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Old 12-04-09, 02:25 PM   #1
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Cycling Survey For A Class Project

Hello all. My name is Will, and I have joined your forum because I have a class project. The project is to write a survey, and get 100 samples, then write a paper based on the survey results. Being a cyclist myself, I decided to make my survey cycling related, specifically collecting info on people who use their bicycles as transport.

So if you would be so kind as to oblige me and fill it out, the survey is very short, and my grade is depending upon it. Thank you

1) What is your gender?

-Male
-Female

2) What is your age?

-<18
-19 to 28
-29 to 39
-40 to 50
-50 or older

3) How often do you ride your bike as transport?

-Once a week
-Two to four times a week
- Five or more times a week

4) How far do you generally ride your bike?

- Less than one mile
- One to three miles
- Four to six miles
- Seven or more miles

5) What is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation?

- Economy
- Environment
- Exercise
- No car
- Other:
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Old 12-04-09, 02:30 PM   #2
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2 X A WEEK - WINTER
5 x A WEEK - SUMMER
20 MILES OR LESS - MOUNTAIN
30 - 50 MILES - ROAD
EXERCISE
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Hello all. My name is Will, and I have joined your forum because I have a class project. The project is to write a survey, and get 100 samples, then write a paper based on the survey results. Being a cyclist myself, I decided to make my survey cycling related, specifically collecting info on people who use their bicycles as transport.

So if you would be so kind as to oblige me and fill it out, the survey is very short, and my grade is depending upon it. Thank you

1) What is your gender?

-Male


2) What is your age?

-40 to 50


3) How often do you ride your bike as transport?


-Very rarely as transportation


4) How far do you generally ride your bike?

- Seven or more miles

5) What is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation?

- Exercise
Your poll assumes using the bike as transportation and not for recreation/fun. I don't ride for transportation, unless my truck is in the shop. Your distances fit with your assumption. Many of my rides are 75mi in length or more.
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Old 12-04-09, 02:52 PM   #5
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I'm going to want to see the paper when you're done.

1)-Male
2)-19 to 28
3)0x per week winter, 2-10x per week summer, depending on my mood, weather, etc. Probably averages out to around 3x/week overall in the summer.
4)1-3 miles if for transportation, 15-50 miles if for entertainment (entertainment rides not included in the above count)
5)Pleasure/exercise (more of the former as I don't really need more of the latter)
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Old 12-04-09, 02:59 PM   #6
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Hello all. My name is Will, and I have joined your forum because I have a class project. The project is to write a survey, and get 100 samples, then write a paper based on the survey results. Being a cyclist myself, I decided to make my survey cycling related, specifically collecting info on people who use their bicycles as transport.

So if you would be so kind as to oblige me and fill it out, the survey is very short, and my grade is depending upon it. Thank you


1) What is your gender?

-Male
-Female

2) What is your age?

-<18
-19 to 28
-29 to 39

-40 to 50
-50 or older

3) How often do you ride your bike as transport?

-Once a week
-Two to four times a week

- Five or more times a week (ride all year regardless of weather conditions)

4) How far do you generally ride your bike?

- Less than one mile
- One to three miles
- Four to six miles

- Seven or more miles (while is varies from year to year, I rarely ride less than 12k miles a year and this is over the last 3+ decades).

5) What is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation?

- Economy
- Environment

- Exercise
- No car
- Other: Exercise, followed closely by Environment and Economy
Good luck

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Old 12-04-09, 03:08 PM   #7
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1) What is your gender?

-Male

2) What is your age?

-40 to 50

3) How often do you ride your bike as transport?

-Two to four times a week

4) How far do you generally ride your bike?

- Seven or more miles

5) What is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation?

- Exercise & Enjoyment
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Old 12-04-09, 03:09 PM   #8
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1) What is your gender?
Female

2) What is your age?
19 to 28

3) How often do you ride your bike as transport?
Two to four times a week (as of right now... from late february-early december it's more like 7 days a week)

4) How far do you generally ride your bike?
Four to six miles (this is assuming only when i commute, right? because that's what i based this response on, my commuting miles)

5) What is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation?
Other:i just love riding bikes, this city is fun to cruise around in and i'm ten mile radius from everything i need/can get to.
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1. Male
2. 40-50
3. 2-4 times per week.
4. 7 or more miles
5. Other- love to ride my bike!
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Hello all. My name is Will, and I have joined your forum because I have a class project. The project is to write a survey, and get 100 samples, then write a paper based on the survey results. Being a cyclist myself, I decided to make my survey cycling related, specifically collecting info on people who use their bicycles as transport.

So if you would be so kind as to oblige me and fill it out, the survey is very short, and my grade is depending upon it. Thank you

1) What is your gender?

-Male
-Female

2) What is your age?

-<18
-19 to 28
-29 to 39
-40 to 50
-50 or older

3) How often do you ride your bike as transport?

-Once a week
-Two to four times a week
- Five or more times a week

4) How far do you generally ride your bike?

- Less than one mile
- One to three miles
- Four to six miles
- Seven or more miles

5) What is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation?

- Economy
- Environment
- Exercise
- No car
- Other:
Male
50+
Three to five times a week as transport. (2-3 mile bank and mail run) 4 times a week cardio workout.
Transport 2-3 miles Recreation 12-25 miles

Reason for transport-Environment first, economy second, third-so I can tell my wife I need new bike stuff.
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Hello all. My name is Will, and I have joined your forum because I have a class project. The project is to write a survey, and get 100 samples, then write a paper based on the survey results. Being a cyclist myself, I decided to make my survey cycling related, specifically collecting info on people who use their bicycles as transport.

