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Yet Another RotorDave Odyssey- Hollywood, Pittsburgh, Ohio, Detroit


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1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Here we go again!

    I wasn’t going to do an “Odyssey” for this trip, as it is a short one. Only 2 1/2 weeks.

    But I got 4 messages today — “where’s the Odyssey?” ... so, what ya gonna do? So I whipped this up while I was on a plane.

    Fiona and I are off to Pinburgh.

    I originally had a ticket for Danni as well, but she started University last week. Because she is so young (16y 2mths) her admission was held up, and we had to go in front of the admissions board last Tuesday.

    Luckily, a combination of Dannis unbridled enthusiasm and my bullshitting got her accepted and she started last Wednesday! Luckily, she got right into it (and said “I looooooveeee ittttt”, as she does ...) so we could sigh a deep breath, and leave her behind to get into it. We flew out Friday night, 930pm, leaving Danni to her new studies ...

    rd
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    #2 1 year ago

    We landed Friday 3.30pm.

    Quite neat when you land before you took off.

    FYI it’s a easy 13 hour flight from Auckland to LAX. Hence why we laugh when we see our American buddies moaning about a 3 hour “long haul”. Haha!

    FYI - We only fly economy. Economy is around $1000 - business is around $5000. I’ll take the cheap option, thanks. The savings pay for the rest of the trip, and still leave money left over.

    Friday night traffic was predictably crappy, so we got to the hotel on Hollywood Boulevard around 5pm.

    Straight into the room for a quick freshen up ... then straight out the door for the 50 minute walk down Hollywood Blvd to the Comedy Store on Sunset.

    Hey - you could take an Uber and be there in 10 mins. But you don’t see the city doing that.

    We had tickets for the 7:30 Showcase featuring Marc Maron. I got the tickets two weeks before .. a chance to see Marc Maron! For only $11 each! Winnn!!

    However ... he was a no show. Which was a bit of a bummer. But the other 6-7 comedians were excellent, as they usually are at the Store, so you can’t complain too much.

    rd
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    #3 1 year ago

    Saturday, we decided to go walk down the other direction of Hollywood Boulevard, where we hadn’t been before.

    That’s the beauty of a huge city like L.A. .. I’ve been there like 10-12 times, and there’s still heaps of shit I haven’t seen.

    First stop, we checked out the Musicians Institute, which I was accepted to back when I was 17-18 years old, but I chickened out of going to. Leaving mommies house and moving half way round the world with no buddies or contacts was all too much for young Eddie Van RD.

    The temperature out on the street was between 90-100 degrees, so sweaty balls for all was the order of the day. Ha!

    Lots of sights out on Hollywood Blvd.

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    Lots of historic theatres as well, dating back around 80-100 years. The movie moguls used to try and outdo each other with their flashy theatres. Some of them are open, some are boarded up.

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    JUUUUUCY!

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    Hollywood used to be a real dump ... it’s certainly a lot nicer than it used to be — and it’s still pretty dumpy.

    And it’s certainly not “movie stars and millionaires” everywhere .. far from it. More homeless people than anything. But always cool to have a look around and explore the place.

    It’s always funny to eavesdrop in on the coffee shop conversations. Well, they are talking pretty loud so everyone can hear. Everyone is selling something .. generally themselves. New script ideas, auditions .. We went to a rooftop pool party last time we were here, and you should have heard everyone. Everyone was an actor and everything seemed so fake. It was like being in an alternate universe. Interesting to see! But certainly not my scene.

    rd

    #4 1 year ago

    When we were about half way down Hollywood, the police helicopter appeared overhead, and a few Ford Police interceptor Explorers ripped past, driving away from us. We were walking on the left side of the road, towards the oncoming traffic.

    Clearly something was going down somewhere in the vicinity.

    Then another couple of Interceptors appeared, one headed one way, another past us, sirens screaming. It’s all on somewhere.

