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PeterOut...
Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:09 am
 
I have heard (verbally) that people over 40 should should not ride
roller coasters because of the risk of cerebral aneurysms. I have
ridden a number of coasters since the age of 40 but, like everyone, am
getting older all the time. I am about to turn 53 and was about to
turn 51 last time I rode a coaster. The wildest one I rode at that
time was the Alpengeist at Busch Gardens in VA
http://www.buschgardens.com/bgw/ar_alpengeist.aspx . I had no
problems. I was wondering if I should stop riding coasters. I have
never smoked. I think my blood pressure is around 120/80 (varies with
the operator) and I drink a glass or two of alcoholic beverage a week
on average. I am also male.

I do understand that coasters do not actually cause aneurysms but may
cause a symptomless, existing aneurysm to rupture.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
Peter.
 
steelforce...
Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:43 am
 
On Jun 24, 3:09�pm, PeterOut <MajorSetb... at (no spam) excite.com> wrote:
Quote:
I have heard (verbally) that people over 40 should should not ride
roller coasters because of the risk of cerebral aneurysms. �I have
ridden a number of coasters since the age of 40 but, like everyone, am
getting older all the time. �I am about to turn 53 and was about to
turn 51 last time I rode a coaster. �The wildest one I rode at that
time was the Alpengeist at Busch Gardens in VAhttp://www.buschgardens.com/bgw/ar_alpengeist.aspx. �I had no
problems. �I was wondering if I should stop riding coasters. �I have
never smoked. �I think my blood pressure is around 120/80 (varies with
the operator) and I drink a glass or two of alcoholic beverage a week
on average. �I am also male.

I do understand that coasters do not actually cause aneurysms but may
cause a symptomless, existing aneurysm to rupture.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
Peter.

Roller Coasters DO NOT cause cerebral aneurysms. However, they can
cause one to burst, so can running, walking, dancing, boinking and any
other activity that makes your body move. You can die sitting on a
park bench, or laying on your sofa.

The more healthy you are, the less chance you'll die from any
activity. If you follow MANY of the recent deaths at Disney World, you
find that literally ALL of them died from a pre-existing condition, or
a condition that should have stopped them from riding in the first
place.

So, look after yourself, do the right thing, and ride to your hearts
content.

And by the way, the best way to die on a coaster is to ignore the
rules and act stupid and do something dumb.

SAM
 
Eric Griswold...
Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:28 pm
 
PeterOut <MajorSetback at (no spam) excite.com> writes:

Quote:
I have heard (verbally) that people over 40 should should not ride
roller coasters because of the risk of cerebral aneurysms.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated,

Don't trust USENET for medical advice.

Talk, face-to-face, with a doctor instead; preferably one that knows you.

Eric
 
Frank...
Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:59 pm
 
WHAT A WAY TO GO!!!


"PeterOut" <MajorSetback at (no spam) excite.com> wrote in message
news:18684224-35b1-4dad-96af-b26c6dbd7761 at (no spam) y21g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
Quote:
I have heard (verbally) that people over 40 should should not ride
roller coasters because of the risk of cerebral aneurysms. I have
ridden a number of coasters since the age of 40 but, like everyone, am
getting older all the time. I am about to turn 53 and was about to
turn 51 last time I rode a coaster. The wildest one I rode at that
time was the Alpengeist at Busch Gardens in VA
http://www.buschgardens.com/bgw/ar_alpengeist.aspx . I had no
problems. I was wondering if I should stop riding coasters. I have
never smoked. I think my blood pressure is around 120/80 (varies with
the operator) and I drink a glass or two of alcoholic beverage a week
on average. I am also male.

I do understand that coasters do not actually cause aneurysms but may
cause a symptomless, existing aneurysm to rupture.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
Peter.

 
Mr Bungle 34...
Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:59 pm
 
To die doing something you love is the best way you can go....
 
vince...
Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:16 pm
 
In article <18684224-35b1-4dad-96af-b26c6dbd7761 at (no spam) y21g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>,
PeterOut <MajorSetback at (no spam) excite.com> wrote:
Quote:
I have heard (verbally) that people over 40 should should not ride
roller coasters because of the risk of cerebral aneurysms. I have

There was a woman in her 80s at the CoasterCon and she rode everything.
Even Superman flying coaster. I'm 46 and I'm not dead yet(though
Ninja at SF Georgia almost broke my neck - TAER IT DOWN!). Might as well
enjoy your death.
--
vince
/***** Visit the Home of the Rancid Tofu Experience *****/
/***** http://www.garageband.com/artist/rancidtofu *****/
 
nogodforme...
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:44 am
 
On Jun 24, 9:16 pm, vi... at (no spam) eris.io.com (vince) wrote:
Quote:
In article <18684224-35b1-4dad-96af-b26c6dbd7... at (no spam) y21g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>,

