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I have no mechanical parts but I take you for a ride.

  1. Jan 22, 2004 #1
    I have no mechanical parts but I take you for a ride.
    I won't be ridden in a desert or on a mountainside.
    Each time the ride is different - no two are ever the same.
    Some are wild and treacherous and some are very tame.
    What am I?
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  3. Jan 22, 2004 #2


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    an ocean wave takes a surfer for a ride
    no two waves are the same
    and each ride is different
  4. Jan 22, 2004 #3
    Greg, by mechanical, do you mean no moving, man-made parts or no moving parts?
  5. Jan 22, 2004 #4
    a raft?

    I finally got to one of these at the right time!!!!
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  6. Jan 22, 2004 #5
    I think marcus has the right answer. A surf board or raft isn't intrinsically treacherous.

    I was going to suggest the answer was something you might find downtown but that probably wouldn't go over very well. *ahem*.
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  7. Jan 22, 2004 #6
    I think marcus is correct as well.
    which means i don't get a point, maybe I can get a thousandth of a point for effort.
  8. Jan 22, 2004 #7
    is it a river?
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    Doesn't quite fit mountainside, though.

    Perhaps we are going for metaphoricals?

    A conman who is trying to "take you for a ride"?
  10. Jan 22, 2004 #9
    how about the ocean surf?
  11. Jan 22, 2004 #10
    Surf Board
  12. Jan 23, 2004 #11
    a dolphin? a whale?

    (see http://www.greenapple.com/~jorp/amzanim/r21.htm [Broken] )
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  13. Jan 23, 2004 #12
    A boat?
  14. Jan 23, 2004 #13
    Surf Board, point for marcus!
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