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Old 02-13-09, 09:53 AM   #1
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A cycling questionnaire

My friend, zaptera, and I are doing some research to see if our idea related to onboard cycling information will be useful to the general cycling population. Please take a few minutes to fill out the following questionnaire and help us out. Your responses will allow us to create something more useful for the community plus you get to learn a bit more about your fellow cyclists. If you'd like your response kept private, you can PM either zaptera or me with the filled out questionnaire. Thank you in advance.


Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire

What type of cycling do you do?

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________.

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why?

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful?

What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc.

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain.

What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride?

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
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Old 02-13-09, 10:10 AM   #2
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My friend, zaptera, and I are doing some research to see if our idea related to onboard cycling information will be useful to the general cycling population. Please take a few minutes to fill out the following questionnaire and help us out. Your responses will allow us to create something more useful for the community plus you get to learn a bit more about your fellow cyclists. If you'd like your response kept private, you can PM either zaptera or me with the filled out questionnaire. Thank you in advance.


Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire

What type of cycling do you do? casual road cycling

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________.

mileage, time, avg. speed.


Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why?

Do not have computer on mtb or bmx rigs. Too much stop and go, etc. Usually ride these with kids.

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful?

I would like an altimeter to see elevation change for ride, but probably would not be willing to pay for that feature, as more than $50 for a computer is not worth it for my casual riding.

What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc.
Price and desire. When I was more serious about my riding, cadence was important to me. Now, not so much.

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.

If I was training hard or racing, the more info the better and the ability to export info would be important as well.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain. It would be cool to move computer from bike to bike easily with some sort of way to save each bike's info as far as wheel size, etc. Just tell computer, bike 3 and it knows what to do.

What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride? track increases or decreases in my personal performance, corelate that with diet, etc. Might be cool if the computer came with some software to install on PC to export ride data and then input other factors such as diet, weather, etc. Create custom ride log.

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
see my answer to the question above.
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Old 02-13-09, 11:05 AM   #3
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My friend, zaptera, and I are doing some research to see if our idea related to onboard cycling information will be useful to the general cycling population. Please take a few minutes to fill out the following questionnaire and help us out. Your responses will allow us to create something more useful for the community plus you get to learn a bit more about your fellow cyclists. If you'd like your response kept private, you can PM either zaptera or me with the filled out questionnaire. Thank you in advance.


Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire

What type of cycling do you do? Commuting, Recreational Mountain biking, XC racing

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________.

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why?

No. Had a computer on my hardtail, but never replaced the sensor after it broke. Seems to take the fun out of riding on singletrack.

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful?

Power & cadence, but that's a $$$ issue. I'm unwilling to drop the bones to get that info.
What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc.

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.

No. Only what elements I find personally useful.
Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain.

No. I feel info overload would be a detriment when riding the hardtail.
What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride?

Log it, assess patterns, compare it to previous performance.

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
Already use a Facebook application and a hard copy log to keep track.
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Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire

What type of cycling do you do? Commuting, casual road, trail

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________.

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why? Yes.

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful? Temperature, cadence.

What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc. Quality

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain. No -- I don't want information overload. My current computer, Cateye Strada, is my favorite so far because it is simple -- and very easy to read.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain. Yes -- but maily just speed and mileage. I like to keep track of miles.

What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride? I track annual mileage.

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
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Old 02-13-09, 12:22 PM   #5
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Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire

What type of cycling do you do? Recreational and Competitive Road, Commuting

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________.

Speed, avg. speed, mileage, odometer, time, max speed

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why? I use speed and mileage for all my riding, but max speed, avg speed, and time for recreation and training.

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you don’t have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful?

Altimeter would be cool and i know i would use that. power and cadence would be good for training, but i don't know if i would use it often.


What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc. The basic functions: speed, mileage, odometer, trip distance are what i look for at a base line; everything else is just fun to know.

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain. No, i think that an excess of information would only be a hassle and a waste of money if im paying for it.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain. Yeah, its good to know how much mileage you have on each bike, but again, it would probably be a waste to have more info than necessary.

What do you do with the information when you’re done with your ride? I take my mileage and time from my rides and record them on Plus 3 Network.