PeterOut <MajorSetb... at (no spam) excite.com> wrote:
I have heard (verbally) that people over 40 should should not ride
roller coasters because of the risk of cerebral aneurysms. I have

There was a woman in her 80s at the CoasterCon and she rode everything.
Even Superman flying coaster. I'm 46 and I'm not dead yet(though
Ninja at SF Georgia almost broke my neck - TAER IT DOWN!). Might as well
enjoy your death.
--
vince
/***** Visit the Home of the Rancid Tofu Experience *****/
/*****http://www.garageband.com/artist/rancidtofu *****/

Depends on the coasters.

A woman died on Hulk at IOA, and another on Goliath at SFMM.
http://www.injuryboard.com/national-news/woman-dies-on.aspx?googleid=25156
That's why they nerfed Goliath to nothing at the mid brake, so it
would go slower through the final helix.
The helix (big circle) is what causes the blackout.
A few coasters that cause this feeling to me are
Goliath (SFMM), Titan (SFoT), Deuling Dragons (IOA), Kumba (BGT).
A horizontal (flat) helix to end the ride does it.

I'm sure other will chime in with other rides. I recently visited
SFoT and rode Titan. It didn't seem to be as nerfed as Goliath. In
the final helix, my eye sight went funny.
 
Mark Rosenzweig...
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:25 am
 
On Jun 25, 8:44am, nogodforme <nogodfor... at (no spam) bellsouth.net> wrote:
Quote:

I'm sure other will chime in with other rides. I recently visited
SFoT and rode Titan. It didn't seem to be as nerfed as Goliath. In
the final helix, my eye sight went funny.

Rob, you mixing unleaded with your gin again?
 
Keith Hopkins...
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:16 am
 
"Mark Rosenzweig" <stoneonta at (no spam) aol.com> wrote in message
news:aa2d031d-4c96-4a69-ab13-875a1cf597d7 at (no spam) i76g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
Quote:
On Jun 25, 8:44 am, nogodforme <nogodfor... at (no spam) bellsouth.net> wrote:

I'm sure other will chime in with other rides. I recently visited
SFoT and rode Titan. It didn't seem to be as nerfed as Goliath. In
the final helix, my eye sight went funny.

Rob, you mixing unleaded with your gin again?

E85. It has a crisp aromatic quality, not normally found in regular
unleaded.

--
Keith Hopkins
susskins at (no spam) sssssssssgmail.ssssssssscom
[clear up the hissing to email]
"Excuse me, sir, but you appear to be sitting
on my gown. Would you be so kind as to move?"
Mark McKenzie
 
Aynthem...
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:55 pm
 
PeterOut wrote:
Quote:
I have heard (verbally) that people over 40 should should not ride
roller coasters because of the risk of cerebral aneurysms. I have
ridden a number of coasters since the age of 40 but, like everyone, am
getting older all the time. I am about to turn 53 and was about to
turn 51 last time I rode a coaster. The wildest one I rode at that
time was the Alpengeist at Busch Gardens in VA
http://www.buschgardens.com/bgw/ar_alpengeist.aspx . I had no
problems. I was wondering if I should stop riding coasters. I have
never smoked. I think my blood pressure is around 120/80 (varies with
the operator) and I drink a glass or two of alcoholic beverage a week
on average. I am also male.

I do understand that coasters do not actually cause aneurysms but may
cause a symptomless, existing aneurysm to rupture.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
Peter.

My father is 79. Last year, he rode all the coasters at Kennywood,
including Phantom's Revenge.

I wouldn't worry yourself too much.

Aynthem
 
Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD...
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:09 am
 
Aynthem wrote:
Quote:
PeterOut wrote:
I have heard (verbally) that people over 40 should should not ride
roller coasters because of the risk of cerebral aneurysms. I have
ridden a number of coasters since the age of 40 but, like everyone, am
getting older all the time. I am about to turn 53 and was about to
turn 51 last time I rode a coaster. The wildest one I rode at that
time was the Alpengeist at Busch Gardens in VA
http://www.buschgardens.com/bgw/ar_alpengeist.aspx . I had no
problems. I was wondering if I should stop riding coasters. I have
never smoked. I think my blood pressure is around 120/80 (varies with
the operator) and I drink a glass or two of alcoholic beverage a week
on average. I am also male.

I do understand that coasters do not actually cause aneurysms but may
cause a symptomless, existing aneurysm to rupture.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
Peter.

