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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

At that moment, I felt superior to everyone else.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Physically superior?
Intellectually superior?
Financially superior?
Morally superior?
Superior in looks?
Superior in taste?
Superior in etiquette?

Did you do something particularly well?
Did the others do something particularly bad?

Everyone else =
...people in general?
...the persons around you (indoors? outdoors? relevant?)
...people who were doing something similar to you (did you do it as a group? independently?)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 1:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Physically superior? This, no to the others.
Intellectually superior?
Financially superior?
Morally superior?
Superior in looks?
Superior in taste?
Superior in etiquette?

Did you do something particularly well? Yes.
Did the others do something particularly bad? No.

Everyone else =
...people in general?
...the persons around you This. (indoors? outdoors? This. relevant? Yes.)
...people who were doing something similar to you Yes. (did you do it as a group? independently? This.)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 5:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you taking part in a competition?
Sports relevant?
A bet relevant?
Did you set a record?
Did you win? Repeatedly? In several disciplines?

Did you feel superior in any of these?
Strength
Speed
Skillfulness
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Were you taking part in a competition?
Sports relevant?
A bet relevant?
Did you set a record?
Did you win? Repeatedly? In several disciplines?
No to all.
Did you feel superior in any of these?
Strength
Speed A bit of this...
Skillfulness ...but mostly this.
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Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 9:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you the only one able to do something?
The only one who could do something within a certain time?
Were you helping the others?

Were the others H/A/Ms?

Opening something relevant?
Building something relevant?
Setting up something relevant?
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Were you the only one able to do something? Yesish.
The only one who could do something within a certain time? No.
Were you helping the others? No.

Were the others H/A/Ms? H, mostly, irr

Opening something relevant? No.
Building something relevant? No.
Setting up something relevant? No.
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Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 2:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm... reminds me of a recent puzzle involving beach balls and Bibles. Were you trying to get something?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Hmm... reminds me of a recent puzzle involving beach balls and Bibles. Were you trying to get something? No.
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Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 10:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you female?
Male?
Are the others around you all humans?
All females?
All males
Both sexes?
Are there animals involved too?
Did it involve water? Or a ground event?
Was it obvious you were superior before hand?
Did what made you feel superior involve the addition of an object?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Are you female?
Male? This.
Are the others around you all humans? Yes.
All females?
All males
Both sexes? This.
Are there animals involved too? No.
Did it involve water? Yes. Or a ground event? Yes.
Was it obvious you were superior before hand? No.
Did what made you feel superior involve the addition of an object? An object is involved.
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Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 3:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is you-know-what relevant?

Not that you-know-what, but the you-know-what that's always asked about a Galfisk puzzle...
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Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 3:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you mean skydiving, Balin? =)
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Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Should I focus on the object involved? If so here goes:
Is the object something you can hold?
step or stand on?
get into?
pull or push?
Lift?
Hang from?
use like a hammer or some other tool?
expel something from?
break up?
fill with something?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Is you-know-what relevant? No, not this time ;-)

Should I focus on the object involved? Yes. If so here goes:
Is the object something you can hold? No.
step or stand on? Yesish.
get into? No.
pull or push? Yes.
Lift? Yes.
Hang from? No.
use like a hammer or some other tool? No.
expel something from? No.
break up? No.
fill with something? No.
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Is the object meant to be stepped/stood on? Lifted? Pulled/pushed?
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Is the object meant to be stepped/stood on? Noish. Lifted? Noish. Pulled/pushed? Yope.
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Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 5:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the event that precipitated the feeling of superiorty a planned thing or something that happened unexpectantly:
Like using some sort of implement to lift a truck up to save a kid?
The object can be pushed or pulled so it IS moveable or at least parts of it is, right? Which is it? The entire object that is moveable?
Or just parts of it?
Could what he achieved have been accomplished without this object?
Did he actually plan on using this object?
Or did it just happen that it became a freakish or lucky part of the event?
Does heat or cold play into this?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 6:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the event that precipitated the feeling of superiorty a planned thing Noish. or something that happened unexpectantly: Yesish.
Like using some sort of implement to lift a truck up to save a kid? No.
The object can be pushed or pulled so it IS moveable or at least parts of it is, right? Which is it? The entire object that is moveable?
Or just parts of it? The entire object.
Could what he achieved have been accomplished without this object? No.
Did he actually plan on using this object? Yes.
Or did it just happen that it became a freakish or lucky part of the event? No.
Does heat or cold play into this? Yes.
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Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 6:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which is it? Heat?
Cold?
Did anyone fall into a frozen lake?
Was fire involved?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 7:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which is it? Heat?
Cold? This. No to all else.
Did anyone fall into a frozen lake?
Was fire involved?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you sledging? another activity in the snow? snowboarding? skiing?
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Was a sled involved?
Is it winter?
Is ice involved?
Does what season it is, matter?
Did someone else's life benefit from what you did? More than one person?
Did you save a life?
Did this occur in a city like area?
Country side?
Mountains?
Does snow play any part in this?
Refrigerator?
Was the object that you used a rope?
A pick?
A shovel?
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were you sledging? another activity in the snow? snowboarding? skiing? No to all.

