Over the course of a couple of days, we had several chances to see how the two technologies, assuming you see a horse as a technology, stacked up. On several occasions, we were able to overtake buggies, but not by overwhelming margins. And, like the Amish buggies, we remained an temporary impediment to passing automobiles. Drivers would slow, then speed by us in their powerful, climate controlled bubbles. What might surprise some of those drivers – much as it has surprised me, as we have gone to a 15 mph mind set - is that even travelling at our seemingly tortoise-like pace will get you there in a reasonable time frame, especially if the destination isn't across the state, but just across town.