Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Take the Cyclist Profile Questionnaire!
How often do you ride a bicycle?
How many bicycles do you currently own? How many of those do you ride weekly?
Do you usually wear cycling-specific clothing?
Do you usually wear hi-vis colors?
What type of bicycle do you usually ride?
Do you ride a bicycle for purely utility purposes, such as shopping, dining, or running errands
Is it a race or not? If it is, how fast can you go? How far?
If you carry stuff, how? Backpack, panniers/rack, messenger bag, baskets, bakfiets, plastic bags, bungie anywhere, etc.
Where do you usually ride (check all that apply): Street/road, striped bike lane, separated bike lane/way, multi-use path, dirt path, single track, downhill, sidewalk, velodrome, PBP, the steepest mountain I can find, stairs and railings downtown, anything with control cards
Do you commute to work by bicycle? How often?
Do you use multi-mode transportation which includes a bicycle?
Do you have a preferred local bike shop you visit regularly? Specify.
Do you purchase bikes online?
Do you purchase bike parts online?
Do you own a headset press? More than one? How about a derailleur alignment gauge?
Do you find ineffable joy in overhauling ball and cone bearings?
Do you change your own tires and tubes?
Do you lubricate your chain? How often?
Do you install a new chain yourself?
Do you install, replace, and adjust your brakes and brake cables?
Do you install, replace, and adjust your gears / derailleurs?
Do you currently train for and enter competitive cycling races or events?
Do you use a speedometer, cycling computer, or GPS? All of the above? Handlebar mounted transistor radio perhaps?
When you ride at night, do you use lights? Specify. Steady or flashy? Battery or dynamo? Is brighter better?
What is the average distance you feel comfortable riding in the area you normally ride?
Do you usually wear a helmet? Knee or elbow pads, or other protective/safety gear?
Coffee and bikes: discuss.
What goes through your mind when you ride?
Does cycling help? Explain.