My parents upgraded their house, and that included a new elevator to replace their aging stair-chair.
This is the same stair-chair that earned the name ‘The Orient Express’ while we were in high school and Kennon had a house party (without my parents’ knowledge).
Fortunately the stair-chair was not removed after the elevator was installed. Scientific curiosity demanded that we expand human knowledge and answer the burning question: which way is faster?
Kennon and I agreed on the rules: we start at the same place; we would end at the same point on the second floor; both elevators would start at the ground floor; we would walk, not run. Kennon and I both agreed that the stair-chair would probably win.
Meghan was kind enough to take a video of the race.
Results: The stair-chair won by a full second. A second race was not conducted due to technical difficulties with the stair chair.