So if you would be so kind as to oblige me and fill it out, the survey is very short, and my grade is depending upon it. Thank you

1) What is your gender?

-Male


2) What is your age?


-50 or older

3) How often do you ride your bike as transport?


- Five or more times a week

4) How far do you generally ride your bike?


- Four to six miles


5) What is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation?


- Other:
For OTHER, read OVERRIDING PASSION!
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hello all. My name is will, and i have joined your forum because i have a class project. The project is to write a survey, and get 100 samples, then write a paper based on the survey results. Being a cyclist myself, i decided to make my survey cycling related, specifically collecting info on people who use their bicycles as transport.

So if you would be so kind as to oblige me and fill it out, the survey is very short, and my grade is depending upon it. Thank you

1) what is your gender?


-female

2) what is your age?


-29 to 39


3) how often do you ride your bike as transport?


-two to four times a week


4) how far do you generally ride your bike?

12 kilometres

5) what is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation?

- economy
- environment
- exercise
- no car
- other: To have a sexier ass
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Old 12-04-09, 11:02 PM   #13
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1) Male
2) 40 to 50
3) Five or more times a week
4) Seven or more miles 'cept in winter...more like 2-4 times/wk and only for commuting
5) Other - I like to ride my bicycle I like to ride it where I like

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[QUOTE=Saphiyago;10108118]Hello all. My name is Will, and I have joined your forum because I have a class project. The project is to write a survey, and get 100 samples, then write a paper based on the survey results. Being a cyclist myself, I decided to make my survey cycling related, specifically collecting info on people who use their bicycles as transport.

So if you would be so kind as to oblige me and fill it out, the survey is very short, and my grade is depending upon it. Thank you

1) What is your gender?

-Male


2) What is your age?


-50 or older

3) How often do you ride your bike as
- Five or more times a week

4) How far do you generally ride your bike?

- Seven or more miles

5) What is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation?

- Exercise


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[QUOTE=Saphiyago;10108118]Hello all. My name is Will, and I have joined your forum because I have a class project. The project is to write a survey, and get 100 samples, then write a paper based on the survey results. Being a cyclist myself, I decided to make my survey cycling related, specifically collecting info on people who use their bicycles as transport.

.

1) What is your gender?
.-Male


2) What is your age?
............-50 or older

3) How often do you ride your bike as transport?
...........-Three to four times a week


4) How far do you generally ride your bike?
............When used for errands.. 10-20... Maybe a 15 mile ride on average.


5) What is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation?
...............- Environment
..........- Exercise.. Both are equal factors.
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Old 12-05-09, 02:02 AM   #17
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4-6 on general, sometimes a lot more.
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1. Male
2. 40-50
3. 2-4 times per week.
4. 7 or more miles
5. Other- love to ride my bike!
All the same answers for me. I would have had a couple longer options for mileage, and an option for why do you ride--fun!
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1. Male
2. 50+ (63)
3. 5 or more - usually 6 (in wintertime, I move to a Schwinn Airdyne, inside, for 30-40 miles per day)
4. 7 or more - actually average about 35 per day, about 900 miles per month, occasionally over 1,000
5. Exercise - and utility, use it for all errands I can (economy, environment)

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1) What is your gender? Female

2) What is your age? 40 to 50

3) How often do you ride your bike as transport? Two to four times a week

4) How far do you generally ride your bike? Seven or more miles

5) What is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation? Exercise
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I have to take exception to 50+ being the oldest category. Accordingly I refuse to participate.
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5 or more times a week
4 to 6 km
no car

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Hello all. My name is Will, and I have joined your forum because I have a class project. The project is to write a survey, and get 100 samples, then write a paper based on the survey results. Being a cyclist myself, I decided to make my survey cycling related, specifically collecting info on people who use their bicycles as transport.

So if you would be so kind as to oblige me and fill it out, the survey is very short, and my grade is depending upon it. Thank you

1) What is your gender?

-Male

2) What is your age?


-50 or older

3) How often do you ride your bike as transport?


-Two to four times a week

4) How far do you generally ride your bike?


- Seven or more miles

5) What is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation?

- Economy
- Environment
- Exercise
- No car
- Other:
The first 3. If I had to choose one, excercise
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Old 12-05-09, 02:39 PM   #24
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1) What is your gender?
Male

2) What is your age?
-29 to 39

3) How often do you ride your bike as transport?
5 days a week

4) How far do you generally ride your bike?
Four to six miles

5) What is your primary reason for riding a bike as transportation?
Exercise, of the reasons you provided
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So, the only reason you have joined BikeForums is to gather information for a school project, eh? Pity you didn't have the motivation to join just for the sake of a true interest in cycling.

Just what is the ambit of your "project"? You provide absolutely no details, yet people here are gullible enough to provide information you have solicited. For all we know, you are profiling people on Foo to stalk them.

Otherwise, why don't you get off your backside, move away from the lazy-arsed computer, and take your survey out on to the streets and do direct interviews with the people who really count.

You might get a somewhat more accurate idea of just where cycling sits among the general population, rather than skewing your figures by drawing the information from an already biased source (albeit one that is at the lower end of cycling participation on these forums).

Or... maybe you are part of this current generation of spin where you "make the figures speak your language" no matter if the figures say the opposite. You'd make a fine employee for Internet Brands, in that case.
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