    Then suddenly, out of nowhere, from behind us, a car came tearing past us, on the wrong side of the road, narrowly missing a tourist bus that had slammed on its brakes in the middle of the street. I’d say this car was going 80-90 miles an hour .. it was right on the verge of losing traction. It missed the bus by inches and screamed past us maybe 6-10 foot away from us. Followed by about 6 Interceptors, all screaming past at top speed. Just like the movies!

    This all happened so fast ... the car could have come up on the footpath and we wouldn’t have even seen what hit us. Out of it!

    It was all over in probably 10 seconds.

    The guy crashed further down the road, and started shooting at the cops, and took hostages inside a Trader Joes supermarket. The store manager got shot and died ... the gunman surrendered after a 3 hour standoff.

    If that dude had hit that bus (and it was f**king close) maybe we would have been in the firing line. It was our lucky day.

    Further down the road, everyone was buzzing. A local lady said to us “DAT CRAZY! WE DONT SEE NOTHIN LIKE DAT ROUND HERE!” haha

    It even made the news in New Zealand.

    rd

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    #5 1 year ago

    Jeez man, you’re lucky you didn’t get flattened by that car chase. The damn thing ended up about a mile away from me at our local Trader Joe’s. The neighborhood is pretty shaken up by it. Glad you two are all right!
    While on Hollywood Blvd did you catch some of the buildings Quintan Tarantino has sent back to 1969 for the movie he’s filming?
    He brought back the Pussycat!
    (Photo by my friend Vitta

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    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrArt2u:

    Jeez man, you’re lucky you didn’t get flattened by that car chase. The damn thing ended up about a mile away from me at our local Trader Joe’s. The neighborhood is pretty shaken up by it. Glad you two are all right!
    While on Hollywood Blvd did you catch some of the buildings Quintan Tarantino has sent back to 1969 for the movie he’s filming?
    He brought back the Pussycat!
    (Photo by my friend Vitta

    Yeah, the Pussycat looked great!

    It appeared to be showing porn movies, at least by the signs on the marquee. I wanted to come back down that side and check it out and get photos, but we were buzzing after the chase and I forgot all about it .... I had no idea it was a prop. I thought it was real! I actually said to Fiona “check that out! You don’t see those any more!” I bet the whole Boulevard was full of them back in the 70s.

    The famous Musso and Franks restaurant was closed all week for filming ... so I guess he was shooting there too?

    rd

    #7 1 year ago

    After all that drama (and oblivious to the shooting going on further up the road in Silver Lake) we walked some more of Hollywood Blvd .. then we decided to try out Los Angeles spanky new train set, and head up to Universal City for some Roma’s Ribs and a cold Margarita to ward off the 100 degree heat.

    For those that don’t know, unlike most huge cities in the world, LA has never had a decent mass public transport system. Everyone drives everywhere. So now there is gridlock 24/7 ... So they decided to install an underground Metro rail system, and it’s all slowly come on line over the last few years. Still a few sections under construction, but eventually it’ll be pretty awesome.

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    $1.75 gets you anywhere on a line ... if you transfer, you’re supposed to tap another 1.75 off your card. But I noticed nobody did it. In fact, lots of people didn’t pay anything at all. But that’s how it goes, I guess ...

    The trains were big and clean, the stations were big and clean, and the services were frequent.

    It used to be that a car was a necessity in Hollywood or Downtown .. now between the train and Ubers, you don’t need one any more. What a winner.

    The Hollywood/Vine station is decorated like the interior of the neighbouring theatres. Pretty cool. The ceilings are lined with film reels.

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    Up at Universal, we grabbed an early dinner (to beat the Universal Studios stampede at dinner time) and went to the movies to see the Equaliser 2. That was an 8.5 Popcorn movie, btw ... enjoyed it.

    Roma’s ribs are always good.

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    Easy 10 min train ride back down to Hollywood, and the night was done.

    rd

    #8 1 year ago

    The movie is called Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He’s revamped a bunch of buildings in the area. Down to the flyers on the walls and merchandise in the windows.

    I know I can PM you all this but I think it’s super neat

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    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrArt2u:

    The movie is called Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He’s revamped a bunch of buildings in the area. Down to the flyers on the walls and merchandise in the windows.
    I know I can PM you all this but I think it’s super neat

    Sure is! I look forward to seeing it!

    rd

    #10 1 year ago

    Sunday dawned ... time to catch some rays and sunburn down at Venice beach.

