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If you had to ride a non-human non-robotic animal cross-country (Portland to Portland in summertime) and time mattered...

Horse / Pony
- 12 (54.5%)
Camel
- 4 (18.2%)
Elephant
- 1 (4.5%)
Donkey / Mule
- 1 (4.5%)
Ostrich(es)
- 0 (0%)
Llama(s)
- 0 (0%)
Reindeer
- 0 (0%)
Other Bovine
- 1 (4.5%)
Sled Dogs
- 3 (13.6%)

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Alex Libman

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Best Transportation Animal
« on: April 12, 2009, 10:30:35 PM »

(No "other" or gag option this time, sorry.  Assume saddle vs harness as appropriate.)

I came across a "Camels vs Horses" page and it really got my attention.  Turns out that camels are totally awesome!  They make horses look slow, weak, whiney, and dumb.  They also have excellent fur for making warm blankets and their milk (though fatty) is very nutritious and makes great cheese.  I wonder how they handle in the snow?

Also elephants eat too much.  You can get them to run up to 25 MPH, but they're not very maneuverable.
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Re: Best Transportation Animal
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 10:35:43 PM »

Sled dogs hands down. Seriously. I could train them myself quite easily, and dogs are fucking awesome.
Also, they would be useful year round for transportation, they can save your life by both getting help, or protecting you. What great benefits!
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 10:55:49 PM »

C'mon, carnivorous animals are more expensive to maintain, are more aggressive when pushed hard, and don't have great metabolism.  Guns still make for best protection.  In colder regions, reindeer is king. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 11:27:13 PM »

I'm not saying its the most practical of options but it is my favorite.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009, 11:36:25 PM »

Camels or horses.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 04:25:05 PM »

I'd perfer to ride some camel toe from portland to portland.
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Re: Best Transportation Animal
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 04:43:53 PM »

Hmm, I don't see an option for draft gerbil.
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Re: Best Transportation Animal
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 05:08:43 PM »

I just finished riding your mom for a quarter mile.  I'm not sure she could hold up for a cross country trip.
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Re: Best Transportation Animal
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 12:16:15 PM »

If I can be towed by dogs can I be towed by camels?

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Re: Best Transportation Animal
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 12:53:17 PM »

Hmm, I don't see an option for draft gerbil.

I wonder how many it would take? 
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Re: Best Transportation Animal
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2009, 02:41:46 PM »

Camels arent comfortable from what I have read. I vote for horses.
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Re: Best Transportation Animal
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2009, 04:14:11 PM »

That's horseshit.  Horses are uncomfortable, bad for your back, and particularly bad for your testicles (if any) - imagine sitting on a wide vibrating log between your legs all day!  And the sound of clicking hooves will drive you mad!  With camels you get a smooth, quiet ride - you can sit on the hump, have perfect visibility, and position your legs for comfort.  And there's even room for a laptop!  :lol:
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Re: Best Transportation Animal
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009, 04:19:18 PM »

imagine sitting on a wide vibrating log between your legs all day

Good point. Another reason I'd choose a horse/pony. 
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Re: Best Transportation Animal
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2009, 04:25:44 PM »

OK, for girls that may be a positive...  :roll:
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2009, 05:01:01 PM »

Horses are like bicycles-- if you spend a lot of time on time on them your crotch can hurt like hell at first, but after you get used to it it's a non-issue. 

And neither one "vibrates," by the way.....you seem to have confused horses with hornets.  :roll:
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