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain. Being able to track and record this information is nice, and can be very beneficial to training. Knowing how i did on one ride, than a month or so later seeing how fast i can do the same ride, i can track my overall progress. A cycling computer is just a great accessory to have.
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What type of cycling do you do?
commuting, 50~100km distance road and path riding.

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________.
Mileage, Time, Current Cadence

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why?
no, not very useful on the trainer as the intensity is not the same as on the road

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you don’t have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful?
compass and road gradient in % or degree with digital output instead of analogue that gets knocked around too easily

What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc.
just something to glance at while riding to determine location on map.
Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
no, just need basic data to play around with.
Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain. yes, easy to get lost in twisting and winding roads.

What do you do with the information when you’re done with your ride?
reset it for the next ride.
Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
no, not interested in logging data
something in between GPS and cycling computer.
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My friend, zaptera, and I are doing some research to see if our idea related to onboard cycling information will be useful to the general cycling population. Please take a few minutes to fill out the following questionnaire and help us out. Your responses will allow us to create something more useful for the community plus you get to learn a bit more about your fellow cyclists. If you'd like your response kept private, you can PM either zaptera or me with the filled out questionnaire. Thank you in advance.

Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire

What type of cycling do you do? Primarily commuting with occasional road races, touring and rail trail riding.

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________.

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why? No. I have different computers on five of my bikes but none on my MTB or other occasional use bikes.

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful? Cadence would be useful. The most useful for me would be a computer with the ability to fit multiple bikes, preferably with automatic switching between them.

What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc.
Price. I choose basic wired computers as most of my riding is just recreational not training/racing.


Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
No. I am really only interested in tracking my distance traveled and my average and maximum speeds.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain.

What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride?
Log it on Bikejournal.com. Enables me to keep track of my distance goals.

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
See above answer.
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Are you going to come back and tell us the results of the survey and how you used those results? Or are you going to conduct this survey, then vanish never to return here again like most survey requestors do?
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Are you going to come back and tell us the results of the survey and how you used those results? Or are you going to conduct this survey, then vanish never to return here again like most survey requestors do?
IB and Tom Stormcrowe have graciously allowed us to conduct this survey under the premise that it's not just spam. I'm hoping that the year and some months and my thousands of (mainly stupid) posts I've spent on BF will help put other BF members minds at ease.

If we're actually able to produce our idea, we will certainly let you know how we used these results.
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While cycling?
HR, HR Zone, Speed, Cadence, distance, time of day.

Same with MTB.

After the ride, I like the GPS feature of my Garmin, avg speed, grade, distance, time, time spent in HR zones, calories, elevation, amount climbed, etc. I also like that it easily moves between bikes. I like that I can put it in my pocket and use it when snowboarding.

I bought it for features. Price was a secondary issue.

I'm happy with the information I have. I track it on my computer just out of curiosity and to see if there is improvement.

I would like better software. I've got a couple of programs I use now and I've tried others. (Sporttracks I tried, found it not intuitive).
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What type of cycling do you do? Commuting/transportational

What information do you rely on while cycling? Sights, sounds, odors, etc.

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...) Yes

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful? None

What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc. Umm...

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain. I'm starting to think I'm not helping much.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain.

What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride?

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
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What type of cycling do you do? Commuting/transportational

What information do you rely on while cycling? Sights, sounds, odors, etc.

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...) Yes

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful? None

What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc. Umm...

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain. I'm starting to think I'm not helping much.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain.

What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride?

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
Thank you, so much...
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My friend, zaptera, and I are doing some research to see if our idea related to onboard cycling information will be useful to the general cycling population. Please take a few minutes to fill out the following questionnaire and help us out. Your responses will allow us to create something more useful for the community plus you get to learn a bit more about your fellow cyclists. If you'd like your response kept private, you can PM either zaptera or me with the filled out questionnaire. Thank you in advance.


Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire

What type of cycling do you do?
Road, Mtb, commute (my fred moments )

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What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________.
depends...for serious training, wattage and time. For fun....nothing.

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Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why?
No...only on the roadie....the mtb just has a odometer.

