Homey G's Winter Coaster Solstice (err Solace) Trip Part 1 (Long)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 11:59 AM
...prada...bruno magli?


-Dawn, checking "notify by email of replies" box ;)

"Want to be upside down, maybe thrown from side to side" - The New Pornographers, The Fake Headlines

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 1:06 PM
boblogone's avatar Psyclone, Grizzly, or TimberHawk? ;)

The only wood on the West COAST is the Giant Dippers. The one up north has the airtime reach on GR but is in a lighter class and lacks the endurance and finishing power. The one down south is not even in the same division. Cross the border up north and head inland a little bit and there is a possible KO.


Tuesday, March 16, 2004 1:47 PM

CoastaPlaya said:
*Sniff, sniff*

Is that liniment I smell? Or just some geezer jumping the fence?

Wait...maybe he flashed his AARP card and just hobbled thru the access fence marked with bright blue signage.

How are you Ed? Are you just doing the 'Playa-style cameo? Or are you hanging out for a while?

-The man, the myth, the legend himself

Just breezing by Playa, I had to read what the Homey one had to say about the left coast and its coasters. Hope you are doing well yourself Playa.

As for the scaley one and his geriatric comment, you should be so lucky to have the coasters, I have been on, in your count. 39 does not constitute geriatric either, Bill.


An Old Coaster fart that refuses to grow old, I just wish many of my friends could have as well!

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:17 PM

The only wood on the West COAST is the Giant Dippers.

How could you forget about our awesome GCI Roar! Granted it ran kinda sluggish the first few years, but the past few seasons, it's gotten much more insane. Fantastic air in the back, wildly twisted, Millennium Flyer prototypes, definitely gives the SCBB GD a run for it's money.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:31 PM
nasai's avatar Bill, actually, I was referring to Tremors, as I love the Giant Dipper, but I think of Idaho as a west coast state, given that it resides in the Pac Northwest.

It sure as hell isn't Timber****: Ride of ****. ;)

The Flying Turns makes all the right people wet - Gonch

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 3:27 PM
boblogone's avatar Roar!? I saw no Ocean riding Roar! Fun but a little restrained.

Tremors? It would take more than a polar-ice-cap melt-down for it to be considered a coastal coaster to me. It is however more than a match for Ghostrider when warmed up.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:14 PM
nasai's avatar Well, Ghostrider isn't a coastal coaster either... What's up with the semantics?

The Flying Turns makes all the right people wet - Gonch

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:17 PM
Well Rob, California does kinda border the ocean.. as opposed to Idaho.
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 7:00 PM
boblogone's avatar "The only wood on the West COAST is the Giant Dippers."--Boblogone

I never said Ghostrider was on the coast, someone else was comparing it to coasters on the west coast. I forget who? ;)

Semantics? Are they similar to crabs?

Disclaimer: All arguements here are merely for amusement, just like roller coasters.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 7:46 PM
nasai's avatar LOL! Nice, boblo, nice. :)

Ok, ok.... Let's just pretend I said there are 2 better wooden coasters "out here." My intention, as said, was that I was referring to Coaster and Tremors. Not better for everyone, but in my very, very humble opinion.

Legend still kicks all their asses. :)

The Flying Turns makes all the right people wet - Gonch

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 10:14 PM
Including Raven.

ducks for cover :)

My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 10:19 PM
rollergator's avatar I'm forced to wonder at this point if Robbio doesn't also consider Legend a west-coast coaster....:)

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 11:04 PM

Roar!? I saw no Ocean riding Roar!

True, but on a clear sunny day, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge from the top of Medusa! Seriously!

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 2:03 AM
nasai's avatar I never bothered to look.... I (heart) Medusa. ;)

Bill, if I could, I'd trade Tremors and Coaster for Legend. I love it that much.... in the dark. ;)

The Flying Turns makes all the right people wet - Gonch

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 9:56 AM
boblogone's avatar And where would you put it, besides in the dark??? I suppose you want Mike Hammersly(sp?) also in the deal as well so you could put it at SFEV?

What does Homey G. consider his home event?

Bill, Legend isn't far from the the West Coast of the Mississippi, no farther than Tremors is from the Pacific.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 1:22 PM
nasai's avatar Boblo, I'd put it on some property near my home, where I also plan on placing a replica of Coaster, since I have a copy of the plans. :)

The Flying Turns makes all the right people wet - Gonch

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 2:04 PM

Homey doesn't have a home event, just a pair of home parks. I don't normally do events, but this one came at a good time and I had an extra $3,000 remaining from the $7k I had sitting around that needed to be spent.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 2:36 PM
nasai's avatar 3K? Geez, Brian... I didn't spend 3K on both my trips last year... and I picked up the tab on more than half of the stuff!

Did you make a run over to Nevada, if you know what I'm saying? ;)

The Flying Turns makes all the right people wet - Gonch

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 2:41 PM
I didn't spend it all, Rob. Not yet. I'm going to Spring Fling, aren't I? :)
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 3:15 PM
Fantastic TR Brian! It's good to know there are more than one trip report writer that likes to include other details about the trip than just riding. =:^)

I had no idea you had that work scheadule. I have a very similar scheadule as well. I work 3-12 hour days and have 4 days off. Currently I am working weekends but every 12 weeks my shift changes. In May, I go back to working weekdays.

I agree that it can be a blessing, but during my weekend shifts, I can litterally forget about going to events as they usually happen around weekends.

As far as the comparison between TTD and Xcellerator, I haven't really noticed. I guess I don't look out for those types of differences. With a shorter launch area, the launch got up to speed rather quickly, but I am wondering if TTD gets up to 80mph in a similar difference. Well, in "mode 1" anyway.

When TTD ran 4 car trains, the airtime was violent. Possibly giving the most airtime I have ever felt on any coaster. No joke. Now it is more of a float, but I still love it.

Looking forward to the next part.



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