Indiana Beach Tour

Saturday, March 9, 2002 5:33 PM
I was at the Indiana Beach tour today and I just wondered what other coasterbuzzers made it and what you thought about it. I really enjoyed it despite the rain, but I only got a chance to meet a couple people before and after the tour so I don't know who all was there from Coasterbuzz. I believe they said that LCOSM would run 20 to 25 miles an hour and had trims installed to keep down on Gs which I expect will be high around all those tight curves.
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Saturday, March 9, 2002 8:24 PM
I was there, it was great. I really enjoyed the "track walk" of the Mountain. The rain was pretty bad towards the end of the tour when our group got over by the Double Shot area. LCOSM looks really intense, with the tight radius turns, and the dip in the 2nd level looks pretty good. Can't wait to get out there this summer!
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Sunday, March 10, 2002 6:56 AM

Yea the rain was bad near the double shot area. Were you in the 2nd park group? Anyway, It's gonna be crazy being the person riding it backwards on the 6 foot radius turns. I just can't wait for when they start working on the triple up. I thought it was freaky walking the track above that dip in the second floor. It was only about 10 feet down, but that still would have hurt to fall down there. I hope they donate one of the old cars to the ACE museum along with that 12 foot piece of Legend. I won't be able to attend the Coaster Chaos on May 4th but I'm gonna try my hardest to get out of school to ride LoCoSuMo (hehe) on opening day.

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You can hear the laughter, you can hear the mighty roar. From the brickyard down in Indy to the white Chicago shore. It's a rollin', twistin', turnin' and might we both suggest. You get you fanny ridin' on the Cornball Express!

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 7:08 AM
I was there. It was so neat. I was in Carol's group. Yeah, the rain was bad when we got to the Shafer Queen. I think that LCSM will be awesome. I thought that it was great that we could walk around on the Mountain. That was dangerous. I grabbed a big chunk of Superstition Mountain on the way out. I think Carol or someone said something of one of the SM cars heading to the Ace Museum. That so cool. Thanks Carol, Scott, Tom, and Jim.

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TiM Schroll
gocubs7@hotmail.com
LED ZEPPELIN

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 7:24 AM

I was in Scott's group and saw the midway first so fortunatly we were in the mountain during the harder rain. I thought they said something about using the old cars as a trolley to take passengers from the north parking lot. I thought that was interesting.

Yes that drop could hurt I am sure. I had my 4 and 7 year old daughters with me and they loved the mountian as well as the entire tour. I carried my youngest daughter over hole, but my 7 year old is a roller blader and snowboarder and more sure footed than me, so I wasn't scared. I do however think the ride will be scary when I actually ride it.

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 8:24 AM
Well they don't really know what the chunks of wood were, they just said to make up your own story on what you thought it was. I wanted to take that white piece of metal. I think it was from HH being retracked. It probably was one of the pieces from the first drop that was replaced by wood. But it was too big for my mom's little sedan so I just walked by. Too bad I didn't have some sort of metal cutting utensil with me...=)

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You can hear the laughter, you can hear the mighty roar. From the brickyard down in Indy to the white Chicago shore. It's a rollin', twistin', turnin' and might we both suggest. You get you fanny ridin' on the Cornball Express!

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 1:56 PM
I got a piece of wood from the pile the was beside the pile that looked to be removed pieces from Supersition Mountain. Is that the wood you are referring to, because I think that is scrap from the track they are putting down for Superstition Mountain. That would make sence any way. However it could be from HH, although they have been done with the retracking for awhile now.

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Mike Middleton of Urbana, Indiana

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 3:25 PM

LoCoSuMo!

[thanks, CB-Freak....its catching on!]

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 3:39 PM
Takanahana vs. LoCoSuMo, just hoping noone loses a mawashi!...just kidding, hope you guys had a great time!
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Sunday, March 10, 2002 4:32 PM

Mamoosh said:

LoCoSuMo!

[thanks, CB-Freak....its catching on!]



It kinda became a catch phrase on the tour. Tom Jr. found it amusing.

Thanks to all who braved the weather and attended the tour. It was great to meet some Buzzers!

