<drum roll>ROLL CALL-Ghost Rider Opening 11/30/98

<drum roll>ROLL CALL-Ghost Rider Opening 11/30/98

Post by Fre » Fri, 30 Oct 1998 04:00:00


U betcha!

I will be there
ready to break GR in.

Now....
Should I reserve the front seat or the back?
Gotta feelin this baby's gonna give
her best ride in the rear.

FRED of LA
who thanks Wes for his unrestrained enthusiasm on this auspicious
occasion.

 
 
 

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Post by Wes Lagattol » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Well, here we go. It's time to open up the call of people wanting to
attend to November 30th opening of the West's largest wooden roller

event, a lot of RRCers are planning to attend. If you are gonna be in
the So. Cal area, hop on down and welcome the actual marvel of a REAL
WOODEN ROLLER COASTER to the Los Angeles area. Be part of the Ghost
Rider Opening Day Breaking In Crew!

If you are going to, or are trying to attend, please post or e-mail me

who are or might attend. Hopefully, we will have a big enough turnout
to fill a large portion of the Ghost Rider train! I'll update the Call
once a week, and in the final few days leading up to the event. Also,
if anyone has any ideas to make the event even more fun or special,
put them in your response.

**DISCOUNTS--If you have a Vons supermarket near you, get a hold of a
Vons Club members card. This will get you a ticket for the day for $18
dollars. You buy the tickets at Knott's, just show them your card when
you purchase them, and get the discount. Good for up to 6 people in
your party.
**BUTTONS-- I am working with Chris Lucht to have Ghost Rider buttons.
We are still waiting for Knott's reply to see if it is alright to seel
the buttons, and we are not breaking any copyright violations. If all
goes well, the price will probably be $1.25 cents, payable to either
Chris Lutch via e-mail or to me at the event. I will only have a
certain amount at the event, so make sure you get yours quickly.  

And finally....

ROLL CALL LIST (as of October 29th, 1998)

See you November 30th!!!

Wes Lagattolla
http://wescoaster.rollercoaster.com
THE WESCOASTER
**************************
#1 Steel- STEEL FORCE
#2 Wood- PHOENIX
Ghost Rider-The Ghost Of Knott's
Rides On November 30th.

 
 
 

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Post by Turbo Dr » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I'll be there, but we gotta plan ahead of time, what do we do when tony tries
to join our group?

taylor!

 
 
 

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Post by Sfmm » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I'll be there.

"Scooby dooby doo, where are you?"  Scooby!

 
 
 

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Post by Locobo » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Well, here we go. It's time to open up the call of people wanting to
> attend to November 30th opening of the West's largest wooden roller

> event, a lot of RRCers are planning to attend. If you are gonna be in
> the So. Cal area, hop on down and welcome the actual marvel of a REAL
> WOODEN ROLLER COASTER to the Los Angeles area. Be part of the Ghost
> Rider Opening Day Breaking In Crew!

> If you are going to, or are trying to attend, please post or e-mail me


> who are or might attend. Hopefully, we will have a big enough turnout
> to fill a large portion of the Ghost Rider train! I'll update the Call

> once a week, and in the final few days leading up to the event. Also,
> if anyone has any ideas to make the event even more fun or special,
> put them in your response.

> **DISCOUNTS--If you have a Vons supermarket near you, get a hold of a
> Vons Club members card. This will get you a ticket for the day for $18

> dollars. You buy the tickets at Knott's, just show them your card when

> you purchase them, and get the discount. Good for up to 6 people in
> your party.
> **BUTTONS-- I am working with Chris Lucht to have Ghost Rider buttons.

> We are still waiting for Knott's reply to see if it is alright to seel

> the buttons, and we are not breaking any copyright violations. If all
> goes well, the price will probably be $1.25 cents, payable to either
> Chris Lutch via e-mail or to me at the event. I will only have a
> certain amount at the event, so make sure you get yours quickly.

> And finally....

> ROLL CALL LIST (as of October 29th, 1998)

> See you November 30th!!!

> Wes Lagattolla
> http://SportToday.org/
> THE WESCOASTER
> **************************
> #1 Steel- STEEL FORCE
> #2 Wood- PHOENIX
> Ghost Rider-The Ghost Of Knott's
> Rides On November 30th.

