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Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:02 pm
by robbalvey
GCI Wooden wrote:Wow, that POV looked like it could've been mounted it was so smooth. Great video as always.

Thanks! There is most certainly a "talent" to using the chest mount correctly! ;)

Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:48 pm
by Nrthwnd
Great NITRO video, Robb!

It looks like it could take my breath away.

And then some. :wink:

Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:54 pm
by boldikus
Awesome. I freaking love Nitro.

Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:28 pm
by scbt
I get why people aren't crazy about B&M Hypers, but I think they're the best rides out there for rerideability. It's the perfect intensity where you can just relax and enjoy it for ride after ride after ride.

Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:04 pm
by robbalvey
scbt wrote:I get why people aren't crazy about B&M Hypers, but I think they're the best rides out there for rerideability. It's the perfect intensity where you can just relax and enjoy it for ride after ride after ride.

To be honest, I actually find most of them to be pretty lame. In fact, Nitro might be the only one I truly "like a lot." I thought that Behemoth and Apollo are both "ok" as well, but I don't think I've been on any other one that's really blown me away or that I like as much as I like Nitro.

Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:23 am
by michaellynn4
^ :nina:

For the longest time, my experience with B&M hypers was limited only to Nitro, so I never got it either. Once I began venturing out to new parks and riding other ones (I232, Diamondback, RB), nothing ever lived up to Nitro. I232 was ok, but DB and RB were both pretty weak in my eye. I get now how Nitro is more of an anomaly than anything.

Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:45 am
by robbalvey
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Our next stop will be spending a few days in New York City! Spoiler Alert! There are no "roller coasters" but we had a whole lot of fun hanging out in the city with friends!

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Back at Chef 28! One of our favorite restaurants in #NYC! Amazing Asian food!

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OMG!!! We just walked into @bakedbymelissa and Garbles was here!!! WTF???!!! It's like a zombie apocalypse nightmare come true!

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Making a stop at the original @shakeshack in Madison Square Park! #NYC

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Some of our group headed down to @LunaParkNYC tonight to ride the world famous @TheCyclone at Coney Island! #NYC (Ok I lied, there would be *ONE* roller coaster photo! lol)

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Today we are hanging with @scottspizzatour! Our absolute FAVORITE thing to do in #NYC!

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Our first stop @scottspizzatour was world famous Lombardi's Pizzeria in #NYC! Go here! It's amazing!

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Today we are going to learn all about the history of #pizza in #NYC thanks to @scottspizzatour!

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With @scottspizzatour we get "behind the scenes" of the best pizzerias in #NYC

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Scott explains the crazy world of the pizza industry! It's fascinating!

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Our next stop on @scottspizzatour was Fiore's in #NYC where we compared a cheese pie to pepperoni.

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Fiore's had some amazing #pizza options with a unique oven to cook them in!

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Scott is testing the heat temperature of my slice to make sure it won't burn the roof of my mouth!

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Tom fully approves of the "bonus slice" he had at Fiore's!

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Next #pizza stop was John's Pizzeria in #NYC to try a "sauce on top" pie. It was delicious!

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Now THAT is a damn good pizza!

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Our #RetroGaming friends may appreciate the #PacMan that Scott made out of this pie!

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Another amazing time with @scottspizzatour! We highly recommend it when #NYC!

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Wandering around #NewYorkCity tonight checking out some famous sights!

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Our evening in #NYC included steak @MJSteakHouseNYC and it was fantastic!

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#NYC @DisneyStore exclusive #TsumTsum!

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Times Square touristy photos? CHECK! :)

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Today for lunch we are going suck down some balls @MEATBALLERS!

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The boys loooooove balls! (Especially Garbles! Look how happy he is to have some balls!)

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Elissa is always happy to have some balls in her mouth!

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Robb will wear this shirt proudly showing off how much he loves balls!

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And that is EXACTLY what I'm planning to do! :)

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We are not kidding! GARBLES LOVES BALLS!!!

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Hanging out in #CentralPark catching #Pokemon!

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Holy crepe! Peanut butter & jelly crepe in Central Park #NYC was just fantastic!

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Apple Store heaven!

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Trying a new place for dinner in #NYC. #Obica Mozzarella Bar and it's just fantastic!

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Today we are doing "touristy stuff" in #NYC!

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Guess what? LIBERTY BUTT!!!

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Hanging out at the #StatueOfLiberty today! (And not the one in Las Vegas!) :)

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Making an honest effort to do something "cultural" today! :) @metmuseum #NYC

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You know, the Greeks really did fail at the whole "circumcision" thing, didn't they? ;)

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Bellsprout crossing the Delaware...

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We are having very "Ferris Bueller" moment right now...

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Striking a historical pose!

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Kristen got to meet her favorite author today. @DanGutmanBooks is a super nice guy! Have your kids read his stuff!

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Just sat down in the very front row of @MatildaMusical in #NYC!

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Kristen absolutely LOVED @MatildaMusical! Great seeing it on #Broadway!

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Just had an amazing backstage tour of Matilda with @geoffardy! Huge THANK YOU! :) Kristen loved the show!

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And that wraps up our trip to NYC and our USA trip this year! It was super fun! Thanks to everyone for following along!

Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:43 pm
by ernierocker
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I am planning my attack on that amazing looking pizza. :lover:

Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:05 pm
by ObeyTheShihTzu!
Great pix from your NYC stay. To me, NYC is a "theme park" with its very own adventures! =)

I love that you all found The Meatball Shop location that is right in my neighborhood (looks like you were at the locale on Amsterdam Ave around 81st St?). Even tho I am only 2 avenues away, on West End Av, because the eatery is part of a chain of restaurants, I'd sadly assumed the food would be "meh," but now, reading your raves, I realize that I've missed out on a good thing in my own backyard! Any special suggestions? Favorite 'balls' you might recommend? :lol: (The parmesan cream sauce sounds crazy good!)

Here's a fun suggestion for your next visit. If you're in that area again, right across the street from the Meatball Shop, you'll find Luke's Lobster - a casual place that makes the BEST lobster rolls in the city. It's really small inside, so it's fun to take the lobster rolls to Central Park (or Riverside Park) for a gourmet picnic! (And have the peanut butter and jelly crepes for dessert!)

Thanks again for those great pix, reminding me of all the stuff I should be getting out and doing in my own "home park." :lmao:

P.S. Kudos for getting your backstage tour of Matilda. A VERY excellent adventure!

P.P.S. To those who rode the Cyclone - is it still as wild 'n crazy as ever?!? :airtime:

Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:08 pm
by Jcoaster
Awesome trip report! Living in NYC sometimes you really forget to take a step back and appreciate how much of an amazing place it is.