    Again ... the train proved an easy and efficient way of getting there. Run from Hollywood down to 7th St on the red line, and change to the Expo/Santa Monica line which runs largely above ground on the streets. A lot cheaper way of implementing rail, rather than digging expensive tunnels.

    The Expo line took a while to meander out to Santa Monica ... I’d say the whole trip was an hour? But it’d likely take that long in busy traffic anyway. And then you have to park your car. For $30! W T F

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    Lovely day out at Santa Monica. 1000s of locals were on the Pier, with its amusements and attractions, and down on the beach which stretches about 6-7 miles from Marina Del Rey up past Santa Monica.

    We decided to walk down from Santa Monica shopping district (where the train line stops) down to Venice along the famous boardwalk, and down to almost Marina Del Ray - about 5 miles down, and 5 miles back. In the 95 degree heat. The sea breeze was lovely though...

    rd
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    #11 1 year ago

    Venice boardwalk is always interesting. Lots of whackos out and about. In the weekend it can get crazy busy - we were there around 1-2 so it wasn’t tooooo bad.

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    After the boardwalk, we crossed over the road and checked out the Venice Canals - as seen in the last series of Californication.

    A really cool little spot .. it’s so quiet walking around there, you forget you’re in the middle of 10,500,000 people ...

    rd

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    #12 1 year ago

    We left the Canals and walked the 3 miles back to Santa Monica via Main Street.

    Lots of cool stuff to see ... and some tripping hazards ...

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    This is a cool part of the city. Main Street is very trendy.

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    #13 1 year ago

    Left Hollywood this morning to head to Pittsburgh (via Denver) on United.

    Exciting Uber ride through the streets with a driver who thought he was Antron Brown. 5 stars!

    The plane was delayed coming into Denver by a thunderstorm. We had to hold outside Denver for 60 minutes for the storm to pass. We thought we would miss our 5:45pm flight on to Pittsburgh, but we learnt it was also delayed to 8:40.

    So that was a bummer - but as least we were flying. So we retreated to the bar for a drink and a meal.

    I fully planned on staying there until 8:39pm, but around 7:20 we decided to go down to the gate to wait, and I’d charge my phone and write this thread up.

    On the way I ducked into the men’s room and mid piss the PA says “flight 2011 to Pittsburgh, last chance to board the plane ..”

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    So I get out of there, find Fiona .. “I think they said our plane is leaving!!” “Shit!”

    Lucky we weren’t too far from the gate, so we hiked it down there and the lady opened the closed door and let us down the jetway. Lucky!

    Who the hell bumps a plane to 8:40 and then unbumps it back to 7:20? Never seen that before! Lucky I was taking a leak, or we would still be sitting there looking for our plane!

    I composed all these posts on Notepad on the plane. Helped fill in the time. No TV/Video on the United plane unless you swiped your card and paid $7.99. I listened to some podcasts instead.

    Arrived in Pittsburgh at 12:40am.

    It’s 3:44am as I write this. 7:44pm New Zealand time.

    Great start for Pinburgh. Hahaha. At least I got a few days to acclimatise.

    Marty from Head2Head Podcast messaged me and wants me to be their ring-in for the Trash Talker thing on Sunday. That’s pretty cool. All the good players must have been taken. Lol

    rd

    #14 1 year ago

    Are you planning a trip to Sandcastle whilst in Pittsburgh?

    www.sandcastlewaterpark.com

    #15 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinballer73:

    Are you planning a trip to Sandcastle whilst in Pittsburgh?
    www.sandcastlewaterpark.com

    Looks cool!

    But I’m more rollercoasters than Undie Togs.

    We were planning to go to Kennywood tomorrow, but seeing as it is now 4:16am and we are wide awake - maybe not ...

    rd

    #16 1 year ago

    Good thing you hadn’t planned on going to Hershey Park....this continuous rain has put them out for a week due to flooding.....

