Sheesh, its been a rollercoaster of a week 🙂
Last year I REALLY wanted to get the goal “Ride a rollercoaster” I didn’t !
yesterday however, I visited Alton Towers, a place FULL of rollercoasters and Thrill rides, I think its fair to say a good day was had by all, when I decided to lose 26 stone (or 350 Pounds) one thing I said to myself was “Feel the fear, Do it anyway”, Yesterday, I followed my own advice.
It was 9.45 Am, I was ready to go in, I stopped for a snap:
On the ride, my fear got even worse:
Pretty much as the caption says, At 40 Stone (Or 550 Pounds) There would have been NO WAY I Would have ridden this , while im sure if there was no-one else in the cars I would have been fine, it would have been too humiliating to have to ride on my own !
As it was, it was fine:
Next up was the ADRENALINE filled , Riverbank Eye Spy in Old MacDonald’s Farmyard
Now, again, I wouldn’t have been able to ride this when I was 40 stone, The boat would have hit the bottom as its very shallow.
Right ENOUGH, Rollercoaster time, I used to love Intamin built rides, so I headed for the BEST one:
Yeah, I was ready, I looked for the que line…..Wait a second, I’m not sure if that is safe to ride ? I’ll move on to the next one “Just In Case”
On the way , I noticed a climbing net, I have, somewhere, a picture from 1998, at the top of one of these in Spain, so as soon as I saw it I got excited and got to the top ASAP
Another water ride, The boat DIDNT sink with me in it, BONUS !
Another WET ride:
At 40 stone I wouldn’t have needed to worry about sinking as
1: I wouldn’t have been able to FIT into the boat
2: It would NEVER have got up the lift hill
And Finally, time to whip those horses into shape 🙂
Sadly, that’s all the pictures I have, however I did ride MANY other rides , don’t worry, I felt the REAL fear and I did it anyway 🙂
18. Ride a roller coaster again – 23rd April 2011, Alton Towers, Many More To Come !
Feel the FEAR, Do It Anyway, LiveSTRONG.
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