Muffleheads @ 120mph

Sunday, February 23, 2003 5:37 PM
just a cautious thought :)

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 5:38 PM
Oh, gross.
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Sunday, February 23, 2003 5:38 PM
Not as bad as rain at 93 MPH

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 5:42 PM
Keep your mouth closed or you'll be picking bugs out for days.
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Sunday, February 23, 2003 5:43 PM
I have experienced both torrential rain on MF (mid-June 2000, my very first ride :( ) and muffleheads. My white shirt became black and grey after a ride in 2001!

I imagine that enough rain may shut down TTD due to the pain, but I don't know! :) Muffleheads would just be unpleasent, but probably not harmful.

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 5:44 PM
If you keep your mouth open, you'll get your protein. :)

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 5:51 PM

Rain on Millie is like thousands of tiny arrows trying to puncture your skin but not quite making it.

Muffleheads just provide for hilarious on ride photos ;)
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Da Poodle

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 5:58 PM
Muffleheads are one thing in the mouth (your body will digest them successfully) :). But what about these bugs slamming into your eyes?

When riding a motorcycle you either have a helmet or glasses worn, but arent they going to make you take off sunglasses, eyeglasses, etc. when riding this ?

Could be interesting.

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 6:20 PM
I have never had any reservations against ski goggles on coasters. It makes riding MF in the rain nice and comfey!

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 6:31 PM
If muffleheads at 120 MPH won't be as bad as rain at 93 MPH, then what will happen with rain at 120? :)

Another curious thought.

I bet the train is designed in such a way that the air will flow over the heads of the passengers, sort of like an airplane wing. The car, moving through the air, will propel anything caught in the air up and over the car... Just a guess. I remember hearing about that somewhere else.

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 7:39 PM
I think that the portions of the ride that travel excessively fast was factored into the layout. If there was a longer layout with low turns, rain would be a serious problem/deterant. But with only two short portions of the ride traveling that fast, I believe that they will keep it open.

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 7:56 PM
Hey, Chitown! Eyes are no problem if you've got glasses, and remember to bring a strap!

Seriously, I almost couldn't see after a night ride on Millie, my glasses were covered with bug gunk.

Blech.

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 8:31 PM
"Check it out guys, I got mufflehead tatoos at Cedar Point!"
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Sunday, February 23, 2003 8:54 PM
I-Nar suggested:
I bet the train is designed in such a way that the air will flow over the heads of the passengers, sort of like an airplane wing. The car, moving through the air, will propel anything caught in the air up and over the car... Just a guess. I remember hearing about that somewhere else.

The Magnum XL-200 train is designed that way (if you sit in the front seat, you can feel the strongest wind coming from BEHIND you), but the Millennium Force train is not. No telling what will happen with Dragster.

Personally, I'm not riding without my glasses. My eyes are important to me.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 8:59 PM
Rideman said:

>Personally, I'm not riding without my glasses. My eyes are important to me.

Good luck, Dave. In 40+ Xcelerator rides I haven't been allowed to wear my sunglasses (with strap), or eyeglasses one time. Things are a little bit more mellow legal-wise in Ohio, maybe we will get lucky.

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 9:13 PM
I not worried about Muffleheads when I go ride TTD. I am very afraid of hitting a Sea Gull at 120 MPH. Look what a coaster did to Fabio at 75 MPH.

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Chris Knight
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Monday, February 24, 2003 1:45 AM
"I can't believe it's....a...bird..."

--Ryan

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Monday, February 24, 2003 4:11 AM
Imagine how the rain will feel when you are ascending up on TTD? OUCH! I hope they let us wear sunglasses but I highly doubt it.

I have to wear my shades on MF. I wear contacts and the intense winds dries them up very fast forcing my eyes shut! I can always douce my eyes with drops I guess before going on TTD like I do with other rides that won't allow sunglasses.

The muffleheads are just a risk you have to take. Fortunately I have avoided them on coasters. I have rode several coasters in rain though. One of the most painful was the SOB opening season. We were just going up the lift hill and it POURED!!!! We didn't feel the pain from the rainfall until after we got off, after the pain from the coaster wore off.

Another painful one was Volcano at PKD. Nothing like being drenched in the face blasting up the Volcano!

-Tina

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Monday, February 24, 2003 4:41 AM
The VP of park op said Friday that you will indeed be able to wear glasses with a strap.

That said, I suspect the only people who really have to contend with head-on bugs are the people in the front seat, given those gigantic headrests on the seats.

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Monday, February 24, 2003 6:31 AM
Here's an idea: what about those high frequency emitters used to keep buys away? Couldn't they just place those along the launch track?

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