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    #17 1 year ago

    I’m glad this isn’t your first trip to the US.

    After your narrow miss with the shoot out, I could see a first time visitor getting on the next plane home and swearing off the US entirely.

    Sounds like an experience you will never forget and I’m glad you and the rest of the people on the street were not harmed.

    #18 1 year ago

    Ok, who else saw this and thought “I hope rd ends up in one of my groups in Pittsburgh”.

    #19 1 year ago

    Absolutely looking forward to 'rotordave in Detroit' pictures

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    Looks cool!
    But I’m more rollercoasters than Undie Togs.
    We were planning to go to Kennywood tomorrow, but seeing as it is now 4:16am and we are wide awake - maybe not ...
    rd

    Kennywood!!! Best collection of wooden coasters in America:

    Thunderbolt
    Jack Rabbit
    The Racers

    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    Who the hell bumps a plane to 8:40 and then unbumps it back to 7:20? Never seen that before! Lucky I was taking a leak, or we would still be sitting there looking for our plane!

    When I used to travel for work, that crap happened on a semi-regular basis. Never caused me to miss a plane, but it made for a close call the first time I experienced it.

    Maybe it's a US-only thing? Certainly seems pretty stupid to me.

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    Marty from Head2Head Podcast messaged me and wants me to be their ring-in for the Trash Talker thing on Sunday. That’s pretty cool. All the good players must have been taken. Lol
    rd

    Ha!
    You will be playing with jimmi who is wayyyy too nice so please practice some extra trash talking

    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from FalconPunch:

    Ha!
    You will be playing with jimmi who is wayyyy too nice so please practice some extra trash talking

    “F**k you Teolis!”

    How’s that for starters!

    rd

    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinballerchef:

    Good thing you hadn’t planned on going to Hershey Park....this continuous rain has put them out for a week due to flooding.....

    Bummer! We went to Hershey last time we were here, and the rides were closed all day due to high winds. About 2pm we bailed and got a refund. Still got to go to the chocolate tour though.

    “It’s the milk chocolate doo doo doooo”
    “It’s the milk chocolate doo doo doooo”
    “It’s the milk chocolate doo doo doooo”
    “It’s the milk chocolate doo doo doooo”
    “It’s the milk chocolate doo doo doooo”
    “It’s the milk chocolate doo doo doooo”

    Anyone who’s been there has that song permanently tattooed into their brain.

    rd

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from stevevt:

    When I used to travel for work, that crap happened on a semi-regular basis. Never caused me to miss a plane, but it made for a close call the first time I experienced it.
    Maybe it's a US-only thing? Certainly seems pretty stupid to me.

    Yeah, I’ve never seen it anywhere else before.

    If you had the app, you’d get a notification I guess. But for ordinary schmos like us, unless you’re looking at the flight board all the time, you’d never know ...

    rd

    #26 1 year ago

    Righty ho! Good job not gettin shot RD.

    #27 1 year ago

    Hope to run into at Pinburg Dave. We just got back from our Route 66 trip, maybe we'll get a chance to share some stories.

    #28 1 year ago

    Today we explored the Strip District of Pittsburgh.

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    Pittsburgh is a blue collar city - and proud of it! Everywhere you go in the city, you can see the industrial heritage from years gone by.

    Buildings from the early 20th century are everywhere ... often deserted and awaiting their restoration. Or demolition.

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    There are still sections of schist cobbles from a century ago ...

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    rd

    #29 1 year ago

    And it’s a momentous day!

    I had a good cup of coffee in America!

    Now guys, don’t take this the wrong way - but what passes for expresso coffee here isn’t really coffee. It’s brown flavoured milky water. Real coffee should give you a hit.

    Ok, I’ve had a few good coffees here. But they are pretty few and far between.

    I found this place down in the Strip that roasts its own beans. From the outside it looks like a shithole - and in today’s image conscious society, that’d scare half the people off.

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    But they knew their stuff, and the 16oz Cappachino gave me a buzz for half an hour. And only $2.50.

    Whoooopa.

    They had beans from all round the planet.

