Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Story Problem

A cyclist has already climbed the North side of Suncrest and has then dropped the South side and has climbed half way to the top. If the wife of said cyclist drives by in her car and wants to "watch" said cyclist climb the rest of the mountain, how many minutes can said cyclist climb in his big ring up the mountain before his engine totally explodes?

Notes: The wife is on her way to the gym and is wearing her work out top which looks really really good. The daughter is only 2 but already understands the significance of cycling.

7 comments:

dug said...

Six, six minutes. Then it's all over. Unless the workout top comes off, then you get six more minutes.

KanyonKris said...

I like six, six is good. But I thought 11 minutes was the average.

Good story problem - you could have a career writing them for the ACT. And throwing the 2-year-old daughter is perfect misdirection.

mark said...

It's just good you climbed the steeper north side of suncrest first. Climbing in the big ring always goes better with an adequate warmup.

Sam said...

This cyclist is amazing! Big ring climbing the south side of Suncrest.

andy said...

i think we need a picture of said wife in workout top to give you an accurate answer.

Rob said...

No! No, no, not 6! I said 7. Nobody's comin' up with 6. 7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 doors. 7, man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.

Rick Sunderlage said...

It was less than six. More like three. But three minutes in the pain cave is better than two.

Andy- sorry man. no pics.