Scott & Carol

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Monday, March 11, 2002 5:53 AM
I went only to be told to leave cause we were 5 min late. You think some one would be understanding due to the horrible weather we had to drive in. But nope instead we were treated like five year olds. The only response we could get was "OUT". I would go more into detail on how we tried to contact people at the park on the way there but theres no point Hey the day wasn't a total wast, I'm mean what could be better than driving 6 hours in blinding rain with 60 mph wind gust?
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Monday, March 11, 2002 6:39 AM

Carol - you mean I started a catch phrase? Cool! I hope this one is more popular than the last one I tried to start: "Where's the pork?!?" [not very original, eh?]

Oh yeah, before I forget - LoCoSuMo!

*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 3/11/2002. ***

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Monday, March 11, 2002 8:24 AM
From what I understand this also happened on the Cornball Express tour. Someone I know showed up a few minutes late - after having driving a few hours - only to be told "sorry, you're out of luck." While I'm sure there are 2 sides to each story it does seem that this is an on-going problem. I suggest anyone who has had this happen to them write the ACE EC.
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Monday, March 11, 2002 8:52 AM

Ragingusmc,

While I feel your pain about the issue, as I was in your group, we should definitely take this up with "The Powers That be."

Unfortunately I don't think anyone here cares that the ACE Rep for the IN/KY/WV region was *completely* out of line during the tour, and anyone who was with Scott's group knows that.

Nobody, especially an ACE *REP*, should treat loyal fans like the way Scott treated us during the tour. I apologize in advance to all the members who had to witness Scott's unbelievably immature behavior, and for holding up your tour for the entire fifteen seconds Scott Holmes said "Get out, now!" to us. Please accept my apology.

Now, like I said before, something needs to be done, and here really isn't the place to do it. Writing a letter to the people who need to know what their Representatives are treating club members like is going to be the best way to get your message across.

Joe, seriously considering if ACE is worth being humiliated in front of others by an irrational Regional Rep.

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"Look for the big black sack of Mofuggin Nuts at your local grocery store". -- Radio ad in FL

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Monday, March 11, 2002 9:11 AM

I was not present, nor do I wish to get involved. However I STRONGLY suggest that you contact someone in ACE about this. You can get in touch with someone via the official ACE website (www.aceonline.org) about it.

They need to know.

It is unfortunate that certain folks continue to anger and alienate people in this manner. I am also within this particular region. My very first experience with a "coaster enthusiast" related gathering had a similar fate, and wish that I had done something about it at the time.

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

*** This post was edited by Shaggy on 3/11/2002. ***

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Monday, March 11, 2002 11:18 AM

I posted my photos on my website. Here it is. http://www.geocities.com/midwestamusementparks/midwest.htm

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You can hear the laughter, you can hear the mighty roar. From the brickyard down in Indy to the white Chicago shore. It's a rollin', twistin', turnin' and might we both suggest. You get you fanny ridin' on the Cornball Express!

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Monday, March 11, 2002 11:44 AM

Shaggy,

Don't you worry I had plenty of time(driving home) to organize my thoughts completely. Steps have been taken so that ACE can know what kind of people they have representing their organization. Not only did ACE lose a member but my donations as well. From what I have been told this is not the 1st time some one has gone on a power trip.

*** This post was edited by Ragingusmc on 3/11/2002. ***

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Monday, March 11, 2002 12:31 PM
I almost went with this group and I agree with everything they said. Should we pay $50 to join a club to be treated like that? Luckily not all Reps are like this (ones in Ohio and PA are great) but yes, something needs to be done about this. This is not the 1st time I have heard a story like this about these reps.


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SFGAm Viper

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Monday, March 11, 2002 1:12 PM

Look guys, just settle down. Now, I didn't see what happened, but I do know that it was stated several times that anyone coming after the stroke of ten would not be admitted.

To whoever explained about my chunk of SM, maybe not really being from it, I am pretty sure it is. It has one of those lines on it showing the original track.

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TiM Schroll
gocubs7@hotmail.com
LED ZEPPELIN

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Monday, March 11, 2002 1:14 PM
On second thought, there was really no reason to turn anyone away. It's not like it was overcrowded or anything.

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TiM Schroll
gocubs7@hotmail.com
LED ZEPPELIN

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