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POLL: How do you use your EUC? (Commuting, Leisure, distance,...)

How do you use your EUC? (Commuting, Leisure, distance,...)  

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  1. 1. Where do you live?

    • City center (or not far)
    • City suburbs
    • Rural environment
  2. 2. What is the use for your EUC?

    • Work commuting mainly (going from point A to point B to go to work)
    • Private life commuting mainly (going from point A to point B to go shopping, visiting friends & family,...)
    • Leisure mainly (the aim is mainly to have fun)
    • Private life and Leisure
    • Everything (Except sleeping with it)
  3. 3. For commuting, what is the average distance you do with your EUC in a day? (roundtrip)

    • Not applicable
    • 0-10 km (up to 6.2 miles)
    • 10-30 km (up to 18.6 miles)
    • More than 30km (18.6 miles)
  4. 4. For leisure, what is the average distance you do with your EUC in a day?

    • Not applicable
    • 0-30 km (up to 18.6 miles)
    • 30-60 km (up to 37.3 miles)
    • More than 60 km (37.3 miles)
  5. 5. How long have you been riding EUC?

    • less than 6 months
    • Less than a year
    • Less than 3 years
    • I was one of the first


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6 mile round trip commute.  Save $14 parking.  Life is good.

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Thing thing is with this poll you are more or less either a commuter or a leisure rider. I  am both. 

What I am not is a speed/race driver. 

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1 minute ago, Unventor said:

Thing thing is with this poll you are more or less either a commuter or a leisure rider. I  am both. 

What I am not is a speed/race driver. 

You can answer "everything" to question 2.

And then indicate your distance for commuting question 3, for leisure question 4.

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Posted (edited)

Good idea, @SamSuffit!  :thumbup:

This should provide an interesting glimpse into riding habits (among forum users at least).

Since this poll stems from a discussion the S18 thread, I think it might be worth adding a question about off-roading, maybe just when leisure riding (I don't imagine many people off-road as part of their commute, but looking at the results, @Gasmantle might be the exception ;)). I propose "all asphalt (roads and/or paved bike lines)", "mostly asphalt and some unpaved paths", "about 50/50", "mostly off-road, paved roads are boring", and "the only purpose asphalt serves when joy riding is to get me to where it ends"). Or something like that, it's your poll :D

P.S. What data junkies we are... :efef2e0fff:

Edited by travsformation

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2 minutes ago, travsformation said:

Good idea, @SamSuffit! Or something like that, it's your poll :D

P.S. What data junkies we are

I am not all against it, but the poll format for me is limited. When i tried to ask another question in the poll (about speed habits: how fast do you drive cruising?), i was not able to. It says i reached the maximum number of question.

If you have the admin power to add some more question, please do it. I would gladly then ask question about terrain.

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37 minutes ago, Unventor said:

Thing thing is with this poll you are more or less either a commuter or a leisure rider. I  am both. 

 

33 minutes ago, SamSuffit said:

You can answer "everything" to question 2.

And then indicate your distance for commuting question 3, for leisure question 4.

If I start painting with my EUC again what category does that fit into? ;)

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3 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

If I start painting with my EUC again what category does that fit into? ;)

Depending if you still ride it or not :lol:

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1 minute ago, SamSuffit said:

Depending if you still ride it or not :lol:

In these strange times the question should perhaps read what do you normally use it for.

The leisure distance is missing a smaller distance. It would also be interesting to show the average speed a rider rides at and perhaps a required top speed.

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Posted (edited)

Main uses for me are

- useful trips around city on one hand, (10-30km) and

- the other leisurely rides more outside the city, where length is only limited by battery and fast charger break. (100+km)

To me the whole point of having suspensions would be to ride far with less fatigue.

Edited by null

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52 minutes ago, mike_bike_kite said:

In these strange times the question should perhaps read what do you normally use it for.

The leisure distance is missing a smaller distance. It would also be interesting to show the average speed a rider rides at and perhaps a required top speed.

