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Average Bike Radar Forum (Road) User revealed

VesterbergVesterberg Posts: 330
edited August 2011 in The bottom bracket
I'm doing a PhD in Cyco-Sociology at the Central University of North Tyneside and have, for some months, been surveying and collating data to identify the typical user of the road forum on Bike Radar. Here he is:-

Name: Dave
Age: 36
Profession: IT Project Manager
Lives: Barratt Home, suburbs of small city
Marital Status: Married to Karen (34, Accounts assistant)
Children: 2; Connor and Freya
Drives: BMW X5 -" it's not a status symbol, it's actually very practical"
Leisure pursuits: Cycling, Golf, DIY
Watching Sports: Rugby
Rides: Specialized Allez, Trek Madone
Cycling habits: Sunday rider, done a couple sportives with mate 'Fat Alan', considering a race someday.
Style: Casual - 'Bench' or 'Superdry' t-shirt, 3/4 shorts, flip flops or white slip on trainers
Body Art: "Celtic" tattoo on upper right arm - "crazy 35th birthday present"
Music: Foo Fighters to let hair down after a day in the office, Coldplay or Faithless when 'chilling'
TV: Top Gear, Cash in the Attic, Cops with Cameras
Hair: receding at temples, spiked with gel all over at weekends, more conservative when in office
Holidays: Florida or Canaries
Drinks: Becks, Rose Wine when with the wife.
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  • awallaceawallace Posts: 191
    hmmm i suppose you got one of my leisure persuits right!!!
  • jellybellywmbjellybellywmb Posts: 1,379
    You will fail!!!

    I got my Tattoo at 40 and my mates called Fat Rich1
    "BEER" Proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy
  • Homer JHomer J Posts: 920
    For once i'm not mr average
  • Wow. That's spooky. 8)
    __________________________________________
    >> Domane Four Series > Ridgeback Voyage
  • My god, you've got some time on your hands, get out n ride the bike more.
    Glad I'm not average for so many reasons!!
    Makes good reading though so good luck.....
  • Central University of North Tyneside

    Ha ha very good. 2 excellent posts in 2 days mr V, well done. Still think your 'tell us about your interesting sales job Ray' is post of the week.
    The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
    momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
  • ElLawroElLawro Posts: 59
    need to spell psycho correctly to be convincing :lol:
  • lemoncurdlemoncurd Posts: 1,428
    I've just run out of beer
  • Homer JHomer J Posts: 920
    lemoncurd wrote:
    I've just run out of beer

    Dial 999
  • Is Karen hot?
    My pen won't write on the screen
  • awallace wrote:
    hmmm i suppose you got one of my leisure persuits right!!!

    I scored two. Cycling and pursuing Golfs.
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    Comedian?
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    ElLawro wrote:
    need to spell psycho correctly to be convincing :lol:

    Not these days. To be convincing you do need to spell the name of your subject incorrectly!
    Faster than a tent.......
  • God forbid no...none of those for me ('cept the kids, now grown up)- Rob
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    Gazzaputt wrote:
    Comedian?

    My guess is markwalker, but that's just a GUESS.
  • amun1000amun1000 Posts: 242
    doesnt categorise the type/class of women Mr Bike Radar fancies/lusts...
    When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. H.G. Wells
  • thank god im not average :P
    Coveryourcar.co.uk RT Tester
    north west of england.
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,876
    I'm older than average :cry:

    Managed to get the sport I watch right and I do own a Super Dry t-shirt. Other than that and the obvious hobby I'm far from average. Wouldn't mind the X5 though! :wink:
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    How do you come up with an average name??
  • rajMANrajMAN Posts: 429
    Dave and I have F*** all in common! thankfully.
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    Vesterberg wrote:

    Name: Dave
    Age: 36
    Profession: IT Project Manager
    Lives: Barratt Home, suburbs of small city
    Marital Status: Married to Karen (34, Accounts assistant)
    Children: 2; Connor and Freya
    Drives: BMW X5 -" it's not a status symbol, it's actually very practical"
    Leisure pursuits: Cycling, Golf, DIY
    Watching Sports: Rugby
    Rides: Specialized Allez, Trek Madone
    Cycling habits: Sunday rider, done a couple sportives with mate 'Fat Alan', considering a race someday.
    Style: Casual - 'Bench' or 'Superdry' t-shirt, 3/4 shorts, flip flops or white slip on trainers
    Body Art: "Celtic" tattoo on upper right arm - "crazy 35th birthday present"
    Music: Foo Fighters to let hair down after a day in the office, Coldplay or Faithless when 'chilling'
    TV: Top Gear, Cash in the Attic, Cops with Cameras
    Hair: receding at temples, spiked with gel all over at weekends, more conservative when in office
    Holidays: Florida or Canaries
    Drinks: Becks, Rose Wine when with the wife.

