78-Year Old Rides Coaster 90 Times in One Day...
He's name is Vic Kleman, he's 78 and a member of the Roller Coaster Enthusiasts. This group has nothing better to do than travel around the world and ride whatever roller coasters they might encounter.
Kleman is one of them and, as a connoisseur, he knew that a coaster named Jack Rabbit is turning 90. So he decided to celebrate the birthday of the wooden coaster, one of the oldest in the world, in a proper manner. Kleman went to Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, were the coaster is located, got on it and didn't get off for a full day.
He managed to squeeze exactly 90 rides during the time he spent in the coaster, exactly the number of years the coaster has been in operation. And don't think that was easy, given the coaster's layout.
Jack Rabbit is an 85-foot, double-dip drop machine, a feature which gives the impression to the rider that he will be thrown from the seat.
Kleman says he has been going on the Rabbit since 1959, doing some 20 rides per visit. The 90 trips he took during his last visit brings the total number of rides with the Rabbit to 4,000.
"I feel great. I don't know if I could do another 90, but I bet I could do another 50," Kleman said according to wpxi.com.