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    rd

    #30 1 year ago

    You can see this was a real working class neighbourhood.

    In one street, you have an Irish bar, an Italian grocer, an Asian grocer, some dating back to early last century.

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    Wholeys Market dates back to 1912.

    Very cool market with everything you’d need, food wise.

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    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    Who the hell bumps a plane to 8:40 and then unbumps it back to 7:20? Never seen that before! Lucky I was taking a leak, or we would still be sitting there looking for our plane!

    Quite common here in the United States. I live ten minutes away from the Detroit airport and used to travel almost weekly for my old job (I don't miss it at all). Whenever I'd get a notification that my outbound flight was delayed for over an hour, I could delay my drive to the airport. However, I would always check every half-hour for an update as there were many times when 2-3 hour delays were magically moved back up by an hour.

    That $7.99 on United was an outstanding value on an LA to Chicago flight for me during the last Presidential election. 5 PM LA flight so the polls were closing on the East coast. One of the fastest flights ever as I had the clicker set between Fox News and CNN. When they both had commercials, I switched to WNBC out of New York City.

    Even better, I used my COmpaNy credit card. Never even saw the charge.

    #32 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Even better, I used my COmpaNy credit card. Never even saw the charge

    Yeah, $7.99 isn’t bad when you consider the movie at AMC the other night was $19.

    And especially good if you’re not paying for it!

    I’m just used to Air NZ where there are 60 movies, 100 music albums and 50 TV series to watch, all part of the deal. Mind you, they have free luggage as well ...

    rd

    #33 1 year ago

    Still in the Strip area, the Pennsylvania Macaroni Company had all the Italian supplies you’d need. A great range of cheeses and deli meats.

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    The outside of their building had some custom artwork.

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    As did the car park over the road.

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    rd

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    #34 1 year ago

    As mentioned, the plan today was to head to the Kennywood Amusement Park.

    Because we didn’t go to sleep until 5am, we slept till 11. Then Fiona saw they had a “Night Rider” ticket that allows you to get into the park from 5pm to 10pm for half price.

    So we thought, let’s bank on the crowds clearing out and head there after 5pm.

    And what a sweet move that was. As walked in, all the families were walking out, their children tired and grumpy from the long day in the muggy heat.

    We have been to Kennywood before ... back in 2006, on another of our roadtrips. Danni was only 4 at the time. Chicago to Pittsburgh to Washington DC to NYC. Nice little trip.

    So here we are again.

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    Kennywood is one of the States most historic parks, dating back to 1898.

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    We walked straight on to most rides. The longest wait was around 15 minutes for the front seats of the great Phantoms Revenge steel coaster. This coaster had more downward Gs than any coaster I can remember. It really pushed you down in the seat. It also weaves inbetween the classic wooden coaster next to it, Thunderbolt.

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    What a great snapshot of Pittsburgh .. roller coaster in the foreground, huge dirty old steel mill in the background ...

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    The wooden coaster, Thunderbolt, was very bone rattling, with some good negative Gs lifting your ass way out of the seat.

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    rd

    #35 1 year ago

    Kennywood has some historic rides.

    The Jackrabbit wooden coaster was built in 1921 and has a double dipper (or camel back)

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    Racer was also built in the 1920s ... it is the only continuous track racing coaster in the USA. There are two trains ... you start on one side of the track, and finish on the other. Both trains are running on the same track at the same time.

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    The Whip is good old fashioned fun ... the cars run around a central island, when you get to the end you “whip” out quickly. Drifting before drifting was a thing. This was built in 1918 and is one of only 2 built with 16 cars.

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    The Kangaroo is another simple ride. The cars go around in a circle, there is a big ramp in the middle of the circle and you launch off the end of it. Pretty basic! But fun. These used to be common, but this one is now the last one still running in the world.

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    Philly Cheesesteak!

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    rd

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    #36 1 year ago

    That Phantom is terrifying

    #37 1 year ago

    Have you been to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio? Ride Top thrill, Steel Vengeance, Maverick, and Millenium Force if you do.