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nope, I'm good

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What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc.
Price and usefulness

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Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
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Can't imagine needing more

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No...there's such a thing as too much information....sometimes its good to just be.

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What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride?
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Compare it to prior rides

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Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
Excel works for me.
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Any time my friend!
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What type of cycling do you do? Recreational and Competitive Road (first year racing this year)

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________.

Current/Avg Power, Speed/Avg Speed, Mileage, Time, Energy Expenditure, Cadence, occasionally GPS data (total climbing, grade)

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why? I use speed, mileage,time for cx rides and no computer data for the recreational rides on the beater bike. Most of my rides are training rides and I generally always use the answers to the above question for those rides. I pretty much ride with the power meter all the time except the occasional cx ride or rides on the beater bike.

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful? I have a Garmin 305 that is used occasionally and would like one device that could give me all the info I wanted (listed above). I know the 705 will do a lot (or maybe all of that) but, I don't really want to buy anything else at this time. Except maybe a new bike.

What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc. Price and the fact that it makes training (for me) easier.

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.Sometimes it's a bit of data overload, but I like to know all of the info listed above, plus more.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain. No. I only want this information on the race bike. It would be cool to be able to have it on the cx bike, but, as it is currently, I'm not purchasing another PowerTap for the cx bike.

What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride? I download it into WKO+ and look it over for average/normalized power, look where I might have struggled or rode well - shown by power/speed; I also record the mileage in Cyclistats so that I can get a total yearly mileage.

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain. Being able to track and record this information is nice, and can be very beneficial to training. Knowing how i did on one ride, then a month or so later seeing if I've improved or not based on the training I've been doing. Used the PowerTap last year on a couple of rides coming up soon, that I will be able to go back and look at the data from last yr vs. this year and hopefully see an improvement.
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What type of cycling do you do? Recreational, riding around on cruiser bike, ride in charity rides.

What information do you rely on while cycling?
I pay attention to the trip odometer- how many miles I've traveled that trip. I watch the speedometer, but that's just trivia. Don't have the rest of that stuff.

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why?
I only have a speedometer on one bike, so when I ride the others, no instrumentation.

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful?
I'm fine with the information I have. I'd like an odometer that doesn't reset to zero when the battery dies. (I'm using a $10 one from Walmart.)

What factors determine the information you use currently? Mainly price and features- I don't need a lot of the extra stuff.

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? No.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain. No, I don't ride the others that much.

What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride? Enter it on www.bikejournal.com.

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain. No, I don't need old information.
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What type of cycling do you do? Commuting, errands, recreation

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________. None

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why? Yes (i.e., none)

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful? None.

Actually, I think you get the idea... there really isn't a reason for me to finish this I suppose...
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My friend, zaptera, and I are doing some research to see if our idea related to onboard cycling information will be useful to the general cycling population. Please take a few minutes to fill out the following questionnaire and help us out. Your responses will allow us to create something more useful for the community plus you get to learn a bit more about your fellow cyclists. If you'd like your response kept private, you can PM either zaptera or me with the filled out questionnaire. Thank you in advance.


Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire

What type of cycling do you do? Road and commuting

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________.

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why? I only have a computer on my road bike.

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful? I want a computer with an altimeter.

What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc. Price, usefulness.

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain. No, I am not interested in a lot of information. Only what I did on the ride.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain. No, I would only use it for my road bike. I don't care what I do on my hybrid bike.

What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride? Write it in my exercise log.

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
I have a log that I use.
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personal cycling data questionnaire

what type of cycling do you do?
day rides for fun, errands, touring

what information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, odometer, time, current speed, avg. Speed, max speed, peak power, time in zones, current power, avg. Power, max. Power, current hr, avg. Hr, current cadence, avg. Cadence, energy expenditure, gps data, other_________________________________.
none

do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why?
n/a

what information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you don’t have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful?
none

what factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc.
n/a

do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
no. I just ride. Maybe when i tour miles travelled would help.

do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain.
no.

what do you do with the information when you’re done with your ride?
n/a

do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
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Let's make it easy:

Sometimes I have a computer, but all that's for is checking odometer readings for following trail instructions. I could care less about all the rest, though I've used almost all of it in the past (HRM, average speed, altitude, etc.).

