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Taken For A Ride!

Posted by Boghound on August 27, 2010


 78 year old, rides roller coaster 90 times in day

A 78-year-old man rode a Pittsburgh-area roller coaster 90 times in one day – bringing his lifetime total to 4,000 rides. Vic Kleman spent about five hours on the Jack Rabbit roller coaster at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin.

The wooden coaster is no spring chicken, either. It’s celebrating its 90th anniversary – the number that prompted Kleman’s marathon riding session on Sunday.

The Jack Rabbit has an 85-foot, double-dip drop. Kleman says he’s been going on it since 1959, and usually rides it about 20 times a visit.

Kleman, who lives in nearby Knoxville, Pa., is a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts.

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