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Congrats on coaster 600!!

 

I doubt I will ever get to ride that many in my lifetime. I just made 20 a few weeks ago after sitting and counting, apparently Kingda ka was my 20th coaster!

 

Coastermania at cedar point looked like so much fun, especially getting to ride with so many TPR members! Looked like so much fun I'm thinking of going for it next year, been thinking of going to CP for awhile now but I doubt I can this year. Plus it would be fun to ride coasters with people who don't look at you funny when you mention airtime.

 

Can't wait for the coaster pics.!

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Congrats Big Mike! I feel so humbled in your prescence...I'll be happy when I finally hit 200. I'm seemingly stuck at 133 right now, and will probably only add two more this season.

 

And by the way, Congrats also to your Red Wings...I'm an Anaheim Ducks fan, and I have to admit we cheered for the Penguins to win...but the Wings once again proved their prowess, and proved they deserved that cup again!

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great article here man, keep it up.

 

Im new to these forms but not new to roller coasters, and have been on boards for the last 6 years atleast, and can't say i've seen an endevear like this one before.

 

Great thread, i may have to stop in if you ever hit up Hershey or little Dutch Wonderland (if you haven't gotten those credits) and i dont have to work. thanks for the great read!

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Hello Friends!

 

As promised, here are the coaster photos of Cedar Point!

 

I am going to go light on the commentary this time.

 

I hope you enjoy.

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Not only was Maverick my 600th coaster, it was my first emergency evacuation too! Cedar Point is the best! Thanks for reading! Peace, Big Mike

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These were racing. I came in 2nd out of 4. When I asked my horse for more down the stretch, "I had no horse"!

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This new thrill show was very good. All of us liked it.

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Just thought this looked nice.

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Magnum XL-200!

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Millennium Force!

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Mantis

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Iron Dragon!

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Wildcat!

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Blue Streak!

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I know this is not the best picture, but what is going on in the back seat?

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Mean Streak!

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Cedar Creek Mine Ride!

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Gemini!

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Woodstock Express!

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Jr. Gemini!

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The starting lights light up on the tower.

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Top Thrill Dragster!

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Corkscrew!

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Wicked Twister!

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Disaster Transport!

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Raptor!

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Best new ride of 2007! Big Mike agrees totally :)

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Maverick! Also coaster #600 for Big Mike.

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The Ghost - Southern California in October!!

 

 

 

Will you be here for Haunt. If so there is a definite meet up. Also if you are going to any Disney parks I can meet up as I have a pass/ Hope to see you soon.

 

The ghost

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Big Mike, is Wicked Twister the same as Voodoo at Dorney? I know Voodoo has only one twisty side, does Wicked Twister have two or one? This is a general question,so anyone can answer for me. I was just curious. Great photos, the pics are always so crisp and bright. Keep up the great job, and congrats on 600!

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Comment time again!

 

 

Thanks to everybody for the congrats on coaster #600!

 

 

Bobbi Jo - Some of my pictures come out crisp and clear, and then there are others that I don't post that come out lousy! Same camera, its wierd.

 

Ghost - Cali Oct 3-12. i have not even tried to make any plans yet as it is a ways off. I do know that Northern Cal parks have a limited schedule then, so I may be up there on the weekends, but I need to check it out still. Will get back to you.

 

PAcoasterrider - I still have Hershey planned later this year and already have the admission ticket. Dutch Wonderland I hit last year and got all the credits!

 

Chadley - Thanks for the props for the Wings!

 

Rapids Nerd - I still need that kiddie coaster at Visionland as I was not such a big coaster collector when I visited there the 1st time! Maybe if I find a super cheap airfare!

 

Angela - A trip to Cedar Point would almost double your coaster count!! It is very nice to hang out with TPR coaster buddies!

 

Sugart - It was not planned for Maverick to be coaster #600, it just fell that way. A missed park Marineland, a denied kiddie credit at Canada's Wonderland, a closed kiddie credit the week before at Dorney, and Maverick being the only credit I needed at Cedar Point! I am glad it worked out that way, I loved Maverick!

 

Vertical Zero - I knew this question was posted and I had to go back pages to find it. I have not been keeping track on how much this whole Big Mike Road Show 2008 has cost so far or will cost by the end. I probably don't want to know I know Craig and I figured we spent about $300 in gas alone over Memorial day weekend! I am still working at UPS and am not retired, but have worked there long enough to get 7 weeks vacation! I got a few season passes to some chains of parks and decided that this is the year I am going to have lots of fun! I call it "The Year of the Big Man"!

 

 

5 days until I leave for France, Germany, Holland, and Belgium!!!!!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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The next park I am visiting is with Robb, Elissa, and Jeff in France.... and I am in last place between the four of us

 

 

But I am working on it!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Congrats on 600 mike. Great pics too, i realize i don't post much on here but i do read alot and i'm going to try to post more often so i can feel a tad better when i wear my TPR shirt. Great TR and good luck

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Hi Big Mike!!!

