Our Very First “Lyle Chat”

Every Saturday, Lyle and I hop in the car and I drive him to Parkour. It’s a wonderful time for us to catch up, tell jokes, ask questions, tell stories, explore ideas. This Saturday, I put up a camera to capture some of the fun. My job as a Dad is to be there for the kids, and to listen. I know I’m totally biased, and it’s entirely possible – likely, even – that this video isn’t much more than a glorified home movie. But, I thought I’d put up this “Lyle Chat” just the same, and ask your opinion.

Lyle Chats are where most of the CoasterDad ideas and experiments come from. As you know, I pretty much do what my kids want, and I try to guide, encourage, protect along the way.

In today’s Lyle Chat, Lyle and I are talking about a possible trip Atlanta where I may finally get to meet a childhood Champion of mine, and while we’re at it, visit Six Flags Over Georgia.

You also may notice that this video is the first time we’ve shared Lyle’s Periodic Table of Roller Coasters. As you may know, Lyle is no stranger to The Elements.  So, when he adapted the periodic table to better explain the world of roller coasters, you can bet he did an amazing job.  Each coaster in the table is there for a reason, and is organized in a way that would make Dmitri Mendeleev himself proud.

We’ll have a lot more talk about the table in the next few days, and we might even put it on a t-shirt! Wouldn’t that be cool!

Stay tuned, and come back often, because we’ve got some really cool stuff coming down the pike. Our next experiment is guaranteed to amaze and delight you. I look forward to knowing what you think of our first Lyle Chat. Hopefully, you’ll find it as engaging and fun as I do!

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