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    Clarkman was wondering how far his pup was traveling when he went fishin’. Interesting he should ask; I have been gathering data on this over the winter (Haven't been fishing much lately, but a lot of winter hiking to avoid the shack nasties). The pup, the notorious MBT (Magnolia Bodelia Taylor), has been carrying a GPS on her travels. Some data from our hikes, our dailies range from 2 to 5 miles, and on weekends closer to 7 to 10 miles:
    • N=17 hikes
    • Average: 3.35 miles per my mile
    • Standard deviation: ±1.6 miles per my mile
    • Median: 2.7 miles per my mile
    • Range: 1.9 to 5.9 miles per my mile
    • Average speed/hike: 7.3 mph ± 3.5 mph
    • She tops out at 36 mph (must have been downhill)
    Things to consider impacting average speed:
    • Poop time (hers)
    • Pee time (hers and mine)
    • Pee time again (mine)
    • And more pee time (mine again, don’t laugh, it’s what happens when you have a prostate the size of a grapefruit)
    • Play time with other pups she meets along the way
    • Of course, photo time
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    Thanks for indulging.


  • #2
    You don't need no gypsy to tell you why,
    You can't let one precious day slip by.


    • #3
      That's pretty cool, Chris. I wonder how it effects her speed when she's dragging Cody around by his tail.
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      • Canuck from KS
        Canuck from KS commented
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        That might be how she got to 36 mph, the whip effect - she grabs his collar too and drags him about that way, he puts up with a lot!!

      • PhilR
        PhilR commented
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        Yeah, our little dog grabs our slightly bigger dog's collar and tries to drag him around and choke him out with it.

    • #4
      That's a fine lookin pup!


      • #5
        love it!

        also, great idea with the pack...perfect for carrying my beer!


        • #6
          I always thought it was about 4 to 1. They do 4 miles to every mile we do. Looks like I was just a little bit shy of the Actual data. Mathematics don't lie. Thanks for the pics.


          • Canuck from KS
            Canuck from KS commented
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            "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." (Mark Twain, who attributed it to Benjamin Disraeli)

            It's interesting, the 2 main variables affecting the miles is familiarity with the trail (the more familiar, the higher the miles per mine) and the number of people we see coming up towards us from the other direction (she will run hundreds of yards up the trail to meet others, then screaming back, then up again, then back). The top ratio was almost 6:1.
            Last edited by Canuck from KS; 02-18-2019, 05:40 PM.

          • Crawbugger
            Crawbugger commented
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            Too bad we all can't be like MBT. The world would be Beautiful.

        • #7
          Awesome Chris