64,65) because first, my tastes can change from one visit to the next, and second, I hate comparing different classes of coasters.
------------- "I wasn't always this cynical, but then I started kindergarden..."
I am into rating coasters, movies, etc. but I don't keep a log per se on coasters. I do have many photo albums that have coaster photos in them along with whatever trip I was taking at the time. I get more pics in Japan for some reason, and never any in the states. I have only 2 pics of SFMM, and 3 of KBF. I don't have any of any other park or coaster I ridden, and that is a lot. Last year on a trip to Silverwood, I took 3 rolls of pictures, and got home only to find them ruined because the camera had a light leak that overexposed all the film........argh. I had really nice pics of Tremors on-ride too.
I keep a track record on this site and also photo albums. I tend to write my trip reports up in Word and save those, since they are usually pretty thorough. ----------------- "It looks like they just decided to hang up wheat all over the park" - my friend Steve, describing the FearFest decorating at Kings Island.
i have been keeping one since 1997 it has alot of park trips missing since but in 1999/2000 i really started to keep it up.I write about what coaster i rode at which parks and what time i arrived at the park,what time i left the park,how much admission was and food prices also if i had a funnel cake during the 2001 season i had 9 funnels cakes! thats alot of dough but i usaly have more per season but i need to give them a break becuase if i keep eating those and other park junk food's i wont be abel to fit in the coaster by the time im in my mid 20's! if any coaster enthusist isent keep one i sugest they do becuase 5years from now your ganna look back and say wow i waited 2hrsor 3 hrs for MF now it only gets a 30min wait., and wow i rode viper at sfgadv that many times? it dosent even exsist anymore. (this is say 10 years from now).
The funny thing is, Jeremy COULD be referring to me, but not necessarily, since I know plenty of folks who keep track with even more detail than I do. (I know Jeff thinks I'm a freak in this regard, too ;) )
I keep a track record, and started lap counting last year out of curiosity..