Well, it’s been about a month since I launched my annual Tandem Survey back on January 17th and with just a few responses trickling in now, five in the last week and the last on February 17th, I figured it was time to give the results a look see and offer up my analysis. Because the questions covered more or less a potpourri of topics there’s not much to summarize at a macro level, other than in spite of the economic down turn tandem cycling has seemingly held it’s own this past year. Steady growth is the norm, folks are riding as much or more and while we hear a lot of chatter about problems with tandems, the reality is that quite a few folks don’t have many issues with their machines (or themselves). The latter suggests what we always expect to be the case, which is for every problem or complaint you hear about on the internet there are 4x – 10x as many folks who have no such problems.
Anyway, I’ve compiled a snap-shot of the results as of February 18th and provided my analysis of the responses to each question. You can find the results HERE.
If you’d like to see the results from all eight (8) year’s worth of surveys, you can find them HERE.
Finally, because it’s been such a sensational winter for so many folks, we may launch a second survey here in the next week or so. There were a number of things that came to mind and that many folks who wrote to us suggested that might be ‘fun’ to explore to melt away winter blues. More to follow.