Now all I'd care for is a mapping GPS unit for uploading trails to a webpage, but unless I can buy the shop...that's all on hold.
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Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire

What type of cycling do you do? Commuting, Casual Road Riding, Group Road Riding, Fixed Gear

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________.
Staying with the pack, Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Max speed,

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why?
I only have a computer on the road bike, the fixed gear is not equipped.

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you don’t have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful
I'd love to have an Altimeter, and a guide as to when to drink/consume food, based on caloric intake or power-output.
What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc.
Price, and what I really need. A bare minimum computer was fine for me, although I might upgrade in the future.

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
If I had all the "bells and whistles" offered on a computer (cadence, wattage, etc.) I would enjoy it, but I don't "need" this information.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain.
No, I could care less what my Vo2 max or max Watts are.
What do you do with the information when you’re done with your ride?
Really only worry about distance and odometer at the end of the day. Then it's just personal goal benefits.
Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
If I was on a more strict training plan, then sure. But as is i'm "constantly training for nothing in particular" and am fine knowing that I'm always getting better, and could drop some people, and get horribly dropped by many more.
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Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire

What type of cycling do you do? Casual road riding (multi-speed and fixed), longer rides including a few centuries, and commuting.

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________. My computers (one a regular, one a GPS) have a ton more information than that, but those are the ones I care most about.

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why? Generally, yes, but my commuter and fixed-gear bike have no computer.

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful? Elevation gain is nice to have. The Garmin unit has it, but I don't think the whole Garmin is worth it for that alone.

Also, some sort of period-specific odometer, whether in the computer or the below-mentioned software, would be great. For keeping track of one's weekly/monthly/yearly mileage.


What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc. Something relatively inexpensive, good quality, easy to use, and not too overloaded with features.

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain. Nah. Half the time while riding I wish I had less information. Seems to detract from things.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain. If it's an expensive computer, being able to carry it from bike to bike would be helpful. But in general, I don't mind having a separate computer for each bike. That way I don't forget it.

What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride? Usually I just look at it and say "Huh." I've been trying to keep a log of rides this year, however.

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain. A simple computer with a USB port for uploading to a (cross-platform) application that either is or can export to some sort of spreadsheet format would be pretty excellent.
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What type of cycling do you do? Commuting/transportational

What information do you rely on while cycling? Sights, sounds, odors, etc.

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...) Yes

What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful? None

What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc. Umm...

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain. I'm starting to think I'm not helping much.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain.

What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride?

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
Me too...Thanks Lamplight for saving me the trouble

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Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire

What type of cycling do you do? Errands , touring, club recreational rides.

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Peak Power, Time in Zones, Current Power, Avg. Power, Max. Power, Current HR, Avg. HR, Current Cadence, Avg. Cadence, Energy Expenditure, GPS data, other_________________________________.Mileage, current speed, average speed. Sometimes I take my heart monitor, when I suspect we're doing lazy rides.

Do you use the same information with all of your biking (road, mountain, cycle-cross, trainer, commuting, ...). If not, how does the information differ and why?Mostly bikes I take on club rides. Which is normally two rides a week. I do an extra 2-3 rides a week on my own. Mostly errands or recreational. usually relazed rides. Just for fun. rarely I monitor those rides.
What information would you like to have that you don't have already? Is there something already out there that you donít have and is there something not on the market that you feel would be useful? no.

What factors determine the information you use currently? Price, what's available, desire, quality, etc.Simplicity.

Do you feel that having as much information as possible is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain. Most years I have wanted to keep track of my total bike miles for all the year. Like to know club average speed.

Do you feel that being able to have this information on all your bikes is or would be a benefit? Please explain.The two bikes I use for club rides. My other bikes. no.

What do you do with the information when youíre done with your ride? Keep it on my annaul bike calendar/log .

Do you feel that having a way to keep track of this information is or would be a benefit to you? Please explain.
Tells me, next year, I must take up my cycling a notch.
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The battery died in the computer on my commuter recently. I dumped the computer because I just don't use it.

The only time I need 'technology' is when I go somewhere I haven't been before. The technology I usually use is a printed map.
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