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  1. DR650DAN

    DR650DAN Limited User

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    Hey Riders,

    I'm working on a project and need feedback from as many riders as possible.
    This feedback is going to directly affect how this project is created, manipulated and executed.
    Please answer this short list of questions and reply/comment with your responses.
    Any and all participation is very much appreciated.
    This project will be directly affecting the Riding community all across the city, and hopefully the world!


    1. How often do you ride your bike?

    2. Do you usually ride solo or in a group?

    3. What kind of bike/bikes do you ride?

    4. How would you describe your riding style: Passive, Neutral or Aggressive?

    5. Do you find it difficult to get a group to ride together during the day? At night?

    6. Would you ride more if you could get a group together more easily?

    7. If there were a solution to get a group ride together more easily would you use it?

    8. Do you feel safer riding solo or in a group?

    9. Have you ever been in a situation where you felt that it would have been safer if you were riding in a group?

    10. Do you feel it is more beneficial to ride solo or in a group?
  2. glorp

    glorp Limited User

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    1-spring summer fall almost daily-winter when roads are clear-temp does not matter (heated gear)
    2-solo commuting/group for weekend pleasure rides
    3-dr650
    4-as safely as possible (passive?)
    5-no
    6-no
    7-no
    8-yes and no-i have been riding with the same friends for several years
    9-not really
    10-if riding trails yes
  3. imnothng

    imnothng ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Town:
    Brampton
    1. How often do you ride your bike?

    Almost every weekend from late April to late October

    2. Do you usually ride solo or in a group?

    Group

    3. What kind of bike/bikes do you ride?

    Dirt bikes (KTM 200 XC-W)

    4. How would you describe your riding style: Passive, Neutral or Aggressive?

    Aggressive

    5. Do you find it difficult to get a group to ride together during the day? At night?

    I have a group of ridding buddies.

    6. Would you ride more if you could get a group together more easily?

    No.

    7. If there were a solution to get a group ride together more easily would you use it?

    No.

    8. Do you feel safer riding solo or in a group?

    A group (but I only single track/motocross).

    9. Have you ever been in a situation where you felt that it would have been safer if you were riding in a group?

    No.

    10. Do you feel it is more beneficial to ride solo or in a group?

    A group is definitely safer for the type of riding I do.
  4. John Wyman

    John Wyman ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Town:
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    1. How often do you ride your bike? Short commutes once or twice weekly. Off road rides about twice a month.

    2. Do you usually ride solo or in a group? 50/50

    3. What kind of bike/bikes do you ride? 2013 DRZ400S

    4. How would you describe your riding style: Passive, Neutral or Aggressive? Defensive on road - Neutral off-road but pushing my skill level.

    5. Do you find it difficult to get a group to ride together during the day? At night? Somewhat as I am downtown TO without a trailer so not easy to get out for a quick ride but network is growing and have attended organized rides / events to meet others.

    6. Would you ride more if you could get a group together more easily? Only to a point as other obligations will allow.

    7. If there were a solution to get a group ride together more easily would you use it? Would give it a try.

    8. Do you feel safer riding solo or in a group? Safer for off-road.

    9. Have you ever been in a situation where you felt that it would have been safer if you were riding in a group? Yes - mechanical issue.

    10. Do you feel it is more beneficial to ride solo or in a group? Safer to ride in a group but I get enjoyment in both scenarios.
  5. hverbakel

    hverbakel ODSC-OFTR Member

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    every couple of weeks
    both 50/50
    2006 DRZ400s
    passive, aggressive
    prefer to ride week days with a flexible schedule
    would ride more if there were more organized group rides
    if there was a solution to organizing group rides then I would use it
    feel safer in more remote locations when riding in a group
    yes
    love riding solo or in a group, depends on the terrain
  6. MichaelSchorpp

