Life is Full of Riddles

Life is Full of Riddles

3 Pax gathered under the parking lot lights at Joust on a chilly spring morning.  Based on the attire and numbers you might have guessed it was December.  The Q was carrying what looked like a grocery bag use to pick up a dog’s business, but the disclaimer was made and off we went.

Mosey back to and around the track for:

Triangle of Pain (you can’t really circle up with 3 PAX):


20 IW IC

20 Mtn Climber IC

10 Merkin IC

After that the Q revealed a flashlight and asked Smokey to pick a slip of paper from the bag.  It read

“It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.  It lies behind stars and under hills and empty holes it fills.  It comes first and follows after, ends like, kills laughter.”

The Pax had 1 minute to solve the riddle and failed this time (answer:  The Dark) so to Grandmother Mtn we went for 11s – toes to bar at the top and LBCs at the bottom

Smokey tried for a rename today by virtually Slaloming down the frosty slopes of Grandma, work was done and the Pax plotted their strategy to solve the next riddle.

After the 11s, Yeti chose the riddle.  It read:

“What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end and the end of every race?”

Again 1 minute to solve and Yeti had the answer before he finished reading – the Letter E

The reward was a quick trip to the school wall for some posture wall sitting and traditional People’s Chair – much better than 11s on a steep hill and the motivation to solve the riddles increased

Smokey was up again with the riddle and pulled a slip reading:

“What is nowhere but everywhere, except where something is?”

Again a minute to solve and the Pax were stumped though Smokey was close with oxygen. (answer:  Nothing) so down to the field we went for 7s across the field – squats at the far side and money humpers on near side

Yeti pull the next riddle which was:

“The more you cut me, the bigger I grow.  What am I?”

Another minute passed and the Pax were stumped (answer:  a Hole).

Jack Webb let out a little chuckle and descended onto the field to lead us in a quick round of 1-10 merkins with 4x air presses

We were out of time so back to the cars for COT



  • 3 is a small group but offers great opportunity for 2nd We covered youth sports, Millenials v. Gen X, and career opportunities
  • If you want the definition of consistency, our parking lot walker stopped by today and let us know he’s been walking every day – 365 days a year – for 7 years.
  • Thanks to Gollum, the Riddler, Die Hard movies and Google for the riddles.
  • The Pax were curious so after COT we pulled out all the riddles – YHC thinks they did better without oxygen deprivation on the remaining riddles (answers below)
    1. We’re five little items of an everyday sort; you’ll find us all in “a tennis court”
    2. When is the time of a clock like the whistle of a train?
    3. What is strong enough to smash ships but still fears the sun?I’m strong as a rock, but a word can destroy me. What am I?
    4. What is round but not always around? It is light sometimes, it is darks sometimes.  Everyone wants to walk all over me.  What am I?
    5. As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Every wife had seven sacks, every sack had seven cats.  Every cat had seven kits.  Kits, cats, sacks and wives, how many were going to St Ives?





  1. Vowels (a, e, i, o, u)
  2. Two to two
  3. Ice
  4. The Moom
  5. One

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