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Alpine Coaster with no brakes
http://zanylol.com/coaster.html ^

Posted on 04/09/2012 7:29:58 PM PDT by navysealdad

Jaw dropping, high-speed, brakeless journey down the mountain. Austrian downhill coaster is nevertheless terrifying.” The coaster located Mieders, Austria, starts at the top of a mountain, reachable by a cable car.

(Excerpt) Read more at zanylol.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: austria; rollercoaster; themepark

1 posted on 04/09/2012 7:30:02 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

Why would you want brakes when you can just roll right off to either side?


2 posted on 04/09/2012 7:36:33 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: navysealdad

Let’s not and say we did! LOL.

BTW, I love hairpin curves...Blue Ridge Parkway on a Harley is nice.


3 posted on 04/09/2012 7:37:32 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: navysealdad

Outstanding! I’d do it, but most likely use the brake some.


4 posted on 04/09/2012 7:38:52 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: navysealdad
"That huge suckin sound, is the sound of your hiney trying to get a death grip on the seat"

"Hell I'd ride it! if you want to slow down, just stick your ears out like this!"


5 posted on 04/09/2012 7:44:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: navysealdad

I would ride that thing in a heartbeat.


6 posted on 04/09/2012 7:46:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: navysealdad
that's frickin awesome
after that one, try this really fast zip line in south africa http://youtu.be/3r0pROzHY5M
7 posted on 04/09/2012 7:51:11 PM PDT by jjw
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To: navysealdad

If I remember correctly, these things were built to help people get home, after spending the day working in the mountains.

I`d love to live in Switzerland or Austria. They always comes across as countries that are simply enjoyable to live in.


8 posted on 04/09/2012 7:53:38 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: navysealdad

That’s ridiculous!

Awesome!!!


9 posted on 04/09/2012 7:55:15 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: navysealdad

“OK Beavis, now push this thing back up there so I can try it”

I’d soil my raiment, but that looks like a hoot!


10 posted on 04/09/2012 7:55:32 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: left that other site

Oh, have I got a road for you.

RT 9 from Berkeley Springs to Paw Paw WV.

Enjoy the spectacular, plummeting views over the mountainside and try to ignore the missing sections of rusted guard rail....where there even *is* a guard rail.

:)


11 posted on 04/09/2012 7:56:46 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Perdogg

A prehistoric version of this is what got Oetzi the Iceman. He went flyin’ off on a curve and crashed into that crevasse, then the glacier covered his carcasse.


12 posted on 04/09/2012 8:02:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: navysealdad

I would do it in a heartbeat!!

It looks safer than a roller coaster because you’re lower to the ground, although the passing the trees at MPH present a bit of a hazard.

This was posted a couple of months ago and it is still fun to watch.


13 posted on 04/09/2012 8:03:20 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: navysealdad

This link shows the little car that they are riding down the mountain in. It’s the test run with some beautiful scenery.

http://zanylol.com/coaster.html


14 posted on 04/09/2012 8:05:34 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: left that other site; Salamander

It you want a nice extended ride, road trip, head from the east across the Appalachians and into Ohio.
It will get a little less exiting after you clear the foothills, but then head up along the lake to Sandusky Ohio to Cedar Point.
The biggest Roller Coaster Park on the Planet!

http://www.youtube.com/results?q=cedar+point&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=w1


15 posted on 04/09/2012 8:11:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: left that other site

Blue Ridge Parkway on a Harley is nice.”

Would that be Blue Ridge Parkway in KCMO/Lee’s Summit area?


16 posted on 04/09/2012 8:14:57 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: navysealdad

Looks like fun - but it’s so long. The guy on the bike is looking to be an organ donor.


17 posted on 04/09/2012 8:23:12 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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http://10awesome.com/10-awesome-amusement-parks-in-the-world/


18 posted on 04/09/2012 8:23:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: navysealdad

That’s too cool!!


19 posted on 04/09/2012 8:40:14 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: left that other site

You should go to Maui, Hawaii and take the road to Hana. Narrow two lane road, sharp 180 degree switchbacks through the hilly rainforest along the coast. You can come suddenly nose to nose with a car at one of the many narrow one lane concrete bridges.


20 posted on 04/09/2012 10:21:27 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: navysealdad
How come the furineers get to have all the fun?. Come on America, we need some of these!
21 posted on 04/09/2012 11:07:12 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: ADemocratNoMore

Probably too much red tape. Bureaucrats and environmentalists ruin all of the fun.


22 posted on 04/09/2012 11:19:45 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: mylife

Um, that’s where I live but I never go over the WV border to OH.

[and I don’t do roller coasters]

;D

A local fun spot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dans_Mountain


23 posted on 04/10/2012 12:19:31 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: ArmyTeach

i did Hana on an iron head Sportster! It is a great ride! :-)


24 posted on 04/10/2012 3:36:57 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: navysealdad

I hope those signs along the route don’t say “DEER CROSSING”.......


25 posted on 04/10/2012 3:47:05 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: mylife
Cedar Point is the best place for coasters on this planet...with Top Thrill Dragster as the best "coaster" ever!

120+MPH and an unbelievably smooth ride. (The "similar" ride at 6Flags in NJ "Kingda Ka" was a little faster and higher but rough beyond description...would still return to that ride also but TTD is the best, without question.)

Hoping to get back there this season...not bad for a couple of 60 year olds...

;>D

26 posted on 04/10/2012 4:11:29 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Salamander

Ah Yes...I did Rte 55 in WV...since I rode there a big interstate has been installed so it’s not the same. Back-in-the-day, it was a lovely ride through Moorefield, past Seneca Rock, Seneca Caverns, and Smoke Hole on winding mountain roads with water rushing alongside. Of course, I had to ride from BOSTON to get there! LOL!

I would love to try the route you suggest! :-)


27 posted on 04/10/2012 4:22:17 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: mylife

That sounds NICE! :-)


28 posted on 04/10/2012 4:23:57 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Jonty30
If I remember correctly, these things were built to help people get home, after spending the day working in the mountains.

They should make elevators like that.

Might need a few city blocks to stop it though.

29 posted on 04/10/2012 4:27:31 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Grams A

I don’t know. I rode South from the Winchester, VA Area and rode many miles, turning into every “scenic overlook” I could, and than turned around and headed North again, continuing on into WVa.


30 posted on 04/10/2012 4:31:52 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: submarinerswife

He can’t read the signs, but I think they say “Caution: Grizzly Crossing.”


31 posted on 04/10/2012 4:34:30 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido
He can’t read the signs, but I think they say “Caution: Grizzly Crossing.”

There aren't Grizzlys in Austria although the Van Trappe family is still being pursued by Nazi ghosts, perhaps??

32 posted on 04/10/2012 10:36:38 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Prov1322

Its just a great park!


33 posted on 04/10/2012 3:59:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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