Great coaster story

Tuesday, February 3, 2004 7:05 PM
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/sunnews/news/local/7861788.htm

Hope I get to ride coasters until my old age too, even if my doc also tells me not to!

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Tuesday, February 3, 2004 7:46 PM
That is a great story -thanks for posting the link.

-Ken-

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Tuesday, February 3, 2004 8:14 PM
That is a very sweet story! It just goes to prove that the young at heart RULE! ;-)

-Tina

*** Edited 2/4/2004 1:15:54 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Tuesday, February 3, 2004 8:24 PM
"His favorite is The Giant Dipper, built in 1925, at Belmont Park in San Diego"
-from the above posted article


GO JOE!!!!

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Tuesday, February 3, 2004 11:41 PM
My fiance had the pleasure of riding with him on Millennium Force this past fall. (We have to ride separate, and do the child swap.) They had a front seat ride, and she said that he had his hands up the whole ride. He was a joy to be around. He told us that he goes to CP at least twice a month, and he loves TTD. I ran into him later in TTD's queue. I would have liked to have ridden it with him, but he already had a riding partner. It is always a pleasure to meet great people like him on a coaster trip. I really hope to be that way when I am older. I plan to ride coasters as long as I can walk. ;) *** Edited 2/5/2004 2:09:46 AM UTC by Coasterfantom***
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Wednesday, February 4, 2004 10:27 AM
Talk about senility, the guy *thinks* he wants to ride HC5....;)

I keed, I keed....:)

Happy coasting Joe....hope to ride with ya someday!

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Wednesday, February 4, 2004 9:50 PM
I'm quite afraid that if that man rides HC5 it might just be his last ride. When I rode it this summer the bumps on the straight sections could break a spine and the helix's.... ohhhhh god the helix's. If it hurts a 15 year old (one who happens to love Mean Streak), imagine what it would do to a cool old man like him.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2004 9:56 PM
The guy comes from close by in Cleveland too. Very cool.
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Thursday, February 5, 2004 9:27 AM
I hope to be riding coasters well into my 70's as well. Think of all the coasters he has seen since he first started riding them. He probably never envisioned anything like what is out there today. Kind of makes me wonder what will be happening with coasters when I'm at that age.
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