How do you keep track of the amount of times rode?

Tuesday, January 7, 2003 2:44 PM

oops, That should have been ridden, oh well....

Jeff,

First I would like to say this is a great website and I have been coming here for all the lates news for a long time. I also want to point out that I have no idea how to even start to make my own website so what I have to ask is more of is it possible than a will you please. Could a counter be put on the track record to keep up with the amount a particular coaster has been ridden not just what coaster you have rode? This may be very hard to do but I can never seem to keep up with my totals. I apologize if this has been asked before but I am new to posting and have yet to figure out how to search for a certain topic. I also would like to hear from others the way you keep up with your totals. Do you use a program, just write it down, whatever it might be.

Thanks

*** This post was edited by Rider on 1/7/2003. ***

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 3:18 PM
If you're asking how to display your ride counts to all of Coasterbuzz, I suggest you just record the top rides in your signature, which can be up to 3 or 4 lines (enough for 12 or so rides).
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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 3:20 PM

Rider said:

oops, That should have been ridden, oh well....

That should have been well written too. :)

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 9:08 PM

I personally don't keep track of the number of times I've ridden each coaster. That makes it pretty easy ;)

How about any word processing proggy? Even something simple like WordPad works just fine. Make a list of rides you've been on adding as you go and each time you return from a park, update it with new ride totals.

I have lists set up for my daughter and myself (we count just coasters, not laps on said coasters) and any park visit doesn't really end until we come home and update our lists (assuming we got on some new coasters). It takes a few seconds and is much easier in my opinion than getting on the net and updating a count on a website.

Just some suggestions... :)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 12:37 AM
Simply don't. I think there are about 10 or so coasters that I've ridden hundreds of times. I just can't keep count anymore. But something like a text-editor is nice. You can always use paper and a pencil as well.. ;)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 12:53 AM

I just count one ride, its the butt of many jokes but I use a tally counter.

2233!

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"How do you own disorder?"

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 3:13 AM

You can't go wrong with good old fashioned pen and paper! It's true though, sometimes it's just easier and more enjoyable to not write something on your computer, no messing around, no crashes, wondering how to do certain things etc. Computers always seem to mess you around, or is it just me with my lack of cpu skills?!

Personally though, I can't be bothered to keep track of all the diffrent coasters i've ridden, let alone how many times on each.

*** This post was edited by Mr Rush on 1/8/2003. ***

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 5:43 AM

I'm like Dan, I only keep track of one coaster, Phantom's Revenge. Mainly for the same reason as Dan, it's my favorite coaster. I just count how many times I rode it the day I'm there, keep in my brain (everyone's best computer if used properly) and write it down when I get home.

I do keep an Excel spreadsheet of all the coasters I have ridden but to keep track of how many times I've ridden all those coasters is a little too much for me. I'd rather just ride and have fun than having to worry about keeping track of "how many times did I ride such and such today?"

I do know someone who keeps a little notepad and pencil with him most of the time and while in line or right after the ride, he marks it down in his pad. He then keeps track of it online in a program he wrote when he gets home. Greg where are you.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 5:56 AM

i'm know i a geek but i wrote an asp website to keep track of my rides, very similar to rcdb with stats and photos. i even wrote a query to multiply the number of times i rode a ride by its length to get mileage. in 2002 i rode almost 80 miles (i'm sure thats not alot by some peoples standards but good for me!)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 6:02 AM

loriu said:

Greg where are you.



You rang? ;)

I don't always bother with the notepad, instead just keeping track in my head. She's right about the online bit, though...

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 6:52 AM

i used to keep track, but after awhile the numbers just got to high. this summer alone i rode SROS at SFNE well over 100 times, and ive done that every season since its been open so that counts up there pretty well.

ive ridden the Comet at Great Escape probably well over 1000 times. (if you've ever been to the park during a weekday you know that getting a high number of laps on this is very easy)

now i just keep alittle record of all the new rollercoasters that ive been on. when i get some more money and join the CBuzz Club ill be able to update my track record again.

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Albany Entertainment
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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 7:54 AM
Thanks for all the responses. I have not kept a record up to this point but just wondered what some of you uber enthusiast do. Yall have answered my question well. I think I too will just enjoy my time at the park and not worry about how many times I have been on a particular ride.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 8:01 AM
I don't pay attention anymore.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 8:45 AM

chris says:

"I don't pay attention anymore."

...and that's how he ended up with M:TR on his track record.

"Opps...how did I end up on this?"

Moosh

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 8:54 AM
Yet another instance where counting past ten (or maybe five) isn't required. ;)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 8:58 AM

Dammit...a past zinger comes back to haunt me. Good one, chris. I have just one thing to say:

Goons, chris...goons!

Moosh

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 8:59 AM
We'll be here all week, ladies and gentlemen.

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'I feel it coming on again just like it did before. They feed your pride with boredom and they lead you on to war.' - The Soft Boys 'I Wanna Destroy You.'

*** This post was edited by chris on 1/8/2003. ***

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 9:12 AM

Don't forget to tip your "servers."

Moosh

"servers"...for a website...get it?

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 9:58 AM
You guys kill me... My problem is when I don't know what ya look like, it makes it tougher to avoid the dreaded M:TR on my track record. Not to mention, it'd to be tough to explain to my girlfriend.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 10:33 AM

I (as Dan and Loriu) only care about 1 ride, guess which one ;) If power riding will use either pencil and paper or even a tally counter. I then write down on calender @ work how many laps on which day...that's how I keep track

Jo
2000/2002 Raptor Crew
Lifetime Raptor flights: 708 :)

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