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Old 26-07-17, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default Questionnaire Help

A friend of mine is working on an idea, bike related. But he want to see if people would be interested, so he has devised a little questionnaire to assist. I and he would appreciate anyone who would answer the following short set of questions. Thanks in advance!

1. Do you like going on ride-outs with other bikers?

2. How do you find out about ride-outs at the moment?

3. Do you want to know what ride-outs are going on near to you?

4. Would you be interested in using your phone or the web to find ride-outs that you can join?

5. Would you be interested in meeting new bikers to go on ride-outs with?

6. How do you organise ride-outs at the moment?

7. Would you find it useful to use your phone or the web to organise ride-outs?

8. What would you find useful when organising or looking for a ride-out?

9. Age, M/F (optional if you'd please)
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Old 26-07-17, 09:50 PM   #2
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1. Do you like going on ride-outs with other bikers?
Yes, but in small numbers.

2. How do you find out about ride-outs at the moment?
I organise them locally.

3. Do you want to know what ride-outs are going on near to you?
It would be useful.

4. Would you be interested in using your phone or the web to find ride-outs that you can join?
Again, that would be useful.

5. Would you be interested in meeting new bikers to go on ride-outs with?
Provisionally, yes.

6. How do you organise ride-outs at the moment?
Either through the Border Patrol section of this forum, or by phoning around locally.

7. Would you find it useful to use your phone or the web to organise ride-outs?
Quite possibly.

8. What would you find useful when organising or looking for a ride-out?
Numbers going, weather reports, proposed routes, arranging regroup points.

9. Age, M/F (optional if you'd please) 63, M.
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Old 26-07-17, 10:33 PM   #3
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1. Do you like going on ride-outs with other bikers?
Yes. People I know or like minded clubs we all belong to.

2. How do you find out about ride-outs at the moment? Here, friends, other web site and of course social media (less often)

3. Do you want to know what ride-outs are going on near to you?
Yes. however there's lots of info already available

4. Would you be interested in using your phone or the web to find ride-outs that you can join?
Yes if it's free and ad free, there's lots of info already available

5. Would you be interested in meeting new bikers to go on ride-outs with?
Yes

6. How do you organise ride-outs at the moment?
Mostly here the "Newcastle Mid Life Crisis Bikers" and Friends

7. Would you find it useful to use your phone or the web to organise ride-outs?
I already do

8. What would you find useful when organising or looking for a ride-out?
Good organisation.

9. Age, M/F (optional if you'd please)
M 62
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Old 27-07-17, 06:32 AM   #4
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1. Do you like going on ride-outs with other bikers? No

2. How do you find out about ride-outs at the moment? I don't

3. Do you want to know what ride-outs are going on near to you? No

4. Would you be interested in using your phone or the web to find ride-outs that you can join? No

5. Would you be interested in meeting new bikers to go on ride-outs with? No

6. How do you organise ride-outs at the moment? I don't

7. Would you find it useful to use your phone or the web to organise ride-outs? No

8. What would you find useful when organising or looking for a ride-out? N/A

9. Age, M/F (optional if you'd please) 56 M
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Old 27-07-17, 12:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: Questionnaire Help

1. Do you like going on ride-outs with other bikers? No idea never been on one.

2. How do you find out about ride-outs at the moment? ??

3. Do you want to know what ride-outs are going on near to you? Maybe once the house is decorated.

4. Would you be interested in using your phone or the web to find ride-outs that you can join? Maybe.

5. Would you be interested in meeting new bikers to go on ride-outs with? Depends, are they normal guys in gals like you lot on here or a bunch of weirdos?

6. How do you organise ride-outs at the moment? I don't. Commuting only.

7. Would you find it useful to use your phone or the web to organise ride-outs? Isn't this very similar to question 4?

8. What would you find useful when organising or looking for a ride-out? Location, petrol stations.

9. Age, M/F (optional if you'd please) 40 M
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Old 28-07-17, 11:22 PM   #6
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Default Re: Questionnaire Help

Thanks all for the reply's.
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Old 29-07-17, 07:13 AM   #7
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Default Re: Questionnaire Help

1. Do you like going on ride-outs with other bikers?
Only in a small group with riders I know/trust. No more than 8

2. How do you find out about ride-outs at the moment?
Friends phone me, and say do you fancy a ride to ....

3. Do you want to know what ride-outs are going on near to you?
Not really

4. Would you be interested in using your phone or the web to find ride-outs that you can join?
No

5. Would you be interested in meeting new bikers to go on ride-outs with?
Definitely not. I meet them first. Then decide if I want to ride with them.

