Off-Road Mountain Biking: A profile of participants, setting and preferences, by Gordan Cessford, 1995
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APPENDIX 7

Preferences for Setting Attributes

(by experience groups)

This appendix lists the overall setting-attribute preference scores discussed in Section 4.2.

FEATURES OF OFF-ROAD MOUNTAIN BIKING RIDES
I don't

want this

at all
I'd avoid

this if I could
It is OK

some of

the time
I prefer it

if I can

find it
Absolutely

essential for all rides
- carrying/pushing the bike
3
33
62
2
1
- route in native bush/forest
0
1
15
74
10
- route in forestry areas (eg pine)
1
2
40
53
5
- route in open farmland
2
15
64
17
2
- route on single-track (eg walking)
1
4
26
45
24
- route on farm roads/tracks
1
6
54
34
5
- route on other 4WD tracks
1
4
38
48
9
- route on gravel roads
2
22
58
15
3
- route on sealed roads
15
47
32
4
2
- track smooth/benched/open/clear
2
7
58
28
12
- track rough/uneven/tight/narrow
2
8
36
41
12
- rocks/roots/logs obstructions
3
25
47
19
5
- steps/ditches/culverts obstructions
6
33
43
14
4
- branches/foliage obstructions
5
28
54
10
3
- mud/puddles/bog/wet conditions
7
26
48
13
6
- river/stream/creek crossings
1
14
57
21
6
- loose gravel/sand/boulders
7
46
40
6
1
- downhills fast/smooth/open/clear
1
1
22
46
30
- downhills fast/rough/tight
2
10
28
36
23
- downhills slower/steep/technical
3
10
33
35
19
- downhills slower/gentle/easy
11
21
47
17
3
- uphills long/hard/steep climbs
5
15
44
26
10
- uphills short/hard/steep sections
2
7
40
40
12
- uphills gradual/easy/relaxed climbs
3
9
46
34
8
- seeing/meeting motorised vehicles
45
37
16
1
0
- seeing/meeting walkers on tracks
13
38
47
1
0
- seeing/meeting other riders
1
7
61
26
6
- speed/action/excitement/risk
1
2
21
30
46


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