Track record question

Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:35 PM
Okay here is the story... I noticed on the way from work yesterday that there is a traveling fair ready to open this weekend that has a wild mouse in it. My thought is that I can count it for my track record... Because it is a record of all the coasters I have been on... but I know that it is possible to ride it multiple times at a different place... and I could count it again

So my thought I could count the rollercoaster... if I rode it somewhere else I wound count it.... unless it a different named coaster

Cara AKA *PiXiE* say it shouldn't count because it doesn't have a permanent home. Please let me know your answer andreason.. I will be ridding it this Memorial Day weekend *** Edited 5/27/2005 2:43:31 AM UTC by Earnhardt2***

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Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:39 PM
I say whatever you feel is right, do. If you want to count it, do it. If you want to count it in each place you ride, do it. If not, don't.

A track record (contrary to popular belief) means nothing to anybody but you. If you use it as a way to keep track of what you've ridden, as I do, then whichever way feels right is what is right for you.

If you use it to brag to others because you have 1500 coasters ridden, thus you are some sort of 'expert' on coaster riding, then You're a pathetic fool.

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Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:52 PM
My personal reason to why you shouldn't is because it's still the same coaster, just with a different name.

But thats just one mans opinion. No one has to agree with me and no one has to like me but thats my story and I'm sticken to it. ;)

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Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:03 PM
to let you know I haven't ridden a wild mouse at a traveling fair yet.. but I understand what your saying
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:10 PM
Well if you know that it's a different mouse than I'd say, go ahead count it. But if its the same I wouldn't, seeing as how its the same ride.
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:27 PM
But what about, say Tidal Wave at SFGAm, and Greased Lightning at SFKK. It is the same coaster, but in a different location and name (and paint job)? I say count it because you had to travel to these different place to ride it.
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:33 PM
Like I said, there is not set way. What may be 'right' for me may make no sense to you, vice versa. I wouldn't count a relocated coaster that I've ridden in both places, but that's just me.
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:55 PM
I agree with the statement that a track record amounts to nothing to anybody except for the person bearing the record and how they value it. Heres a tip that may help. No 2 coasters are the same! coaster A and coaster B can be manufactured by the same company, built by the same contractors and be painted in the same scheme they can even be the same identical track layout(in this case the mouse) but coaster A is not coaster B, they are 2 different structures in different location,hence 2 different coasters. Now if you were talking about a track record of a classification of coaster(in this case the mouse) you could count one. It is truley a matter of personal prefrence.No matter what you choose , the suns gonna rise and the suns gonna set. *** Edited 5/27/2005 4:09:41 AM UTC by nickpa610*** *** Edited 5/27/2005 4:15:05 AM UTC by nickpa610***
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Friday, May 27, 2005 3:02 PM
If someone really, really wants to challenge you on this, Earnhardt, I'd tell them to go ahead and trace the coaster's whereabouts for the past umpteen years, compile it in a nice spreadsheet, and then when they do all that, tell them to get a life and stop being so anal.

IT'S JUST A NUMBER!

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