Well, it’s the dead of winter here in North America and as a result of a little multi-tasking during the Super Bowl, here now is my 2007 Tandem Owners Survey!!!
Yup. I'm afraid so. As in the four previous winters, I’ve decided to help fill the void left by the less than inviting weather that continues to keep us off our tandems by giving you an outlet for tandem-related Web content.
My highly unscientific 2003/4 poll looked at how many, what types, and what brands of tandems y'all own and ride, and the 2004/5 survey looked at how teams stack-up in terms of experience, riding habits, physical characteristics, and involvement in tandem activities. In 2005/6 I decided to take the pulse of Hobbsians and the Hobbes list with a collection of questions that look at member tenure, disposition, likes, and dislikes.
For 2007 I’ve decided to revisit “what you own and ride” with a series of questions that looks at what you have in your bicycle and tandem livery as well as questions pertaining to travel tandems, frame material, wheels, and carbon forks.\0
You can find the Survey here: http://www.opinionpower.com/Surveys/388045412.html
Keep in mind, the survey was launched tonight, February 4th, so the results will be a bit sparse for a few days. Therefore, you'll need to check back from time-to-time over the next couple of weeks to see how the results shape up.
Graphed results can be found here: http://www.opinionpower.com/results.cgi?id=388045412
FWIW, there are three other statistics of interest that you can derive from the 10 questions in the survey that may be of interest; they are:
- Percentage of respondents who own or have owned an S&S-equipped travel tandem
Divide number of respondents to question #6 by the total number of survey respondents
- Percentage of respondents who who own or have owned low-spoke count wheels
Divide number of respondents to question #8 by the total number of survey respondents
- Percentage of respondents who own or have owned carbon forks
Subtract the total number of respondents to question #9 from the sum of the first two "not us" responses, then divide by the total number of survey respondents
NOTE: The server will only register one survey submittal per computer and, as before, let me remind you that these surveys are intended for entertainment purposes only and responses are not being collected for commercial purposes. Additionally, no names or identifies are collected or associated with the completion of the survey’s on OpinionPower.com website.
Before someone asks, here are links to the prior year’s survey results:
2005/6 - Hobbes Survey:
2004/5 - Trivial Tandem Stats that looked at rider habits and characteristics:
2003/4 - Tandem ownership.
Alas, results from my first survey are no longer on the Web.