    MichaelSchorpp Ride Organizer

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    Town:
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    1. How often do you ride your bike?
    2-3 days per month during the regular season plus a two week trip down south once a year
    2. Do you usually ride solo or in a group?
    Mostly solo.
    3. What kind of bike/bikes do you ride?
    My only bike at the moment is a 2000 XR650R
    4. How would you describe your riding style: Passive, Neutral or Aggressive
    Since I ride dualsport I would say passive.
    5. Do you find it difficult to get a group to ride together during the day? At night?
    Sometimes yes.
    6. Would you ride more if you could get a group together more easily?
    Probably
    7. If there were a solution to get a group ride together more easily would you use it?
    Yes
    8. Do you feel safer riding solo or in a group?
    I would have to say solo riding is safer. When riding solo I find I take it easy and ride well within my limits. In a group ride there is often a "race" mentality with the attendant hot dogging and showing off. This is what causes accidents.
    9. Have you ever been in a situation where you felt that it would have been safer if you were riding in a group?
    Not really. Even is a remote location someone will come by. Sooner or later.
    10. Do you feel it is more beneficial to ride solo or in a group?

    Dan, don't let the limited number of responses discourage you. I believe any event is good for the sport. Good luck with whatever you're doing.
  7. Twoinsane

    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Town:
    Lindsay
    1. How often do you ride your bike?
    Couple time a week. Spring, summer and less in the fall

    2. Do you usually ride solo or in a group?
    Solo on the street. Group on the trails

    3. What kind of bike/bikes do you ride?
    Dr650

    4. How would you describe your riding style: Passive, Neutral or Aggressive?
    Aggressive

    5. Do you find it difficult to get a group to ride together during the day? At night?
    Yes

    6. Would you ride more if you could get a group together more easily?
    Yes

    7. If there were a solution to get a group ride together more easily would you use it?
    Yes

    8. Do you feel safer riding solo or in a group?
    Group (on trails)

    9. Have you ever been in a situation where you felt that it would have been safer if you were riding in a group?
    Yes. Fell and hurt my knee riding solo. Was able to get back up but could have used some help.

    10. Do you feel it is more beneficial to ride solo or in a group?
    Group. It's more fun.
  8. gorick

    gorick Ride Organizer

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    Town:
    Langton
    How often do you ride your bike?
    At last once a week. Some weeks almost every day.
    According to my wife, way to much.

    Do you ride solo or in a group?
    Both. Love riding alone. Totally enjoy riding with friends.
    I do have to admit it's difficult to find people to ride with because I seem to fall a lot.

    What kind of bikes do you ride?
    KLX 250/350, G 650 Sertao
    And anyone else's bike that they are foolish enough to let me ride.

    How would you describe your riding style: Passive, Neutral or aggressive?
    Neutral, definitely.
    If I ride passive, I don't smile. If I ride aggressive that falling down thing happens.

    Do you find it difficult to get a group ride together during the day? The night?
    Not really. When I post someone is usually available as long as they know a little bit ahead.
    Of course there are people that want to ride with me because they know they are going to get a show.

    Would you ride more if you could get a group together more easily?
    No.
    I do have to spend some time with my family.

    If there were a solution to get a group ride together more easily would you use it?
    Yes.
    But I have to do it with an alias because my wife monitors the ODSC site.


    Do you feel safer riding solo or riding in a group?
    I feel safer in a group when I am in very remote areas or when I crash..
    The rest of the time I always feel safe since I don't ride aggressively and when falling over standing still, I don't usualy get hurt.

    Have you ever been in a situation where you felt it would have been safer if you were riding in a group?
    Yes. But in my defense that farmer did more damage to his fields chasing me than I did. And it would have been nice if he had other targets to go after.

    Do you feel it's more beneficial to ride solo or in a group?
    A group. It only makes sense that riding in a group is better due to many factors like help when you get stuck, or more ideas and hands to fix mechanical issues. Not to mention the things you can learn watching other riders, older or younger and the mental enhancement that comes with associating with other riders.
    Of çourse it's nice to have someone to help you pick up your bike when you fall over standing still.

