The Bicycle Pulling Puzzle

Here is a nice puzzle for you; the bicycle pulling puzzle. Will you be able to ride forward or backward with your bicycle if you pull straight back on the lower pedal? Because the solution to this age-old riddle contains an unexpected twist, you should carefully consider it before watching the video explaining it. There are a number of publications that examine the problem none of them offer the full tale as it is presented in this video.

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This is Ali. Bespectacled and mustachioed father, math blogger, and soccer player. I also do consult for global math and science startups.

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