6. How do you organise ride-outs at the moment?
Phone or face to face, An old fashion concept called talking to people.

7. Would you find it useful to use your phone or the web to organise ride-outs?
Phone is preferable. That way all questions/answered in a single conversation. Web is only useful to announce intent.

8. What would you find useful when organising or looking for a ride-out?
A route
A date
The names of others attending.
But no organisation. A rideout is a bunch of like minded individuals who know where they are going. Ride for themselves but with consideration for others. None of this leader/markers/TEC rubbish.

9. Age, M/F (optional if you'd please)
57, male and very occasionally down right grumpy.
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Old 29-07-17, 08:47 AM   #8
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Default Re: Questionnaire Help

With due credit to Timwilky I have plagarised his questionnaire as my feelings are pretty much the same - I don't like big organised rides, I used to go to 'bike for life' run from Shrewsbury to RAF Cosford, but it got way too big and some of the riders were just hoons, pulling wheelies on the M54, dangerous riding and breaking speed limit etc. Been on a few British Legion biker rideouts as well, there is just too much of a mix of riders and equipments, often got stuck behind slow traffic because some could not or would not overtake - and the 'second man marking' (first and last man stay in same position, second man pulls over at junctions and waits till he sees last man ride past and then joins back in front of last man) drives me nuts. For me the most enjoyable rides are a small group who want to ride together and who you can trust to do the right thing.

I also like a 'destination' or somewhere to break the ride up, like a nice cafe or pub

1. Do you like going on ride-outs with other bikers?
Only in a small group with riders I know/trust. No more than 8

2. How do you find out about ride-outs at the moment?
Friends phone me, and say do you fancy a ride to ....

3. Do you want to know what ride-outs are going on near to you?
Not really

4. Would you be interested in using your phone or the web to find ride-outs that you can join?
No

5. Would you be interested in meeting new bikers to go on ride-outs with?
Definitely not. I meet them first. Then decide if I want to ride with them.

6. How do you organise ride-outs at the moment?
Phone or face to face, An old fashion concept called talking to people.

7. Would you find it useful to use your phone or the web to organise ride-outs?
Phone is preferable. That way all questions/answered in a single conversation. Web is only useful to announce intent.

8. What would you find useful when organising or looking for a ride-out?
A route
A date
The names of others attending.
But no organisation. A rideout is a bunch of like minded individuals who know where they are going. Ride for themselves but with consideration for others. None of this leader/markers/TEC rubbish.

9. Age, M/F (optional if you'd please)
65, male .
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Old 19-08-17, 07:39 AM   #9
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1. I don't like big runs but do ride with mates

2. Social media and arranging my own

3. Yes, might go on smaller ones with a good destination, or use info to avoid the ones I ain't keen on

4. Web only, my phone only rings when my friends want to talk to me, I'd like to keep it that way

5. Not good with people, and am quite happy on my own, so only at "arms length"

6. Plan one and ask my riding buddies if they want to come

7. Web only

8. Meet location and time, expected duration, destination, capability of riders and their machines, ( remember seeing some poor guys on 125’s trying to keep up on a Damerells power ranger outing )

9. Male and well over the hill
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Old 19-08-17, 08:14 AM   #10
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1. Do you like going on ride-outs with other bikers?
Big charity runs no as ability varies too greatly, mates/mutual friends yes

2. How do you find out about ride-outs at the moment?
Facebook mostly

3. Do you want to know what ride-outs are going on near to you?
Yeah

4. Would you be interested in using your phone or the web to find ride-outs that you can join?
Mostly using Facebook groups anyway

5. Would you be interested in meeting new bikers to go on ride-outs with?
Yes

6. How do you organise ride-outs at the moment?
Text, it's a small number of people I'd ask

7. Would you find it useful to use your phone or the web to organise ride-outs?
Very
8. What would you find useful when organising or looking for a ride-out?
A known meeting point every run

9. Age, M/F (optional if you'd please)
29
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