Posted Saturday, July 12, 2008 10:11 AM | Contributed by Jeff
I tugged the seat belt tighter, eyeing him sideways. A coaster connoisseur, I got it — but did this free bird understand that this was barely Day 1 of my wooden coaster tour across Pennsylvania? That the Keystone State was littered with the things (15 operating wooden coasters, to be exact — more than any other state, according to the Roller Coaster Database) and I needed time to adjust? My plan was to baby-step my way through 13 of them over the next four days, eventually working my way up to the intense new Ravine Flyer II, which opened two months ago at Waldameer Park in Erie, Pa.
Read more and see video from The New York Times.
I can't take credit for any astute investigative skills. I was doing a Google search for something totally unrelated, and it took me to an article on an NYT page. At the bottom of the page was a link to this story, which had just been posted that day. Sometimes accidental discoveries are the best kind.
"around some crazy bends banking up to 90 degrees (sideways) followed by some other indescribable funny business (total chaos)"
to be a side splitter for me. "Indescribable funny business"?? Is THAT what I've been into all these years? LOL, great stuff.
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