Was a sled involved? No.
Is it winter? Almost.
Is ice involved? Yes.
Does what season it is, matter? Yes.
Did someone else's life benefit from what you did? No. More than one person? So no.
Did you save a life? No.
Did this occur in a city like area? Yes.
Country side? No.
Mountains? No.
Does snow play any part in this? No.
Refrigerator? No.
Was the object that you used a rope? No.
A pick? No.
A shovel? No.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 8:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

skating?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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skating? No.
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Was someone else involved in this with you?
Were you wearing all your clothes at the time?
I'm thinking Polar Bear Club here, you know those people who swim in the freezing cold water. Anything like that?
Was it something you physically sustained longer than any one else?
This object you used, was it a tool, or an object that you used to serve as a tool?
Did you use this object in water?
On ice?
Was it a snowboard?
Skiis?
possibly a surf board?
Is it bigger than a foot?
2 feet?
3 feet?
more than 3 feet?
Does the size of it even matter?
Is whatever you did something that encompassed a large area to do it in? Did doing it involve moving a distance? Or standing still? Was what you did done in reaction to something else?
Did this action take longer than 10 minutes to do? Less than a minute?
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Was someone else involved in this with you?
Were you wearing all your clothes at the time?
I'm thinking Polar Bear Club here, you know those people who swim in the freezing cold water. Anything like that?
Was it something you physically sustained longer than any one else?
This object you used, was it a tool, or an object that you used to serve as a tool?
Did you use this object in water?
On ice?
Was it a snowboard?
Skiis?
possibly a surf board?
Is it bigger than a foot?
2 feet?
3 feet?
more than 3 feet?
Does the size of it even matter?
Is whatever you did something that encompassed a large area to do it in? Did doing it involve moving a distance? Or standing still? Was what you did done in reaction to something else?
Did this action take longer than 10 minutes to do? Less than a minute?
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Was someone else involved in this with you? Noish.
Were you wearing all your clothes at the time? Yes.
I'm thinking Polar Bear Club here, you know those people who swim in the freezing cold water. Anything like that? No.
Was it something you physically sustained longer than any one else? Yesish.
This object you used, was it a tool, or an object that you used to serve as a tool? Tool is not the best word. I used the object as intended.
Did you use this object in water? No.
On ice? Yes.
Was it a snowboard? No.
Skiis? No.
possibly a surf board? No.
Is it bigger than a foot? Yes.
2 feet? Yes.
3 feet? Yes.
more than 3 feet? Yes.
Does the size of it even matter? Yes.
Is whatever you did something that encompassed a large area to do it in? Yesish. Did doing it involve moving a distance? Yes. Or standing still? No. Was what you did done in reaction to something else? No.
Did this action take longer than 10 minutes to do? No. Less than a minute? No, but it could.
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you must have been on a bicycle then? no?

did you do the longest skid? lol
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Was it important that the object you used be a certain size for it to serve the purpose you needed it for?

Or did you use it BECAUSE of the size it was?

Is the object designed for what you used it for?

Is the object designed to move or to be stationary?

Did it have wheels?

Is it a ladder?

Was there a hole in the ice?
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you must have been on a bicycle then? Yes indeed! no?

did you do the longest skid? lol No.

Was it important that the object you used be a certain size for it to serve the purpose you needed it for?
Or did you use it BECAUSE of the size it was?
The bicycle was the right size for me.

Is the object designed for what you used it for?
Yes.
Is the object designed to move or to be stationary? Move.
Did it have wheels? Yes.
Is it a ladder? No, it's a bicycle ;-)
Was there a hole in the ice? No.
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was it on solid ice, as in a frozen body of water, or a purpose built rink? or on an icy road/path?

Was everybody else falling off their bikes?
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was it on solid ice, as in a frozen body of water, or a purpose built rink? No. or on an icy road/path? Yes.