My father is 79. Last year, he rode all the coasters at Kennywood,
including Phantom's Revenge.

I wouldn't worry yourself too much.

Would not worry at all.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about
itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." -- LORD Jesus Christ
(Matthew 6:34)

Amen.

"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?" -- LORD
Jesus Christ (Luke 12:25)

None of us, dear LORD.

And, so our responsibility is simply to make sure that we are doing
what You desire for us to do.

This is our sole purpose for our lives here in this world.

<><

May you and other dear neighbors, friends, and brethren have a
blessedly wonderful 2008th year since the birth of our LORD Jesus
Christ as our Messiah, the Son of Man ...

.... by being hungrier:

http://groups.google.com/group/sci.med.cardiology/msg/f891e617d10bd689?

Hunger is wonderful ! ! !

It's how we know what GOD desires, which is all that is good.

Yes, hunger is our knowledge of good versus evil that Adam and Eve
paid for with their and our immortal lives.

"Blessed are you who hunger NOW...

.... for you will be satisfied." -- LORD Jesus Christ (Luke 6:21)

Amen.

Here is a Spirit-guided exegesis of Luke 6:21 given in hopes of
promoting much greater understanding:

http://groups.google.com/group/sci.med.cardiology/msg/cc2aa8f8a4d41360?

Be hungry... be healthy... be hungrier... be healthier...

Marana tha

Prayerfully in the awesome name of LORD Jesus Christ,

Andrew <><
--
http://groups.google.com/group/sci.med.cardiology/msg/4128be9f9918d825?
 
Evojeesus...
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:23 am
 
On Jun 26, 12:09 pm, "Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD" <lo... at (no spam) thetruth.com>
wrote:

Please don't cross-post your preachings into science groups, it's not
polite.
 
PeterOut...
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:23 am
 
On Jun 24, 3:09 pm, PeterOut <MajorSetb... at (no spam) excite.com> wrote:
Quote:
I have heard (verbally) that people over 40 should should not ride
roller coasters because of the risk of cerebral aneurysms. I have
ridden a number of coasters since the age of 40 but, like everyone, am
getting older all the time. I am about to turn 53 and was about to
turn 51 last time I rode a coaster. The wildest one I rode at that
time was the Alpengeist at Busch Gardens in VAhttp://www.buschgardens.com/bgw/ar_alpengeist.aspx. I had no
problems. I was wondering if I should stop riding coasters. I have
never smoked. I think my blood pressure is around 120/80 (varies with
the operator) and I drink a glass or two of alcoholic beverage a week
on average. I am also male.

I do understand that coasters do not actually cause aneurysms but may
cause a symptomless, existing aneurysm to rupture.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
Peter.

Many thanks to everyone who responded. I went to Kings Dominion
yesterday and rode their wildest coasters. No problem. I guess I do
not have any cerebral aneurysms. (However, my last BP reading was 11?/
6?.)
 
steelforce...
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:13 am
 
On Jun 26, 8:23�am, PeterOut <MajorSetb... at (no spam) excite.com> wrote:
Quote:
On Jun 24, 3:09 pm, PeterOut <MajorSetb... at (no spam) excite.com> wrote:





I have heard (verbally) that people over 40 should should not ride
roller coasters because of the risk of cerebral aneurysms. �I have
ridden a number of coasters since the age of 40 but, like everyone, am
getting older all the time. �I am about to turn 53 and was about to
turn 51 last time I rode a coaster. �The wildest one I rode at that
time was the Alpengeist at Busch Gardens in VAhttp://www.buschgardens.com/bgw/ar_alpengeist.aspx. �I had no
problems. �I was wondering if I should stop riding coasters. �I have
never smoked. �I think my blood pressure is around 120/80 (varies with
the operator) and I drink a glass or two of alcoholic beverage a week
on average. �I am also male.

I do understand that coasters do not actually cause aneurysms but may
cause a symptomless, existing aneurysm to rupture.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
Peter.

Many thanks to everyone who responded. �I went to Kings Dominion
yesterday and rode their wildest coasters. �No problem. �I guess I do
not have any cerebral aneurysms. �(However, my last BP reading was 11?/
6?.)- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -

Low blood pressure can cause you to feel faint wobbly, gray out /
black out, that has little to do with aneurysms.....
 
trigonometry1972 at (no spam) gmail.com |...
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:33 am
 
On Jun 26, 4:23am, Evojeesus <evojee... at (no spam) mailinator.com> wrote:
Quote:
On Jun 26, 12:09 pm, "Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD" <lo... at (no spam) thetruth.com
wrote:

Please don't cross-post your preachings into science groups, it's not
polite.


Chung is a self centered nut.
 
 
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