[LMB] Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport

Jason Long sturmvogel66 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 22:50:46 BST 2021


3 miles an hour is a good average walking speed for adults. Heavily loaded
or out-of-shape people will be proportionally slower.

On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 3:13 PM Katherine (Kathy) Collett <
kcollett at hamilton.edu> wrote:

> On Jun 16, 2021, at 4:29 PM, Richard G. Molpus <rgmolpus at flash.net> wrote:
> >
> > To put that story in perspective, the reason most County seat cities in
> the western US are thirty miles apart was that 30 miles was abput as far as
> a one-horse wagon with a load could go in a day.
> > A person can walk 60 miles in a day (16 hours) but they really need a
> night's sleep and a good meal, afterwards.
>
> 60 miles is probably stretching it for most people in most circumstances —
> 4 miles an hour for 16 hours? They’d have to be pretty fit.  I always find
> that the Roman legions’ standard 20 miles a day is a good rule of thumb —
> true, they had to break camp, march the 20 miles, then set up camp in the
> new location, but it’s probably a better estimate of what an ordinary
> person could do than most.
>
> Katherine
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