    Sounds like my idea of a total Central University of North Tyneside. Seriously.
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    I used to have a dog called Dave..... :lol:
    bagpuss
  • NuggsNuggs Posts: 1,804
    Does Dave wear a helmet? Is he a Shimano or Campag man? How often does he blame Wiggle when things don't go his way?

    We demand answers...
  • amun1000 wrote:
    doesnt categorise the type/class of women Mr Bike Radar fancies/lusts...
    so Karen is a fat munter?
    My pen won't write on the screen
  • The OrsThe Ors Posts: 130
    ElLawro wrote:
    need to spell psycho correctly to be convincing :lol:

    I took it to be a play on 'bicycle'. :?
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    You've not found much, for starters you don't even know the average speed of his rides!
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,876
    freehub wrote:
    You've not found much, for starters you don't even know the average speed of his rides!

    That'll be half of what he actually claims. Surprised research didn't pick up that he reads the Guardian and another hobby is navel gazing. Political allegiance definitely liberal after a brief flirtation with New Labour in the late 90s.
  • Stone GliderStone Glider Posts: 1,227
    No No No! He's a Toryboy after his last appraisal told him he had 'management potential' but didn't give him a pay rise. So he now reads the Torygraph, but on line as it's cheaper (no payrise).

    His speeds are measured in kilometers on the bike but translated as mph when boring workmates. Karen is still a looker, if you don't look too closely and is having a fling with Jason the Accounts Manager. She has a wide circle of girl friends and Dave does a lot of babysitting Connor and Freya.
    The older I get the faster I was
  • Vesterberg wrote:
    I'm doing a PhD in Cyco-Sociology at the Central University of North Tyneside and have, for some months, been surveying and collating data to identify the typical user of the road forum on Bike Radar. Here he is:-

    Name: Dave
    Age: 36
    Profession: IT Project Manager
    Lives: Barratt Home, suburbs of small city
    Marital Status: Married to Karen (34, Accounts assistant)
    Children: 2; Connor and Freya
    Drives: BMW X5 -" it's not a status symbol, it's actually very practical"
    Leisure pursuits: Cycling, Golf, DIY
    Watching Sports: Rugby
    Rides: Specialized Allez, Trek Madone
    Cycling habits: Sunday rider, done a couple sportives with mate 'Fat Alan', considering a race someday.
    Style: Casual - 'Bench' or 'Superdry' t-shirt, 3/4 shorts, flip flops or white slip on trainers
    Body Art: "Celtic" tattoo on upper right arm - "crazy 35th birthday present"
    Music: Foo Fighters to let hair down after a day in the office, Coldplay or Faithless when 'chilling'
    TV: Top Gear, Cash in the Attic, Cops with Cameras
    Hair: receding at temples, spiked with gel all over at weekends, more conservative when in office
    Holidays: Florida or Canaries
    Drinks: Becks, Rose Wine when with the wife.

    I'm new here, and not like that at all......................

    46
    Divorced
    "Work" for a living under trains!
    Rent
    1 child
    Pug 306 (wouldn't touch a BM with a barge pole....)
    Motor bikes, beer!!
    I'll give you the Rugby, Sharks!
    Ribble/Old Raleigh
    Jeans T-shirt denim/leather jacket
    3 Tattoos
    Heavy Rock/Metal
    Rather listen to music and read a book!
    Long and "silver"!!! Even in the office..........
    France, camping,
    Beer, Whisky, red wine

    Stick that in yer spreadsheet!
    Je crois tout ce que tu dis...........

    My eyes are bleeding, And my heart is weeping...............................

    When there's lightning you know it always bring me down
    'cause it's free and I see that it's me who's lost and never found
  • upperoilcanupperoilcan Posts: 1,180
    To be fair Becks lager without question is way below average...

    So for that reason im out !!!!
    Cervelo S5 Ultegra Di2.
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