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Dad builds backyard roller coaster for family

The 180-foot coaster runs through the Pembles' bay area backyard.

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SAN FRANCISCO — It’s every 10-year-old kid’s dream: walk out the backdoor and take a ride on your own, personal roller coaster.
For one northern California family, that dream is a reality.
In September 2013, Will Pemble and his son Lyle, 10, decided to take on a project of epic proportions.
“After a summer vacation back East, my son Lyle asked if we could build a roller coaster,” Pemble said. “I said 'yes.'”
Pemble said he’s always enjoyed building things. He works as a the chief product strategist at a company in San Francisco and is constantly looking ...

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