Raptor VS. Alpengeist-(battle on Lake Erie): poem

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 6:26 PM

Merry Christmas, and nice poem! Raptor is definitely on my top 5 list! (number three after MF and MXL-200!!)

Lara Croft - The Ultimate Tomb Raider!

"Wind it up!!"

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 6:28 PM

Okay.... looking at my signiture I guess it's #4, but WT and Raptor are kinda a tie.

Lara Croft - The Ultimate Tomb Raider!

"Wind it up!!"

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 5:34 PM

Raptor has the home field advantage....or should I say home park advantage. Either way.. Raptor has the edge!!

I was super before Superstew was cool! Get Some!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 11:38 PM


Trip Count 2003: 13 2004: 24 2005: 22 2006: 25 2007: 25

Monday, December 4, 2006 7:16 PM

It's time .. Nothing like some brand spankin' new fresh material!

I was super before Superstew was cool! Get Some!!

Monday, December 4, 2006 10:03 PM
TTD 120mph's avatar

I have something interesting! I made it in English when we had to make a prologue like how Geoffrey Chaucer did in the Canterbury Tales. It had to be about a journey to a significant place with 4 travelers(describing them in detail). And for extra credit I wrote it in rhymed couplets.
Its a bit long but here it goes:
It is to be said that where I go
Is a place of weekly trips, except during snow.
A place that is my source of greatest desire.
Where there are things as tall as buildings, some even higher.
It’s known by many people it seems
Know by it fans as a place of dreams.
It’s called Cedar Point and even it harks
The squeamish of people into the park.
There are four of us, all fans, though one is new
To our group, yet even he has been through
The entire park, and knows the coasters,
Heck even HE collects the posters.
He dresses lightly in hot weather,
And in colder months, wears a sweater.
Tall, with glasses, very nerdy in expression
"What a loser!" would be your first impression.
His face is pale, white from no sun
Staying inside till a job of his was done.
The other two are brothers, one young, one old,
Both are prepared, and at times will hold
A bottle of water so neither has to stop
For drinks, be it lemonade or pop.
They dress alike, both have matching shirts
That are dark in color so they show no dirt.
That’s the gang of which I’m the leader,
No one else is better, and no one is weirder.
And like I said, we meet every week
At the gates before the sun can even peak
Over the lake to usher in the morning,
We find the wait to be joyous not boring.
But there’s a trick to each of us,
And it’s that we live far, farther than a bus
That can take us from our houses
Our work and even annoying spouses.
But why make these trips, do we seem crazy?
Is it not better that we go and not be lazy?
And stay at home where we fester
Only to have a sibling bother and pester?
So it’s our decision to go and meet
At the park having fun is what we seek.
We always end our trips with one last ride
On a single coaster to which we devote all our pride.
And when the day is done we bid farewell,
Reflecting the highlights of the day and to tell
How much we've enjoyed each others company
On the trips of which there are many.
Then we plan the next meeting, our next gather
At Cedar Point......because leaving cant be any sadder.

The End! :)

::Grammer fixed::
*** Edited 12/5/2006 4:00:12 AM UTC by TTD 120mph***

-Adam G-
Former title: Biggest Dragster nerd
Current title: Biggest Sir Rub a Dub's Tubs nerd

Monday, December 4, 2006 10:44 PM

Well done, TTD! That obviously took a good bit of time. By the way, it's 'squeamish', with an 'a'. :)

My author website: mgrantroberts.com.

Monday, December 4, 2006 10:50 PM

Thats a nice one there Adam good job.

Good to read the old Raptor vs. Alpengeist again, also with this fresh snow in Detroit its time to switch to my winter CP background.

Monday, December 4, 2006 11:01 PM
TTD 120mph's avatar

^^Yeah thanks, I typed that in a kind of rush.:) It's fixed now.

-Adam G-
Former title: Biggest Dragster nerd
Current title: Biggest Sir Rub a Dub's Tubs nerd

Tuesday, December 5, 2006 10:53 PM

Yeah, that was pretty awesome Adam.

Trip Count 2003: 13 2004: 24 2005: 22 2006: 25 2007: 25

Thursday, December 27, 2007 7:08 AM

Well like they say.... Better never than late...Or is it .. Oh nevermind. I can't believe I almost forgot to bring this back to life!!

I was super before Superstew was cool! Get Some!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007 1:25 PM
Ryan06's avatar

It's cool how you brought this thread back to life 7 years in a row now. Great poem!

Ryaи.L мsυ '11 || Cedar ρoıиt Adмıssıoиs 07·09 || Disиey 2010-2011

Thursday, December 27, 2007 1:52 PM
bholcomb's avatar

I can't believe this keeps coming to life.

Friday, December 28, 2007 3:14 AM
Dvo's avatar

^haha I must say, this is my first encounter with this thread. But I think it's hilarious! Hope to see it in December '08 =P

370 MF laps
Smoking Area Drone Pilot

Sunday, December 30, 2007 10:21 PM

Too bad.. its not true.. :)

BDash | Toro | Maverick | Bizarro | Voyage | RFII | X2 | TTD | DBack | Cornball

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 5:16 PM

Well Dvo ... Your wish has come true. 8 years and counting !

I was super before Superstew was cool! Get Some!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 6:13 PM
dsloban's avatar

You know we are in winter mode! We have 158 days!

Life is like a rollercoaster! It is full of ups and downs

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 7:38 PM

Nice poem, but I'm afraid Alpengeist is better. Actually, I think Afterburn is better, as well. So is Montu. Even Talon might have the upper hand. At least Raptor has Dueling Dragons beat ;)

Last edited by RaceRinger, Tuesday, December 9, 2008 7:40 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 8:07 PM

I guess I am the anti-RaceRinger. Having ridden all of those the one that I think gives Raptor a challenge is Fire. The rest just don't cut it. I had hopes for Afterburn but it seemed like it just quit about 2/3 of the way through it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 8:27 PM
TTD 120mph's avatar

Another cold and miserable off season....what a bore.
No midways or coasters along the Lake Erie Shore.
No more shows, boardwalk fries or jokes from Paddlewheel's crew.
Sorry folks, park's closed. Beagle out front shoulda told you.

What can we do and how will we cope?
Heck why try, there's no hope!
This season was perfect, that's for sure.
It went by so fast, it's nothing but a blur.

Still 4 1/2 months to go, it sounds too long!
I'm gonna hate it too, don't get me wrong.
But there's a new year approaching and it'll be great!
I don't know about you, but I can hardly wait.

So buckle in and try not to be a scorner.
After all, the 2009 season is just around the corner.
So enjoy Pointbuzz, the CP fan site with the most!
Only 158 days left until America's Rockin Roller Coast!


Last edited by TTD 120mph, Tuesday, December 9, 2008 8:29 PM

-Adam G-
Former title: Biggest Dragster nerd
Current title: Biggest Sir Rub a Dub's Tubs nerd


You must be logged in to post

POP Forums app ©2021, POP World Media, LLC - Terms of Service