If you frequent other parts on the forums, you may have noticed a couple of us design student from Colorado looking to pick some brains. I posted a thread in the general section trying to get a feel for what I should look for in bike design, and thanks to a great post by one of your 60+ members (thank you Velo Dog), I've narrowed my focus.
I've done some digging, looking at the stickies and some of other things posted here in the 50+ section and now would like a little more input from you guys.
As a preface: I'm a industrial design student and our class is working with Kestrel on designing a bike. However our teacher has given us liberties so...
If you wouldn't mind answering a few questions I'd really appreciate it.
1.) What kind of Bike do you ride (most often)? (Recumbent, road, Air Glide style, LandRider style...etc)
2.) Why do you ride that? What features make it the best choice?
3.) Do you feel a need, or would like the option, for a performance oriented bike (if it's not already) with the features you listed in #2?
4.) What are the least pleasant things (bike wise) of your rides? (I.E. butt pain, back pain, hand fatigue, getting on/off the bike, riding position...etc)
5.) Why do you ride?
6.) Anything else you'd like to add that you feel a younger person should know about being 50+ and still being an active rider?
I really appreciate any feedback you can give me, and thank you for your time.
Edit: Sorry for the Over 50 part of the Title, kind of redundant based on the sub-forum eh?