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#61 Zelzy

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 01:12 AM

I think people over-analyze too much.

"cyclist" implies there is a bike.
between France and Germany implies that he's crossing between those 2 countries only.

Assuming its the same 2-4 guards that search him, they would notice the bag is different unless he's smuggling the same style/color.

He's most likely smuggling the bike, or potentially the bag.
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#62 chripstopher

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 04:39 PM

this is a pretty poorly designed riddle... because it does not distiungish between one rider or multiple riders crossing the border (the "they" in the first sentence alludes to multiple riders because customs officials have not yet been mentioned). also, if it's one cyclist, it does not account for how the rider gets back across the border each day. one would assume that he/she would have to carry both a bag and ride a bicycle, most likely the same bag or cycle. thus, a one-to-one exchange and no bicycles or bags are transfered across the border.

most riddles are fun because of their vague areas, this one has left too much to the ether.
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#63 elegir

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:18 PM

... Although there are many borders on France, by saying he crosses the border between France and Germany it is pretty obvious he is going from france to germany. Even so whatever the border is it is irrelevent. He just has to cross a border. Twazzaletta cheese


Actually, it is pretty important which border -- France and Germany are currently both in the EU, so there are no customs agents at the border. In fact, there is no border post for customs agents to stand at. Actually, I don't even know if anything can be "smuggled" between the 2 countries, since there is no restriction on the transportation of any goods or services across the border (apart from people, of course).

In short, an old joke (pre-EU) has been badly told and not properly explained.
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#64 JarZe

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 12:07 AM

This one is pretty easy...

Spoiler for He's smuggling...

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#65 andromeda

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:54 AM

We have this one in Serbia, but it's more of a joke than a riddle

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Spoiler for the answer is


Funny one though!

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#66 andromeda

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 04:00 AM

this is a pretty poorly designed riddle... because it does not distiungish between one rider or multiple riders crossing the border (the "they" in the first sentence alludes to multiple riders because customs officials have not yet been mentioned). also, if it's one cyclist, it does not account for how the rider gets back across the border each day. one would assume that he/she would have to carry both a bag and ride a bicycle, most likely the same bag or cycle. thus, a one-to-one exchange and no bicycles or bags are transfered across the border.

most riddles are fun because of their vague areas, this one has left too much to the ether.


Actually during the embargo in the 90's a lot of people did that in my country. If you live near the border. Somebody takes you near the border in a car, then you cross on foot (you can say to the custom officials that you are going to a supermarket (since everything costs less there), and on your way back you enter your country on a brand new bike!
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#67 Nortory

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 12:03 AM

He is smuggling bikes. He brings the sand to throw off the cops.

Good job i think ur right
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 02:11 AM

Spoiler for spoiler

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#69 S-In

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:45 PM

This is too easy. He is smuggling the sand, the bike is a diversion!
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#70 kaleni-san

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:58 PM

he could be smuggling bikes, bags, or sanded gold!(gold that looks like sand :blush: )
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