Not Too Old Yet!
By Four Walls
May 15, 2022 6:44pm CST
Yes, I’m getting old. I’m drawing social security now, as well as my postal retirement. But I’m not “too” old yet! While in the Smokies I made a stop at one of my favorite places, Rocky Top Mountain Coaster. It’s a LONG (it has four ascents and descents) individually-operated “coaster”-type ride. You can make it go fast (the top speed, they state, is 30 MPH); or, if you’re a sissy, you can make it go a lot slower. I’m too old for the 30 MPH thing (although I do let it go full-throttle once on the ride), but I’m not too old (yet) to get on that sucker and enjoy the daylights out of it! One of the climbs has a great joke: a sign that says “does a bear pee in the woods?” And the next one with an arrow pointing toward a shack and the words, “You bet! Euro-pee’n bears.” As long as I’m not too old I’ll make a stop at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster every time I’m in the neighborhood! The photo is me kicking up my heels (or heel, singular) as I start the ride. And here’s a You Tube video of the entire ride:
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• Pikeville, North Carolina
During the short time I lived in NH, there was an alpine slide ride on the slope of the ski area right behind the condo complex and I rode it often. This one was more like a concrete bobsled course instead of being on rails and if you lost control could suffer major skid burns.
• United States
They had those ride-a-concrete-drainage-ditch rides at Ober Gatlinburg a long time ago. I think they have the rail mountain coaster now, too. They’re very popular in the area. I think there are at least five of them in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area….meaning I must have missed one! I have to go back!!!!
• Los Angeles, California
Ohhhh, I'd totally go on that ! We went on a similar ride . . . during the summer we went to a skiing area . . . they had an "alpine slide" ride which was like bobsledding (more like a slide, not on a track). But this track one seems to be more like a "coaster". Weeeeeeeeee!