    I'll be there Wes!  :-)  I'm coming all the way from the Bay Area to
ride Ghost Rider and it looks like I'm gonna be at Knott's on 11-30-98.
:-)  Just look out for a guy with longish black hair, blue Levi's 501s
(or denim  shorts if it's not too cold) and a white Santa Cruz Beach
Boardwalk/Giant Dipper shirt.  I'll also buy a button, if you have 'em
there that day.  (Let's hope that something unexpected doesn't pop up on
my schedule.)  I agree that it's about time for a real wood coaster down
there in LA, and I have a feeling Knott's and CCI will come through for
us coasterfans!  The time for Ghost Rider's awakening is almost here
everyone...Are you all e***d yet?!  :-)
 
 
 

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Post by Locobo » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Well, here we go. It's time to open up the call of people wanting to
> attend to November 30th opening of the West's largest wooden roller

> event, a lot of RRCers are planning to attend. If you are gonna be in
> the So. Cal area, hop on down and welcome the actual marvel of a REAL
> WOODEN ROLLER COASTER to the Los Angeles area. Be part of the Ghost
> Rider Opening Day Breaking In Crew!

> If you are going to, or are trying to attend, please post or e-mail me


> who are or might attend. Hopefully, we will have a big enough turnout
> to fill a large portion of the Ghost Rider train! I'll update the Call

> once a week, and in the final few days leading up to the event. Also,
> if anyone has any ideas to make the event even more fun or special,
> put them in your response.

> **DISCOUNTS--If you have a Vons supermarket near you, get a hold of a
> Vons Club members card. This will get you a ticket for the day for $18

> dollars. You buy the tickets at Knott's, just show them your card when

> you purchase them, and get the discount. Good for up to 6 people in
> your party.
> **BUTTONS-- I am working with Chris Lucht to have Ghost Rider buttons.

> We are still waiting for Knott's reply to see if it is alright to seel

> the buttons, and we are not breaking any copyright violations. If all
> goes well, the price will probably be $1.25 cents, payable to either
> Chris Lutch via e-mail or to me at the event. I will only have a
> certain amount at the event, so make sure you get yours quickly.

> And finally....

> ROLL CALL LIST (as of October 29th, 1998)

> See you November 30th!!!

> Wes Lagattolla
> http://SportToday.org/
> THE WESCOASTER
> **************************
> #1 Steel- STEEL FORCE
> #2 Wood- PHOENIX
> Ghost Rider-The Ghost Of Knott's
> Rides On November 30th.

       I'll be there Wes!  :-)  I'm coming all the way from the Bay Area
to ride Ghost Rider and it looks like I'm gonna be at Knott's on
11-30-98.  :-)  Just look out for a guy with longish black hair, blue
Levi's 501s (or denim  shorts if it's not too cold) and a white Santa
Cruz Beach Boardwalk/Giant Dipper shirt.  I'll also buy a button, if you
have 'em there that day.  (Let's hope that something unexpected doesn't
pop up on my schedule.)  I agree that it's about time for a real wood
coaster down there in LA, and I have a feeling Knott's and CCI will come
through for us coasterfans!  The time for Ghost Rider's awakening is
almost here everyone...Are you all e***d yet?!  :-)
 
 
 

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Post by Locobo » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00

OOPS!  I clicked on "SEND" twice by accident!  Sorry everyone.  (This
was probably caused by my e***ment over Ghost Rider *finally*
opening.)  :-D
 
 
 

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Post by Eric Giesz » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I will be there...and this will be my first RRC event!!!
--
Eric Gieszl
--------------------------------------------------
Ultimate Rollercoaster
<http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/>
Roller Coasters - Theme Parks - Thrill Rides
 
 
 

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Post by JJMail.. » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Count me in!!!

Jeff Johnson

 
 
 

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Post by Fsurulz1 » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00

what do u mean it's about time 4 a real woodie what about pyclone and collususs
at sfmm?
 
 
 

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Post by Locobo » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


> >what do u mean it's about time 4 a real woodie what about pyclone and
> collususs
> >at sfmm?

> I mean they...ahem.....suck. Compared to other wooden roller coasters,

> they are just plain lame. I meant real woodie in terms that we will
> finally have a wooden roller coaster in California that may compare to

> the likes of the wonderful woodies elsewhere.

> In literal terms, yes Collossus and Psyclone are woodies. Are they
> good? Not in the least.

> Wes

> Wes Lagattolla
> http://wescoaster.rollercoaster.com
> THE WESCOASTER
> **************************
> #1 Steel- STEEL FORCE
> #2 Wood- PHOENIX
> Ghost Rider-The Ghost Of Knott's
> Rides On November 30th.

