…Jeremy Reid built his own roller coaster?

Roller Coaster

Jeremy Reid didn’t want to have to go to an amusement part to enjoy the thrills of a roller coaster, so he built his own in his backyard. Using 4.75 tons of wood and 7,000 screws and nails, Jeremy started the project in September of 1997, and now has a fully operational, 444-foot roller coaster. The first drop is 20 feet, and the ride reaches a top speed of 20 mph, which isn’t bad considering the fact that it was built entirely by hand. Jeremy, your determination is enviable.

[Jeremy Reid’s Backyard Roller Coaster]

[Via: Neatorama]