Weather Tolerance

Thursday, October 5, 2000 9:49 AM
With the end of the coaster season rapidly approaching and the weather beginning to become a factor, I was wondering what everyone's tolerance is for riding in the cold/rain/wind/etc? My wife and I are hoping to get to CP and SFGAm one more time each before they close and we're trying to decide how cold/wet we can stand it.

Just as a point of reference: if the temperature is 50 while riding MF (90 mph), the wind chill is about 28 degrees. If the temp goes down to 40, the wind chill drops to 13! That seems a little too cold to ride. But how funny that would be to see people coming back with icicles hanging off them.

Just wondering.

ps
If this has been posted before I apologize. I didn't see anything about this before.

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"Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious." - Brendan Gill
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 9:55 AM
If the temp is 40, you won't get icicles. It doesn't matter what the temperature feels like. It still isn't below freezing.

Ah, wind chill and heat index, must the media figure out ways to sensationalize everthing?

Anyway, I have ridden coasters when it was pretty cold out, not quite 40 - closer to 50 and it wasn't the most pleasant experience. Still, an unpleasant ride on a coaster is a lot better then a pleasant day at work! *** This post was edited by millrace on 10/5/2000. ***
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 9:59 AM
It was supposed to be a joke. I guess it didn't come across that way.

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"Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious." - Brendan Gill
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 10:03 AM
I know it was a joke, sorry if I offended you!

(just like to wine about over sensationalized weather reporting)
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 10:16 AM
Well, I rode MF in the rain/dark and IMO, kinda enhanced the thrill factor on it. One, you couldnt see expletive and second you were trying to shelter yourself from that rain. Let me tell ya, having that rain hit you at 92mph does not feel good!
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 11:08 AM
(understanding that jokes are in effect here) Millrace: Take a trip up to Chicago this Jan/Feb, and walk along the lakefront on one of those 'wind chill' days. If you can stand up to "The Hawk" and still believe that the weather is oversensationalized than I would commend you =]. Anyway, call me a wuss if you want, but if you need to wear gloves, it's too cold for coastin' (go play football instead).
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 11:49 AM
I walked along the Lakefront in Sandusky this Feb and that was already cold enough! Weather reporting is over sensationalized but the weather itself is still allowed to be uncomfortable :) Doesn't it get cold enough without having to say "with the wind chill, it'll feel like 127 degrees below zero" If it's cold and windy it will be more uncomfortable then cold and not windy, obvious and all anybody needs to know. Why quantify it with some "fuzzy math"
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 1:01 PM
I have ridden Double Loop at SFO in 31ยบ snow in the front seat.

"I'm dreaming of a white, coaster ride"

It was quite fun actually

I dont care, just as long as I cant get these last days of coasting in.
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 1:17 PM
For all of the CA coasterbuzzers out there, take my word and stay away from the Midwest in the Winter. Especially around my stomping grounds where the normal winter day (without windchill) is right around a toasty -3 degrees. And yes I would like to move south ;)

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 5:55 PM
Anything to get on a coaster, within reason. Or we could all cozy up in the heat of Outer Limits, Disaster Transport, The Extermiator, and Skull Mountain!! (Could they heat those buildings?)

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Coasters- a little slice of heaven
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 6:13 PM
At PCW a couple of years ago, I rode the Skyrider, (Togo stand-up) in the front seat when it was snowing, now that was fun!

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-Dave Rutherford
*If things seem under control, you're just not going fast enough*

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Thursday, October 5, 2000 6:59 PM
I'm not afraid of the rain. Every single trip we took this year had a few rainy days. Our wettest day was at SFO it was either a steady rain or down pour. I never really got any cold rides though maybe in the upper 40's low 50's. I'll ride untill they shut down though.

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Friday, October 6, 2000 4:30 AM
I'll probably find out my true tolerance, I've been on rides with temps in the 30's, and rain, but I've had plans for weeks to get out to CP this Sunday, and with the high forcasted at 39, and the low in the 20's with snow, it should be... interesting
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Friday, October 6, 2000 11:48 AM
Hi i was on superman DL last fall at the halloween
gathering, the weather for that day was 34 degrees
at 4pm when we rode it last(20 times in 40 degree
weather). It was partly sleeting that day and it
had made the track slicker, it was the fastest ive ever been on superman and it was great,
however we were frozen when we got off, ive got a pic of that last ride we are all wearing our winter gear with bright red faces from being slamed by the hard sleet ouch, would i do it again
in a heart beat. thanks william
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Sunday, October 8, 2000 10:52 AM
I hit Millennium Force last night (Oct 7), at 11:30pm. The temperature was approx 38 degrees and the wind was a'blowin'. Except for not feeling anything on my face afterwords, It was a cool ride and would do it again. After warming up first...

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Sunday, October 8, 2000 6:04 PM
Just Friday I rode Villain, SUE, and BKF in like 40 degree weather with rain and hail. It was awesome.

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Matt Bleiweiss
http://www.6flagsohio.com
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Monday, October 9, 2000 3:38 PM
Was at CP on Sunday. Temperature was in low 40's or upper 30's. It was raining and sleeting with hail and snow. The rides were still operating. MF was even more fun to ride in the sleet. Gotta try it to know what real fun is.....Never had such an intense ride in the cold wind and sleet as MF on Sunday. Rode it five times and enjoyed everyone of them. All the coasters were extreme fun. I was dressed appropriately for the weather though. The good part was everything was a walk-on at CP.
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Monday, October 9, 2000 7:22 PM
I have been on Desperado in some pretty cold weather. But wait, Vegas is in the desert, its hot in the desert, right? Not in January. It was probabably 45-50 deg. I had a jacket, but no gloves, really fun!!

I can't wait for a rainy day here in SoCal, I would leave work early for a "family emergency" and ride thye Ghostrider!

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Gotta ride 'em all!
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