My 300th coaster.....

Tuesday, September 17, 2002 11:19 AM
Goodness!

It was only March of this year when I hit 200 (Wacky Worm: Grand Prix) and now look where Im at, #300 (Gwazi: Lion Side)

For those of you who wish they have been on more, be patient, it's amazing of how many rides you rack up once you begin to travel more.

Just an inspiring thought from your friend John

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 11:22 AM

I have sacrificed a huge coaster count for my woman. Worth it? Yes. But I do wish I had traveled more when I was "free."

With luck I will hit 100 in the next few years (I have 85 now). Good luck getting to 400, John!

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 11:34 AM

Hey, just 2 years ago I was at 67 coasters. I am now sitting at 199

Congrats John. I was with two people this year who made Screeching Eagle a benchmark coaster and they loved it :)

Chuck

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 11:39 AM
Just 2 years ago I was at about 30. Now I'm at 149!

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87 different coasters for this year and counting... 149 total!

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 11:54 AM

I rode 53 new coasters this season. In comparison I had ridden 52 coasters my entire life before that (28 years).

The ability to travel (time, money, etc) means everything. I first really "got into" coaster in 1999. In 2000/2001 traveled locally (within 2 hours) to ride all I could. This is the first year I've really traveled specifically for parks and coasters.

Looking to add another 50 - 75 in 2003! :)

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 12:07 PM
In 2000, i had ridden just 4-5 coasters. 2 years later(now)im currently at 40-45(possibly 50+ if i get to SFGAdv soon!)
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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 12:21 PM

I jumped from 45 in 2000 to 102 today.

Of course, I have to travel 400+ miles before I even hit a major theme park (SFGAM) besides the local one...it's not as easy as it would be if I lived near a coast.

I don't look for another major jump in a while--I'd much rather take both CBaby and the new taller CMidget where I've already been in '03.

-'Playa

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 12:25 PM
Good Job! I hit got from 1 to 115 in two years and by the end of this year I will be at 150 and by next year 200. And I'm only 13!

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 1:02 PM

Congrats. It was in February of this year that I hit 100(Gwazi-Lion side), and in August I hit 200(Screamin' Eagle-SFSL). I'm now at 227 and hope to hit 300 by this time next year.

2002 brought my count up with 142 new coasters, but the year's not over yet. Maybe I can boost it a little more before the year is out.

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Number of coasters ridden: 225

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 1:24 PM
Thanks man! I've been a HUGE enthusiast since I was 6. Even after 8 years I'm only at 47 coasters. I'm hoping to go to Dollyworld in a few weeks and IOA in December. I added 10 new coasters already this year. But still 47 is very low. Now there's hope...... :)
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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 1:53 PM
In January of 2000, I had 30 coasters in my track record. Now I have 109 coasters in my track record. 79 new coasters in 2 and a half years. Thanks to Coaster Con 2001, and my friend taking me on coaster trips. Yes my profile says 101 but I can't add anymore without paying. I think that is pretty good for being 15.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 2:15 PM
Well, from summer 1984 - 1999 I had ridden just under 100 coasters. Not too shabby seeing as though I wasnt really an "enthusiast" (not that I am now either ;)). But over the last three seasons (2000-2002) I've jumped up to 190. Funny thing is, I have no definitive plans for next season that will cause me to break 200, even though I'm only 10 away. Thing is, I do not think that I will hit any "new to me" parks soon. There *is* a chance that I could take a trip to SoCal. While I've been to Knott's and SFMM before, that was back in 1987. There are MORE than enough "new to me" coasters there to break 200. After that though, I'm pretty much done. I figure I'll top out around 250...
lata,
jeremy

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 2:24 PM

Yeah, it's amazing how many new coasters I've hit since I started travelling. Over the course of this last year I have added about 50 coasters to my count. The scary part is when I think about how much more I'll have to travel to pick up any amount of coasters now. I've hit most of the big parks in the US, and once I make my East Coast trip, it will become even more difficult.

130, hopefully 135 by October.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 2:25 PM

At the beginning of the season I was at 33. Now I'm at 79. Since Sept. 2000 I've been to 12 different parks.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 2:33 PM

Den said:

I have sacrificed a huge coaster count for my woman. Worth it? Yes. But I do wish I had traveled more when I was "free."



We're just the opposite. I've been with the same woman for 27 years, and she's at 168 and I'm at 171. The only reason she's lower is because she won't ride Boomerangs. We plan our vacations to visit new parks with typical vacation stuff in between. Of course, the reason we didn't travel far when we were younger was we couldn't afford it - so it was CP and SFGAm only. Now, we'll be headed for Europe and Japan as soon as we get these damn kids out of college!

I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.

PS - congrats on hitting 300, john peck!

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 2:45 PM
I guess i should mention that around that most of the 100 this year "have" been with my woman!
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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 4:28 PM
Congrats on your number 300!
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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 5:01 PM

Chaindog said:

Of course, the reason we didn't travel far when we were younger was we couldn't afford it - so it was CP and SFGAm only.



Ha, thats funny, its exactly what stage of life I am at right now. These are basically the only two parks that I visit along with SFWoA. I was lucky enough to hit SFMM this year because of a lucky last second trip out west.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 5:12 PM

I'm sitting at 99, the CP rocket will be my #100, and #101 will probably be the Sfwoa hyper, or vice versa, doesn't matter to me....both should be great. I'm not the guy who really cares though. I'm not really a fan of track records, but I'll keep track when I want to.

Anyway, congrats on 300!

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 5:14 PM
Congratulations John on 300.

I wah hoping to get to 200 this year, but my job tied me down, not a woman. She actually really wants to go to Florida and Northern California next year. It looks like Fl. will happen thanks to frequent flier miles.

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