Thursday, August 9, 2001 5:40 AM
The group is at Knoebel's as I type this. They've finished there and are on their way to HersheyPark (approx. 25 minute trip). They've already obliterated the record and have ridden 66 coasters. Nine more at Hershey (LR counting as 2) will give them SEVENTY FIVE!
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 6:35 AM
Right on! Way to go. This is great for coasters, and great for charity. I congratulate the riders that accomplished this! :)
Thursday, August 9, 2001 8:40 AM
I just wish I was riding with them.
Thursday, August 9, 2001 9:10 AM
Is this the group with a helicopter?
Thursday, August 9, 2001 9:21 AM
Those lucky Son of Beasts! I'm glad it also goes to a good cause.
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 10:04 AM
Wish I'd though of it! Might as well go for the world record number of tropical island resorts for charity! ;)
Thursday, August 9, 2001 10:13 AM
And to think the GRP said they'd welcome the challenge of other new group trying to break their record...
"This time I think ... I think it's ... it's going to work!" - Dr.Bruce Banner
Thursday, August 9, 2001 10:37 AM
Wow...to think that they have ridden more coasters in the last 24 hours than I have ridden in my entire life. (50) That's scary. While I don't have the most extensive track record, it's not too bad, considering my limited funds...and they beat it in a day! Way to go!
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 10:43 AM
What are you complaining about, mine is 26.
*** This post was edited by MFRULES on 8/9/2001. ***
Thursday, August 9, 2001 10:51 AM
I'm sure the GRP team did welcome this group to beat their record. As a matter of fact, David Escalante of the GRP team facilitated the meeting of two of the new participants. It's in the article linked from the news item about the record breaking attempt.
Thursday, August 9, 2001 3:54 PM
I think it sucks, because I was in the process of planning 60 coasters in 24 hrs. Now I'm gonna need a chopper and figure out how to get 100. Dont expect to see it happening anytime soon.
In all reality...Congrats to the new World Record Holders, assuming Guinness makes it official.
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