Who here loves roller coasters? Aside from various coasters at smaller amusement parks and fairs, I've ridden coasters at Worlds of Fun (Kansas City), Opryland (Nashville), Six Flags over Texas (Arlington) and Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio), but I'm always looking for more.
The 'Titan' at Six Flags over Texas is easily the best. At 255 feet and reaching speeds of 85 mph, it is just plain freaky. 'Mr. Freeze' is another great one. I love it when it goes straight up, hangs there for a split-second, then rushes backwards again.
The current movement to make roller coasters "safer" makes me sick. After a handful of injuries over a span of many years, the government feels the need to step in and regulate things. Leave it to lawmakers to collapse under the pressure of the minority and ruin the fun for the majority.
So, what are your favorite roller coasters? Do you prefer steel or wooden? Do you like ones that loop inverted? The ones on which your feet hang free? Or maybe you're one of those people that refuse to ride them. Tell us why. Share your favorite roller coaster experiences and maybe I (and other roller coaster lovers) will be able to add some new coasters to our "must ride" lists.
Patrick Bateman is my hero.