Wordless Wednesday (almost) - Would you ride this ride?

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I went to the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton a few weekends ago...  I actually went to see Tracy Lawrence perform.  For those of you that are not county music lovers, he is a country singer.  It was a good show.

Carnival Ride

After the early show, we did some walking, and came across this ride that had a looooong line!  It spins on its axis, flinging the ends into spins.

carnival ride

As I step back and take a picture of the entire ride, you can see it is pretty big...

Carnival Ride

My little Cannon camera has a pretty good zoom, so I focused in on some riders as they waited for the next riders to board below.  Imagine waiting up there, so they can spin the crap out of you...  They even took off their shoes...  lol!

Now you may ask if I rode it?  

Have a great day!

 

Chris Alston

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Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
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I'm with Kristine, #18! Haven't been to a County Fair in a number of years -- we took in the Kauai County Fair for a few years--coincided with vacation -- that was a great event, similar to San Mateo County Fair, but with a definite Hawaiian flair.

July 20, 2011 12:05 PM #20
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

In a word...NO!

Nice pics of an amusement ride that I would not find amusing at all!

 

July 20, 2011 03:12 PM #21
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Chris Alston
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Stacey HAHAHAH!!  No, I didn't ride it...  The line was huge for it.  But I suppose that I would ride it.  :)

July 20, 2011 05:07 PM #22
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Kerrie La Guardia
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No way Jose!  I would spew all over you!

July 20, 2011 05:35 PM #23
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They have not yet made a ride that I wouldn’t ride. It’s in my blood.

July 20, 2011 10:12 PM #24
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Ann Hayden
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Chris,

I think I will pass on this one.....

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

July 20, 2011 11:30 PM #25
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John Mayer
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Chris - I can handle most rides and coasters but I don't like the looks of that one. I prefer to keep my lunch where I put it :-)

July 21, 2011 01:41 PM #26
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Erika Rogers
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Chris-there's no way I would get on that contraption!  I like a lot of roller coasters, but nothing like that.  Too bad you didn't get to ride it so you could describe your experience to us;)

July 21, 2011 01:48 PM #27
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
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I would vote no.  I just don't think the traveling carnival rides are all that safe.  Good call attending the concert, Chris!

July 21, 2011 10:44 PM #28
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Chris me and rides are like water and oil -We don't mix. I hope you had fun on the ride though Chris.

July 24, 2011 11:55 PM #29
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Chris, I originally came here just to schmooze you...(wink, wink, tickle, tickle)...but now my tummy is turned upside down from looking up at that thing! You didn't ride it did you?

Oh, back to schmoozing...wow, you are good! What fantastic posts you are writing and I am now a new follower and shall never stray again! I shall follow you into blog fog till I can see no more. You have a lovely smile and you are soooooo good looking...if only I weren't married and as old as a dinasaur I would be tickling your fancy! I think you are the best at everything you do and I am promising to hang on every word!

"whew"

I hope you remember me with my up and coming video I am attempting to get the nerve up to do!

July 25, 2011 03:40 AM #30
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Gloria Todor and Doug Durren - Delaware County PA Real Estate
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Hi Chris, Hope you enjoyed the show and the ride.  Not a ride I would enjoy, but probably the music!

Sounds like you are having fun!

Gloria

July 25, 2011 10:40 AM #31
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If only I could find someone who would go on rides with me. I love rides but don't like to go by myself, and my other half despises rides.

Happy Tuesday!

July 26, 2011 06:11 AM #32
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Colleen McConnell
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pretty evenly divided between daredevils and scaredy cats. I'm a scaredy cat.

July 27, 2011 09:54 AM #33
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
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Chris, No, I would not ride it. Our state fair starts August 12-24 and they have new rides...but will not ride them. Leave the rides to the younger generation.

July 29, 2011 10:45 AM #34
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John Cannata
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I like the scary rides, but this does not look appealing to me. Perhaps its a lot of fun though.

July 29, 2011 11:16 AM #35
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Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate
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I don't like that kind of ride!! I would be sick as a dog if I rode that!! I like to watch though..

July 29, 2011 09:45 PM #36
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I was wondering why you didn't have a featured post lately. It's because you don't even have a recent blog post! Where are you, Chris? Hopefully really busy.

July 30, 2011 12:19 AM #37
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Don MacLean
Simolari & MacLean REMAX EXECUTIVE REALTY - Franklin, MA
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LOL depends on how long I wait in line.

My mind starts looking at how it's put together and if it doesn't make my check list .no thanks

Short line, and no time to review ..........lets ride

Enjoy the day

August 01, 2011 09:25 AM #38
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J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY
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No way. Call me a killjoy, but those carnival rides are put together with band aids and cotter pins. I'll put the kids on the kiddie rides, but the big ones scare me. #wimp

August 03, 2011 12:16 AM #39
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