    #38 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    That Phantom is terrifying

    I don’t really find them terrifying.

    But as I get older ... I do find them painful. Haha. Some of the older ones really screw me up.

    The only time I’ve been really scared on a coaster was the Hades, at Mt Olympus in Winsconsin Dells. We went there in 2006 on the same trip I mentioned above. It’s insane. When it went through the tunnel (under the car park, outside the park..) I thought the thing was gonna come off the tracks.

    One teenage girl shat herself so bad (downunder talk for “scared”) they couldn’t get her out of the car. She just sat there crying for 5 minutes until someone got her out. Haha

    Here’s a video. Not mine. Note that Coaster enthusiasts are way bigger nerds than pinball guys. Hahaha!

    When I rode it back in 2006, there were no lights in the underground sections. It was dark. Twice as scary.

    rd

    #39 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinstor12:

    Have you been to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio? Ride Top thrill, Steel Vengeance, Maverick, and Millenium Force if you do.

    Yep .. back in 2006. Did all 13 coasters by myself (Danni was too little to ride them) one after another. Bang bang bang. What a place!

    We will be back there again in a week.

    rd

    #40 1 year ago

    A new coaster just opened up at Knotts Berry Farm this weekend. It’s called Hangtime. I watched the video. I’m afraid I may be like the girl who shat herself so bad

    #41 1 year ago

    Coasters! now were talking
    One day this is my goal to ride this up hill launch coaster in Dollywood

    #42 1 year ago

    What's the agenda for Detroit?

    #43 1 year ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    What's the agenda for Detroit?

    Just some ruin porn, of course. No realization that all of that empty space was left after white flight in the 60’s some 50 years ago. 1.85 million in 1950 to 677k in 2015. Just “man, how poor is this place?” with some whack-ass tourist perspective. Take some pics. I still haven’t seen any of the Transformers movies.

    Or just focus on the great aspects of the wonderful rust-belt city that Detroit is. Lots to do if you’re not looking at dilapidated old buildings owned by folks banking on the city to turn without doing any upkeep. I think it’s more for younger people, though. You may wanna stick to Ferndale and say Detroit.

    #44 1 year ago

    Sorry. Do I sound like I’m from Downriver?

    #45 1 year ago
    Quoted from jahbarron:

    Or just focus on the great aspects of the wonderful rust-belt city that Detroit is. Lots to do if you’re not looking at dilapidated old buildings owned by folks banking on the city to turn without doing any upkeep.

    Actually, I’m more facinated with the story of the hipsters flocking to Detroit to turn the place around.

    Will I look at old buildings? Yes. I’m a commercial property developer. I look at buildings every day of my life. I’ve loved buildings since I was a little kid.

    I’m always intrigued by abandoned buildings. The story of the place. The people that worked there. Why the business isn’t there now. Why nobody has done anything with the building.

    Some person owns every building. Why are they leaving it sitting there? What’s the story?

    I bought an 70,000sqft abandoned pallet racking factory on 5 acres in Pukekohe that used to have 50 staff employed there. I repurposed the building, leased it up and now 50 people work there again in 6 different businesses. That’s what fascinates me. Repurposing old buildings and shitty areas and “making them great again!”

    Not quite “ruin porn”, sorry to say.

    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    What's the agenda for Detroit?

    There isn’t one at this stage. I make it up as I go along.

    rd

    #46 1 year ago

    I would pay to read ROTODAVE’S threads. Always interesting with nostalgia, historical landmarks, good eats and off the beat paths. Seriously good stuff

    #47 1 year ago

    Pittsburgh, Ohio, and Detroit? I know those places!

    Hopefully see you guys around this weekend!

    #48 1 year ago

    Sitting back and enjoying the journeys without ever leaving the house. Truly epic

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    #49 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinstor12:

    Have you been to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio? Ride Top thrill, Steel Vengeance, Maverick, and Millenium Force if you do.

    Not into Valravn? That pause at the top of the first hill--looking straight down--pretty scary, but fun.

    #50 1 year ago

    The Cedar Point Cinema roller coaster?
    Don't forget Gatekeeper.......

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