Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Utility Cycling Survey



I'm contemplating writing an article profiling Utility Cyclists. So I'd like to get some input from y'all.

The first question is:
1. YES or NO - Do you use a bicycle for any type of "Utility Cycling"? (i.e. Running errands, commuting, anything OTHER than recreation or sporting.)

If you answered "YES" to Question 1, please answer all of the following questions (unless otherwise instructed, please choose only one answer for each question):

2. How many total miles a week do you typically Utility Cycle?
A. 30 miles or less
B. 31 to 100 miles
C. Over 100 miles

3. How many days a week do you typically Utility Cycle?
A. 1 day per week
B. 2 to 5 days per week
C. 6 or 7 days per week

4. Which of the following best describes the type of bicycle you use for most of your Utility Cycling?
A. Road Bike
B. Hybrid Bike
C. Mountain Bike
D. Recumbent (includes Velomobiles)
E. Other (includes Comfort bikes, BMX bikes, E-Bikes, etc.); please describe the bike.

5. What accessories do you feel are absolute necessities for Utility Cycling? (Choose as many as apply.)
A. Helmet
B. Lights
C. Cycling Computer
D. Backpack
E. Rear Rack and Panniers
F. Rack Bag (front and/or rear)
G. Handlebar Bag
H. Seat Bag
I. Fenders
J. Tool Kit
K. Spare Tube(s)
L. Pump
M. Other (please describe)

6. What is your age?
A. 20 years old or younger
B. 21 to 40 years old
C. 41 to 50 years old
D. 51 to 60 years old
E. 61 years old or older
F. That's NONE of your business, Cat!

7. How much do you weigh?
A. 160 pounds or less
B. 161 to 180 pounds
C. 181 to 200 pounds
D. 201 pounds or more
E. That TOO is NONE of your business, Cat!

Respond in a comment.


Thanks!

 

12 comments:

  1. 1) Yes 2) B 3) B 4) E commuter bike / city bike 5) A,B, & D, E, or F 6) C 7) A

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  2. Yes, A, A, C, ABEJKL, C, D


    said bike:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emersunn/3620409191/

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  3. 1)Yes
    2)B
    3)B
    4)E; Typically if light loads,1 specific folder,if medium loads,my go-to CX bike,if it's a "Wow...can you haul that on a bike???" then the mtn bike converted to Xtracycle :D
    5)A,B,C,E,F,H,I,J,K,L
    6)B (Just turned 39)
    7)B 162 LBS

    The Disabled Cyclist

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  4. 1. Yes.. Errands - Library 1.2 Miles away or Market 1.8 Miles away.

    2. A.
    3. A. - B. would be more fun and I am retired =-P
    4. D. Tour Easy - a long recumbent - comfortable but not agile - I used to have a BikeE recumbent that was more agile but the seat was on a rail with adjustment knobs and it would come loose. I gave it to my son who lives in Cambridge MA and loves that it is recumbent - his head is up and he can look at drivers and the road and he attracts attention - =-D

    5. H. Seat bag which on a recumbent is like a briefcase or messanger(sp?) bag.

    6. E. 67 years old

    7. 223.8 lbs 6'2" I should weigh under 190 , my intermediate goal 210 lbs

    Paul H Florham Park NJ - 34 miles WSW of NYC

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  5. 1. YES
    2. C. Over 100 miles
    3. B. 2 to 5 days per week
    4. A. Road Bike

    5. A. Helmet
    B. Lights
    C. Cycling Computer
    D. Backpack
    K. Spare Tube(s)
    L. Pump

    6. D. 51 to 60 years old
    7. B. 161 to 180 pounds

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  6. 1. YES
    2. B
    3. B
    4. C
    5. A,B,E,F,H,I,J,K,L
    6. B
    7. A

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  7. 1. yes
    2. B
    3. B
    4. D
    5. A,B,E,J,K,L
    6. B (barely...40)
    7. D

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  8. Didn't know about your blog until I saw the results elsewhere, but I'm answering anyway :)

    1. YES

    2.
    B. 31 to 100 miles

    3. How many days a week do you typically Utility Cycle?
    C. 6 or 7 days per week

    4. Which of the following best describes the type of bicycle you use for most of your Utility Cycling?
    C. Mountain Bike (though it's barely recognizable as such now)

    5. What accessories do you feel are absolute necessities for Utility Cycling? (Choose as many as apply.)
    A. Helmet
    B. Lights
    C. Cycling Computer
    E. Rear Rack and Panniers
    G. Handlebar Bag
    H. Seat Bag
    I. Fenders
    J. Tool Kit
    K. Spare Tube(s)
    L. Pump
    K. Other (lock and rain/cold gear 1/3 of the year)

    6. What is your age?
    B. 21 to 40 years old

    7. How much do you weigh?
    D. 201 pounds or more (but I'm tall, so it's ok...)

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  9. Thanks, Tom!

    Although you are too late to have your data included in the original article, it sounds like your MTB is a "Frankenbike," which means I may want to contact you for some info for a Halloween Bikes article I'm thinking of writing. October is just around the corner!

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  10. 1) yes
    2) A - my office commute is only 1.25 miles!
    3) B - more often in summer, balanced by less in winter
    4) B
    5) ABEIM: another vote for mirror
    6) B
    7) B - a fellow 170 pounder, for your own vindication

    I know I'm too late for your results post, I just love a good survey!

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  11. Thanks, Matt!

    No problem. Your stats make you an interview candidate for some other articles I'm thinking of doing.

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