Enjoy your visit! Paula
ETA: That Papaw story was hysterical!! *** Edited 7/23/2008 3:32:22 AM UTC by CarrieR***
Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!
* "What Would Papaw Do?"
You've put SFGAm as your location on your profile. I suspect that you have gone up to the Dells to ride Hades a time or two.
WildThingNative: While I've been to the Dells numerous times, I've never ridden Hades as I haven't been there since it opened. :(
Thanks to everyone for their input. Now I can't wait to ride Voyage. Just have to hope the forecasted rain doesn't appear.
Raven Maven: Can you put in a good word to get the rain to hold off? Oh, and I hope I can still ride when I'm 82. *** Edited 7/24/2008 2:04:08 PM UTC by DEK*** *** Edited 7/24/2008 2:04:40 PM UTC by DEK***
P.S. Be sure to post a Trip Report when you get back so we know how it went.
Why was I fighting? There's no reason. I braced my self against the turns. I had a death grip on the lap bar, and my legs were working overtime to brace against the turns. Why? The coaster is as smooth as a big ship on water, so really, it was my bracing against the coaster's intense G forces that caused the fatigue.
The last time I rode it, the fifth time that day, I finally gave in to the ride, and it was much more enjoyable, and I was less out of breath by the end. Be a rag doll, and let the trusty lap bar do all the work.
I've lost 20 pounds since then and find that coaster riding is so much more enjoyable. I'm not as fatigued, I feel better able to handle intense elements, and I can reride for hours . Have fun.
Pull the seatbelt fairly tight (I'm a smaller guy so the lapbar isn't as effective) and let it do the work of keeping you in the train. Relax and let your body flow with the ride. My only concern was keeping my extended arms from tangling up with my seatmate's arms (or clocking him in the head with an elbow), but this wasn't too difficult to prevent.
One of the best elements is right at the end, when the train goes through the station tunnel, veers up and to the right as it exits, followed by a quick dive to the left into the final tunnel. If you're bracing yourself, this can be a bumpy and painful transition; but relaxed, it feels like a perfect swoop and dive, full of air. Amazing that such a great feeling can be had in the last couple hundred feet of a ride... just shows how this coaster never lets up.
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