   The sad thing is, in Colossus' case, it was a truly awesome wood
coaster at one point...many years back.  Sadly, you've all seen how far
a wood coaster can tumble after a park has trashed it with reprofile
jobs, trim brakes, and lack of proper maintenance.  It's kinda painful
to hear today's younger folks rip into what was a world class wood
coaster.  (Psyclone was never anywhere near Colossus in my book, but it
was pretty good coaster during its first year of operation.)
    More importantly, Ghost Rider hopefully will show the general non
coaster enthusiast public out here in California something that we've
all known for many many years...that wood coasters can be MUCH better
than steel coasters!  I can't begin to tell you how many times I've
heard "Oh...they still make wood roller coasters?" or "How can you like
wood roller coasters?  They aren't any fun because they don't go upside
down."  Sadly, I get the idea this is how most of the folks out here in
California feel towards woodies.  :-(  (Since we currently only have one
world class woodie out here, Giant Dipper at SCBB, you can see where
they get their attitude from.)  But, I have a feeling that Ghost Rider
will change all that!  Then other parks will catch on and start building
wood coasters out here, hopefully!  :-)  It's too bad that Ghost Rider
is too far away from where I live and the general public here probably
won't ever experience it.
    Once again I ask myself...am I getting that old to the point where
I'm the only one that remembers the original Colossus before it was
trashed by Magic Mountain?!
 
 
 

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Post by Tim Lon » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I remember and rode the original Colossus only a month or so after it
opened. It was a very wild experience, with ejection seat airtime! Now it is
pretty tame.

By the way, last winter Psyclone was running surprisingly well, with even
some airtime. But when I rode again in May, it was slow and sucky.

Tim

Quote:



> > >what do u mean it's about time 4 a real woodie what about pyclone and
> > collususs
> > >at sfmm?

> > I mean they...ahem.....suck. Compared to other wooden roller coasters,

> > they are just plain lame. I meant real woodie in terms that we will
> > finally have a wooden roller coaster in California that may compare to

> > the likes of the wonderful woodies elsewhere.

> > In literal terms, yes Collossus and Psyclone are woodies. Are they
> > good? Not in the least.

> > Wes

> > Wes Lagattolla
> > http://wescoaster.rollercoaster.com
> > THE WESCOASTER
> > **************************
> > #1 Steel- STEEL FORCE
> > #2 Wood- PHOENIX
> > Ghost Rider-The Ghost Of Knott's
> > Rides On November 30th.

>    The sad thing is, in Colossus' case, it was a truly awesome wood
> coaster at one point...many years back.  Sadly, you've all seen how far
> a wood coaster can tumble after a park has trashed it with reprofile
> jobs, trim brakes, and lack of proper maintenance.  It's kinda painful
> to hear today's younger folks rip into what was a world class wood
> coaster.  (Psyclone was never anywhere near Colossus in my book, but it
> was pretty good coaster during its first year of operation.)
>     More importantly, Ghost Rider hopefully will show the general non
> coaster enthusiast public out here in California something that we've
> all known for many many years...that wood coasters can be MUCH better
> than steel coasters!  I can't begin to tell you how many times I've
> heard "Oh...they still make wood roller coasters?" or "How can you like
> wood roller coasters?  They aren't any fun because they don't go upside
> down."  Sadly, I get the idea this is how most of the folks out here in
> California feel towards woodies.  :-(  (Since we currently only have one
> world class woodie out here, Giant Dipper at SCBB, you can see where
> they get their attitude from.)  But, I have a feeling that Ghost Rider
> will change all that!  Then other parks will catch on and start building
> wood coasters out here, hopefully!  :-)  It's too bad that Ghost Rider
> is too far away from where I live and the general public here probably
> won't ever experience it.
>     Once again I ask myself...am I getting that old to the point where
> I'm the only one that remembers the original Colossus before it was
> trashed by Magic Mountain?!

--

Tim Long

 
 
 

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Post by Wes Lagattol » Sun, 01 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>what do u mean it's about time 4 a real woodie what about pyclone and collususs
>at sfmm?

I mean they...ahem.....suck. Compared to other wooden roller coasters,
they are just plain lame. I meant real woodie in terms that we will
finally have a wooden roller coaster in California that may compare to
the likes of the wonderful woodies elsewhere.

In literal terms, yes Collossus and Psyclone are woodies. Are they
good? Not in the least.

Wes

Wes Lagattolla
http://wescoaster.rollercoaster.com
THE WESCOASTER
**************************
#1 Steel- STEEL FORCE
#2 Wood- PHOENIX
Ghost Rider-The Ghost Of Knott's
Rides On November 30th.

 
 
 

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Post by BaSSiSti » Sun, 01 Nov 1998 04:00:00

No, locoboy, you are not the last person left who remembers the glory years of
Collosus. I had just graduated from the kiddyrides to a bigger coaster the year
before (up to the Revolution), and I went on Collosus that first summer it was
open. SHEER TERROR.  I whacked my ankle so *** the inside of the car that I
had trouble walking. The rest of that summer, there was no way to get me back
on THAT ride.

Mike Miller
(who can't wait to ride Psyclone this winter to see if me and Tim Long's
theories hold up.)