Was everybody else falling off their bikes? No, but...
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were the others too scared to mount their bikes?

did they get on their bikes but were unable to do what you did?

did you cycle uphill? downhill?
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were the others too scared to mount their bikes? Yes. There were pedestrians also.

did they get on their bikes but were unable to do what you did? No.

did you cycle uphill? downhill? Neither, but irr.
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so is there a thing that both the other cyclists and the pedestrians couldn't do, or couldn't do as well as you?
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so is there a thing that both the other cyclists and the pedestrians couldn't do, or couldn't do as well as you? Yes, this.
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Hint: it is likely to happen again today.
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is it something that happens every Tuesday?
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is it something that happens every Tuesday? No.
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was there an alternative path (minus ice) that everyone took except yourself, perhaps a subway?
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was there an alternative path (minus ice) that everyone took except yourself, perhaps a subway? No.
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did everyone else wait for something to happen before attempting to navigate the icy path?

did everyone else change the time of their journey?
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did everyone else wait for something to happen before attempting to navigate the icy path? No.
did everyone else change the time of their journey? No.
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did everyone else decide just not to go?
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did everyone else decide just not to go? No, they did go, but...
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they turned back? phoned for assistance? Got assistance?
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...but not on bicycles?
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they turned back? phoned for assistance? Got assistance? No to all.

They did go...but not on bicycles? Indeed.
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I'm a bit unsure what is left to discover here - is it something to do with how 'they went'?
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A freezing rain is falling, covering the roads with a thin, wet layer of ice. Cyclists lead their bicycles, and pedestrians walk gingerly on the treacherous surface. The cars are driving slowly and carefully.
I confidently weave between pedestrians and cars alike, eagelry pedaling my bicycle towards home.
People look on in amazement, sometimes punctuated by sudden realization. I feel like a god among mortals.
How?
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Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 - 8:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is there something different or special about your bike? Are you somehow making your path less treacherous?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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is there something different or special about your bike? Yes. Are you somehow making your path less treacherous? No.
Andy_hornby (Andy_hornby)
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Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 - 3:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

have you modified your bike deliberately? Or is it designed for this purpose, i.e. to ride on icy surfaces
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Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 5:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

haha- My first thought was that you were being chased by someone or something that frightened you more than the thought of slipping on the ice. Sorry. This is getting interesting, but I will wait until you've answered Andy's questions before submitting any of my own.
Andy_hornby (Andy_hornby)
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Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you let the air out of your tyres?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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have you modified your bike deliberately? Yes. Or is it designed for this purpose, i.e. to ride on icy surfaces? No.

did you let the air out of your tyres? No.
Andy_hornby (Andy_hornby)
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Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 11:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it the tyres that are modified? does the modification improve the bike's traction? improve the conditions of the road?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 11:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it the tyres that are modified? Yesish. does the modification improve the bike's traction? Yes. improve the conditions of the road? No.
Andy_hornby (Andy_hornby)
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have you replaced the original tyres with something else? (don't ask me what) do your tyres have covers on them?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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have you replaced the original tyres with something else? Indeed. (don't ask me what) do your tyres have covers on them? No.
Andy_hornby (Andy_hornby)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 5:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the replacements - would you even still call them tyres? have you made them yourself? bought them? are they specifically designed for this purpose?

are they made partly from rubber? wood? metal? plastic? paper? cloth?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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the replacements - would you even still call them tyres? Yes. have you made them yourself? No. bought them? Yes. are they specifically designed for this purpose? Yes.

are they made partly from rubber? Yes. wood? metal? Yes. plastic? paper? cloth? No to the others.
Andy_hornby (Andy_hornby)
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are they tyres that are surrounded with metal chain?

is there an exact name for the product you have installed that we need to find?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 4:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are they tyres that are surrounded with metal chain?  No.
is there an exact name for the product you have installed that we need to find? You don't need an exact name, just a description.
Andy_hornby (Andy_hornby)
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Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do the tyres have metal studs or spikes? is the tread really thick and irregular?
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Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 9:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

snow tyres?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 6:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do the tyres have metal studs or spikes? Yes!

***SPOILER***
I've bought studded tyres for my bicycle, so that I can use it during the winter. The difference is especially dramatic on wet ice, where I can go on almost as normal (with a bit of care not to turn or brake too sharply).

Good work everyone!
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 6:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A picture: http://gearpatrol.com/blog/2010/12/20/nokian-hakkapeliitta-w240-studded-bicycle-tires/
Andy_hornby (Andy_hornby)
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 7:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good puzzle Galfisk, thanks for posting it.

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