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Daniel Buck
on Mount Eerest, the Ducati comes in second
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:24am
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Actually, the Ducati is a great example, faster than all get out, except on certain terrains. On Mount Everest, foot power is preferred, not to mention faster.

As well, speed is not an infinite factor. A horse is generally faster than a mule in a quarter-mile flat race, but in the Andes, where sure-footedness and stamina are factors, Bolivians preferred the mule. As well, mules can go further w/o water & food. Dan


  • Re: editing lapse correctedChrisV, Thu Apr 12 7:13am
    Your Ducati example is poor. Both a horse and a mule are capable of climbing rough country. Horses have the advantage of speed if needed
    • on Mount Eerest, the Ducati comes in second — Daniel Buck, Thu Apr 12 7:24am
      • Its a two wheel drive vehicle on a mountain. To say a horse is a two wheel drive animal only meant for speed is stupid. Come out to my ranch and Ill show you what horses can do on a steep mountain.... more
        • Re: on Mount Eerest, the Ducati comes in secondDaniel Buck, Thu Apr 12 10:18am
          Chris, You raised the speed issue. Speed is not everything. Sometimes a canoe is preferred to a horse; on foot to a Ducati. It all depends. Sure-footedness and stamina are important in high altitude... more
          • "You raised the speed issue. Speed is not everything. Sometimes a canoe is preferred to a horse; on foot to a Ducati. It all depends." Your absolutely right it all depends. In this case escaping... more
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