Yes indeed, the question should be understood as what you normally use it for (it has been a while I did not cruise long distance on my EUC... :( )

Concerning the leisure distance: I want to keep the number of possible answers as low as possible. More enjoyable to answer (so more answers), and human brain is very limited (https://eu.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2018/07/31/brain-science-too-many-options-overwhelm/866236002/). Furthermore 30km for a battery is very limited, nearly all models can reach it (including inmotion v8).  And when you launch a poll, you cannot be sure about the answers. And once launched, difficult to change existing questions: what about people who already answered it? So indeed I think it might have been nice to know, but not really worth the change IMHO.

Concerning the speed: I agree with you. As indicated above, there is a technical limitation on the number of questions. Maybe the mods/admin can change it, let's wait...

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Unventor said:

Thing thing is with this poll you are more or less either a commuter or a leisure rider. I  am both. 

What I am not is a speed/race driver. 

I am all three + circus. Why miss out on all the free Adrenalin?

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This is not me ... I am the one 500 m ahead ... 🤣 

Edited by Toshio Uemura

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1 hour ago, Toshio Uemura said:

I am all three + circus. Why miss out on all the free Adrenalin?

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Free blood too, if you get a cutoff while speeding under-geared  :efef77eaf5:

Hey folks, who wants some free knee pizza ?:popcorn:

At least you can become famous on https://www.reddit.com/r/meatcrayon/   :-D

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Posted (edited)
On 5/9/2020 at 1:26 PM, SamSuffit said:

If you have the admin power to add some more question, please do it. I would gladly then ask question about terrain.

Nope, the only thing it'll let me do as a mod is close the poll :efee612b4b:

Well, regardless of terrain, this poll still provides valuable information. 44 voters so far, I hope more people participate! 

Edited by travsformation

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Posted (edited)

@SamSuffit since you weren't able to add any additional questions, I've created a complementary poll on off-roading habits here: :)

 

Edited by travsformation

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On 5/9/2020 at 1:36 PM, mike_bike_kite said:

 It would also be interesting to show the average speed a rider rides at and perhaps a required top speed.

 I added a poll on speed and safety, as it was missing in the previous polls:

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Based on the (very preliminary) data from this poll and the other two linked in this thread (not enough votes yet to be representative):

85% of users live in the city or suburbs. Most users use their wheel for everything, from commuting to running errands and leisure, with only 30% who don’t use it for leisure and 18% for leisure only.

Distance-wise, daily commutes are mostly up to 10 km (43%), with 30% being up to 30 km—more than that is rare. For leisure, most riders (55%) don’t do tours longer than 30 km, with rides from 30-60 km in length being the average for 35% of users. That means 90% of users don't go on tours longer than 60 km.

Off-roading is uncommon for commutes (for 86% of users it involves maximum a short stretch of unpaved road), while for leisure riding, it makes up a maximum of 25% of most users’ riding. For 45% of riders, leaving the asphalt/tarmac involves easy-going scenic routes. 68% of all riders who answered the poll aren’t interested in off-roading for the sake of off-roading (9% don’t leave the asphalt, 23% prefer flat, compacted and well-maintained scenic routes and 36% don’t mind a few ruts and bumps, but nothing too challenging, off-roading isn’t their main priority)

Off-roading enthusiasts only make up about 1/3 of all riders, and of those riders, 68% don’t tend to go on tours longer than 15 km. Riders who do 30 km or more account for about 32% (27% do 30-60 km, and only 4.5% more than 60).

In terms of riding speeds, only 16% of riders cruise at 50 km/h or more, with the most common cruising speed being 35 km/h (42%). Only 18% of users ever surpass 50 km/h, the most common max. speed is 50 km/h (37%), followed by 45 km/h (29%).

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For work commuting on weekdays (pre-C-19). Less than 4 miles round trip and infrequently. 

For liesure on weekends. Avg. 2 miles. No riding since the stay home order in March. 

Hence I'm not a great rider yet. Not enough practice. 

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