Fargo Street bicycle challenge

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January 12th, 2016 at 11:37:25 AM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Ayecarumba
Great job Wizard! What was the actual elapsed time to solve the cube?


Thanks! Looks like about 2:45, which is nothing impressive. I could have done it faster if I were going in a straight line.
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January 19th, 2016 at 1:47:39 PM permalink
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Here is my second attempt at the Rat Beach hill.

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January 21st, 2016 at 12:13:22 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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When is the organized climb of Fargo Street that is put on by the bike club? Will your attempt be part of their thing? It would be convenient (and safer) to do it at the same time, since they block the street off to car traffic.
January 21st, 2016 at 1:34:13 PM permalink
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Quote: Ayecarumba
When is the organized climb of Fargo Street that is put on by the bike club? Will your attempt be part of their thing? It would be convenient (and safer) to do it at the same time, since they block the street off to car traffic.


I don't know. I would avoid that day as bicycles traverse up and down the street and I don't have much flexibility on a unicycle to avoid them. I'd definitely prefer a regular day like when I did it on a bicycle.
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February 1st, 2016 at 3:19:15 PM permalink
Evenbob
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This is very interesting. It's amazing in many
ways and tells a lot about who we are. Could
you do it, Mike? The 2nd one is shorter but
you have to see it if you watched the first.



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February 1st, 2016 at 7:32:02 PM permalink
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Quote: Evenbob
This is very interesting


I really enjoyed those videos. It reminds me of when I was teaching geometry. We would go through a principle, then I would give the same problem to the class 15 minutes later, only upside down. You could tell how many kids thought it was an entirely different problem,
February 2nd, 2016 at 12:26:41 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin
You could tell how many kids thought it was an entirely different problem,


It makes me question how hard it is
to change our way of thinking the
older we get. I have a really smart
friend in his mid 70's who has a
genius IQ and refuses to learn how
to use a computer. He reads 4 books
a week, but has it set in his mind that
he would be a failure at a computer
so he never even tries.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
February 2nd, 2016 at 12:30:48 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
We would go through a principle, then I would give the same problem to the class 15 minutes later, only upside down. You could tell how many kids thought it was an entirely different problem,


A man is standing by a window measuring 2.2 meters exactly in the middle floor of a building. He sees a marble go by in exactly 1/5th of a second. The marble continues to fall until it hits the pavement, where it performs a miraculous 100% elastic bounce. It then reaches the bottom window again, after an absence of exactly 17 and 2/5ths of a second.

Q: What's the name of the man watching the marble go past the window?


Ok. Actually the question in this problem was, "How tall is the building?" I maintain my question has a chance of being answered correctly :)
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February 2nd, 2016 at 1:25:17 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Nareed
Q: What's the name of the man watching the marble go past the window?


February 2nd, 2016 at 7:52:44 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Ayecarumba


Awesome photo!
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
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