Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ravine? Huh?

Not the Raven Flyer II. Not the Radio Flyer II. The RAVINE Flyer II. You may be a little unfamilar with the word "ravine," but that's where I come in. Maybe it's one of those blast-from-the-past phrases: bee's knees, swell, fuddy-duddy, knuckle sandwich, stud, psych, bombdigity, boo yah...the list goes on. (Back from Memory Lane yet? If you're not, don't worry, I'll wait...)

According to Wikipedia, a ravine is:

"...a very small valley...[R]avines are typically classified as larger in scale than gullies, although smaller than valleys. A ravine is generally a slope landform of relatively steep sides...Ravines may or may not have active streams flowing along the downslope channel which originally formed them..."

As you all hopefully know, the RF II races down a bluff (steep hill) and over a four-lane highway ravine as the original ride did, hence the name of the coaster. So that's why it's called the RAVINE Flyer II! Now you can tell all your friends and look like a roller coaster expert!
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