 

This is Pam. I am honored to have my picture with you posted on the BMRS. (although not one of my best pictures...guess that's what happens when you get up at 4:00am!!! LOL!!)

 

Congrats again on #600!!! Here's to many more!!!!

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Hello again my Friends!

 

This was going to be a long trip back to Big Mike Productions World Headquarters from Cedar Point if I did not make a few stops along the way, so that is what I did!

 

The original plan to stop at Puxatawny to see the groundhog place and Williamsport to see the little league world series place went down the tubes when I realized there were credits to be obtained!!

 

I did get one of my original 3 planned stops though!

 

Hope you enjoy everybody!

 

As always, thanks for reading!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Big Mike hops in The Hot Rod realizing that he is only halfway home and there are still some parks that need to be attended! Hope you enjoyed! More parks to come on the way home! Peace, Big Mike

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Plus more kiddies ride.

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Bumper Boats.

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A bounce house.

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There are also go carts.

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Credit #602!

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On the top of the zig zags.

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Big Mike on the ride and still getting the Fiesta Express sign.

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The Train.

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The train climbs up then zig zags the whole way down.

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Fiesta Express!

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I get a fun card and am ready for fun!

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Here is the park map.

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Here is a prettier sign for the ladies as Big Mike starts his mission to find a Lover's Lane partner.

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The Big Mike Road Show 2008 finally arrives at Fun Fore All in PA.

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The GPS was back at it again, somehow sending me into West Virginia??? I don't mind getting lost, but at least send me through a state that I still need credits in!! West Virginia is 100% already.

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..... Big Mike passes ANOTHER Lovers Lane an hour away and his bubble bursts that he has no woman to enjoy it with.

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Big Mike leaves and is feeling all on top of the world after pulling a fast one with his secret power of women until....

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Didn't try to fit in there.

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Swings!

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A carousel.

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Here are some more rides at the park.

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One more picture to see it in action.

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I even smoozed my way into having them take my picture on credit #601!

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Some bunny hops.

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The view from the top of the lift, which Big Mike's extra 36 pounds made it over!

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Raise that 75% success rate a little higher baby!!! 36 pounds over! Thats like needing to be 48 inches and making it at 39 inches lol

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Still using his charisma and bright smile, Big Mike takes a picture of the lift and asks if he can ride! Guess what happens?

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Big Mike struts up to the girls, with his Official Big Mike Road Show 2008 T-Shirt on, and takes a pictures of the train.

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Big Mike, full of confidence now, buys a ticket and turns on the Big Mike Charm. I thought it was a good sign that the ticket cost 75 cents and The Big Mike Charm usually works about 75% of the time!

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Taking a quick look at the station, I am happy to find 2 females working the coaster. Big Mike now has a chance!

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A problem! A 200 pound weight limit and Big Mike tipping the scales at 236. Not even close! The only chance i have is if it is a girl operator and I use the Big Mike charm again!

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Mini indeed. I could barely get in the picture!

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This way to the Mini Coaster!

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The map, including a huge pool with lots of hot bikinis that I cannot show you anymore lol.

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The prices! Pretty cheap too :)

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Tuscora Park!

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Seems they are very proud about their Tuscora Park!

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Arriving in the town of New Philadelphia OH, there are a lot of banners lining the streets.

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The Big Mike Road Show leaves the Hall of Fame in search of more coaster credits!

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Big Mike juking and jiving his way back to the Hot Rod with a nice stiff arm for anyone in his way.

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Here is some nice flowery stuff for the ladies just in case football is not their thing.

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Here is Big Mike dropping back to pass like the good ole days.

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Here is Jim Thorpe that you just read about.

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Here is some history of football.

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There is a new NFL rule that all rookies must now tour the Hall in their rookie season. Today the Titans and Rams rookies were there. I told the Hall I would still sign autographs.

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This is where the pre-season starts every year at the Hall of Fame game.

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I am so used to showing The Big Mike Readers the prices of the amusement parks that I automatically took a picture of this too.

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame!

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The Big Mike Road Show 2008 leaves Cedar Point looking for more fun! Lover's Lane would have been fun if I had a hot babe with me, but no!

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Big Mike,

Having had so much fun on the Big Mike / TPR Mini-Europe Roadshow / Trip last year, I shall be meeting up with the Big Mike Roadshow on the fast approaching Big Mike / TPR Europe Trip as you pass through Heide Park - see you again then! This thread is great, by the way; keep up the great work!

All the best,

Robin

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Great Pictures Mike.

Great pictures especially of you in the football position. Did you ever play football? Because you seem like your built for it.

I guess being Big Mike does have its perks for getting on rides and charming the ladies.

Great pictures can't wait to see more.

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