When I was a kid, I once waited in line for at least an hour and half to ride a roller coaster. I was excited, but also terrified. And at the last minute I chickened out.
When it was my turn, I burst into tears and totally refused to get on. I'm sure my Dad was quite pleased, after waiting all that time.
So, yeah, roller coasters freak me out. Even videos of roller coasters freak me out. And this
On Monday afternoon, a fire broke out at the top of the recently-closed Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif.
If you're not familiar with Colossus, it was the roller coaster featured in the 1983 movie "National Lampoons's Vacation."
Meet Dirk Auer. He is a British stunt man and self proclaimed adrenaline junkie. For many people, riding on a roller coaster is enough to make you poop your pants. But, not for Dirk, he wants to ride a coaster on his custom built roller blades. One slight misstep and Dirk could be seriously injured or even killed.