ride


(from the movie, fear, 1996)

strap me down and whirl me around. i was lucky enough to ride the tallest, longest, & fastest rollercoaster on the east coast, the intimidator. appropriately commemorating one of nascar’s beloved & fastest drivers, dale earnhardt. and i swear that after the first drop, my eyes crossed and i saw dale waving checkered flags. my 14 year old self was fascinated by all of the sensations in the lower half of my body. my 24 year old self enjoyed sitting there doing nothing but was still fully satisfied. unfortunately for the rest of the roller coasters, i rode the intimidator first. the bar was set pretty high and most of the rides, left me feeling achy and whip-lashed. i should have known, a good ride is hard to find.

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