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Old 02-28-07, 07:55 PM   #1
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Average age of Tandem owners?

I notice in a lot of photos and also on this forum that it seems like "Baby Boomers" make up the majority in ownership of Tandems. Am I correct? Are you willing to share your ages?
I'm 56 (almost 57) and my better half is 55 (almost 56).
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Old 02-28-07, 08:17 PM   #2
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Old 02-28-07, 08:34 PM   #3
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Oh crap! We fall in the 7%!! And the numbers fall off big time from there.......You know TandemGeek, you could have lied or manipulated the survey to make us feel better. I'm not even going to share this with the
wife....noooo way!
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Old 02-28-07, 09:28 PM   #4
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45 and 40, but we feel 35 and 30.
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Old 02-28-07, 09:29 PM   #5
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Oh crap! We fall in the 7%!! And the numbers fall off big time from there.......You know TandemGeek, you could have lied or manipulated the survey to make us feel better. I'm not even going to share this with the
wife....noooo way!
Yes and no...

Remember my admonishment on all my internet-based surveys: the data is "interesting" because it's highly skewed by other demographic considerations such as who's spending their time on internet forums. My take is, the right (high) side of the bell curve is highly under-representing a very large segment of the tandem community who, frankly, don't "do" forums or surf the net. If they did, I think your "group" would be on par with the teams that fall in the 80 - 100 combined year categories.

Secondarily, remember that all of the teams who responded to this survey have collectively aged 4 years...

Seriously, web survey day is really screwed up and should never be looked at as more than purely "interesting" or entertaining. For example, when I asked what types of tandems folks owned Co-Motion was the most well-represented brand. Frankly, there's no way that's possible based simply on annual production and sales numbers but what it did suggest is that Co-Motion buyer's were far more likely to belong to tandem mailing lists or participate in tandem discussion forums.

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Old 02-28-07, 10:19 PM   #6
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I believe we're a bit in the minority. We love it though
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Old 02-28-07, 10:23 PM   #7
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Another minority: 74 and 72 years young!
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Old 02-28-07, 10:34 PM   #8
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Combined age = 105.

Perceived age = mid-20's.

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Old 02-28-07, 11:25 PM   #9
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25, 36, and 5.
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Old 02-28-07, 11:40 PM   #10
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Dang, we just hit combined age of 50 a few weeks ago.

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Combined chronological age 113 . Combined biological age (estimated) 73 . Hey 55 is the new 35 .
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Old 03-01-07, 04:41 AM   #12
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Combined age of 119, but in a couple of weeks we move up a catagory. Can't reveal who's precipitating the move. Actually we feel like we're in the 80-89 group. Tandeming - the "fountain of youth"!

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Old 03-01-07, 05:58 AM   #13
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Team 80
Captain 41
Stoker 39. Don't tell her I told!
Weight? I am 192. In 15 years of marriage she has never told me what she weighs, and I never ask.
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Combined we're 47.
Front - 39
Back - 8

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Last month we hit 100; 50/50; I, the captain, am the oldest... but not the wiser.
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Combined age 107, perceived age mid 20's EACH. No way our perceived age is mid-20s as a team.
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Geez, at 74/72 we've got kids/grandkids your age!
Our motto: Growing old is not for sissies!
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37 & 35.
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Do they ride tandem bicycles?
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combined age : 102 years and we just started so we have to get very old in order to enjoy tandem riding for many years !
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combined age 98. I am 50, my stocker [wife] just turned 48. We have been married 29 years this month. We started tandem riding around 1984.

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... our "kids" are 28 and 32 with grandkids ranging from 7 months to 7 years.
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