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    Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Wow.

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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Handles like it's on rails.
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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Whee-oh! Not in a million years...

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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    My first and last ride on a roller coaster was in 1947 when I graduated Ninth grade. It was on the either the Airplane coaster or the Dragon coaster at Playland in Rye, NY - I forget which. I was terrified and had my eyes closed from the time we hit the top of the first steep hill and plunged down. I was in the last car. I almost puked getting off and swore I'd never ride one again. One of those coasters was later torn down. The only other time I had a terrifying ride was in 1955 on the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic bobsled run at Lake Placid. I had to sign a release before riding. Shut my eyes on that one too.

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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Rye Playland.... one of my favorite places as a kid. My pals and me used to take a friend’s ski boat across the L.I. Sound to Rye then anchor the boat and swim in.
    Do you remember Freedom Land?
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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    No. I looked it up = a short-lived amusement park in Baychester, Bronx.
    I did the same thing with a friend's boat. We had two outboards on the back - his 2 horse Evinrude and my dad's 3.3 horse Evinrude twin. Across the Sound to Lloyd's Neck, anchored, climbed up the big sand cliff called Sandiggers and slid down. The cliffs are still there. My friend unfortunately is not. I took a picture from Greenwich Point with my Nikon P900 900 mm lens. If I can find it, I'll post it. The Sound is 6 miles across from Stamford, quite a bit closer from Rye and very narrow going into the East River.

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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    I grew up in Great Neck. It was a short trip across to Rye.
    Freedomland used to be right where Co-Op City now sits.
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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Back in the '50s, we'd make an annual trip from Texas to upstate NY. Always stopped at Storytown in Queensbury. Little Red Riding Hood ... sigh.

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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Last 'coaster ride for me was "The Hulk" IIRC, a decade ago at Universal Orlando. Da 'mits won some VIP passes in a radio contest. meh. Not much of a "thrill" IMHO. I've been 'wrung out' in aircraft from Citabrias to F-4's. No comparison. I'll keep the money for car parts.
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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Oh yeah doc... My T-34 aerobatics ride outa Peter O’Knight will never come close to any coaster.
    I might have thrown-up if I knew which way up was
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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliderman8 View Post
    Oh yeah doc... My T-34 aerobatics ride outa Peter O’Knight will never come close to any coaster.
    I might have thrown-up if I knew which way up was
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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Here's the Sandiggers photo. Taken from about 8 miles away on Greenwich Point. We climbed and slid down those cliffs. They're higher than they look here. Taken with a Nikon P900. I have better pictures of the moon and NY City from Greenwich Point. The Nikon was a disappointment. Battery kept going dead after only a few shots - and at the worst time. It sits in a drawer now - unused and unloved. I would sell it but I'm too lazy.

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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Quote Originally Posted by pdplot View Post
    Here's the Sandiggers photo. Taken from about 8 miles away on Greenwich Point. ...
    That sand is sure white!
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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    I guess I forget to upload picture. Senior moment. Here it is. Interestingly, it was created by the glacier that got about that far south and no further. That's where all the rocks came from - Connecticut.<img src="https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/attachment.php?attachmentid=64408&amp;stc=1" attachmentid="64408" alt="" id="vbattach_64408" class="previewthumb align_0 size_fullsize" style="">
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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Always enjoyed Space Mountain at Disney. Being in the dark probable makes it seem faster.

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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidApp View Post
    Always enjoyed Space Mountain at Disney. Being in the dark probable makes it seem faster.

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    It does, I once rode it in the light - and was also amazed how small it really is.
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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    It does, I once rode it in the light - and was also amazed how small it really is.
    They sure do a lot with a little and in the dark you can't see what's coming up so you everything takes you by surprise.

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    Re: Fastest Roller-coast... Ferrari in Abu Dhabi

    Interesting! I never liked the ride but this was fun.
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