    Hope that helps Dan.
  9. hardman

    hardman ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Town:
    Mulmur ON
    1. How often do you ride your bike?
    Usually every Sunday afternoon (kind of like the movie "On Any Sunday" :)). Mulmur township has a lot of nice back roads and road allowances, so it's great for quick afternoon rides. If I can get away for longer periods I like to head up to Huntsville or Bancroft areas (just awesome!).

    2. Do you usually ride solo or in a group?
    Mostly solo

    3. What kind of bike/bikes do you ride?
    Still got my little Sherpa KL250, its taken me all over Ontario!

    4. How would you describe your riding style: Passive, Neutral or Aggressive?
    Mostly passive, but occasionally aggressive if riding very familiar trails.

    5. Do you find it difficult to get a group to ride together during the day? At night?
    I'm not really interested in riding with a group.

    6. Would you ride more if you could get a group together more easily?
    Would make no difference, I ride whenever I please.

    7. If there were a solution to get a group ride together more easily would you use it?
    No

    8. Do you feel safer riding solo or in a group?
    I know everyone tells you its safer to ride in a group, but I prefer to ride solo. I can take my time and enjoy the ride and scenery. Riding with a group usually means riding faster to keep up and also the fact you can't see anything because your eating dust from the riders in front of you tends to make it less appealing.

    9. Have you ever been in a situation where you felt that it would have been safer if you were riding in a group?
    Maybe on occasion, but I usually ride within my own comfort zone. Also when riding in the northern areas of Ontario, there is always someone who will come along sooner or later. After all we live in a fairly civilized country and I'm not aware of many guerilla warfare activities going on up north. :D

    10. Do you feel it is more beneficial to ride solo or in a group?
    Personally I feel it is more beneficial to ride solo on longer trips because I love the adventure of the ride and also gain a greater appreciation of the areas I ride through. There is also the fact that I can stop whenever or where ever I like knowing that I will not be annoying other riders.
  10. albatross

    albatross ODSC-OFTR Member

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  11. michel mondou

    michel mondou ODSC President

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    Everything Gorick said, X 2. Sometimes I like to ride alone, sometimes with others. I have a busy family life too, so my riding time is limited, but I wish I could ride more.

    Michel
  12. cambam

    cambam ODSC Executive

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    1. How often do you ride your bike?

    1 - 2 times a week

    2. Do you usually ride solo or in a group?

    Group

    3. What kind of bike/bikes do you ride?

    KTM 300 and 950

    4. How would you describe your riding style: Passive, Neutral or Aggressive?

    Neutral

    5. Do you find it difficult to get a group to ride together during the day? At night?

    Not really. I know a lot of people

    6. Would you ride more if you could get a group together more easily?

    Probably not. busy live. yada yada yada

    7. If there were a solution to get a group ride together more easily would you use it?

    Not likely

    8. Do you feel safer riding solo or in a group?

    Group

    9. Have you ever been in a situation where you felt that it would have been safer if you were riding in a group?

    Yes

    10. Do you feel it is more beneficial to ride solo or in a group?

    Group but riding alone can be enjoyable also.
  13. HuskyDave

    HuskyDave Limited User

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    Town:
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    1. How often do you ride your bike?

    2 - 3 times a month on dirt

    2. Do you usually ride solo or in a group?

    72 / 25 Solo / Group

    3. What kind of bike/bikes do you ride?

    Husq FE501S

    4. How would you describe your riding style: Passive, Neutral or Aggressive?

    Passive

    5. Do you find it difficult to get a group to ride together during the day? At night?

    Not really.

    6. Would you ride more if you could get a group together more easily?

    Likely

    7. If there were a solution to get a group ride together more easily would you use it?

    Likely

    8. Do you feel safer riding solo or in a group?

    Group

    9. Have you ever been in a situation where you felt that it would have been safer if you were riding in a group?

    Yes

    10. Do you feel it is more beneficial to ride solo or in a group?

    Group but riding alone can be enjoyable also.