Riverside Cyclone

Wednesday, June 20, 2001 12:30 AM
Had anyone ridden it before and after the mods?

I rode it a few weeks ago for the first time and thought the ride absolutely rocked in the back seat - The first drop is awesome!

What was it like before?

Also, was that nasty trim on the track before the last turnaround, or was that added as well?

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May/June 2001 - 16 parks in 18 days!!!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 1:51 AM
The Old Cyclone was a very intense, unbelievable ride. When the PTC traisn were added, they have to slow it down toward the end with that new trim in order for the train not to destroy the track, because PTC trains are 10 times heavier than the older Morgan trains, that they coaster used to have. The re-tracked fist drop is because too many park geusts complained of being hurt on the ride. I have to admit, I don't miss it and I absolutely love backseat on that ride.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 4:26 AM
I rode this ride for the first time this year (being new to New England). I have to say that I almost enjoyed it more thant Superman. The airtime in the backseat is so intense. If not for the restraints, you would literally end up flying out of the train.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 4:46 AM
b4 the moderations it was very painful, because your legs would slam against the trains and ouch!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 5:39 AM
I rode in the back once last year and got off wondering why I subjected myself to such torture. It's unfortunate that the drop had to be shortened because it is wicked steep, but I think the changes have improved the ride. It is still rough, yet everytime I ride it I laugh hysterically throughout the ride.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 9:45 AM

After riding the Riverside Cyclone myself only a few weeks ago I have to agree with what Grant says. It would have been cool to ride it without all of the modifications.

I guess I would have had 'the true rollercoaster experience then'!!

Ooohhh twisty
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Dont dream it, ride it!!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 4:47 PM
Until last year: one of the best first drops of any coaster anywhere, then severely braked on the first turn, and the rest a wicked and painful ride.
This year: still a great first drop (better than you would think to look at it from the side), the first turn is much faster, the rest still a wicked yet smoother ride and...ta da!...no pain!
They actually improved it!
Now if they could stop those squealin' wheels...

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I know you rider Gonna miss me when I'm gone
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Friday, July 6, 2001 9:03 PM
this coaster was better when it had the morgan trains they handled the first drop better and the old drop was fast and furious.
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